Discovering Old Films, Making them Available to Communities, Researchers
Thursday, March 8, 2012
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Bailey/Howe I&IS Classroom, Bailey/Howe 1st floor, Room 123
Fred Pond was working with the film collection at the Vermont Historical Society in Barre when he uncovered a film canister marked, "Montpelier- Silent." Inside was a 16mm color film of about 45 minutes in length. When Pond looked more closely, he discovered the film was more than a film featuring Montpelier. The film turned out to be a silent documentary showing the Vermont State Guard during World War II.
'Vermont State Guard in World War II' is among the films which the Vermont Historical Society embarked recently on a project to move old films on to DVDs, digitizing them for use by communities, researchers and film makers. The challenges and rewards of this processes will be presented, along with selected footage from titles from the VHS Leahy Library Collection, which features a mix of home movies, state development, and commercial films of Vermont's industries.
Finding Great Stuff in Chronicling America and the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project
Wednesday, March 21, 2012,
Bailey/Howe Dean's Conference Room