Share in our discoveries across three projects as we work to provide the first intellectual access to our hidden treasures relating to work and labor in early 20th Century New England, the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair and its period, and Boston local TV news.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Meet Tim Rohe!


Hello. My name is Tim Rohe and I am doing an internship at Northeast Historic Film (NHF) through Simmons College, where I am a student at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I have always been interested in almost all aspects of film, leading me to take several classes in film studies at Rutgers University, and my ideal job would be to work in a film archives. Because of this, I was very excited to have been assigned to NHF for my internship at Simmons.

I have been given two collections to work on, one about the history of Faneuil Hall and Faneuil Hall Markets, better known as Quincy Market, and another collection about Charles Houston, a well-known mountain climber and doctor. So far, in my research, I have managed to dig up some fascinating information about both collections that has been incredibly useful in terms of putting the films into context. The more I learn, the more I become fascinated with the people and the places portrayed in them, as well as the people who made the films.

The most exciting part is that my research is only the first step in the process and there is still so much to learn about the unique processes involved in preserving and providing access to moving image collections. I am positive that my experiences here at NHF will be invaluable to me in the future.

1 comments:

Katrina Dixon, Media Cataloger, Northeast Historic Film said...

I am glad you are enjoying the process thus far and look forward to hearing more from you soon!

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