GTE Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (16130 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. arch neg.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (140 min.) : sd., col. 3/4 in. video (29 min.) : sd., col. ; Beta.
Collection Date Range
1980 - 1992
Summary
Collection contains factual works. "GTE Waldoboro: People Who Care About Quality" is a videotape about an employee involvement program at the GTE Sylvania plant in Waldoboro, Maine. "Bryant Pond: The Last Ringdown," made in 1982, is a videotape about the last magneto telephone company in the United States. [Frenchboro Telephone Company] is a film profile of Jeff Weber, founder of the Island Telephone Company in Frenchboro, and his work to create this company, the smallest independent telephone company in the United States.
Biographical/Historical Notes
GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications in 2000. NHF also has 9,000 feet of workprint footage, outtakes and 13 reels of 1/4-inch audiotape related to the Frenchboro program.
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 8
Showing 1 - 8 of 8:
1) [Frenchboro positive workprints]
Footage shot for 'Frenchboro Telephone Company' project. Original acc. sheet: '350 ft. col. pos. workprint 6 and 6A' '500 ft. col. pos. workprint 6 and 6A' '850 ft. col. pos. workprint,...more
2) GTE Waldoboro: People Who Care About Quality
Reel 5: Meeting in cafeteria, employees Reel 6: Waldoboro meeting Reel 7: Little league Reel 8: GTE Building and library exteriors Reel 11: GTE Maine Reel 12: GTE Reel 15: Waldoboro MEmore
3) GTE Waldoboro: People Who Care About Quality
'GTE Waldoboro: People Who Care about Quality' is a 1985 videotape production about an employee involvement program at the GTE Sylvania plant in Waldoboro, Me. NHF received a 3/4 in. co...more
4) Bryant Pond: The Last Ringdown
'Bryant Pond' is a video documentary made in 1982 (shot in January and finished in October) about the last magneto telephone company in the United States. // Begins with map of Maine, z...more
5) [Frenchboro Telephone Company]
Footage shote for 'Frenchboro Telephone Company' project, a film profile of Jeff Weber, founder of the Island Telephone Company in Frenchboro, and his work to create this company, the s...more
6) Courage of Kay, The
VHS reference tape. Copy of promotional fiction film 'sponsored by the National Kitchen Modernization Bureau and selected industrial groups cooperating with your Electric Service Compan...more
7) [Frenchboro positive unedited footage]
Six cans of positive unedited footage shot during 'Frenchboro Telephone Company' project. Can Labels: '1 and 2,' '3 and 3A,' '4A and 5A,' '8d, 'excerpts demo footage,' 'excerpts footage...more
8) GTE Hillsboro, Me.: People Who Care About Quality
1992 GTE production about an employee involvement program at the GTE Sylvania plant in Hillsboro, Me. NHF received two Beta SP tapes related to the production and one VHS 'selection' ta...more
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