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1) [MSHA Meeting]
Director James Mitchell of the Maine State Housing Authority (MSHA) discusses new home loan program at meeting in Falmouth. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
2) [Maine Turnpike Construction]
Construction of the Maine Turnpike; cranes dig dirt, man on concrete platform beside steel posts; crane digs dirt out of river   more
3) [Portland vs. Deering Football]
Portland vs. Deering; high school football game at Fitzpatrick Stadium; muddy field; from 'Sports Archive Reel 4'   more
4) [Salamandra Glass]
Interviews with George Cirocco and David Ballentone at Salamandra Glass Works in Portsmouth. The two discuss and explain the glassblowing process and techniques. Shots of the glassblowi...   more
5) [Sea Spray Hotel Demolition]
Reynolds visits the old Sea Spray Hotel in Kennebunkport as it is being torn down. Reynolds reads poem while shots of the old building are shown.   more
6) Artemus Ward House
No description available   more
7) [Assorted Maine & NH Reports]
Fritzi Cohen (sp?) review of comedic stage play 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' with footage of play and actors in Brunswick; wrecked Volkswagen Beetle car off road, po...   more
8) Nylander Museum
No description available   more
9) [Longley on Scrutiny of Nominees]
Governor James Longley speaks at press conference on government service and public scrutiny of his nominees. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
10) University of Maine at Augusta Jazz
No description available   more
11) [Baseball Lecture]
Man gives lecture to audience in front of chalkboard with baseball diagram   more
12) [Scarborough Planning Board Criticized]
Neighbors question planning board approval of plans for new home site; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
13) [Model Ship Repairman William Whorf]
Label on tape: 'Alewives / Ship Model Repair.' // Interview with Kennebunk model ship repairman William Whorf. Displays some broken models, talks about need to do research to properly r...   more
14) [Portland vs. Biddeford Basketball]
Portland vs. Biddeford; high school basketball game at Portland Expo building; late 1970s footage   more
15) [Bird Sculptor Chippy Chase]
Reynolds visits woodshed of Chippy Chase. Chase carves wooden sculptures of birds. Interview with Chase about his work, background, and interest in birds. Shots of Chase carving sculptu...   more
16) [Mantle Receives Award]
New York Yankee baseball player Mickey Mantle receives award/prize belt; United Press story; from 'Sports Archive Reel 5'   more
17) [1957 Maine Forest Fire]
Can label says: 1957 Maine Forest Fire; footage of large forest fire, firemen, aerial footage of thick smoke and burned homes, Kennebunk sign; fire fighters drink water beside truck on...   more
18) Masons Ovens and Saws
No description available   more
19) Bath Ship Model
No description available   more
20) Steel Works
No description available   more
21) Ice Fishing
No description available   more
22) Planetarium
No description available   more
23) [Monmouth Blacksmith Shop Museum]
On tape with 1567.0014B. // Reynolds visits 7-building Village Blacksmith Shop Museum in Monmouth. Receives whirlwind tour from Earl Flanders, who turned old blacksmith shop into a muse...   more
24) [Carey-Longley Dispute]
State Representative Richard 'Spike' Carey talks about his meeting with Governor James Longley and their dispute, says state representatives wanted to 'shock (Longley) into reality', sa...   more
25) [CCCC Ice Surface Preparation & Painting]
Workers painting ice surface at Cumberland County Civic Center with logo of Maine Mariners hockey team; interview with man about process and difficulties involved with getting ice surfa...   more
26) [Orr's Island Solar Home]
Label on tape: 'Update: Solar House, Orr's Island.' // Visit to solar-powered home built by Bob Multer on Orr's Island. Interview with Multer, says the solar heat system is much simpler...   more
27) Cohen on China
24 minute interview with William Cohen at Senate Recording Studio, 1/18/1979. Discusses China policy, President Carter's Korean policy and the recognition of Taiwan. Several minutes of...   more
28) [Ice Skating]
Reynolds visits ice skating pond on Main Street in Yarmouth. Numerous shots of children playing hockey and skating.   more
29) [Crime Rates]
Detective Lieutenant talks about crime and clearance rates; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
30) [Osteopathic Hospital Operation]
Osteopathic Hospital of Maine; operation; kidney transplant?; part one, see item 0853.0236   more
31) Mozzarella Cheese
No description available   more
32) [Sugarloaf Ski Film]
No opening credits. // Film documents the 1971 World Cup ski race held at Sugarloaf Mountain called the Tall Timber Classic. Features footage from ABC Wide World of Sports coverage of t...   more
33) [Bagpipers]
Reynolds visits with bagpipe teacher Ted Safford at his home in Falmouth. Practices bagpipe performance at table with Mike Hancock and Mike Dow. Safford talks about how his interest in...   more
34) Great Pyrenees
No description available   more
35) Christmas
No description available   more
36) The Last Piano Man for the Silent Movies, Danny Patt
Dated June 1992. Interviews with people who attended movies at the Saco River Grange Hall (Riverside Theater) in Bar Mills and with Danny Patt, accompanist for silent films. Videotaped...   more
37) [Celtics vs. Cavaliers Basketball]
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers; exhibition basketball game at Cumberland County Civic Center   more
38) [Pownal Bow Makers]
Reynolds visits George Rubino and Lynn Hannings, who make bows for stringed instruments. They explain the process of shaping the Pernambuco wood and using horsehair. Shots of the bows b...   more
39) [Baseball]
Softball game at night; from 'Sports Archive Reel 3'   more
40) [(Tebbetts?) Home Farm outtakes]
Clif Reynolds wearing cowboy hat stands in front of milking machines. Makes a statement regarding significance of new dairying technology.   more
41) [Executive Council Meeting]
Meeting of the Executive Council. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
42) The Apothecary
No description available   more
43) [Old Age]
Interview with congressman on old age; continued from item 0853.0237; from reel labeled 'Old Age - 03/11/1962'   more
44) Harvey Howell Dowsing at Bowdoin
This tape is blank. See record number 11542 for transfer from 16 mm.   more
45) [Model House Builder]
Interview with artist John Carr. Carr also builds model houses and displays one of his completed colonial models. Also shows some works in process including a room from a house in Marbl...   more
46) [Forest Insect Problems]
Unidentified man talks about assement of insect problems in Maine forests; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
47) Door-to-Door Meat
Reynolds and Burton Dodge in room where Dodge cuts meat by hand. Interviews sith Burton and Ellis Dodge regarding door-to-door business. The Dodges cutting meat with bandsaw-type cutter...   more
48) [Kite Flying]
Label on tape: 'Kites Times.' // Children fly kites on beach. // NOTE: NHF was not able to transfer this item. Tape was sent to Vidipax and fully transferred there.   more
49) [Dependent Child Aid Program]
Unidentified man speaks at press conference about aid program for families with dependent children. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
50) [Kennebec Journal Anniversary]
150th anniversary of the Kennebec Journal (1825-1975), interview with newspaper official with copy of the first edition of the paper, compares style to the current edition, comments on...   more
51) [Country Doctor Marion Moulton]
Reynolds visits home of Doctor Marion Moulton, the local ìcountry doctorî for the area. Discusses how times have changed since she began her practice nearly 40 years ago. Moulton is the...   more
52) [Red Sox Baseball]
Ted Williams and other Boston Red Sox baseball players; Williams takes batting practice, hits home run in game at Fenway Park; from 'Sports Archive Reel 2'   more
53) Blueberry Harvest
No description available   more
54) Panty Hose Dolls
No description available   more
55) Amputee Herb Merrill, Jefferson Award Winner
No description available   more
56) Instrument Exhibit
No description available   more
57) [Sanford-Springvale YMCA Construction]
Nutter interviews men in hardhats at construction site for Sanford-Springvale YMCA in Sanford.   more
58) [Gun Control Laws]
Woman talks about gun control laws; from can 241 labeled 05/06/1975 - 05/08/1975   more
59) [Maine Economy]
Unidentified man speaks about economic conference, trends in the Maine economy. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
60) [Golf Course Grass Disease]
Superintendent at Salmon Falls Golf Club battles grass disease; Wahle interviews various club officials and putts on green; golfing footage; footage of pool and people in it; from 'Spor...   more
61) [Harlem Globetrotters Basketball]
Harlem Globetrotters basketball game; players do stunts during game, reverse dunk, play keep away from referee   more
62) [Baseball Newsreel]
Major League Baseball players including Casey Stengel and Wille Mays; ceremony at Fenway Park for Boston Red Sox baseball player Ted Williams; Maine Day at Fenway, Little League player...   more
63) [Rugg's Axe Handles]
Interview with axe handle-maker Ed Rugg about his family business. Also makes handles for peaveys and hatchets. Doug Rugg discusses the process of sawing wood to make handles and what m...   more
64) Crystal Cutter
No description available   more
65) Louis Sarvary, Alpine Carver
No description available   more
66) John Haley Journal
No description available   more
67) [Lewiston Water Main Break]
Water main breaks on Lincoln Street in Lewiston due to boulder shifting. Night footage of repair crew/workers, water pump. // Slightly faded. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 -...   more
68) [Groundbreaking]
Groundbreaking ceremony; can notes say: 'Air, Gr. Brk. 12/15/1966'   more
69) Rockin' with the King
Two 30-second public service announcements for WCSH using WABI footage, copy supplied per use agreement. ONSITE REFERENCE ONLY.   more
70) Kujo (Wonder Dog)
No description available   more
71) Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage
No description available   more
72) [Longley Nominations]
Murray reports on Governor James Longley's nominations; from can 241 labeled 05/06/1975 - 05/08/1975   more
73) [Oxford Plains Speedway]
Exterior of Oxford Plains Speedway; stockcar race footage   more
74) [Royal Family]
Unidentified elderly man talks about meeting the royal family when working the Buffalo Bill Show; from can 241 labeled 05/06/1975 - 05/08/1975   more
75) Androscoggin County Museum
No description available   more
76) [Turnpike Construction & Ribbon-Cutting]
Can note says: '06/03/1954 A-59 Turnpike'; road construction footage, including footage taken from moving bulldozer; spectators watch, Edmund Muskie and other officials speak at microph...   more
77) [Keystone Cops Clip]
Unidentified Keystone cops short clip; silent film with music soundtrack   more
78) Granite State Flower Show
No description available   more
79) [Racquetball]
Wahle reports from Downeast Court Club in Falmouth on rise in popularity of Racquetball; lots of racquetball footage, including slow-motion footage with groovy horn music; from 'Sports...   more
80) [Basketball Newsreel]
Boston Celtics basketball game highlights at Boston Garden; Bates vs. Colby basketball game at Waterville; Cheverus vs. Brunswick high school game; Cape Elizabeth vs. unidentified high...   more
81) [Emergency Personnel]
Emergency personnel/EMTs take person out of house on stretcher, place in ambulance; from can 241 labeled 05/06/1975 - 05/08/1975   more
82) [Layoffs in New Hampshire]
Taylor outside New Hampshire Department of Employment Security, reads report on layoffs. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
83) Wolfeboro House Build
In order of appearance: Clif Reynolds, Mark Rinese, Scott Kinman, John Lord, Allen Horn, Scott Watson and Fred Warren   more
84) Star of Maine Cooking Contest
No description available   more
85) Blacksmith
German man, Hans Wolfe, gives up tool and die making to become a blacksmith.   more
86) Stephanie Voss Does Celia Thaxter
No description available   more
87) Andrews School Kids Dance
No description available   more
88) Miniaturist
No description available   more
89) Senator Margaret Chase Smith
No description available   more
90) Windjammer Days
On tape with 1567.0066B. // Label on tape: 'Windjammer Days - Victory Chimes.' // Slight dropout. // Raw video of windjammers sailing shot for People, Places & Things piece 1567.0082.   more
91) [Housepainter Pat Shearman]
Moderate dropout throughout. // Interviews with housepainter Pat Shearman. Shearman discusses her painting business.   more
92) [Preparing for Ossipee Valley Fair]
Reynolds visits the future site of the Ossipee Valley Fair in Hiram. Fair was formerly located in Cornish, but outgrew the site. Community is heavily involved in providing volunteer sup...   more
93) [Baseball Interview]
MacWilliams interviews unidentified baseball player about injuries   more
94) [Yankees' Spring Training]
New York Yankees baseball team spring training in Florida; United Press story; Joe Dimaggio; from 'Sports Archive Reel 1'   more
95) [Lost Fishing Gear]
Interview with man about benefits for fishermen who lose gear; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
96) [Track Meet]
Kids run, do shot put during track and field meet at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland   more
97) Nordica Museum
No description available   more
98) [Indoor Track Meet]
Indoor high school track meet at Portland Expo between Cheverus, Portland, and South Portland; footage of hurdles; from 'Sports Archive Reel 3'   more
99) Winery
No description available   more
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WCSH Collection
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Collection Date Range
1954 – 1998
Collection contains news footage consisting of sports, news and documentary material, and feature segments for the series "People, Places, and Things." "People, Places, and Things" segments (approximately 600), on the air from 1978 to 1988, were two to four minutes long, produced by Clif Reynolds, and covered the wide range of Maine activities such as sheep farming and showing antique cars. The news footage includes outtakes from coverage of a lock-down at the Maine State Prison in Thomaston when a guard was taken hostage in 1975. Locally-produced documentary programs include a one-hour special on former Senator George Mitchell's political career. Forty-six videotapes document efforts of a young Maine girl, Samantha Smith, to connect with the leadership and youth of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
WCSH is an NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine, now owned by Gannett Co., Inc. The Maine State Prison in Thomaston was demolished in 2002.
People and Organizations
Clif Reynolds
Northeast Historic Film
Access is restricted; consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://www.oldfilm.org/research for more information.
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