13 Items in This Collection
1) [Good Will - Hinckley School - multiple titles]
[1000 ft.], 6 reels 1060.0001: Can notes: "1936. Black and white film. Footage of G.W. Hinckley. Sun rise [fire]. Cutting ice on Kennebec." NHF notes: b&w footage of Hinckley with b...   more
2) [Good Will - Hinckley School, outtakes]
["Recruiting Film" Outtakes]: 16mm on two reels, [1700 ft]. each, label says 'needs splicing'. Color reversal dupes of 1940s and 1970s footage? NHF can labels (1990s): .0014: "Out takes...   more
3) [Good Will - Hinckley School, 'Recruiting Film']
'Recruiting Film,' various elements (1970s): 1060.0007: [600 ft.] 16 mm. original reversal A roll 1060.0008: [600 ft.] 16 mm. original reversal B roll 1060.0009: [600 ft.] 16 mm. B-win...   more
4) [Good Will Idea and Scenes from School]
Can notes for two reels: '1936. Black and white film. Footage of G.W. Hinckley. Sunrise [?]. Cutting ice on Kennebec.' '1936. G.W. Hinckley (with sound). Reinsophy speech.' NHF notes: S...   more
5) [Trees]
A short entitled 'Trees'. Organist Jesse Crawford plays over footage of trees with the superimposed poem 'I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree...' 1935 d.c.   more
6) [Hinckley footage]
Reel notes: 'Film I. 1941. Color: Graduation, chapel. G.W. at Murrat tallets. calendula Sunday. Robinson Stockade. Campus buildings. Classroom interiors. Senior spring with H.G.W. Museu...   more
7) [Hinckley school sports]
Ca.1940 Dupont film. Nice silhouette shots of golfing, CU of female golfer, small group of golfers walking the course, at the putting green. Small town football match. LS of various pla...   more
8) [Scenes at Hinckley School for Boys]
Farming scenes with tractor and various machinery. Boys pick and bag potatoes. Truck picks boys up. Sheep farming with lambs, ewes; sheep herding, chicken farming with CU's of chicks. C...   more
9) The Good Will Idea
Can notes: '1936. G.W. Hinckley (with sound). Reinsophy speech.' 1060.0003: B&W print #1 1060.0004: B&W print #2 (worse condition) NHF notes: G.W. Hinckley explaining why he sta...   more
10) Truth About Taxes
Educational film showing brief scenes of industry (foundry farming, building motors). Interviews with taxpayers. War footage of planes and aerial bombing, destruction of cities, victims...   more
11) We the People
Various Philadelphia scenes. Dissolve to recreation of founding father giving speech, fade to CU of Constitution, fade back to founding father discussing something with Colonial woman....   more
12) Willkie-McNary Know Their Farming
Overview of farm and barn, mountains, plains, lakes, a rodeo. Dialogue between Willkie and McNary in front of flag. Willkie at a farm talking to farmers, pumping and drinking water, roa...   more
13) Logging Baker Mt. 1938
Hand drawn title: "Logging Baker Mt. 1938". Footage difficult to view on Moviscop: 'Overview of river and forest,' man leaning against gas driven snow tractor, pan of snow tractor and t...   more
Good Will-Hinckley Collection
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Carlton Brown
Credit: Good Will-Hinckley Collection, Northeast Historic Film. George W. Hinckley, 1940.
Primary Format and Extent
film (2,300 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (80 min.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1931 – 1974
Collection contains footage of the Good Will-Hinckley School, a farm school in Fairfield, Maine, with scenes of surroundings and various school activities such as farming, ice cutting, sports and graduations. The films show students with livestock and harvesting potatoes, sawing wood in winter, playing football and golf, and attending church services. "The Good Will Idea" (1940) was produced by Carlton Brown. The founder, George Walter Hinckley, explains why he built the community. Collection also contains three promotional films produced by the Republican National Committee ca. 1940: "The Truth About Taxes" presents views of U.S. taxes and interviews with taxpayers superimposed with scenes of industry, war and the German Nazi movement; "We the People" recreates Philadelphia scenes of the U.S. Constitution founding fathers; and "Willkie-McNary Know Their Farming" shows two farmers at work. VHS tape is "CBS Sunday Morning" with a Charles Kuralt story on the school.
Biographical/Historical Notes
George Walter Hinckley founded the farm school based on his philosophical concept of "reinsophy" (religion, intellectualism, society, and physical fitness). Carlton Brown was a board member of Good Will-Hinckley. The Good Will-Hinckley School continues to operate on a 2,450-acre campus with the papers of the organization on site. WorldCat George W. Hinckley published "The Story of Good Will Farm" and many other works. WorldCat
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