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PRESERVED FILMS

Bayshore Round-Up (1920)

Film showing the Bayshore Amusement Park in its heyday, preserved by the Maryland Historical Society with NFPF support.

2014 Federal Grant Winners

  • The Yellowstone Kodacolor (ca. 1930–32
    The Yellowstone Kodacolor (ca. 1930–32), early color footage of Yellowstone National Park, will be preserved by the National Archives and Records Administration with support from the NFPF.
    A-1 Airborne Lifeboat (1944), test footage of the A-1 airborne lifeboat, developed during WWII to rescue downed airmen (National WWII Museum).
  • African American Carnival Balls (1955–56), Mardi Gras carnival balls captured by photographer Robert Green (Tulane University, Amistad Research Center).
  • Air Time (1973), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Anchors (1972), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • And We Drink and Drown (ca. 1970), short employing the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti to question the educational system (New York Public Library).
  • Aspirations (1971), confessional film about a young woman’s development in a patriarchal society (New York Public Library).
  • Batteries Not Included (1971), stop-motion animation showing what happens when G.I. Joe meets Barbie (New York Public Library).
  • Belleville: A Good Place to Live (1934), town portrait made by amateur filmmaker Neil Horne (Belleville Public Library and Information Center).
  • Bogus Boxing Trash, Part One (1969), part one of rock critic Richard Meltzer’s epic film on boxing (Film-Makers' Cooperative).
  • Break-Through (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Breath In(to)/Out(of) (1971), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Charles “Teenie” Harris Collection (1935–55), home movies of Pittsburgh’s African American community taken by a newspaper photographer (Carnegie Museum of Art).
  • Concentration/Contemplation Piece (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Cross-Fronts (1972), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Dance Medley (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Directions (1971), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Ducks (early 1960s), ornithologist Helen Hays’ film about the breeding habits of freshwater birds in New York City’s Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (American Museum of Natural History).
  • Essex Mountain Sanatorium Films (ca. 1938), two films about the tuberculosis treatment facility in Verona, New Jersey (Newark Public Library).
  • Filling Up Space (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • The Flop! (ca. 1967), film about a delinquent who falls to his death while resisting arrest (New York Public Library).
  • Francis Bishop Film (1930), rare moving images of Soviet Russia taken by an American student of physiologist Ivan Pavlov (Hoover Institution, Stanford University).
  • Frank I. Reed Collection (1928), home movies of the construction of the Eklutna Power Plant taken by the owner of the historic Anchorage Hotel (Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association).
  • Go-Between (1972), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Films (1931–33), 35mm nitrate film of the construction of the U.S.S. Akron, one of the largest airships of its time (University of Akron).
  • Great Gull Island (1949), ornithologist Helen Hays’ study of the island before it was re-established as a tern nesting habitat (American Museum of Natural History).
  • Grunts and Groans (1933), amateur film documenting the Portland Turnverein Gymnasium (Oregon Historical Society).
  • The Haunted Camera (1938), supernatural thriller made by a teenage girl (Oregon Historical Society).
  • Hoagy Carmichael Collection (1937–38), home movies capturing the legendary composer’s home and social life during his first years in Hollywood (Indiana University).
  • I’ll Say He Forgot (1920), Malcolm St. Clair’s two-reel comedy about an absent-minded bridegroom (George Eastman House).
  • James Harvey Young World’s Fair Film (1933–34), amateur film of the Century of Progress International Exposition (Emory University).
  • John Makes Whoopee (1929), amateur narrative about a young farmer visiting the “big city” of Portland, Oregon (Oregon Historical Society).
  • Joseph Pegnato Collection (ca.1940s-50), home movies of big band, vaudeville, and circus performers shot by juggler “Bobby Jule” (Senator John Heinz History Center).
  • The Jungle (1967), vivid portrayal of Philadelphia street life starring and made by African American gang members (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
  • Kapauku (1950s), feature-length documentary about the Papuan tribe of West New Guinea shot by anthropologist Leopold Pospisil (Yale University).
  • Kate Gleason Collection (1928-1931), home movies from the pioneering engineer and businesswoman (University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections).
  • The King of the Kongo: Episode 6 (1929), episode from an early sound serial featuring Boris Karloff (Silent Cinema Presentations).
  • Lewis J. Boss Collection (early 1930s), community portraits of North Scituate, featuring hand-tinting and humorous intertitles, by a local amateur filmmaker (North Scituate Public Library).
  • Lick (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Life Histories of the North American Marsh Birds (1975), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Life in New York (1969), documentary about the disparities between the Lower East Side and Park Avenue made by Puerto Rican teens (New York Public Library).
  • Louis de Rochemont Footage of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1943), unfinished town portrait shot by the creator of The March of Times newsreel (Keene State College).
  • Lunt and Fontanne Collection (1928–39), home movies from Ten Chimneys, the Genesee Depot estate of renowned theatrical couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne (Wisconsin Historical Society).
  • Mission San Xavier del Bac (1968), film about the historic Spanish Catholic church and its Tohono O’odham communicants (University of Arizona).
  • North Carolina State Fair (ca. 1974), a daylong glimpse of the Raleigh-based event, including an appearance by Bob Hope (North Carolina State Archives).
  • Ocean City Hurricane (1933), home movies from a vacationing family of the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane of 1933 and its aftermath (Maryland Historical Society).
  • Open-Close (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Pro Patria (1932), documentary by actor Guillermo Calles about his 3-month road trip from Los Angeles to Mexico City (University of Southern California, Moving Image Archive).
  • Reception Room (1973), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer (1964), recruitment film for activists involved in the “Freedom Summer” voter registration campaign, made by Richard Beymer from West Side Story (Washington University in St. Louis).
  • Robert Petrie Walton Research Films (1950s), experiments testing the effects of medicinal plants on the cardiovascular systems of cats and dogs (Medical University of South Carolina).
  • Run Off (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Scott for Lieutenant Governor (ca.1964), campaign ad for Robert W. Scott (North Carolina State Archives).
  • Seeing Red (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Sparkles Tavern (1984), independent feature by Bay Area filmmaker Curt McDowell (Pacific Film Archive).
  • St. Augustine Mission School Films (ca. 1936–39), institutional documentation of activities at the Catholic mission school in Winnebago, Nebraska (Nebraska State Historical Society).
  • Tern Watch (early 1980s), documentation of the ornithological field station at Great Gull Island (American Museum of Natural History).
  • Three Frame Studies (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Training Ground (1971), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Two Cover Studies (1970), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Union City, Oklahoma Tornado (1973), scientific documentation that helped scientists improve the ability to forecast tornado activity (NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory).
  • Verdena Parker Collection (ca. 1959–66), home movies showing life in and around the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Humboldt County, California (University of California, Berkeley, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages).
  • Waterways (Burst; Storage) (1971), super8 short by influential performance artist and architect Vito Acconci (Anthology Film Archives).
  • Yaqui De Grazia (1938–1940), documentary about the Yaqui Easter ceremony, featuring the paintings of Ettore "Ted" De Grazia (University of Arizona).
  • The Yellowstone Kodacolor (ca. 1930–32), early Kodacolor home movies of Yellowstone National Park (National Archives And Records Administration).
  • Young Braves (1968), portrait of a group of Puerto Rican teens and their delinquent activities (New York Public Library).