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1) Sea Glass
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2) [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
3) Artemus Ward House
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4) Nylander Museum
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5) University of Maine at Augusta Jazz
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6) Masons Ovens and Saws
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7) Bath Ship Model
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8) Steel Works
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9) Ice Fishing
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10) [New Female Register of Deeds]
Nutter interviews woman who has recently been elected Register of Deeds, briefly discusses Watergate scandal, says 'being a woman' may have helped her win, admits that she does not yet...   more
11) Planetarium
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12) [Illegal Police Commission Appointment]
Official government meeting/inauguration ceremony, Al J. Alberty (sp?) appointed illegally to Police Commission to test legality of laws. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/1...   more
13) [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
14) [Oil Refinery Development Hearings]
Interview with man from 'FOIL' organization in front of wall of photographs, talks about hearings on oil refinery development proposal, man beside him silently smokes a pipe. // Item fr...   more
15) [Martin on Committee Selection Process]
Interview with Speaker of Maine House, John Martin on committee assignments and the selection process. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
16) [Longley Critical of Executive Council]
Murray reads report in House chamber about spat between Governor James Longley and Carl Cianchette. Longley criticizes Executive Council at news conference and Carl Cianchette reacts to...   more
17) [Executive Council Meeting]
Meeting of the Executive Council. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
18) [Cumberland County Civic Center Groundbreaking]
Groundbreaking ceremony for new Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, businessman George Lewis is primary funder of the construction project, holds shovel and shovels snow. Cost e...   more
19) [Robert Hall Department Store Closing]
Interior and exterior footage of 'Robert Hall' department store in South Portland. Interview with store manager on stores in the chain that are closing, discusses layoffs. Footage of sa...   more
20) [Ski Conditions & Savings Plaza Opening]
Interview with unidentified man on conditions and snowmaking at ski areas throughout the state. // Unrelated Yates story on opening of Maine Savings Plaza in Portland (One City Center b...   more
21) [IRS Tax Filing Season]
Interview with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official on outlook for tax filing season. Display of IRS forms behind him. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
22) [1971 World Cup Skiing at Sugarloaf]
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
23) [Right To Read & Storm Forecasting]
Interview with woman in front of curtain on 'Right To Read' literacy conference aimed at preventing reading problems. Unrelated story with man/weather forecaster speaking about mis-fore...   more
24) [Rolde on Travel Expenses]
Interview with State Senator Neil Rolde in front of state House chamber in Augusta on controversy stemming from travel expenses accumulated by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memb...   more
25) Great Pyrenees
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26) [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
27) [Longley on Dispute With Carey]
Murray reports on dispute between Governor James Longley and state representative Richard 'Spike' Carey. Longley apologizes to Legislature, calls Carey 'a friend,' says they all have 'a...   more
28) [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
29) [Portland Apartment Building Project]
Progress report on construction project for new Union Mutual apartment building in Portland's East End. Interview with project supervisor Ted Bernard. // Slightly faded. // Item from ca...   more
30) [Lawyer on Sentencing Procedures]
Portland attorney Urban Bennett discusses sentencing procedures for criminals, prison reform study during interview in his office. // Slightly faded. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07...   more
31) [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
32) [Energy Policy]
Representative Neil Rolde speaks briefly on Governor James Longley. Interview with woman from energy office on state energy policy, recommends the office be dissolved. // Item from can...   more
33) The Apothecary
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34) [Muskie on His Committee Assignments]
Senator Edmund Muskie talks about changing his Senate committee assignments at press conference. // Slightly faded, slightly scratched. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/...   more
35) [Agricultural Trade Show Preview]
Interview with man on the upcoming 34th annual Agricultural Trades Show to be held at Augusta Civic Center. // Slightly faded. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
36) [Thin Ice in Portland]
Interview with man in Deering Oaks Park in Portland about dangers of thin ice in city's parks. 'Danger Thin Ice' signs in ice. // Slightly faded. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/197...   more
37) [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
38) [Milk Program Honors Brophy]
Maine Milk Program official honors Jake Brophy with certificate (at Augusta Civic Center?). // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
39) [School Funding Law]
Man wearing green bow tie speaks about difficulties facing Portland schools due to new school funding law, will require elimination of many teaching positions if changes are not made. /...   more
40) [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
41) [Hathaway on Inflation & Economy]
United States Senator William Hathaway speaks in his office on inflation and the current recession, says recession may help cure inflation, but tax cuts will not spur the economy. // It...   more
42) [Legislature Report]
Murray reports from State House on the week's business in the Legislature and the status of the political parties. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
43) [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
44) [Snowstorm on Turnpike]
Footage from interior of car driving in snowstorm on the Maine Turnpike, cars off road, accidents, ambulances, tow truck. Car goes through several toll booths. // Item from can 221, lab...   more
45) [Lumber Company Fire]
Fire at Tri-State Lumber Company in Auburn, firemen hose down smoldering wreckage. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
46) [Oil Prices]
Curran report on oil prices, footage of oil tanks and truck in South Portland. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
47) [Harris Presidential Campaign Speech]
Senator Fred Harris of Oklahoma (Democrat) says people have the power 'to return America to the people' in campaign speech during New Hampshire primary. // Item from can 221, labeled 01...   more
48) [Politics In Falmouth]
Unidentified man speaks about Falmouth politics during press conference, says interest in the town is waning. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
49) [Maine Performing Arts]
Unidentified woman interviewed about upcoming performing arts events in Portland, Waterville, and at the University of Maine in Orono featuring Maine artists. // Sound out of synch. //...   more
50) [Morrison on UMPG]
William Morrison talks about continuing education at University of Maine at Portland-Gorham (UMPG), footage of Portland campus in snow (now University of Southern Maine/USM). // Item fr...   more
51) [Cook's Corner Accident]
Wrecked car on tow truck at Cook's Corner shopping center in Brunswick, police officer talking to train conductor on tracks beside train. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/1...   more
52) [Catholic Youth Organization Dispute]
Cindy Taylor talks about requirement that president of Catholic Youth Organization must be a boy, she had been trying to run for the position before this rule was announced. // Item fro...   more
53) [Maine Savings Building Opening]
Grand opening ceremony with ribbon-cutting at new Maine Savings building in Portland (One City Center building). // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
54) [Furniture Store Burglary]
Perrin's furniture store on Oak Street in Portland burglarized and vandalized, interior and exterior footage of store. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
55) [Caucus Calls For More Women]
Maine Women's Caucus calls on Governor James Longley to name more women to government posts, press conference. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
56) [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
57) [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
58) [Cianchette on Executive Council Functions]
Executive Council Chairman Carl Cianchette outlines rules for review of Governor James Longley nominees, says Executive Council should be abolished. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/...   more
59) Louis Sarvary, Alpine Carver
No description available   more
60) [Teachers Strike Imminent]
Interview with man (Mr. Bourgeault?) about employees picketing in protest of layoffs, teachers may strike soon. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
61) John Haley Journal
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62) [National Energy Policy]
Unidentified politician with southern accent (presidential candidate?) discusses national energy policy and energy crisis. // See item 0853.0052. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/197...   more
63) [Longley Wants Nominees Approved]
Governor James Longley calls for prompt action on approving his nominees for government posts, says delay is too expensive for the people of Maine. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1...   more
64) [Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Employment]
Interview with naval officer on employment prospects and construction projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, discusses submarine construction, USS Jack. // Item from can 221,...   more
65) [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
66) Kujo (Wonder Dog)
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67) [Attorney General Conflict of Interest]
Unidentified man speaks at podium on conflit of interest issue involving Attorney General. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
68) [Female Job Talent Bank]
Interview with unidentified woman on state council on the status of women about creation of a statewide 'talent bank' to alert state officials of qualified women for state job openings....   more
69) [Unidentified Politician]
Unidentified politician with southern accent (presidential candidate?) discusses another politician's decisions. // See item 0853.0046. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/...   more
70) [Longley on Party Affiliations]
Governor James Longley says he is avoiding consideration of party affiliation when filling government posts. // Item from can 221, labeled 01/07/1975 - 01/15/1975.   more
71) [Welding Class]
Welding class in Biddeford prepares students for jobs. // Item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975.   more
72) [Longley Finances]
Murray report on Governor James Longley's finances; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
73) [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
74) [Breast Cancer Support Group]
Unidentified woman speaks about support group for breast cancer patients; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
75) [Legislature Report]
Murray does voice-over report on Legislature issues and activities; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
76) Granite State Flower Show
No description available   more
77) [Insurance For Blind]
Interview with unidentified man and woman on insurance for blind people, many of whom have trouble getting coverage; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
78) [Shakespeare Festival]
Unidentified woman discusses Shakespeare festival for students; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
79) [Animals at Fair]
Llamas and other animals at a fair; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
80) [NH Governor Names Health Commissioner]
New Hampshire Governor Meldrid Thomson, Jr. names new Health and Welfare Commissioner; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
81) [Interview]
Interview with unidentified man; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
82) [DEP Official on Air Quality]
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) official concerned about air quality; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
83) [Food Day]
Food Day aimed at raising public awareness on food issues; footage of supermarket aisles; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
84) [Theater Organ]
Man plays organ; interview with organ player/former silent film accompanist about theater organ; in Portland?; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
85) [Crime Rates]
Detective Lieutenant talks about crime and clearance rates; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
86) [Food Day]
Unidentified man talks about Food Day; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
87) [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
88) 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
89) [IRS Official on Rebates & Penalties]
Unidentified Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official discusses tax rebates and penalties for late payments; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
90) [Stanley Freeman]
Acting Chancellor of the University of Maine, Stanley Freeman, speaks at Kiwanis Club; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
91) [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
92) [Firefighters Union on Staffing Issues]
Larry Cox of the firefighters' union calls for staffing and equipment changes; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
93) [Economic Forum]
Unidentified man giving presentation at economic forum; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
94) [Kotzschmar Organ Restoration]
Two unidentified men discuss Kotzschmar organ restored by a Portland club; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
95) [Employment Rally]
Rally planned to demand full employment; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
96) [Lewiston-Auburn Community Center]
Combination school/neighborhood center being planned for the Lewiston-Auburn area; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
97) [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
98) [High School Basketball Champions]
Reception for new state high school basketball champions; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
99) [Longley Names Cummings to PUC]
Governor James Longley names State Senator Minette Cummings to state Public Utilities Commission; item from can 236 labeled 04/11/1975 - 04/16/1975   more
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Collection Date Range
1954 – 1998
Summary
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
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
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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