62 Items in This Collection
1) [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
2) [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
3) [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
4) [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
5) [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
6) [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
7) [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
8) [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
9) [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
10) [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
11) [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
12) [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
13) [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
14) [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
15) [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
16) [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
17) [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
18) [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
19) [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
20) [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
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) [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
23) [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
24) [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
25) [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
26) [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
27) [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
28) [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
29) [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
30) [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
31) [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
32) [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
33) [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
34) [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
35) [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
36) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 36
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;Boys at an outdoor camp. People in a canoe. Ducks landing on the lake. Cars parked on the side of the roa...   more
37) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 37
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;Boys outside a cabin. Window boxes on the front of a house. Boys walking along a dam. A baseball game. Co...   more
38) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 38
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;Three boys in ‘BR’ polo shirts pose for the camera. Boys hiking. Two canoes on the lake, one with a sail....   more
39) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 39
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;A group of boys follow a tractor. Boys (campers at Birch Rock Camp) eating at picnic tables. A man cuts b...   more
40) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 40
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;A group of boys, campers at Birch Rock Camp, raising an American flag. A man walking into a cabin. Boys l...   more
41) [Birch Rock camp footage] Reel 41
Amateur footage primarily of camp activities at Birch Rock Camp, Waterford, ME.;Boys, campers at Birch Rock Camp, practice archery. Campers playing tennis. Two boys in a sailboat. Boats...   more
42) [commercial short] Reel 42
Commercial short purchased and used by Birch Rock Camp: Reel 42 (100 ft., dc 1944): Here Comes the Circus;Title card: ‘CASTLE FILMS PRESENTS’, ‘HERE COMES THE CIRCUS’. Intertitle: ‘Head...   more
43) [commercial short] Reel 43
Commercial short purchased and used by Birch Rock Camp: Reel 43 (100 ft., dc 1946): Woody Woodpecker cartoon   more
44) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 44
Panning shot of mountains. Two women in a garden. Shots of houses. Dark shot of people indoors. A woman hides her face in her apron. A man and a woman in front of a house. A woman exiti...   more
45) [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
46) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 45
People on a tree lines street. Two men beside a parked car. A man raking leaves. Boys on a school campus. (Kimball Union Academy) A toddler sitting in a wheelbarrow. A large white house...   more
47) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 46
Two boys poling a canoe. Two boys swamping a canoe in shallow water. Boys jumping between rocks. Boys poling canoes. Canoeing over rapids. Men seated next to tents. A waterfall. Men wor...   more
48) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 47
People skiing. A snowy road. People skiing. Two boys ski towards the camera, one riding on the other’s shoulders. Shot of mountains. The Kimball Union Academy basketball team. [End of R...   more
49) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 48
A man driving a bulldozer. A man and a woman. A woman holding a baby. An older man and woman pose in front of a house. The man points a camera at the person holding the camera. The man...   more
50) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 49
Black foxes in an enclosure. A large stone building. (Church?) Buildings on a campus. (Kimball Union Academy) The library. A man walks backwards into Baxter Hall. A large white building...   more
51) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 50
Landscape filmed from a high elevation. A tower/lighthouse. Sunset. A woman standing next to a man, who points a camera at the camera. The woman playing with a dog. Two children playing...   more
52) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 51
Dog sleds. Snowy hills, filmed from a moving vehicle. An archery target. People walking into the woods. A dog. A house seen through the trees. A boy paddling a canoe. View of a lake fro...   more
53) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 52
Title Card: ‘BIRCH ROCK CAMP ON LAKE McWAIN EAST WATERFORD MAINE’. Intertitle: ‘SEASON OF 1928’. Intertitle: ‘COUNCILLORS: “UNCLE GEORGE” HOWE, EDWARD ROBINSON JOHN COWIN JOHN GARRISON...   more
55) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 54
Boys (Students at Kimball Union Academy) making snow sculptures. Boys using a horse drawn sled to smooth ice on a skating rink. Boys using shovels and brooms to clear the ice. A foot ra...   more
56) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 55
A football game. A boy running around a track. [End of Reel]   more
57) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 56
A man skiing, followed by a dog. A man pours liquid into a machine, with a belt attached to an automobile’s wheel. The automobile’s engine powers a ski lift tow rope. People on a ski sl...   more
58) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 57
Boys (campers at Birch Rock Camp) on horseback. Pipe being laid in a trench. A building at the trail head for the ‘Piper Trail’. Shot of a sign, too dark to see. A dirt road leading to...   more
59) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 58
A football game. The band seated in the stands. People on the sidelines. Band members eating hot dogs. Buildings and snow covered trees. Skiers on a slope. A snowball fight. A boy looki...   more
60) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 59
A town filmed from the water. A building on the water, with the sign: ‘Kuranstalt Hohenlohe’. (Hohenlohe Spa, in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.) A small church with painting on the outside....   more
61) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 60
Two toddlers sitting in a chair. One is wearing a ‘Dartmouth ‘68’ sweater. A woman and the two toddlers wave at the camera. People digging around the perimeter of a football field. Spre...   more
62) [Birch Rock Camp footage, Kimble Union Academy] Reel 61
A man jumping rope. People playing tennis. People golfing. Panning shot of a field. Boys swimming in an outdoor pool. The Mt. Washington Cog Railway. The ‘Great Gulf’ engine and train c...   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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