Dietrich, Mary Lou Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (7,800 ft) : si., b&w and col. ; 8mm
Collection Date Range
1954 – 1970
This collection contains 156 reels of 8mm home movies filmed by Albert G. Dietrich and Mary Miller Dietrich and and one reel of 16mm home movies filmed my Mary's father Alton Miller. The footage was shot primarily around Maine and includes family activities and vacations with their three children, and an exchange student from Finland who lived with the Family in 1967. In addition to shots of their home in Orrington and camp life in Cape Rosier there are shots of the Penobscot Bay islands and Helen and Scott Nearing's Forest Farm in Harborside. There are also travel films from around New ENgland including Lake Winnipesaukee, Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec and Las Animas, CO.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Albert G. Dietrich was a social worker in Bangor and his wife Mary Miller Dietrich was an M.D. on staff at Eastern Maine General Hospital and with a private practice in Orrington. They had three children, Mary Lou, David, & Mark, who also appear in the films.
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