William O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded

Submitted by David

NHF is pleased to announce that the 2012 award goes to Oliver Gaycken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of English. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF.


2011 Annual Fund Donors

Submitted by David

Last year's Annual Fund is now in the record books as our most successful to date!  A record 209 members, supporters and friends responded, a 21% increase from 2010. I'd like to thank everyone who donated.  Your help makes a big impact in our programs. Please click HERE to see a list of contributors. 

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Reward available for information about The Heart of the Woburn Girl 1919

Submitted by Gemma

We were recently contacted by the Woburn Historical Society in Woburn, MA looking for information about a lost silent film called The Heart of the Woburn Girl.

Well, we'd never heard of it, nor could we find out anything about it from our usual sources.


2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship Applications Due January 17

Submitted by Gemma

Calling all applicants for the 2012 William S. O'Farrell Fellowship!

The application due date is quickly approaching and we are eager to get YOUR application.

The William S. O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film. The Fellowship includes a $1,500 stipend and additional archive and staff support.


Happy Holidays from NHF

Submitted by Gemma

We hope that this video clip from the Robert Decker Collection brings a smile to your face!

More information about this collection can be seen at


Collections Online

Submitted by Gemma

As NHF continues development on our Collective Access collections management database and catalog, other institutions in Maine are working on making their catalogs accessible online, too. Check out the new resources that our friends at the Maine Historical Society and the Penobscot Marine Museum have just revealed:


Smithsonian Part III

Submitted by Jessica

Part III of the Smithsonian Collections blog posts featuring footage screened at NHF.  There is a beautiful clip to view in the post. Human Studies Film Archives Mystery


NHF Austin-Bound for AMIA

Submitted by Brian

In mid-November, Northeast Historic Film’s Executive Director David Weiss, Board Member and co-founder Karan Sheldon, Media Specialist Karin Carlson, and Media Cataloger Brian Graney will travel to Austin, Texas, for the Annual Conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists.  Since 1991, AMIA has convened a diverse international community of moving image archivists, preservation professionals, students, and friends of the field for this annual forum on audiovisual preservation and access.  T


Archives Month at the Smithsonian

Submitted by Jessica

Thanks to Pam Wintle, NHF Board member and Smithsonian Film Archivist for alerting us to this two part blog for the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) for archives month—it’s the story of some incredible Japanese film footage.  NHF and the 2011 Summer Symposium are noted and linked to.


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