Philip W. Hussey Collection
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Collection Identifier(s)
[Philip W. Hussey--home movies], 2523
[Philip W. Hussey--home movies], 2524
[Philip W. Hussey--home movies], 2525
[Philip W. Hussey--home movies], 2526
Philip W. Hussey
Credit: Philip W. Hussey collection, Northeast Historic Film. Views of welding at Hussey Manufacturing workshop, North Berwick, Maine, ca. 1941-1943.
Credit: Philip W. Hussey collection, Northeast Historic Film.
Primary Format and Extent
film (15,700 ft.) si., b&w and col. ; 16mm
Collection Date Range
1937 - 1957
The Philip W. Hussey Collection contains 46 reels of 16 mm film shot by Philip W. Hussey, Sr. from 1937 to 1957, a published history of the Hussey Manufacturing Company, some commercial films about WWII, and cartoons. The Collection captures many family moments including birthdays, graduations, weddings, and various other celebrations. Hussey captured a variety of shots of the children playing, camping trips with friends, and barbecues at the Hussey home in Wells Beach, Maine. Footage also depicts building of ski lifts, ski jumps, stadium seating and other early projects by the Hussey Seating Co. including views of steel beams created for the Sarah Long Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and interior shots of the Hussey Manufacturing Company workshop. The Collection contains a substantial amount of footage of winter sports as shot by the “Winter Sports Engineers” such as Bauneg Beg Mountain (North Berwick, Maine) and Belknap, New Hampshire ski carnivals and amateur ski trials, including views of construction of various tramways and ski lifts in New England. Hussey also captured local businesses such as a florist and his greenhouse, football games, views of fishing, boating, and some footage of 1939 New York World's Fair. Collection includes vacation footage of Caribbean cruises and trips to California, Virginia and Mexico City.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Philip W. Hussey was the CEO of Hussey Seating in North Berwick, Maine, a company founded in 1835, specializing in stadium seating. Hussey Seating

from Colby College alumni/ae website:
Philip W. Hussey Jr. Colby College '53, died March 15, 2001, in Naples, FL, at 69. Following service in the Navy Seabees he took over the family business, the Hussey Seating Co. in North Berwick, Maine, and as chairman of the board and chief executive officer led the company to worldwide prominence. Active in numerous civic organizations, he was also a trustee and long-time benefactor of the College and was awarded a Colby Brick in 1993. His efforts to promote business development in Maine and New England were honored with the Philanthropy Award for Northern New England in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Martha De Wolf Hussey '55, three sons, including Timothy '78 and Richard '89, his daughter, Anne E. Hussey '80, his brother, Peter A. Hussey '57, his sister, his stepmother and eight grandchildren.

Northeast Historic Film
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Items in this collection: 46
Showing 1 - 10 of 46:
1) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 1, Accession 2523
Intertitle: “The WINTER SPORTS ENGINEERS survey for, design and supervise construction of all Winter Sports Facilities.” ; Intertitle: “Scenes During Construction Belknap Mts. Recreati...more
2) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 2, Accession 2523
View of truck pulling and moving section of small house or building. Men gathered around the truck, unloading house from bed of truck using slats of wood and rope. Dark footage of men...more
3) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 3, Accession 2523
Men gathered on snowy grounds – ski resort. Men and boys use rope to move on snow. Workers at site in woods, men smoking cigars. View of large stone fireplace and site foundations....more
4) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 4, Accession 2523
Intertitle: “Events About Town ’37 (Reel No. 1)” followed by shot of men with their cars, men playfully fight. Shot of three children posing for the camera (two boys, one girl). Shot...more
5) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 5, Accession 2523
Intertitle: “Events About Town ’38 (Reel No. 2)” Allan Sim Florist billboard. Intertitle: “The boss himself with a bunch of the Best” followed by a shot of a man with flowers in front...more
6) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 6, Accession 2523
Man works on trailer hitch. Men gather around outside of a storefront with ads in windows, smoke cigars, work together to move a sailboat out of a storefront door, put the boat onto th...more
7) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 7, Accession 2523
Shot of ski slope with huge crowds. Ski jumping contest shot from various angles. Donor notes: “U.S.E.A.S.A. Meet – Gilford ’37.” U.S.E.A.S.A. is the United States Eastern Amateur Sk...more
8) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 8, Accession 2523
Intertitle: “Winter Sports ’37-‘38” Donor notes: “Winter Sports - ‘37+’38.” Title card curtain falls. Intertitle: “Dartmouth ’37 Winter Carnival.” Donor notes: “Dartmouth Carnival...more
9) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 9, Accession 2523
Agfa 1939 card. Shot of skier falling down around downhill course gates. Downhill skiing. People gathered to watch skiers. Children cross-country skiing with numbers pinned to their...more
10) [Philip W. Hussey--home movies] Reel 1, Accession 2524
Boys play on beach dig in sand, stand with boat on shore. View of cottages or beach houses in background. Boy spins around stick in sand. Boy dressed in white waves to camera. Sidew...more
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