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
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