Collections
We care for approximately 800 moving image collections, which would take more than a year to watch. Of these, 300+ are described online at the collection level. To read about each collection, click on the collection name.
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1) Acadia National Park Collection
Collection contains educational/cultural works depicting Indian crafts, birch bark canoe making and basket making (1936-1946), and winter sports including ice skating, ice boating and s...more
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2) Baker, Alan Collection
The Alan Baker Collection includes 15 Super 8mm film movies, totaling approximately 800 ft., 8 VHS tapes and 1 audio cassette tape, some material relevant to James Russell Wiggins. The...more
2) Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Collection
Collection contains two factual works: "Assignment in Aroostook" (1956) shows family life at Loring Air Force Base; "Giants of the Roundhouse" (1962) concerns railroad equipment. Collec...more
1) Bardwell, John Collection
Collection contains 73 newsreels of "The News Magazine of the Screen" educational series produced by Warner Pathe. The films, intended for classroom use, cover a wide range of contempo...more
1) Bemis, Alan Collection
The Alan Bemis Collection contains 47 reels of 16 mm. film shot by Alan Bemis and Sidney Shurcliff between 1927 and 1948, 2 VHS tapes, and an Ampro Precision 16 mm. projector. The coll...more
1) Bernard, Michael Collection
Collection contains two factual films, [Aroostook film] and [1920 Fair]. One shows downtown Presque Isle, Maine, on the town's centennial in 1920, and includes shots of businesses on Ma...more
1) Birch Rock Camp Collection
Collection contains footage from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, camp footage from Birch Rock Camp in Waterford, Maine, and two commercial shorts. Scenes include boys...more
2) Brick Store Museum Collection
Collection contains 750 feet of promotional footage (1935-1939) made by Harrie B. Coe for the Maine Publicity Bureau, with scenes of girls' camp activities, Cape Elizabeth and Mount Kat...more
2) Brown Paper Company Collection
This collection contains films by the Brown Paper Company of Berlin, NH, dealing with various aspects of the paper industry: processes such as pulpwood cutting and hauling, peeling spru...more
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1) Camp Chewonki Collection
The Camp Chewonki Collection consists of two reels shot in the 1940s depicting daily summer camp activities at Camp Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine. Boys are seen playing, working, and lea...more
4) Camp Runoia Collection
The Camp Runoia Collection consists of film shot by Constance Dowd and the Cobb family from the 1920s to the 1980s at the girls’ summer camp in Belgrade Lakes, Maine. The collection sh...more
3) Central Maine Power Collection
The Central Maine Power Collection contains 16 reels of 35 mm. film and 22 reels of 16 mm. film shot between 1920 and 1938 by the Central Maine Power Company and Everett H. (E.H.) Maxcy...more
1) Colby College Collection
Collection contains promotional works from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, including "Colby College: A Catalog Supplement Film" made for prospective students, and "The Victory Bell,...more
4) Collins, Matthew Collection
Collection contains a fact-based cultural film, "Sins of Our Mothers: The Story of Emeline," about a 19th century woman believed to have inadvertently married her own son.more
5) Crate, Douglas W. Sr. Legacy Collection
The Douglas W. Crate Collection consists of 50 reels of both 8 mm. and 16 mm. film shot from the 1930s to the 1960s. The collection contains a variety of family movies and camp movies....more
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6) Dash, Marion Collection
Collection contains [George and David Dash--home movies] filmed primarily in and around Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Scenes at Bath, Maine, include activities at the Merrymeeting Camp for b...more
13) Davis, Hilda and Meyer Collection
Collection contains [Meyer Davis--home movies], scenes of activities at family homes in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sorrento, Maine, Jamestown and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as at Rudy Valle...more
1) Dennison, Henry Sturgis Collection
The films depict the domestic life of the Dennison family at their home at Juniper Hill, Framingham, Mass., and their hunting camp, Dobsis, on Sysladobsis Lake, near Springfield, Maine....more
7) Domincovich, Paul Collection
Collection contains [Harry A. Domincovich--home movies] with footage of the Domincovich family's cottage at Flying Moose Lodge on Craig Pond in East Orland, Maine. Film also shows fami...more
4) Down East RC & D Collection
Collection contains an instructional work with interviews, "Shingles Made in Maine," which details the operations of a family-run shingle mill. Covers choice of quality wood to increase...more
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2) Edmund Muskie Archives Collection
Collection contains political footage including interviews with Muskie, campaign speeches and local appearances, "fireside chats" and debates. Collection also contains documentaries and...more
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5) Flye, Ivan Collection
Collection contains a documentary, "Maine Marine Worm Industry," about the process of digging for worms during low tide, washing and packaging them in rockweed, and shipping them by rai...more
5) Foster, Everett Collection
Collection contains factual works, including "All But Forgotten: Holman Francis Day, Filmmaker" (1978) by Everett Foster about Maine author/film producer Holman Day, "Dawn of America" w...more
6) Fournier, Paul Collection
Collection contains a variety of documentary and promotional films about Maine life and industry including footage of log driving, the Tamano oil spill, environmental pollution, skiing,...more
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3) Gilbert, Charles Collection
Collection contains [Charles Gilbert--home movies] and several commercial short films. The amateur footage is well shot and covers a mix of family events such as vacations, holiday rit...more
8) Gillingham, Chet Collection
The Chet Gillingham Collection consists of eleven reels of 16 mm. film shot between 1925 and 1953 by Arthur Douglas Gillingham, father of the donor. The collection contains both family...more
6) Grant, Frank Collection
Collection contains two reels of home movies documenting ice industry practices in Presque Isle, Maine, including clearing snow, cutting ice, and loading blocks into train cars. Collec...more
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7) Hackett, Talbot and Barbara Collection
Collection contains a factual work on Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron, Maine. Tuberculosis patients are shown primarily outdoors, playing games, roughhousing, acting out skits, and...more
8) Halsted, Charles /MPBN Collection
Collection contains 22 titles of educational/ informational programs produced by the donor while at Maine Public Broadcasting. The programs reflect the breadth of public programming to...more
3) Hamlin, Carl Collection
Collection contains [Carl Hamlin--home movies], scenes of outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, boating, camping and winter sports in Maine. Also shown are family portraits and...more
9) Hancock County Extension Collection
Collection contains an educational work, "Trail to Better Dairying," about the first year of the Hancock County Dairy Club. NHF also has five 78 rpm sound discs containing the soundtrac...more
1) Hollins, Mariette Collection
This Collection consists of 4 16mm films shot by Margaret May McGrew Hunter between 1929 to 1963. Margaret and her husband were missionaries from New Haven, Connecticut. A majority of...more
9) Howard, John & Elizabeth Kimball and Young, Stanton & Carol Kimball Collection
Collection contains home movies of young people at two summer camps in New Hampshire. Primarily shown are activities at the girls' camp (Bonheur), with some footage of the boys' camp (B...more
42) Hume, Robert M. Sr. Collection
Collection contains home movies shot by Robert M. Hume, Sr. "Cutting Pulpwood" (1933) shows logging and paper mill operations. Other films show Hume family and friends in various activi...more
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4) Kattelle, Alan Collection
Collection contains features, shorts, newsreels, and home movies. Collection includes "The Making of an American," a 1920s film by The State of Connecticut Department of Americanizatio...more
3) Kellman, Peter/Jay Strike Collection
Collection contains factual works: approximately 120 hours of footage documenting a wide range of events surrounding the International Paper Company strike in Jay, which lasted seventee...more
5) Kenney, Herbert Collection
Collection contains [Herbert Kenney--home movies], scenes of Mt. Desert Island, Maine, swimming at Echo Lake and Somes Pond, fishermen, whales and sea lions, duck hunting, camp scenes,...more
10) Kieve Collection
The Kieve Collection consists of two reels of 16 mm. film shot sometime between 1930 and 1950. With a very small portion of footage showing a family playing in their yard and sitting t...more
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26) Laverty Collection
Collection contains promotional footage: scenes of northern Maine shot by a Greenville guiding service. Shown are activities in the Moosehead Lake region as well as major northern river...more
10) Little Tree Collection
Collection contains an eight-part educational series entitled "Earth Medicine" about healing with plants and herbs. Little Tree appears.more
11) Lupfer, Ed Collection
The Ed Lupfer Collection contains 23 reels of 16 mm. film; the creator was Robert N. Lupfer of Springfield, Ohio. Film shows the Lupfer family at home in Springfield, traveling in the...more
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11) Maine Department of Agriculture Collection
Collection contains Maine state promotional films such as "Adventures in Eating," which compares a chicken barbeque in Belfast with a clam/lobster bake in Boothbay Harbor and "Maine Sum...more
12) Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Collection
Collection contains educational works such as: "Marsh Adventure" (1954) emphasizing the importance of marshlands in ecosystems; "To Conserve Our Heritage" about wildlife and nature cons...more
4) Maine Humanities Council Collection
Collection contains documentaries and other factual works that explore diverse aspects of Maine's history and peoples including "The Land of Norumbega" about early maps of the region, "...more
29) Maine National Guard Collection
Collection contains factual footage of field artillery activities and life in the Maine National Guard, filmed by Corwin Olds. Troops shown include the 152nd Field Artillery, the 172nd...more
43) Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection
The Maine Sea Coast Mission Collection contains 104 reels of 16 mm. film shot by members of the Maine Sea Coast Mission between 1927 and 1966, consisting of feature-length films, titles...more
5) Maine State Library Collection
Collection contains educational works produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN), local television stations and universities, and the state's Department of Human Services. Pro...more
30) Maine State Museum Collection
Collection contains documentaries and other factual works concerning Maine's logging industry, such as "Log Jam," "Penobscot Development Corporation's Pulp Operations at Shorey Siding,...more
6) McGinley, Susan L. Collection
Collection contains promotional clips of film trailers made available as Kodak Cinegraphs. Includes a trailer for the documentary "The Moose Country," showing a moose still shot and Fra...more
15) Meader, Abbott Collection
Collection contains two factual works and outtakes. "Orff-Schulwerk: American Odyssey" (1979) provides an initial look at the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, filmed in seventeen sc...more
12) Medomak Camp Collection
Collection contains film of boys' summer camp activities. Medomak Camp was founded in 1904 by Frank E. Poland as a farming camp for city boys on the farm where he was born in Washington...more
13) Mitchell, Fran Collection
The collection consists of 750 feet of silent, color, 8 mm film from the 1960's. The films were shot in Maine and consist of home movies, including footage of a Memorial Day parade, har...more
16) MPBC Collection
Collection is comprised of 72 reels of public service announcements donated in 1994 including "Opportunities for Minorities," and "Walk Through Your House." Collection also contains 193...more
7) MPBN Collection
Collection contains over 100 factual programs broadcast by MPBN on subjects including health and medicine, economics, natural resources, government, crime, education, history and women'...more
18) MPTV Collection
The collection contains broadcast programs, and other materials including public service announcements and political campaign spots. Public affairs and general interest series represen...more
8) Mulherin, George Collection
Collection contains [George Mulherin--home movies], scenes from a family trip and world cruise on the Cunard Line in the early 1930s including the American West, tropical islands, the M...more
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9) National Association of Manufacturers Collection
Collection contains documentaries and factual works. The weekly series, "Industry on Parade," explores various industries in the United States. Businesses in Maine include a sawmill, sh...more
19) National Center for Film and Video Preservation Collection
Collection contains a nature work titled "Crayfish and Stickleback," which includes a scene of onlookers surrounding a person holding a 35-pound Portland lobster. This film is part of a...more
7) Nevison Collection
Collection contains educational/cultural work, "From Pulp to Newsprint," a comprehensive look at a paper mill in operation. Film opens with aerial views of the town and Seaboard Paper C...more
14) Nickerson, Laura Collection
The collection consists of 25 reels of silent, color, Super 8 film. The films are primarily home movies shot by Laura Nickerson, featuring Christmas scenes, weddings, family camping tri...more
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20) Parker, Ruth Collection
Collection contains home movies including scenes of winter and summer family activities, boating and barbecue. Collection also contains an educational/cultural work: "World's Fair: Wing...more
21) Penobscot Heritage Center Collection
Collection contains an educational/cultural work, "Abnaki: The Native People of Maine" that explores the cultural identity and survival of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mic...more
2) Pentecost, Arthur Collection
The Arthur Pentecost Collection contains 21 reels of amateur 16 mm. film and 3 reels of commercial film. Primarily shot by Arthur Pentecost, the film shows his family at home in Upper...more
15) Pine Tree Society Collection
Collection contains promotional footage: Pine Tree Camp/Easter Seal Society, and "Tall Shadows." The earliest film, from the 1940s, features disabled children involved in camp activit...more
10) Portland Pipe Line Corporation Collection
Collection contains two sponsored films, "The Story of the Portland to Montreal Pipeline" and "Short Cut to Montreal," as well as the unedited production materials used to make these fi...more
16) Price, Harrie B. Collection
The Collection contains family events such as vacation travel, holiday rituals, and sporting activities, including a Hamilton College hockey game. It also contains significant regional...more
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17) Sanderson, David Collection
Collection contains [Camp McWain], amateur footage of activities at a girls’ camp in Waterford, Maine. Scenes include an auto excursion for a picnic, cooking hot dogs over a camp fire,...more
6) Sawyer, Donald Collection
Collection contains [Sawyer--home movies], with logging footage shot by Omar Sawyer in the Bingham area and other footage of family summer and winter activities, trips and events such a...more
23) SERESC Collection
Collection contains an educational/cultural work, "The Granite State Sampler," a visual archive chronicling New Hampshire state history, government, industry and communities through 12,...more
8) Shettleworth, Earle G., Sr. Collection
Collection contains [Earle Shettleworth, Sr.--home movies], with scenes including family trips to Europe and South America, 1938 flood damage in Hartford, New York World's Fair (1939),...more
11) Sisson, Laurence Collection
Collection contains an educational/cultural work, "Maine's Harvesters of the Sea," about the fishing industry in Maine including lobstering, sardine fishing, clam digging, harvesting sh...more
40) Sprague, Ned Collection
Collection contains home movies, primarily scenes of fishing trips via double-decker steamer boats, the 'Twilight' and 'Katahdin,' on Moosehead Lake, Maine. Footage has intertitles such...more
25) Stanton, Robert Collection
Collection contains an educational/cultural work, "New England," a professionally shot and edited film focusing on various aspects of the New England region. Included are scenes of natu...more
4) Stone, John A. Collection
Collection contains [John A. Stone--home movies] covering family life at home, travel, and vacations: the beach, skiing at Tuckerman’s Ravine in New Hampshire, and trips to Maine. Foot...more
43) Sulya, Joseph Collection
Collection contains [Sulya family--home movies], with family scenes taken in and around Bucksport, Maine. Family events include weddings, holidays, camp activities, a dance recital, Li...more
13) Surry Folklife Collection
Collection contains interviews with various residents of the Surry and Blue Hill, Maine, areas, including retired quarryman Dewie Davis, historian Esther Wood, Donald Lord, Francis and...more
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27) University of Maine, Orono Collection
Collection contains factual works: documentaries such as biographical films on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and George Washington Carver and educational films on Maine fishing, ecology an...more
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28) Westbrook College Collection
Collection contains factual works such as: "Greater Portland's Heritage," on the history of Portland; two documentary series on the Portland landmarks and neighborhoods hosted by Earle...more
15) Westbrook School Department/PRIME Collection
Collection contains eighteen prints of New England educational and industrial titles. Several films in the Collection, such as "Blueberries for Sal" and "The Legend of Paul Bunyan," we...more
30) Whipple Family Collection
The Whipple Family Collection consists of amateur films depicting family leisure and recreation. The footage was shot outdoors, mostly in either the summer or the winter. The summer sce...more
8) Wieden Collection
Collection contains a factual work titled "Sociography: How Mainers Work, Live and Play," a film record of a summer state-wide tour, of various industries and locales, with recent gradu...more
1) Willard, Norma Collection
The collection consists of one reel of film depicting two boys and a girl setting up camp from a car and trailer, cooking and eating a meal, unloading and assembling two small boats and...more
18) Wohelo-The Luther Gulick Camp Collection
Collection contains [Wohelo Camp Footage], a promotional film showing camp activities ca. 1919-1923. Collection also contains home movies of a girls' summer camp on Sebago Lake. "Luther...more
9) Woodbury, Bob Collection
Collection contains [Bob Woodbury--home movies] and [Chester Woodbury--home movies]. Scenes include family celebrations and vacations, as well as footage of The Bozo Show, Armed Forces...more
31) WVII Collection
Collection contains WVII station programming representing NHF’s most recent local television moving images. Nearly half of the videotapes reflect holiday and special events programs su...more