Maine Humanities Council Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (730 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.; video (770 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1977 to 1995
Summary
Collection contains documentaries and other factual works that explore diverse aspects of Maine's history and peoples including "The Land of Norumbega" about early maps of the region, "Master Smart Woman" portraying the life of author Sarah Orne Jewett, and "Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People" based on circumpolar archaeology. "From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film" comprises both a sample reel of this film and press coverage. Factual works of a public affairs nature include a 1987 AIDS conference in Augusta, and "Speak Out" by WCBB in Lewiston concerning social topics such as living wills, parental rights and prayer in public schools. Collection also contains educational/cultural works, including: "An Oral Historian's Work" with Dr. Edward Ives, "Illness and the Literary Experience," and "Theater Thoughts" from the Portland Stage Company. "Reflets et Lumiere," produced in 1981-1982 by Maine Public Broadcasting, is a series on French-American art and culture. "Modern Times in Maine and America" is a look at social and technological change in Maine and the U.S. during the period 1890-1930. See also MPBN Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Maine Humanities Council is a private, nonprofit foundation, affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council awards grants, consults on the design of public programs, distributes educational resources, and initiates public projects. Most titles in the collection were produced with the support of the Maine Humanities Council.
People and Organizations
Dr. Edward Ives
Place(s)
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