Archived Events & Projects

Archived Events & Projects

Summer Film Symposia

Since 2000, Northeast Historic Film has organized an annual themed gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of moving images. The Symposium is noted for bringing together archivists, scholars, and artists in an intimate setting.


From 2002 to 2004, Northeast Historic Film hosted an educators’ Roundtable to support Maine’s Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), which provided laptop computers to all 7th and 8th grade public school students and teachers. To learn more about Maine’s digital learning initiative, visit Maine Learns.

Multimedia from Fogler Library, the Maine Folklife Center, Northeast Historic Film, Maine State Museum, Maine State Archives, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and Maine Historical Society provide resources relating to Maine history and Gulf of Maine ecology. Windows on Maine was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and directed by Marilyn Lutz. There are 42 streaming and downloadable clips from NHF relating to the project themes here, with selections from the Branch and Gilbert Collection added later (see Finding and Using Moving Images in Context).

Northeast Historic Film provided digital video excerpts for an online project begun in 2004 at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Gary Geisler, University of Texas, Austin, project director: Open Video Digital Library Toolkit is intended to provide museums, libraries and other institutions holding moving image collections tools to more easily create Web-based digital video libraries. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and released as an open source product under the MIT License. Runs on Linux or Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 based on a Ruby on Rails framework with MySQL as the database management system.

Moving Things was the front page theme for Northeast Historic Film’s clips used as a demonstration.