Archie Stewart Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
Archie Stewart Collection, 1108
Primary Format and Extent
film (67,772 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (approx. 1,200 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1928 - 1996
Collection contains [Archie Stewart--home movies], a chronicle of the Stewart family and its worklife from the 1920s to the 1990s. Shown are the activities of five generations in Grand Lake Stream, Maine: annual trips to Grand Lake Stream by train and automobile, hunting trips at Unknown Lake and other excursions; fishing, canoeing, meals, and Maine guides Rob Golding and Howard Kendall of Perry, Maine, and Earl Bonness of Grand Lake Stream. Aviation footage includes Stewart International Airport (Stewart Airbase), a 1931 air trip to Maine, Archie Stewart learning to fly an autogyro in 1932, and the dirigible Shenandoah. Footage concerning the family's Newburgh business includes garage construction, employees, automobiles, town activities, and Newburgh residents including members of its African American community, and white residents in a Ku Klux Klan parade. Travel footage includes 1950s travels to California, Cape Cod, Niagara Falls, Florida, New Mexico, Arizona and Michigan.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Thomas Archibald (Archie) Stewart (1902-1998), a member of the Amateur Cinema League, lived in Newburgh, New York. He developed a keen interest in aviation and automobiles early in life. The Stewart International Airport (Stewart Airbase) is located on land once farmed by his family, who later donated this property to the town of Newburgh. The Stewart family operated the Broadway Garage, Buick and Pontiac Sales and Service business in Newburgh, and Newburgh Motors, which sold Packard automobiles. The family traveled extensively in the U.S. Family members include Archie Stewart's wife Mary Louise Warden, a 1923 Wellesley graduate; daughters Mary Stewart Hafer and husband F.L. Hafer, DFC, USMA, 1946; Anne Stewart Sauls and husband Major R.G. Sauls, USMC.
People and Organizations
Stewart Family, Thomas Archibald Stewart
Northeast Historic Film
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See for more information.
Items in this collection: 184
Showing 1 - 10 of 184:
1) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 085
Screening notes: WS from boat of choppy water (ocean with islands?). Slo mo of whale or dolphin breaching. Flock of seagulls, fin of (dolphin?) in FG. Pan of large white building, light...more
2) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 003
NHF cataloguer's notes, 3/96 for Reel 3: Reel 3: Maine Fall 1952. [screening notes: Silent, color faded in some sections. Slate says deer shot on Election Day, 1952. Opens with 'Member...more
3) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reels 4 & 5
'The Deerslayers' // Amateur film shot in 1926 structured around a hunting trip to Maine made by Archie Stewart and Howard Kendall. The two men travel to Perry, Maine from New York stat...more
4) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 015
NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: Reel 15: [Archie Stewart can notes: Building new garage. Not of general interest. Used car building on Ann Street and stock room. Shows building methods in...more
5) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 017
NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: Reel 17: [Archie Stewart can notes: 1930 First part of building Broadway Garage shows room & office. Not of general interest. Good photos of L. Argenio; HP...more
6) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 018
NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: Reel 18: [Archie Stewart can notes: Second reel of [Broadway Garage] building show room and office. Not of general interest. Good photos of J Smith, Mr. Cu...more
7) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 034
Can notes for Reel 34: 1933 hunting trip. The year we walked out. Jelly sandwiches. November, Hunting Unknown Lake. 1-George who shot one, Archie who got wet, Hoibey & Wesley & Robbie &...more
8) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 038
NHF cataloguer's notes, 7/96: Reel 38 [Archie Stewart can notes: Hunting 1937.] Screening notes: Men preparing boats on shore. (Faded color) Canoe launch, dog and man watch from pier. M...more
9) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 040-41
NHF cataloguer's notes, 7/96 for Reels 40-42: Reel 40: Screening notes: Slate says 'This reel was divided up and spliced onto other reels.' Reel 41 [Archie Stewart can notes: Rotary.] S...more
10) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 065
Screening notes: Compilation reel of 'Annie Bannie' early childhood scenes over several years. Intertitle: 'Member Amateur Cinema League. The world wide organization of amateur movie ma...more
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