Brown Paper Company Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (16,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1940 - 1977
This collection contains films by the Brown Paper Company of Berlin, NH, dealing with various aspects of the paper industry: processes such as pulpwood cutting and hauling, peeling spruce and loading freight cars; equipment such as portable choppers, coresaw machines and vapor tanks; and, policies on river and forest ecology. Instructional film "It's Not the Axe, It's Joe" is in both English and French versions. New England and west-coast paper mill activities are shown. Sponsored films include "The Story of Solka: The Amazing Basic Material that Makes a Thousand Things Better," about powdered cellulose, and "New England Fairs" containing footage of fairs in the 1940s. Collection also contains "Firemen's Convention" (1945), "Sheep Dog Trials" (1948), and "Scouts' Field Day" (1954). Collection also contains instructional and safety films, including one dated 1947 made from animated drawings, as well as home movies of travel around the Pacific Northwest.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Brown Paper Company, a large paper mill in Berlin, New Hampshire, extensively documented its industry through films and photography. Victor Beaudoin was a Brown Company photographer for 33 years, beginning in the mid-1920s.
People and Organizations
Brown Paper Company
Items in this collection: 110
Showing 1 - 10 of 110:
1) [Music and Masonry Visual Cut Guide]
Can label: 'Music and Masonry Visual Cut Guide.'more
2) [Music and Masonry--soundtrack]
Can label: 'Music and Masonry Music Worktrack.' // Leader label: 'Music Track Rite of Spring.' // Fullcoat mag soundtrack. // VINEGAR SYNDROME.more
3) [Music and Masonry--soundtrack]
Can label: 'Transfer Work Track (From Orig Track) For Music and Masonry.' // Fullcoat mag soundtrack. // VINEGAR SYNDROME.more
4) [Music and Masonry--soundtrack]
Can label: 'The New Track.' 'Original Direct from the LP Track for M+M.' // Fullcoat mag soundtrack. // VINEGAR SYNDROME.more
5) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 1
Can notes: 'Sally and I camping in Dolly Copp Campground in the NH White Mountains Summer 1953. Meddy (Medfield) and her kittens playing at 213 South St. Medfield Mass. One of the kitte...more
6) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 2
Can notes: August 1964 Northern California and Oregon coast. // Amateur footage of family travel in northwest United States. // Formerly: 'Reel B.'more
7) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 3
Can notes: '4th of July 1965 trip in toward Monache Meadows in the High Sierras of Calif. Footage at campsite on Fish Creek. And Death Valley March 1967.' // Amateur footage of family t...more
8) [unidentified--home movies] Reel 4
Can notes: 'Devilina at San Diego--March '75--Angelina and Pepi--Echo Canyon--Marble Can.--Death Valley--Jail Canyon Jan '76--Nadeau Rd--Mr. Snow Can.--Dev and Angelina with cantaloper-...more
9) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [1200 ft.], Reel 2: [800 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Boats, logs on river. // Kodachrome color.more
10) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [950 ft.], Reel 2: [450 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Kids with film projector in b&w on reel 1. Reel 2 predominantly logging footage, possibly w...more
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