National Archives Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (745 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (142 min.) : si. and sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1920 - 1947
Summary
Collection contains educational/cultural works, primarily U.S.D.A.-produced, such as: "The How and Why of Spuds" about potato farming in northern Maine; "Home," showing various styles of American residential architecture and famous homes of Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe and others; and, "Winter Sports in the White Mountain National Forest," with scenes of New Hampshire recreational sports. "Pilgrim Forests" concerns Civilian Conservation Corps activities in New England state and national parks, and includes brief scenes of Maine shipbuilding and potato harvesting during World War II. Collection also contains newsreel footage produced by Universal Newsreel and Pathe, Inc. including scenes of football, Navy Day celebration and Maine ice harvesting as well as outtakes of a Bar Harbor fire.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. selects, preserves, and makes available to the Government and to the public the permanently valuable noncurrent records of the U.S. Federal Government. Within this charter the Archives promotes improved records management practices in federal agencies, publishes legislative documents, and administers the Presidential libraries.
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Items in this collection: 12
Showing 1 - 10 of 12:
1) Under the Great Stone Face in the White Mountain National Forest
Videotape copy of USDA film. Summary supplied with the videotape: Highlights scenic sights in Crawford Notch and Franconia Notch, including a walking trip to The Flume and the Old man o...more
2) Hitting the High Spots in the White Mountain National Forest
Videotape copy of USDA film. Summary provided with the videotape: Film highlights scenic spots and activities, including the Mt. Washington Hotel, Crawford Notch, a burro ride up Mt. Wi...more
3) Winter Sports in the White Mountain National Forest
VHS reference copy of USDA film. Summary: Highlights of White Mountain National Forest winter sports activities including scenes of skiing and invitational race in Tuckerman's Ravine, S...more
4) In the Hills of Old New Hampshire--A Bureau of Public Roads Topic
Videotape copy of USDA film. Summary supplied with videotape: Promotes the quality of New Hampshire's roadways and scenic, historic stops to the tourist. Documents the annual meeting of...more
5) Pilgrim Forests (reel 1 of 2)
Pilgrim Forests, produced by the National Park Service, United States Department of Interior, in cooperation with the Emergency Cooperation Work, about Civilian Conservation Corps worki...more
6) Winter Sports in the White Mountain National Forest
Recreational sports including skiing, sledding and snowshoeing in New Hampshire. Opens with map of New England including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecti...more
7) Bar Harbor Fire and outtakes
People in woods. Men in uniform with rifles in downtown Bar Harbor. Old cars in woods, possibly Acadia National Park. Remains of burned buildings. Fire burning. Followed by outtakes inc...more
8) National Archives Research Tape
Compilation tape containing four titled pieces from National Archives collections: 'How and Why of Spuds (14 min.): USDA-produced; 'Home (5 min.): regarding various types of American re...more
9) Cloud Busting in the White Mountain National Forest
Videotape copy of USDA film. Summary supplied with videotape copy: Film follows the journey of 'the professor' and his group of friend into the White Mountain National Forest. Includes...more
10) [Pathe Newsreel Stories]
Six stories including: Spijacks yacht, 98 ft., sails around world in 15 months. Arrives in New York. Framingham (Ma.), State troopers graduation. Ceremonies, also polo. Princeton beats...more
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