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, August 17, 2010

Thanks to Students

Summer is coming to a close; Boafoa Offei-Darko, Wellesley College intern, has left the project. Our warm thanks to Boafoa for her help with the massive Charles B. Hinds Collection and with the Camp Runoia Collection. She viewed and entered PBCore records for 22 Camp Runioia reels. Yesterday we had a discussion about the remaining reels from that collection, which are outside our project scope being either post-1960 or purchased reels (or both). We will enter minimal records for each of these 54 reels to ensure that researchers have access to the entire audiovisual fonds of this institution. At some point in the future further description may be warranted.

Karen Wyatt will return in September. Meanwhile, Tim Rohe, Simmons GSLIS student, has been creating original descriptive records for Great Cranberry Library Collection and the David Almus Gregg II Collection, among others.

Caitlin McGrath, University of Chicago Cinema and Media Studies, is at Northeast Historic Film pursuing research this month. She is the first recipient of the William S. O'Farrell Fellowship. The fellowship supports research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film. The award honors the legacy of Canadian film archivist William S. O’Farrell, an advocate for amateur and nontheatrical film collections.

Ken Middleton, on behalf of the blog Women's History Sources, contacted us about summer camp film--a traditional business for women and families in northern New England as noted in earlier blog posts. Middleton, who is the editor of Microform & Imaging Review, is at Middle Tennessee State University. Our moving images are an outstanding women's history source. The blog post highlights three films benefiting from National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) preservation support. A 1919 Wohelo-Luther Gulick Camp Collection clip, streamed as Flash video on the NFPF Website, made it to the finish line before Northeast Historic Film's new Website launch. Enjoy!

By next week we expect to announce our newly designed Phew.

Roger Lincoln Collection, Enfield (1915/1916)


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