National Archives Collection
Primary Format and Extent
film (745 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. print.
Secondary Format and Extent
video (142 min.) : si. and sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1920 to 1947
Collection contains educational/cultural works, primarily U.S.D.A.-produced, such as: "The How and Why of Spuds" about potato farming in northern Maine; "Home," showing various styles of American residential architecture and famous homes of Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allan Poe and others; and, "Winter Sports in the White Mountain National Forest," with scenes of New Hampshire recreational sports. "Pilgrim Forests" concerns Civilian Conservation Corps activities in New England state and national parks, and includes brief scenes of Maine shipbuilding and potato harvesting during World War II. Collection also contains newsreel footage produced by Universal Newsreel and Pathe, Inc. including scenes of football, Navy Day celebration and Maine ice harvesting as well as outtakes of a Bar Harbor fire.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Washington, D.C. selects, preserves, and makes available to the Government and to the public the permanently valuable noncurrent records of the U.S. Federal Government. Within this charter the Archives promotes improved records management practices in federal agencies, publishes legislative documents, and administers the Presidential libraries.
Subject(s)Agriculture, Architecture, Armed forces, Federal government, Forests and forestry, Ice Industry, National parks and reserves, Recreation, Ships, Sports, World War, 1939-1945
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