University of Maine, Orono Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (approx. 30,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (71 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1947 - 1977
Collection contains factual works: documentaries such as biographical films on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and George Washington Carver and educational films on Maine fishing, ecology and other subjects. Collection also contains filmed interviews between University professionals and visitors (part of the "Distinguished Visitors" series), such as Music Department head Robert Godwin talking with opera tenor Jan Peerce (1968). Collection also contains sports-related works including footage of men's and women's gymnastics finals at the University (1967) a docudrama concerning the University of Maine football team at the Tangerine Bowl (1965). Collection also contains newsreels and several instructional works: "News Cavalcade" films from the 1960s and instructional films on fish net mending, papermaking and other topics.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The University of Maine, Orono, is a campus of the University of Maine System. TVR produced the "Distinguished Visitors" series. Producers of other films in this collection include Bay State Films, Encyclopedia Britannica Films, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, and various U.S. government departments (Agriculture, Education, Environmental Protection, Fish and Wildlife).
Items in this collection: 49
Showing 1 - 10 of 49:
1) It's the Maine Sardine
Methods of capturing and processing Maine sardines. // Film in poor condition: has twist, numerous base scratches, significant edge and perf damage that needs repair.more
2) Maine Goes to the Tangerine Bowl
Documentary on the University of Maine football team playing East Carolina State University at the Tangerine Bowl in Florida. Behind the scenes pre-game practice, visit to home for crip...more
3) Papermakers
'Presented by AFL-CIO.' Papermaking process from forest to paper emphasizing workers. Scenes of interior paper making mill, also tree farm.more
4) Commercial Fisheries Basic Net Mending
Boat, fish unloaded, views on board. Details of net mending. CU of hands, etc.more
5) Distinguished Visitors: An Interview with William Kienbusch
Artist William Kienbusch talks with Vincent Hartgen, head of Univ. of Maine's art department on problems facing the state in getting more and varied art to the population, also grants t...more
6) Fence in the Water
7) Our Magic Land
Relationship between soil and other resources of forests, wildlife and water. Story told to a group of young people.more
8) Music Theater with Jan Kok
Maine Department of Education and New Hampshire School of the Air presentation.more
9) The New York Hat
No description availablemore
10) Distinguished Visitors: An Interview with Harold Russell
Chairman of the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped and Academy Award winner for the film 'The Best Years of Our Lives.' Problems of prejudice, placement and faciliti...more
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