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1) SMPTE Jiffy Test Film
Audio visual test film created by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).   more
2) [Log Rolling Contest]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Fireman's Convention at the Balsams, 1944.' // Box captions: 'Br. Co. log roller.' // Title card reads: '22nd Annual Conference, New England Association of Fi...   more
3) [Animated Woodsmen Drawings]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Safety film from animated drawings, 1947.' // Box captions: 'Experiments on animated drawings--made spring of 1947. Safety film work. Keep for study.' // Trai...   more
4) [Protect Young Growth Titles]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Experimental film on Process work with Brown Company Woods 'Seal', Save the Young Growth, etc., 1949.' // Box captions: 'Work done on notes of June 7 and June...   more
5) King Spruce
NHF footage notes for 'King Spruce': Logging film including axe sharpening, chopping trees, horse pulling logs, Lombard log hauler, rolling logs with Peaveys, men going to lunch, cuttin...   more
6) [The Forest and The Woodsman--outtakes]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'The Forest and the Woodsman (footage).' // Box captions: 'Oct 1953. Traveling truck etc. Long log at Dumner[?] yard. ...for introduction material for film 'Th...   more
7) [It's Not the Axe, It's Joe--rough cut]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'First version (no title) of Old Town, Maine, showing of 'It's Not the Axe, It's Joe.'' // Box captions: 'First version (no titles) we took to Old Town Maine s...   more
8) [Moose Hunting Trip]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Moose Hunting Trip, Oct 1954.' // Box captions: 'Not too interesting. Oct 1954. Hunting movie trip. Part not used by Bill De Roin.' // Footage of Brown Compan...   more
9) [unidentified--home movies]
Box captions: 'Exactly 98'36 ft. 16 f.p.s. Mirage in E. Colorado--June 1960. Fircrackers on 4th of July. House at Paul Hill. Downey playing with Ma's foot. The view from Acton Hill in S...   more
10) [unidentified woods film--outtakes]
Box captions: 'Aug 7th, 1962. 'A.' Copy. Br. Co. hen[?] woods film. Parts taken from film and new material added (not used). This dupe copy is same as in 400' can. List of scenes in 400...   more
11) [Wildlife Birds]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Wild Life Birds (surplus film 1963).' // Box captions: 'Wildlife--Birds--surplus film taken on river Sept 1963--original film. B.' // Scenery, marshes, rivers...   more
12) [Cutter Blade Rotation]
Box captions: 'Dec 15 1965. Cutter Room Burgess--R Marquis, Bob Stracton--showing rotation of cutter blade. 64 t.p.s. Speeds of 350. Speeds of 440. Speeds of 150. See ex notes of Dec 15...   more
13) [Log Hauling Sequence]
Donor's titles in quotes: 'Hauling sequence from The Forest and the Woodsman.' // Box captions: 'Duplicate copy. Long log hauling sequence [?] use in The Forest and the Woodsman.' // Ha...   more
14) [Cutting and Moving Pulp]
Can notes: 2/11/60. Scenes taken from this original film for new Br. Co. 1960 movie: 1. CU detailing spruce log. Kelly's mill. 2. Detailed logs dropping down from ramp. 3. Boards--pilin...   more
15) [Peeling Spruce]
Box captions: 'Peeling spruce copy film. Dupe. Also sunset scene. See can #5 on filed material for original film.' // Footage of peeling pulp and sunset. // Date from edge code on film.   more
16) [Care of Hand Tools]
Care of hand tools. // Date from edge code on film.   more
17) [Life Preserver Demonstration]
Life preserver demonstration. // Date from edge code on film, could be 1961.   more
18) [Falling Rain]
Footage of rain falling on different objects. // Film is Ansco stock, no date code.   more
19) [Trees in Autumn]
Footage of trees in autumn/fall. // Date from edge code on film.   more
20) [Precision Core Cutter]
Title card reads: 'Berlin Foundry & Machine Company, Berlin NH, New Precision Core Cutter.' // Footage of man operating machine, cutting cardboard tubs. // Date from edge code on film.   more
21) [Pressure Cookers]
Footage of large pressure cooking vats in a mill. // Date from edge code on film.   more
22) [Transportation of Pulp]
Film has mag soundtrack. // Film in fair condition, has twist throughout, the mag stripe often runs into the image, many splices are loose and need repair, minor damage at head needs re...   more
23) Selection and Use of an Axe
Label on leader: 'Selection and Use of an Axe. Original Koda.' // Date range from edge codes on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 43.'   more
24) More Water for New Hampshire
Title on film: 'More Water for New Hampshire.' // Box captions: 'A 16 mm. sound color motion picture telling the story of water as a natural resource in New Hampshire...30 minutes long....   more
25) Trees for Tomorrow
Title on film: 'Trees for Tomorrow' 'Presented by American Forest Products Industries.' // Film has minor scratching, otherwise very good.   more
26) [Pulpwood for Today and Tomorrow--negative]
Title on film: 'Pulpwood for Today and Tomorrow.' // Negative with optical soundtrack. // 1946 date code on film. // Edge damage at head and tail needs repair.   more
27) [Your Cord of Wood--picture negative]
Title on film: 'Your Cord of Wood.' // This is a silent pic negative. // Transferred at 15 fps. // 1945 date code on film. // Formerly labeled 'Reel 26.'   more
28) [Your Cord of Wood--soundtrack]
Optical sound track for 'Your Cord of Wood.' // 1948 date code on film. // Formerly called 'Reel 27.'   more
29) Your Cord of Wood
Title on film: 'Your Cord of Wood.' // Box captions: 'Sound (trial) version 1948.' // Optical soundtrack. // Formerly called 'Reel 25.'   more
30) Timber is a Crop
Title on film: 'Timber is a Crop.' // Box captions: 'This film is #7 copy of 'Timber is a Crop' made in 1945. Film is somewhat scratched and should only be used for study.' // Film has...   more
31) It's Not the Axe, It's Joe [French Version]
Title on film: 'It's Not the Axe, It's Joe.' // Optical soundtrack, in French. // Film also has Ansco stock. // Formerly 'Reel 29.'   more
32) Then It Happened
Box captions: 'Then It Happened.' 1947 Maine forest fire. Rochester NH to sea at Kennebunkport ME. // Formerly 'Reel 30.'   more
33) It Pays to be Trained
'It Pays to be Trained.' // English soundtrack. // Film has twist throughout. // Credits on film: Presented by 'The Woodlands Section of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association.' 'Prepa...   more
34) A Guide to the Selection, Maintenance and Use of Pulpwood Cutting Tools: Part 4, Use of Tools
NHF transfer notes: Take title shots. Cut scenes showing tools on block (first series). [Guide to Pulpwood Cutting Tools, Part IV and V.] // Part 5 on reel as well? // Film has twist th...   more
35) [New England Pulpwood Cutting Contest]
Footage of pulp cutting & loading--loading machines, cutting machines, pulp cutting. New England pulpwood cutting contest at Fryeburg Fair 1944. // NHF transfer notes: Dated May 5,...   more
36) [Transportation of Pulpwood--soundtrack]
NHF transfer notes: Transportation of Pulpwood. // Optical sound track only. // Formerly: 'Reel 34.'   more
37) Helpful Hints in Preparing Pulpwood
Title on film: 'Helpful Hints in Preparing Pulpwood.' // Donor's label: 'Helpful Hints in Pulpwood Cutting.' // Label on leader: 'Orig. Koda.' // Dates from edge codes on film. // Inclu...   more
38) [Helpful Hints in Preparing Pulpwood--soundtrack]
Opitcal soundtrack for Helpful Hints in Preparing Pulpwood. // Label on leader: 'Pos. Trk - Helpful Hints Pulpwood.' // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 36.'   more
39) A Guide to the Selection, Maintenance and Use of Pulpwood Cutting Tools: Part 1
Title on film: 'A Guide to the Selection, Maintenance, and Use of Pulpwood Cutting Tools, Part 1.' // Date from edge code on film. // A-wind. // Film has twist. // Formerly: 'Reel 37.'   more
40) Your Cord of Wood
Title on film: 'Your Cord of Wood.' // Donor notes: B&W work copy for film Your Cord of Wood 1945. // NHF transfer notes: Work print, transferred at 15 fps. // Date from edge code on fi...   more
41) [The World in the Camera: Vanguard Satellite Launched]
Title cards on film: 'The World in the Camera,' 'Vanguard Satellite Launched! Cape Canaveral.' // Newsreel? // 1957 edge code on film. // Vanguard I is the world's longest orbiting man-...   more
42) [The Forest and the Woodsman--soundtrack]
Optical soundtrack for 'The Forest and the Woodsman.' // Film has tear near head. // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 39.'   more
43) [Brown Company Conservation Field Day]
Label on leader: 'Scout Field Day Orig. Koda.' // Title card on film: 'Brown Company Conservation Field Day.' // Date from edge code on film. // Likely amateur footage of Brown Company...   more
44) [Brown Company Conservation Field Day]
Title card on film: 'Brown Company Conservation Field Day.' // Date from edge code on film. // Likely amateur footage of Brown Company event. // Formerly: 'Reel 86.'   more
45) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 87.'   more
46) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 88.'   more
47) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 89.'   more
48) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 90.'   more
49) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 91.'   more
50) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Color is faded. // Date from edge code on film - may be 1966. // Formerly: 'Reel 92.'   more
51) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 93.'   more
52) Care and Use of a Bucksaw
Label on leader: 'Care and Use of a Bucksaw #2.' // Date from edge code on film. // Kodachrome color. // Film has twist. // Formerly: 'Reel 44.'   more
53) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [1000 ft.], Reel 2: [900 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Unidentifed. // Kodachrome color.   more
54) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 94.'   more
55) Pictures of Pulp Mills on the Pacific Coast
Title on film: 'Pictures of Pulp Mills on the Pacific Coast taken by E.P. Cook and B.T. Larrabee November 1940.' // Slight perf and edge damage. // List of scenes in collection folder....   more
56) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 74.'   more
57) Noble & Wood Pulpwood Loader
Title on film: 'Noble & Wood Pulpwood Loader.' // Date from edge code on film. // Kodachrome color. // Formerly: 'Reel 75.'   more
58) [It's Not the Axe, It's Joe and Winter Hauling--titles]
English credit titles on winter hauling and It's not the Axe, It's Joe. // Credit titles with Bill Potter soundstripe copy changed 1/17/55. // Date from edge code on fim. // Film has ma...   more
59) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Film is Ansco stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 77.'   more
60) Wild Life Birds
Donor's notes: 'Wild Life Birds (surplus film 1963).' Wildlife (Birds) surplus film taken on River fall 1963. Original film. Surplus--not used in Wildlife movie. // 1963 edge code on fi...   more
61) New England Fairs
Title on film: 'New England Fairs' 'Presented by Brown Company, Foremost Producers Purified Cellulose' 'Produced by the Woods Department, Berlin, New Hampshire.' // Good color. // Date...   more
62) [New England Fairs--outtakes]
Donor's notes: 'Lancaster Fair (surplus film).' 1944. Surplus film from movie 'Lancaster Fair' now 'New England Fair.' Scenes Br. Co's tent & etc. // Also see item 0836.0058. // 1943 an...   more
63) The Forest and the Woodsman
The Forest and the Woodsman. // Date from edge code - may be 1961. // Fomerly: 'Reel 33.'   more
64) [Sheep Dog and Sheep Trials]
Donor's notes: 'Sheep Dog and Sheep Trials, Keene, NH, 1948.' // 1947 edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 81.'   more
65) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // 1956 edge code on film, but print-through 1957 edge code. // A-wind. // Kodachrome C film stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 82.'   more
66) [unidentified]
Item unidentified. // Date from edge code on film. // Notched for timing. // Kodachrome C stock. // Formerly: 'Reel 83.'   more
67) [The Forest and the Woodsman--outtakes]
Donor's notes: 'The Forest and the Woodsman (footage).' Work copy of complete film made up for N.Y. office (spring 1950) but never used. Parts of some original film used for Woods Dept...   more
68) [Outtakes from unidentified film]
Donor's notes: Jan 9th 1964. Work copy. This film--not used--was taken from Brown Co. new woods movie. Material collected thru years 1960 to 1964. // Consists of outtake footage. // Lis...   more
69) [Selection and Use of an Axe--soundtrack]
Optical soundtrack for 'Selection and Use of an Axe.' // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 40.'   more
70) [Care and Use of a Bucksaw--soundtrack]
Optical soundtrack for 'Care and Use of a Bucksaw.' // Formerly: 'Reel 41.'   more
71) Selection and Use of an Axe
Label on leader: 'Selection and Use of an Axe #1.' // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 42.'   more
72) Care and Use of a Bucksaw
Label on leader: 'Care and Use of a Bucksaw. Original Koda.' // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 45.'   more
73) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [950 ft.], Reel 2: [1000 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Winter logging in snow, mill exterior. // Kodachrome color.   more
74) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [1000 ft.], Reel 2: [1000 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Winter logging in snow. // Kodachrome color.   more
75) [Music and Masonry--outtakes]
Label on leader: 'Music and Masonry Outtakes' // Ansco film stock, some with a peach-colored tint. // Also includes Kodak b&w negative stock with 1960 edge code.   more
76) [Music and Masonry]
Label on leader: 'Music and Masonry' // Ansco film stock, some with a peach-colored tint.   more
77) [Waters of Yosemite]
Label on leader: 'Breakdown Rolls' 'Waters of Yosemite' 'Rolls 1-41.' // Ektachrome color. // Date from edge code on film.   more
78) [Preparing Pulpwood]
NHF transfer notes: preparing pulpwood. // Label on leader: 'Twitching.' // Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 46.'   more
79) The Story of Solka: The Amazing Basic Material that Makes a Thousand Things Better
Title on film: 'The Story of Solka: The Amazing Basic Material that Makes a Thousand Things Better.' // Donor's notes: 'Story of Solka, before 1940 (2 reels).' Note--History of this fil...   more
80) [Rehabilitation, 1960]
Donor's notes: 'Rehabilitation, 1960 (original print).' // Box notes: 5/26/60. Surplus film--tapes used. Client: Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. Subject: rehabilitation, 16mm color original--or...   more
81) [Transportation of Pulp]
Transportation of pulp. // Slight edgewave. // Men working with logs in river. // Formerly: 'Reel 49.'   more
82) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [1200 ft.], Reel 2: [800 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Boats, logs on river. // Kodachrome color.   more
83) [unidentified]
Reel 1: [950 ft.], Reel 2: [450 ft.] // Originally one reel, broken down into two 05/2005. // Kids with film projector in b&w on reel 1. Reel 2 predominantly logging footage, possibly w...   more
84) [Pulp-Handling Equipment]
Footage of pulp-handling equipment. // Date from processing date printed on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 50.'   more
85) [Crane-Loading Training Film]
Woods crane-loading training film. // Kodachrome color. // Date range from edge codes on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 51.'   more
86) [Portable Chipper]
Portable chipper chipping slabs. // Date from edge code on film. // A-wind. // Kodachrome color. // Formerly: 'Reel 52.'   more
87) [River Pollution]
Label on leader: 'Project 189 - River Pollution.' // Title on film: 'Research and Development Dept. River Pollution (Androscoggin River) 7-13-41.' // NHF transfer notes: '1. River pollu...   more
88) [Brown Property]
Can note: 'Surplus copy film (note some of this film not treated for magnetic sound). Scenes: 1. Sling unloading at Burgess yard. 2. Sling unloading at Corey pile. 3. Sling unloading at...   more
89) [Army Pulpwood Caravan at Millbrook Camp]
Donor's notes: 'Army Pulpwood Caravan at Millbrook Camp, 1942.' This is one that we copied - it is in New Hampshire and was filmed during WWII. // Date from edge code on film. // Former...   more
90) Pulpwood for Today and Tomorrow
Title on film: 'Pulpwood for Today and Tomorrow.' // Date range from edge codes on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 58.'   more
91) [Pulp Handling from Stump to Mill]
Pulp handling from stump to mill. // Date from edge code on film. // Film has twist. // Formerly: 'Reel 59.'   more
92) [River Water]
Donor's notes: 'Half dome (waterfall on cliff at left), down pan along waterfall, churning water, Yosemite Falls, small waterfall up high on a cliff, close up of water, half dome--river...   more
93) [Operation Sanmaur]
Title on film: 'Operation Sanmaur 1946. // Donor's title: 'Operation--Sanhaur.' // Can note: January 1947. Original film on mechanical hauling. // Date from edge code on film. // Former...   more
94) [Operation Sanmaur]
NHF transfer notes: Operation Sanmaur original film. // Kodachrome color. //Date from edge code on film. // Formerly: 'Reel 62.'   more
95) A New Era in Woods Life
Title on film: 'A New Era in Woods Life.' // See collection folder for shot list. // Dates from edge codes on film. // Kodachrome color. // Formerly: 'Reel 63.'   more
96) Trucking and Safety
Title on film: 'Trucking and Safety.' // Donor's note: 'Trucking with Safety, 1943.' // Can note: 'Original film--somewhat scratched--keep intact for future scenes. Some scenes used for...   more
97) [American Pulpwood Association Equipment Conference]
American Pulpwood Association mechanical pulpwood equipment conference: June 4-8, 1945. // Transferred at 15 fps. // Formerly: 'Reel 65.'   more
98) [Hauling Sequence from The Forest and the Woodsman]
Donor's notes: 'Hauling Sequence from The Forest and the Woodsman.' // Can note: 4/12/54. Copy film. Long log hauling sequence (Burgess large crane). Taken from 'The Forest and the Wood...   more
99) [Your Cord of Wood and Trucking with Safety--titles & outtakes]
Donor's note: 'Timber is a Crop (footage).' // Can note: 12/20/65. Surplus copy film taken and used in 'Timber is a Crop.' Part of pulpwood drive taken at Dennison Bog Stream on Kenneba...   more
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Brown Paper Company Collection
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Primary Format and Extent
film (16,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Collection Date Range
1940 – 1977
Summary
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 spruce and loading freight cars; equipment such as portable choppers, coresaw machines and vapor tanks; and, policies on river and forest ecology. Instructional film "It's Not the Axe, It's Joe" is in both English and French versions. New England and west-coast paper mill activities are shown. Sponsored films include "The Story of Solka: The Amazing Basic Material that Makes a Thousand Things Better," about powdered cellulose, and "New England Fairs" containing footage of fairs in the 1940s. Collection also contains "Firemen's Convention" (1945), "Sheep Dog Trials" (1948), and "Scouts' Field Day" (1954). Collection also contains instructional and safety films, including one dated 1947 made from animated drawings, as well as home movies of travel around the Pacific Northwest.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Brown Paper Company, a large paper mill in Berlin, New Hampshire, extensively documented its industry through films and photography. Victor Beaudoin was a Brown Company photographer for 33 years, beginning in the mid-1920s.
People and Organizations
Brown Paper Company
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