WAGM-TV Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (105,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.;
Secondary Format and Extent
video (4 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1970 - 1995
Summary
Collection contains news stories produced by station WAGM-TV, including many public affairs programs dealing with topics such as local construction of public housing in the 1970s, agriculture, public utilities, community celebrations and fairs. The four-minute video is a news story about the "Aroostook County 1920s" film event at Aroostook Centre Cinemas (Presque Isle) on 10 January 1995, and shows excerpts from the film in the theater, interviews with elementary school students and with Danny Patt, silent film accompanist. See also Michael Bernard Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Television station WAGM is based in Presque Isle, Maine, located near the Canadian (New Brunswick) border. The footage in this collection is all that is known to survive of WAGM newsfilm. "Aroostook County 1920s" is a compilation of footage shot on the occasion of Presque Isle's centennial in 1920, with intertitles and piano music.
Genre(s)
News
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 892
Showing 1 - 10 of 892:
1) [Potato Blossom Queen]
Potato Blossom Festival; queen sings and plays guitar in potato fieldmore
2) [Dump Truck Accident]
Dump truck accidentmore
3) [Little Red Schoolhouse]
Old classroom and fixtures; 'Little Red Schoolhouse'more
4) [Beta Sigma Phi]
Beta Sigma Phi sign; children on stage; other short clipsmore
5) [Tennis]
Tennismore
6) [1968 Potato Blossom Queen]
1968 Potato Blossom Queen is crowned; Queen and her court on stagemore
7) [1968 Potato Blossom Festival]
1968 Potato Blossom Festival; parade in Fort Fairfield; information acquired from tape label on filmmore
8) [Potato House Insulation Flammability]
Logan interviews unidentified man on polyurethane insulation used in potato houses, flammability of the insulation, and fire prevention in potato housesmore
9) [Today in Agriculture]
Logan gives report on various topics entitled 'Today in Agriculture'more
10) [Potato Storage Ventilation]
Logan interviews Dwight Stiles (sp?), Cooperative Extension Service potato specialist on flammability of urethane insulation and ventilation of potato storagemore
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