MPBN Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (84,270 ft.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (1,272 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.; videoreel (6389 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
Collection Date Range
1964 - 1981
Collection contains over 100 factual programs broadcast by MPBN on subjects including health and medicine, economics, natural resources, government, crime, education, history and women's issues. Multipart series include "In and Out of Maine" about the state's residents, "Maine Field Trips" focusing on notable sites and industries, and "Reflets et Lumiere" about French American life and culture. "Woods and Waters" features hunting and fishing. "Working Women of Waldo County" is a series about women's lives. "Can I Get There From Here?" concerns Maine youth. Single programs include "Home to the Sea" about Maine seafaring life from colonial days to the present, and "The Last Log Drive Down the Kennebec" about log driving. Arts programs include "A Fresh Breeze Downeast with Performers Gordon Bok and Marshall Dodge," "Maine Stream Jazz" and "Summer Theatre in Maine." See also MPBC Collection and Maine Humanities Council Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) was founded by the University of Maine System. In 1992 MPBN merged with station WCBB to form the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (MPBC).
People and Organizations
Gordon Bok
Items in this collection: 625
Showing 1 - 10 of 625:
1) Men's Corrections, A Profile
master. An overview of Maine's correctional institutions. Includes segment on the Waterville Community Justice Project (this segment, Acc. 0178, had been transferred earlier to Beta). A...more
2) Stepping Out #4a
ìStepping Outî is a program which focuses on the changing roles of women in society, and the problems facing women who work outside of the home in all spheres of society. The program in...more
3) [Trash Art Exhibit]
'Dump Art Exhibit Today!' sign; footage of artworks made from trash; also see items 0715.0053, 0715.0054more
4) [Anti-Litter Parade]
Anti-litter parade in Kennebunkport; clown with balloons; people wear costumes made out of trash/garbage; goat; also see items 0715.0052, 0715.0054more
5) [Trash at Dump]
Lots of trash at garbage dump; also see items 0715.0052, 0715.0053more
6) An Obligation Freely Taken
Joan Young hosts an informational program about US citizenship and the process by which immigrants to the US become citizens. The program includes interviews with Laurie Martin (natural...more
8) Shanty Boys
Myths and realities of Maine woodsmen. Tall tales of the woodsmen's life, songs, and film of woods operations ca. 1937. (Maine Resources description, 1977). // Uses archival footage, st...more
9) [Field Trip: Munsungun: Early Man in Maine]
Program #15. Record date: May 6, 1983. // Explanation of a three year study started in 1979 at the Munsungun Lake region by Dr. Robson Bonnichsen of the University of Maine Anthropology...more
10) [Field Trip: Yacht Building]
Program #4. Record date: October 16, 1981. // Dropout becomes progressively worse during transfer. End credits are cut due to dropout. // Tour of the Henry R. Hinckley Company in Southw...more
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