Jane Morrison Collection
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Jane Morrison
Primary Format and Extent
film (40,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (1,200 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 8 mm. reversal pos. video (350 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. videoreel (120 mins.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1975 - 1985
Collection contains documentaries. "Master Smart Woman" (1985) concerns Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett, "Children of the Northlights" (1976) is about children's book creators Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire, and "Rocks Nudes and Flowers" (1975) concerns Maine-based painter Henry Strater. "In the Spirit of Haystack" (1979) describes Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Collection also contains educational/cultural and fiction works, including "The White Heron" (1978) a short dramatic film shot in Maine and based on the same-titled Jewett story, and "The Two Worlds of Angelita, Los Dos Mundos de Angelita" (1982), a drama in Spanish and English about a young girl from rural Puerto Rico who moves to New York City.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Jane Morrison (1947-1987) was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up in Gardiner, Maine. In the 1970s she moved to New York City to work as an independent filmmaker, and received national and international recognition for her work.
Arts, Literature, Women
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