Maine State Library Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (860 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1930 - 1986
Collection contains educational works produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN), local television stations and universities, and the state's Department of Human Services. Programs explore various aspects of Maine ecology, life and culture, including "Venture in Mission to Maine" (1980) about the role of the Maine Diocese in community services and "Sisters in Harmony" (1982) about a women's barbershop singing competition. Collection also contains interviews and press conferences: episodes of the "Mainetide" series with host Mary Mayo (1982), and eight "Longley News Conferences" (1978) in which Maine governor James Longley discusses state revenues, taxation and Native American land claims. Collection also contains unidentified home movies ca. 1966, with footage of outdoor sports, a carnival in Waterville, and wedding festivities with musicians. Collection also includes public service announcements on public safety and prints of 16 mm. educational films about Maine geography, culture, history and industry. See also MPBN Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Maine State Library is located in Augusta and seeks to preserve and make accessible books and other documents significant to Maine's history and people.
People and Organizations
James Longley
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: 131
Showing 1 - 10 of 131:
1) In Search of: Ghosts
Perf damage at head, emulsion and base scratches throughout. // Ghost hunter Hans Holzer travels to Port Clyde to investigate reports of a haunting in an old farmhouse. Also interviews...more
2) Books Under Fire
A commercial production profiling book censorship at the local level. The court case brought against the book 'The 365 Days' by parents in Woodland and heard at Federal Court in Bangor...more
3) In and Out of Maine: The First Mainers
Members of the Passamaquoddy nation talk about the ways of their ancestors and how life is changing for Native American people in Maine. Contrasts the past nomadic lifestyle with contem...more
4) Maine Lumberjack Holiday
Commercial production. Description in 1988 film catalog: What do lumberjacks do when they are not felling trees? In Western Maine they have a celebration called Tall Timber Days. This f...more
5) Sisters in Harmony: Women's Barbershop Singing Competition
Dated 06-04-82. Singing contest with women from Maine and Canada performing. Maine groups are KenneBelles Chapter of Harmony Inc., and Maine Quarter Notes, both from Waterville. Also, a...more
6) Maine Poets Festival -- 5th annual
Dated 04-23-82. Master source tape. Readings in auditorium by Kendall Morrison, Kathleen Lignell, Lee Sharkey, Sheldon Christian and Louise Piper. Terry Plunkett is Master of Ceremonies...more
7) Maine Poets Festival
Readings in auditorium by unidentified poet, and David Walker. Terry Plunkett is Master of Ceremonies. FOR REFERENCE ONLY.more
8) [unidentified--home movies]
Amateur. Dated 9-29-1966 on package. Woman bowling, man bowling, shot from front. CU face, CU bowling pins. Elderly couple: man plays fiddle in parlor, woman plays piano. Another woman...more
9) [unidentified--home movies]
Amateur film including someone pushing person wearing clown suit into swimming pool as teenage girls watch, MCU of teenage girls at poolside in 1960s bathing suits, boys splashing girls...more
10) [unidentified--home movies]
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