Laverty Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (1800 ft.) : si., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1926 - 1963
Summary
Collection contains promotional footage: scenes of northern Maine shot by a Greenville guiding service. Shown are activities in the Moosehead Lake region as well as major northern rivers: canoeing on the Allagash, running rapids on the St. John, and poling the St. Francis. Collection also contains home movies of Great Northern Paper Company operations.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Roberta Laverty was Executive Director of North Woods Arts Center in Dover-Foxcroft (Maine), which was dedicated to the research, teaching, and application of traditional north woods skills. The films in this collection were given to the Center. Moosehead Lake, the state's largest, covers 120 square miles. Great Northern Paper Company, now Bowater Incorporated, has its headquarters in Millinocket.
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 7
Showing 1 - 7 of 7:
1) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 1
Amateur footage of Great Northern Paper operations. // Opening title cards: 'All This for a Sheet of Paper.' 'Millinocket Mill. Fire Protection. Wood Pile. F.C. Bowler. 'Railroad Statio...more
2) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 2
Amateur footage of Great Northern Paper operations. // Opening title cards: 'GNP Co. Continued. Launching. West Branch No. 3. North Twin 1942.' apt.' Boat/ferry named 'West Branch' bein...more
3) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 4
'Tree Farm' logo. Closeup shot of invitation card for dedication ceremony of Great Northern Paper Company Tree Farm, June 10, 1963 at Squaw Mountain Inn in Greenville. J.T. Maines speak...more
4) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 5
Title cards: 'The 'William Hilton' 1962.' 'Delivery at Chesuncook Dam.' Snowy dirt road. Flatbed truck approaches camera on road carrying large hull of boat named 'William Hilton.' Top...more
5) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 6
Same scenes as reel 5, but shot with different camera. // Group of people stand on deck of boat named 'William Hilton.' Crowd of people on dock beside boat. William Hilton shakes hands...more
6) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 7
Boat named 'O.A. Harkness' at dock. Seaplane in lake. Christening ceremony for boat. Man standing at microphone on dock, appears to be J.T. Maines.more
7) [Great Northern Paper Company films] Reel 8
Rural wooded mountain scenery. People stand on banks of river. Color: distant pan of Mount Katahdin and the Knife's Edge. Group of women pose in front of camera. Pan of mountain. Log ca...more
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