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Computers, A look at the future from 1982

Mid-January weather in Maine brought the usual opportunities for working at home, and I found myself sliding into a series of late 1982 WCVB Chronicles to abstract that included Acc. 2716.2023, December 6, 1982. It is a look at the new development of the personal computer and what this tool can do for the individual

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The Old As New

The WCVB Chronicles’ Main Streets and Back Roads series transported me this year to the northern most corner of Aroostook County during potato harvest season and taught me something about forest management there while I reviewed the 1980s and 90s tapes we are preparing for uploading in the archive. I also learned about boat building,

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2021/2022

Everything is back to normal-ish! Thanks to many generous people, and a lot of furious grant writing, Northeast Historic Film is doing business as usual and everything is just the same, only different. Let me explain. First of all, the staff is all still here. Despite the difficulties, getting furloughed and all that, everyone stayed

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Amateur Movie Making

Edited by Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon A compelling regional and historical study that transforms our understanding of film history, Amateur Movie Making demonstrates how amateur films and home movies stand as testaments to the creative lives of ordinary people, enriching our experience of art and the everyday. Here we encounter the lyrical and visually expressive

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Discovering What is Hidden in the WCVB Collection

Outside the lupin was blooming, and inside NHF the inventory for the WCVB Collection, the subject of our new CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) grant, grew to more than 4,700 items, up from early estimations of about 2,400 when the grant was written. During the inventory each item of this new acquisition was

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The Alamo is Opening Friday, July 2, 2021

The Alamo Theatre is Re-Opening on Friday, July 2, 2021. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Maine CDC and the Governor. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, we suggest you wear a face covering and will provide one if you don’t have one. (Being aware that you are vulnerable if you are eating.)

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The Business is Open but the Building is Closed

In an attempt to keep the public and our staff as safe as possible; the Alamo Theatre has closed until further notice and the Summer Symposium for 2020 has been cancelled. The archive is up and operating, although our hours are somewhat variable, so if you are picking up or dropping off it is best

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2019 Symposium

Northeast Historic Film 19th Annual Summer Symposium A is for Amateur July 18-20, 2019 Register Online Now! Download this as a PDF  SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS Thursday, July 18: 6:00 pm Alamo Lobby Social Mixer / Reception 6:30 pm – Presentation of the 2018 OFarrell Fellowship winner: Martin Johnson (UNC) Exhibitors! Stop Being the Goat! The

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2018 Symposium

Northeast Historic Film 19th Annual Summer Symposium The Political / The Personal The Global and Local Function of Regional Media July 19-21, 2018 Register Online Now! Download this as a PDF    SCHEDULE OF PRESENTATIONS Thursday, July 19th: Opening Reception and Special Presentations 6:00 pm – Alamo Lobby Social Mixer / Reception 6:30 pm –

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