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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.

2016 Federal Grant Winners

  • The Streets of Greenwood (1963)
    The civil rights documentary The Streets of Greenwood (1963), featuring performances by Pete Seeger (pictured above) and Theodore Bikel, will be preserved by Washington University in St. Louis with support from the NFPF.
    42nd St Movie (1969), impressionist documentary of New York street life by Nicholas Doob (Yale University).
  • Alaska ’35 (1935), footage by glaciologist William Osgood Field, documenting fjord research and farmers in the New Deal settlement program at Alaska’s Matanuska Valley (University of Alaska, Fairbanks).
  • ALSOS Mission Films (1943–45), footage documenting the secret task force that investigated Nazi Germany’s atomic bomb program (Hoover Institution, Stanford University).
  • The Art of the Trapeze (ca.1944–50), amateur footage of aerialists from the Harold Voise and Russell Brothers troupes, with training scenes in the historic Ward-Concello Practice Barn in Bloomington, Illinois (Illinois State University).
  • Augustus Sassa Collection (ca. 1959–68), footage shot by a home movie-maker of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy on campaign (Metro Theatre Center Foundation).
  • Bad Dog (1973), Eliot Noyes and Claudia Weill’s dog’s-eye view of New York apartment life (New York Public Library).
  • Birth of a Painting: Kurt Seligmann (1950), documentation of the surrealist painter at work, filmed by Thomas Bouchard (Harvard Film Archive).
  • Carl and Mary in Africa (1926), documentation of prominent taxidermist Carl Ethan Akeley and his wife Mary Jobe participating in the Eastman-Pomeroy-Ackeley expedition of 1926 (American Museum of Natural History).
  • A Connecticut Skunk Farm (1914), industrial film shot by the Kalem Company (George Eastman Museum).
  • Costumed Dancer (1969), Nicholas Doob’s stylized portrait of a dancer (Yale University).
  • Dan Potter (1969), film critic Fred Camper’s experimental study of an acquaintance in relation to the natural world (Northwest Chicago Film Society).
  • Dr. Mont Rogers Reid Surgical Films (ca. 1935), footage of operations performed by the author of The Mont Reid Surgical Handbook (University of Cincinnati).
  • Edna and Howard Cameron Collection (ca. 1938–59), amateur footage by teachers in remote areas of Alaska, depicting their Native students and traditional subsistence activities (Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association).
  • Father Richard J. Reimondo Collection (1951–54), amateur footage shot by a Catholic priest documenting church communities in Hazard, Kentucky (Appalshop).
  • Fernand Léger in America: His New Realism (1945) Thomas Bouchard’s documentary on the Cubist artist’s last stateside visit (Harvard Film Archive).
  • George L.K. Morris Travel Films (ca. 1934), home movies of the abstract painter’s Far Eastern travels (Freylinghuysen Morris House & Studio).
  • Hangman (1964)
    Les Goldman and Paul Julian’s cautionary cartoon Hangman (1964) will be preserved by The Animation Show of Shows with support from the NFPF.
    Hangman (1964), animated adaptation of Maurice Ogden’s poem about a town that allows its citizens be executed one by one (The Animation Show of Shows).
  • Harvesting War Timber (1917), educational film from Bray Studios (George Eastman Museum).
  • Historic New York Landmarks of American History (1913), educational film from the Kalem Company (George Eastman Museum).
  • Horse Training by Experts (1918), educational film from Bray Studios (George Eastman Museum).
  • In the Red (ca. 1979), portrait of the late 1970s San Francisco punk scene (University of Southern California).
  • The Inheritance (1964), sponsored film celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Amalgated Clothing Workers of America union, narrated by Robert Ryan (Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research).
  • Joseph F. Rock Collection (1928–32), the earliest moving image documentation of the Naxi ethnic group, filmed in the Chinese foothills of the Himalayas (University of Washington).
  • The Latest Kinks in Canning (ca. 1917), industrial film from the Paramount-Bray Pictographs series (George Eastman Museum).
  • Lab Films of Dr. Eugenie Clark (1956–57), research footage from the pioneering ichthyologist who founded the Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote Marine Laboratory).
  • Louis de Rochemont Footage of Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1943), unfinished town portrait shot by the creator of The March of Time newsreel (Keene State College).
  • Luther Cressman Field Work Films (1938–54), documentation of the influential archaeologist's excavations into Oregon’s ancient human history (University of Oregon).
  • Making Cut Glass (1914), industrial film from the Kalem Company (George Eastman Museum).
  • Manufacture of Paper (1918), sponsored film from the International Paper Company (George Eastman Museum).
  • Market (1980), independent documentary about the popular Cross Street Market of South Baltimore (Enoch Pratt Free Library).
  • Max Wilde Hunting Films (1940s–50s), documentation of a big game outfitter’s expeditions into the Yellowstone wilderness (Buffalo Bill Center of the West).
  • Monastery of Gethsemani (1936–37), amateur footage of the Trappist monk community located near Louisville, Kentucky (Bellarmine University).
  • Muncie vs. Milan Championship Game (1954), Milan High School’s Indiana State basketball championship victory, which inspired the 1986 film Hoosiers (The Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum).
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971), Howard Alk and Mike Gray’s documentary on the violent death of the leader of the Illinois Black Panther Party (UCLA Film & Television Archive).
  • The Mysteries of a Machine Gun (ca. 1918), Pathé Review educational film (George Eastman Museum).
  • Nashville Tornado (1933), nitrate footage of the aftermath of the series of tornadoes that ravaged Nashville in 1933 (Nashville Public Library).
  • The Olive Trees of Justice (1962), James Blue’s dramatic feature about an Algerian-born Frenchman’s conflicted loyalties during the Algerian War of Independence (James Blue Alliance).
  • The Peaceful Dove in War (ca. 1917), educational film from the Paramount-Pictographs series (George Eastman Museum).
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly (1976), Eliot Noyes’s animated depiction of a man eating a bread loaf’s worth of sandwiches (New York Public Library).
  • Plastic Saints (1968), experimental film by Nicholas Doob featuring footage of the 1967 March on the Pentagon (Yale University).
  • Poemfield Nos. 2, 3, & 7 (1967–71), three entries in Ken Knowlton and Stan VanDerBeek’s early computer animation series that translated poems into coded visual messages (The Film-Makers’ Cooperative).
  • Robert M. Weir Collection (early 1930s–40s), color amateur film of family travels through pre-war Nazi Germany (University of South Carolina).
  • Rothschild Hospital, Vienna (ca.1945–48), footage of a refuge center for Polish and Romanian Jews displaced by postwar Antisemitism (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee).
  • Ruby Bridges at School (ca.1961), teacher’s footage of the six-year-old girl who singlehandedly integrated a New Orleans Elementary School, commemorated in Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With (Amistad Research Center).
  • Sandman (1973), sand animation of dreams, by Eliot Noyes (New York Public Library).
  • Senator Lee Metcalf Collection (1965–66), “Washington Reports” filmed by the Senator to inform his Montana constituents of his positions on conservation issues and water management (Montana Historical Society).
  • Seven Films by Vito Acconci (1970–72), super8 shorts by the influential performance artist and architect (Anthology Film Archives).
  • South Pacific Air Force Films (ca. 1942–44), amateur footage of the daily life of WWII Air Force personnel stationed on various islands (North Carolina State Archives).
  • Sparks and Christy Bros. Circus Films (ca.1927–28), footage of the smaller, independent circus troupes that thrived before the Great Depression (Circus World Museum).
  • Stick Him (1978), profile of renowned boxing trainer Mack Lewis and his East Baltimore gym (Enoch Pratt Free Library).
  • The Streets of Greenwood (1963), civil rights documentary about African American voter registration in Greenwood, Mississippi, with performances by Pete Seeger and Theodore Bikel (Washington University in St. Louis).
  • Training Man Hunters (1917), Bray Studios educational film on new crime fighting methods (George Eastman Museum).
  • The Vernay Deer Group (1923–27), documentation of taxidermy techniques and specimen collecting during the Faunthorpe-Vernay Indian Expedition (American Museum of Natural History).
  • Watermen (1968), Romas Slezas and Holly Fisher’s documentary portrait of Chesapeake Bay’s “skipjacks,” the last operating fleet of sailing workboats in the U.S. (Folkstreams).
  • WPA Construction at Camp Ripley (ca. 1935), documentation of Works Progress Administration builders assembling the camp’s National Guard training facility (Minnesota Military Museum).