Explore Our Moving Image Collections

Our online database holds newly described and heritage database descriptions of film and video including local television news, amateur film, industrials, and many other genres. Many holdings are not yet described. View the online catalog, or explore the projects below.


Home movies and amatuer film and video made by women during the 20th century from the collections of Northeast Historic Film, Lesbian Home Movie Project, and Chicago Film Archives

For over 100 years people have been taking movies in the Western Mountains Region of Maine, but many of them have rarely been seen. Home movies, newsreels, company films, and television news stories have all come and gone. This playlist contains a sampling of eighty of these videos, but there are over 450 items listed in our database. This project was made possible by the Betterment Fund.

New York World’s Fair (1939-1940) and amateur filmmaking during that era described by Northeast Historic Film, the Queens Museum of Art, and the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

WCVB-TV Boston, a collection at Northeast Historic Film, with archival TV collections at WGBH, the Boston Public Library, and Cambridge Community Television. A shared catalog of 40 years of local television reflecting broadcast practices and issues of the day.

Records of work by men and women in northern New England agricultural environments, traditional and modernizing industries, and early twentieth century urban situations.

Companion clips to the book.  Moving image works discussed in the anthology may be viewed here, organized by essay.