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1) The Governor's Budget Speech
No description available   more
2) Slides #6
No description available   more
3) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Color Originals'; leader: 'Shipbuilding Thomaston - White Birches'   more
4) [Shanghai and Commune #1]
Label on tape: 'P to P #16. Shanghai + Commune #1.' // Raw video shot for MPBN production ìBehind the Curtains: Mainers in Russia and China.î // Shots taken from onboard ferry of busy c...   more
5) Cajun Music
No description available   more
6) Images of Bluegrass
1979 Salty Dog bluegrass festival near Moosehead Lake; performances and interviews with musicians   more
7) Mainers in Russia and China (Parts I and II)
Dated 10/18/83. International tour in July 1983 by delegation of 23 Maine citizens involved in agriculture. Locations include Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov, Minsk, Peking and Shanghai.   more
8) Doctor Peter Rand Program #1
No description available   more
9) [Inauguration of President Elliot]
Extended footage of University of Maine campus; graduation/commencement exercises at University of Maine; can notes: 'President Elliot's Inauguration 10/27/1958, procession/Elliot speec...   more
10) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Color Originals'; leader: 'Hulks at Wiscasset, Ship Near Port Clyde, Barges At Winterport, Oak Trees, Ships Wiscasset, Northeast Harbor'   more
11) Great American Woodlots #102
Great American Woodlots #102.   more
12) [Woods & Waters: Nelson Scott]
Program #506. Record date: October 28, 1986. // 85 year old CNR 'Nelson' Scott of Fredericton, New Brunswick talks about his life in the maritime provinces, working for Canadian Pacific...   more
13) Stepping Out #5
ìStepping Outî is a program which focuses on the changing roles of women in society, and the problems facing women who work outside of the home in all spheres of society. The program in...   more
14) [Animals]
Boy feeds corn to squirrel; footage of turtle, salamander, dog wearing pants and hat, hawk perched on tree stump; can label: '1965 ETV reports'   more
15) [Field Trip: The Weavers]
Program #11. Record date: October 28, 1982. // Ron King, textile designer and weaving teacher, demonstrates how to use a loom. Also explains how textile designs are created, and the dif...   more
16) Senate Debate
Dated 10-21-90.   more
17) Firewood Harvest, reel #2
No description available   more
18) Stepping Out #6
"Stepping Out" is a program which focuses on the changing roles of women in society, and the problems facing women who work outside of the home in all spheres of society. The program in...   more
19) [Charlie Swan Bow Hunting]
Bud Leavitt interviews Charlie Swan on bow hunting, including arrow sharpening.   more
20) [Hawk]
Closeup of hawk used in ETV Titles (no titles here); can label: 'Goshawk August 1965 A Roll #4'   more
21) [Inauguration of President Young]
Inauguration of University of Maine President Hugh Young   more
22) Energy Lecture
Amory Levins lectures on the use of soft technologies and alternative fuel sources to deal with the increasing demand for energy.   more
23) La Bonne Aventure/The Good Adventure #14: The Prize
ìLa Bonne Aventureî is a Franco-American children's show featuring puppets, animation and some interviews and footage of real people in New England. The characters in the show speak bot...   more
24) Jackson Lab
Interviews and tour of facility   more
25) Chuck Kruger
Dated 03-22-??.   more
26) [Porte Ouverte sur le Bilinguisme/Bilingualism...Facts and Fiction]
Facts and fictions of being bilingual in a monolingual culture. An interview with Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and recipient of top honors for her many novels about Acadian life. Se...   more
27) Stepping Out #2
ìStepping Outî is a program which focuses on the changing roles of women in society, and the problems facing women who work outside of the home in all spheres of society. The program in...   more
28) [Trash at Dump]
Lots of trash at garbage dump; also see items 0715.0052, 0715.0053   more
30) Mainers in Russia and China, Part 1
NHF TAPE #341 // International tour in July 1983 by delegation of 23 Maine citizens involved in agriculture. Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov, Minsk, Peking and Shanghai. // 'P to P' logs by J...   more
32) Our Stories: Healing Woods (Indian Township, Maine)
Documentaries and factual works. 'A one-hour documentary, the third in a five-part series.' Closed captioned. ONSITE REFERENCE ONLY.   more
33) [In the Kitchen: Bill Gagnon]
Program #7. Record date: January 10, 1980. // Kendall Morse reads poem from Ruth Moore's book ìCold as a Dog and the Wind Northeast.î Morse then speaks with Bill Gagnon and they tell ea...   more
34) [Field Trip: Television: It's Done With Mirrors]
Program #5. Record date: September 28, 1981. // A visit to the television studios at Maine Public Broadcasting in Orono. Explanation of the steps involved in producing a television show...   more
35) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Synch Track'   more
36) G.O.P. [Republican] Response
Dated 01-31-84.   more
37) [Joe Perham Standup Comedy and Benny Reehl Storytelling]
Label on tape: 'West Paris Grange #2 Cam 1.' // Benny Reehl introduces Joe Perham, who tells jokes during standup comedy routine on stage. Reehl then recites a story from Ruth Moore's b...   more
38) [Field Trip: Munsungun: Early Man in Maine]
Program #15. Record date: May 6, 1983. // Explanation of a three year study started in 1979 at the Munsungun Lake region by Dr. Robson Bonnichsen of the University of Maine Anthropology...   more
39) Great American Woodlots #106
Great American Woodlots #106.   more
40) Urban Youth
dubbed. LC list 1991, videorecording, not in LC collection.   more
41) Cut 1: Local Caucus Cut 2: Maine Manifest
Cut 1 dated 4-72. Cut 2 dated 5-72. 'Cut 1: 29:10; Cut 2: 29:33.'   more
43) [Henry Briggs Nature Series: Blizzard]
Briggs footage originally shot on 16mm film. // Briggs gives running narration throughout. // Snow fallling on farmland. Forest, pine trees with boughs covered in snow. Squirrel in tree...   more
44) [Maine Public Broadcasting Nework Satellite]
Outdoor interviews; gas station workers/mechanics; Harry J. Smith gas/service station; groundbreaking ceremony; also see items 0715.0043, .0044, .0046, .0055-.0058; can label: 'Satellit...   more
45) Beijing: Commune and Summer Place
No description available   more
46) The Mobile Home
Dramatization about town's repeal of mobile home restrictions.   more
47) Citizen's Town Meeting
original. A town meeting-style gathering organized and aired by MPBN on land use, health care, the effects of in- and out-migration, and other topics affecting life in Maine.   more
48) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Original B&W & Col. Master Outtakes'; reduction of 1928 Fox Film Corporation feature film 'Ship Ahoy!'   more
49) [ETV Titles]
ETV titles; WMEB-TV Orono, WMEM-TV Presque Isle, WMED-TV Calais titles over aerial coastal footage, then over aerial city/town footage (of Orono?)   more
50) Africa and the World
No description available   more
51) Fish and Lobster Part I
Dated 01-12-90.   more
52) [Woods & Waters: Hadley Coolong]
Program #1214. Record date: November 26, 1990. Air date: February 14, 1991. // Bud Leavitt speaks with Hadley Coolong about fishing Maine's lakes and how lake fishing has changed over t...   more
53) Maine Stream Jazz
No description available   more
54) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Original B&W & Col. Master Outtakes'; on leader: 'Searsport - Ships at Anchor December 1976'   more
55) [Henry Briggs Nature Series] Arctic Adventure, Part 1
Briggs footage originally shot on 16mm film. // Briggs gives running narration throughout.   more
56) [Neill Welliver, Programs #1-#5]
Five videotapes concerning Neill Welliver, painter.   more
57) [Woods & Waters: Sandy Ives]
Program #516. Record date: February 11, 1987. // Bud Leavitt speaks with Edward ìSandyî Ives in studio about biography of Wilbur Day written by Ives titled ìWilbur Day: Hunter, Guide, P...   more
58) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Part 2 A-Roll'   more
59) Quebec Question Program #2
Panel discussion on 'Quebec and the Federal Option' and future of French-speaking Canada. Panelists: Marcel Pepin, editor, Le Soleil (Quebec City newspaper); Rosemary Nelson, UMO studen...   more
60) [Centennial Year 1965]
Can label: 'Centennial Year 1965 Optical Track'; optical soundtrack negative with 1965 edge code   more
61) Changes
master-original. Children and adults who live near the nuclear power plant talk about the accident at the Three Mile Island.   more
62) Off & Running [Program #3]
Dated 06-07-78.   more
63) [Home To The Sea]
Can label: 'Home To The Sea Original B&W & Col. Master Outtakes'; on leader: 'Northeast Harbor in snow, lowtide Stockton, surf sunny day, shipbuilding Thomaston, Frankfort marsh, freeze...   more
64) Cut 1: Composition - Pilot Program Cut 2: Smith - Hathaway Senatorial Debate
'Cut 1: talent - Fitzgerald, Schwartz, Muir, gazden, Abbott, Bishop. Cut 1: 29:03. Cut 2: 29:55.'   more
65) Budget Status
Dated 02-01-91.   more
66) [Festivals]
The Lewiston Franco-American Festival. The Lowell (Ma.) ethnic Festival. The second annual Old Town (Me.) Franco-American Festival featuring storytelling by Bill Gangon, music by Simon...   more
67) New England Christmas, A
A man reminisces about past Christmases as he visits various locations in a Maine village. His thoughts appear in Sepia-colored imagery as each site triggers memories. // Locations feat...   more
68) [Woods & Waters: George Higgins]
Program #501. Record date: September 23, 1986. // First program of season. Bud Leavitt interviews 97 year-old George Higgins about his experiences growing up in Jonesport and memories o...   more
69) Mainers in Russia and China, Part 2: An Agricultural View
NHF TAPE #342 // International tour in July 1983 by delegation of 23 Maine citizens involved in agriculture. Leningrad, Moscow, Rostov, Minsk, Peking and Shanghai. // SEE ALSO 0952 NHF...   more
70) Moskow Meeting EG Ministry
No description available   more
71) [Personalities in Research]
Can label: 'Personalities in Research, March 1963'; work print; woman feeds lab rats, dissection, laboratory activity   more
72) Shanty Boys
Myths and realities of Maine woodsmen. Tall tales of the woodsmen's life, songs, and film of woods operations ca. 1937. (Maine Resources description, 1977). // Uses archival footage, st...   more
73) [Bar Harbor Deer Hunting]
Deer hunting footage including man with hacksaw cutting up side of deer, displaying the guts and meat; women hunting with rifles; closeup footage of deer family eating and playing in sn...   more
74) La Bonne Aventure/The Good Adventure #3: Laughter
ìLa Bonne Aventureî is a Franco-American children's show featuring puppets, animation and some interviews and footage of real people in New England. The characters in the show speak bot...   more
75) Salmon and the River, The
Record date: June 18, 1979. // Bud Leavitt hosts a live call-in show from the Bangor Salmon Pool on the Penobscot River. Leavitt discusses the return of the Atlantic Salmon to the Penob...   more
76) [Maine Industry 1965]
Information from can: 'Maine history/campus scenes-winter/woostock hs (?) gnp woods operation/trains-transportation/whole series on variety of Maine industry 1965'; footage of logging i...   more
77) [Program compilations]
No description available   more
78) Great American Woodlots #105
Great American Woodlots #105.   more
79) Slides #4
No description available   more
80) [ETV Titles]
ETV titles: 'State of Maine ETV Network', 'WMEB-TV Orono - Channel 12/WMEM-TV Presque Isle - Channel 10/WMED-TV Calais - Channel 13'; can label: 'All 3 ETV Titles'   more
81) [Maine Reporter's Notebook: Media Watch]
Program #604. Record date: October 27, 1989. Air date: October 28, 1989. // Host John Greenman talks in studio with guests Al Diamon, John Diamond, Tom Hanrahan, and Dan Namowitz about...   more
82) The Future
Episode in series about forest management in Maine. Topic: future trends in forestry and wood products. Use of commercial low-grade wood. Computer mapping and modeling in forest industr...   more
83) [Woods & Waters: Tom Shehan]
Program #1208. Record date: November 13, 1990. Air date: January 3, 1991. // At several points during the tape the audio is briefly obscured by noise. The converstation can still be hea...   more
84) Woodcock Woodlands
Focuses on the decline of the woodcock and attempts to create a habitat for the woodcock at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Calais. Interview with wildlife biologist Greg Sepik of...   more
85) [People to People Delegation] Tape 9
Label on tape: 'People to People #9. Moscow Ag Ministry.' // Raw video shot for MPBN production ìBehind the Curtains: Mainers in Russia and China.î // Original shot list was with tape....   more
86) The Anatomy of a Continent
No description available   more
87) Rep Consta #3
Dated 05-01-76.   more
88) [Bar Harbor Deer Hunting]
Graphic deer hunting footage with shooting and gutting; continued from item 0715.0026, .0072; see collection folder for shot list/script   more
89) Factors Affecting Maine's Economy
Record/edit dates: February 14 & 21, 1973. // Dramatization of meeting between developers and bankers regarding creation of modular housing development in Maine. Developers are requesti...   more
90) [Maine Public Broadcasting Nework Satellite]
Completed satellite dish is moved by crane; also see items 0715.0043, .0044, .0046, .0055-.0058, .0089; can label: 'G-18 Satellite'   more
91) [Weather Station]
Countryside in snow; snow tank drives around; man at weather station examines equipment; behind scenes footage at studio; can note: '1960s: early years of ETV'   more
92) [Machias River Log Drive]
Can label: 'Original Log Drive Machias River 1968 Roll #1'   more
93) Cohen, [William] Interview
Dated 4/16/87.   more
94) Energy: A Tri-State View (Reel One)
No description available   more
95) [Woods & Waters: William Vail]
Program #1212. Record date: November 26, 1990. Air date: January 31, 1991. // Bud Leavitt speaks with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner William Vail about i...   more
96) [Woods & Waters: Martin Redcay]
Program #1209. Record date: November 17, 1990. Air date: January 10, 1991. // Bud Leavitt speaks with Martin Redcay about the upcoming Bangor Conclave of the Federation of Fly Fishers....   more
97) [Woods & Waters: Calvin and Herschel Hafford]
Program #1216. Record date: November 17, 1990. Air date: March 28, 1991. // Bud Leavitt speaks with the Hafford family of Millinocket, Maine. Herschel Hafford runs the Moose Town Lodge...   more
98) [Legis State #2, #5, #10, #11, #15]
Legis State #5 [NHF TAPE #38] is dated 2/8/80. Legis State #10 [NHF TAPE #41] is dated 3/14/80. Legis State #11 [NHF TAPE #42] is dated 3/21/80.   more
99) [Dennysville Log Drive]
Log drive in Dennysville; logs on river; man falls off log into river; brief aerial footage of lighthouse; Dennysville location from can label   more
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Primary Format and Extent
film (84,270 ft.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (1,272 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.; videoreel (6389 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
Collection Date Range
1964 – 1981
Summary
Collection contains over 100 factual programs broadcast by MPBN on subjects including health and medicine, economics, natural resources, government, crime, education, history and women's issues. Multipart series include "In and Out of Maine" about the state's residents, "Maine Field Trips" focusing on notable sites and industries, and "Reflets et Lumiere" about French American life and culture. "Woods and Waters" features hunting and fishing. "Working Women of Waldo County" is a series about women's lives. "Can I Get There From Here?" concerns Maine youth. Single programs include "Home to the Sea" about Maine seafaring life from colonial days to the present, and "The Last Log Drive Down the Kennebec" about log driving. Arts programs include "A Fresh Breeze Downeast with Performers Gordon Bok and Marshall Dodge," "Maine Stream Jazz" and "Summer Theatre in Maine." See also MPBC Collection and Maine Humanities Council Collection.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) was founded by the University of Maine System. In 1992 MPBN merged with station WCBB to form the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation (MPBC).
People and Organizations
Gordon Bok
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