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
Summary
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
Genre(s)
Amateur
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
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 http://www.oldfilm.org/research 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] 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
4) [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
5) [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
6) [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
7) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 70
Screening notes: Intertitle: ACL logo; iris, wipe to ship; sequence of quick cuts: football game, baby in mother's arms, industrial scenes; mountain view, with title Amateur Cinema Leag...more
8) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 072
Reel 72: [Archie Stewart can notes: 'My big moving scrapbook.'] Screening notes: Title: 'Member of Amateur Cinema League, Inc' over clouds. 'The worldwide organization of amateur movie...more
9) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 92
NHF cataloguer's notes, 1/96: Reel 92: can notes: '1949 Trip to Southwest.' Viewing notes: Starts with ACL logo. Tract houses. Fairchild Engine Corp. Broadwater Beach hotel; great styli...more
10) [Archie Stewart--home movies] Reel 105
Reel 105: Archie Stewart can notes: 1946 catch all. Dearborn, August. Cape Cod. Maine, September. Maine [two trips], November. Golding swimming. Sardines. Screening notes: Faded color....more
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