Dick Shaw Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
video (9 min.) : si., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1937 - 1971
Summary
Collection contains home movies, including footage of the Brady Gang's bodies being removed from street in Bangor after a shooting in 1937, and a civil rights parade in Bangor in early 1960s. Other scenes show visits to Bangor, Dow Air Force Base, and Orono by U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy (1963), Lyndon B. Johnson (1966), and Richard Nixon (1971) as well as school and church constructions, wedding and a Kenduskeag Stream ice jam.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Dow Air Force Base, formally named in 1942, began operation as the Bangor International Airport in July 1968. The Brady Gang was led by Al Brady, born in 1910 and first jailed for attempted theft in his late teens. He started the gang after he was paroled, and was killed in Bangor in October 1937. Dick Shaw, born in 1952, lives in Bangor. Original footage is 16 mm., 8 mm. and super 8 film.
People and Organizations
John F. Kennedy
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 2
Showing 1 - 2 of 2:
1) [Shaw--home movies]
Videotape copy of nine Shaw family home movies. (Segment #1 is Brady Gang segment described in separate ProCite record.) 2. Civil Rights Parade, Bangor, Main St. Dated early 1960s. Orig...more
2) [Brady Gang footage]
Videotape copy of amateur footage of Brady Gang shooting in Bangor, bodies being carried off from Bangor streets. Dated 12 October 1937. Original footage is b&w 16 mm. film.more
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