John J. White, Sr./WGAN Collection
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Credit: White, John J. Sr./WGAN Collection, Northeast Historic Film. Margaret Chase Smith, 1964.
Primary Format and Extent
film (250,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Collection Date Range
1936 - 1973
Summary
Collection contains news: over 200,000 feet of television newsfilm, primarily local news from the greater Portland, Maine, area dating from the 1950s and 1968-1973. Collection also contains advertising (both local and national commercials), sports coverage, public affairs programs, and features such as the syndicated "Ern Westmore's Tips and Tricks," a series on women's health and beauty.

Collection also contains documentaries and political footage, including a film about the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project in eastern Maine and incomplete footage from the 1964 press conference in which Senator Margaret Chase Smith announced her presidential candidacy.

See also Andy Graham/WGAN Collection for television commercials.

Biographical/Historical Notes
John J. White, Sr. was employed at station WGAN-TV in Portland and saved the film. WGAN-TV, a CBS affiliate, is now station WGME-TV.
People and Organizations
Margaret Chase Smith
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 723
Showing 1 - 10 of 723:
1) Mrs. Bennett
No description availablemore
2) [Ern Westmore's Tips and Tricks] Reel 1
Contents of NHF Reel 1: 2. How to curl your hair 6. Finding proportions of your face 7. Household chore exercises 9. How to select a proper hat 11. How to attain correct posture 15. Sho...more
3) [Vietnam War Footage]
Army advisors and ARVN army capture Viet Cong. // U.S. and South Vietnamese troops standing beside captured Viet Cong. Also footage from and beside large Sikorsky-type helicopters, and...more
4) [Election Coverage Computers]
News story dated 10-31-68. Reporter describes how Newsbeat 13 will handle election coverage using Casco Bank computers.more
5) [Concert]
News story dated 11-13-68.more
9) [Winter Car Accident]
Car accident in snowstorm, bus off road, cars covered in snow driving on road. Tractor plowing snow on sidewalk. Boy riding bicycle through snow.more
10) [Margaret Chase Smith speech]
Declaration by Margaret Chase Smith of her intention to run for President. Includes question/answer session.more
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