44 Items in This Collection
1) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 32
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 32, 1/13/00 JS: 09:03. CU dalmatian dog vigorously wagging tail. Two young men wearing s...   more
2) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 24
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
3) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 8
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
4) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 18
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: (29:18) Opening shot underexposed. MS boys in swimming trunks on float at lake. B...   more
5) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 41
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
6) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 36
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
7) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 28
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 28, 1/13/00 JS: 45:00. MS young men assembled on ground in front of camp. MS woman emerg...   more
8) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 12
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
9) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 7
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
10) [commercial short] Reel 42
Commercial short purchased and used by Birch Rock Camp: Reel 42 (100 ft., dc 1944): Here Comes the Circus   more
11) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 29
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. NHF cataloguer's notes Reel 29, 1/13/00 JS: MS smiling man, perhaps in early 20's. Trees and telephone lines in backgrou...   more
12) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 9
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
13) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 5
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
14) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 27
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
15) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 26
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
16) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 40
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
17) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 37
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
18) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 25
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
19) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 22
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
20) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reels 44-61
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
21) [Kimble Union Academy footage] Reel 21
Amateur footage primarily of Kimball Union Academy. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: Bare chested young men in woods. Underexposure renders action indiscernible. LS young men playing ice hockey....   more
22) [commercial short] Reel 43
Commercial short purchased and used by Birch Rock Camp: Reel 43 (100 ft., dc 1946): Woody Woodpecker cartoon   more
23) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 16
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: (04:09) B&W MS two men talking. Joined by young boy. Young men walking in file sh...   more
24) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 35
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
25) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 34
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
26) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 11
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
27) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 13
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
28) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 1
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
29) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 33
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. (UNEDITED) NHF cataloguer's notes: Reel 33: MS of group of boys. One is drinking from kind of a makeshift fountain. The...   more
30) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 20
Amateur footage primarily of Kimball Union Academy. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: B&W (39:01) Building with triangular mullioned windows. Wooded area. Tree branches on the ground. LS boy cutt...   more
31) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 39
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
32) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 30
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 30, 1/13/00: Pan lake ending with MS man on shore holding aloft fish which he has caught...   more
33) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 6
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
34) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 19
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: MS group of young men. (34:01) Boys walking and smiling. MS two boys bare chested...   more
35) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 4
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
36) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 2
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
37) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 15
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: (00:02) Boys playing outside wooden building. Boy throws ball. Car loaded with bo...   more
38) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 23
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. (where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Ca...   more
39) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 3
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
40) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 17
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. NHF Cataloguer's Notes: Boys sitting on logs. Boys stand up as man with axe approaches and proceeds to ch...   more
41) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 14
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
42) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 31
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp. NHF cataloguer's notes for Reel 31, 1/13/00 JS: Overexposed shot of birches, wooded area around camp. 05:02. Tents, stat...   more
43) [Birch Rock Camp footage] Reel 10
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. (and possibly at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. where William Brewster, founder of Birch Rock Cam...   more
44) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 38
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, Me. [no detailed contents description available at this time]   more
Birch Rock Camp Collection
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Collection Date Range
1928 – 1970
Summary
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 camp activities: swimming, boating, riding horses, fishing, hiking, sailing toy boats, eating, and saluting the American flag. Naturalist George Howe of Norway, Maine, appears in one scene instructing the boys. Academy footage shows a graduation ceremony (1936) and other school events. Collection includes two commercial shorts, "Here Comes the Circus" (1944) and a Woody Woodpecker cartoon (1946), purchased and used by the camp. See also David Sanderson Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Birch Rock Camp opened in 1926 during an era of high summer camp attendance in the Oxford County region of Maine. William and Leona Brewster founded the camp for boys on Lake McWain. William Brewster also served as the headmaster at Kimball Union Academy for many years. David Sanderson’s family has lived in Waterford, Maine, for over 200 years. The camp is located beside his great-great-grandfather’s farm, established in the 1850s.
Genre(s)
Amateur, Animation
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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