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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

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5.3: Motion Picture Film , 1933-1958

Series contains 81 motion picture films shot by Hildreth Meiere while traveling between 1933 and 1958. Many of the same trips are represented in the footage as are shown in the slides in the collection, including the 1946 trip to Mexico and Guatemala, the 1947 trip to South America (Columbia, Ecuador, Peru), the 1949-1950 trip to Europe (France, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Belgium, and Italy), the 1951 trip to Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, Sweden), the 1952-1953 "Grand Tour" (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Ceylon, India, Rhodesia, Congo, South Africa, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, and France), the 1954 "Holy Land" trip (Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey), and the 1958 trip to Belgium.
Unique to this series is documentation of earlier trips to Turkey (1933), Germany (1934), Europe (1936, Germany, Poland, Russia), and two shipboard films made on the S.S. America (1940) and on an Odyssey cruise (1938), which retraced the steps of Homer's
Odyssey
.
Film reels have been arranged by trip where possible, except for the countries on the "Grand Tour," which are arranged by country. Where multiple European countries are found on a single reel, they are filed under Europe.
All of the motion picture film has been digitized for research access.
Description Container Select
Notes, circa 1939-1955
10
9
Africa: South Africa, Rhodesia, Congo, 1953
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 31-34.
10
10
Australia and New Zealand, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 35-37.
10
11
Belgium, 1958
1 Film reel
16mm
Footage of Expo 58 in Brussels. Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 38; See also "Europe; Holland, Belgium, France."
10
12
Ceylon, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 39-40
10
13
Europe; Germany, Poland, Russia, 1936
1 Film reel
16mm
Includes footage of the 1936 Berlin Olympics; Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 41
10
14
Europe; France, Switzerland, Austria, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 42-43
10
15
1
Europe; Holland, Belgium, France, 1949-1950
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 44
10
15
2
France, 1953
1 Film reel
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 45
10
16
Germany, 1934
2 Film reels
Can label for reel 2 reads "1934 - poor - Bavaria - Oberammergau - frescoes"
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 46-47
10
17
Great Britain, circa 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Content is unidentified, but appears to be Ireland; film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 48
10
18
1
Great Britain: England, Ireland, Scotland, 1953
7 Film reels
16mm
First two reels contain footage of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation ; film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 49-55
10
18
2
Holy Land
10
19
Israel, Lebanon, Syria, 1954
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 56-58
10
19
1
Egypt, 1954
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 59-60
10
19
2
Greece, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 61
10
19
3
Turkey, 1954
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 62
10
19
4
India, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 63-65
10
20
India to Africa, 1952
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 66
10
21
Indonesia, 1952
3 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 67-69
10
22
Italy
10
23
Rome and Venice, 1949-1950
2 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 70-71
10
23
1
Florence, Pisa, the Vatican, 1949-1950
4 Film reels
16mm
Film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 72-75
10
23
2
Taormina, Sicily and Rome, 1953
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 76-77
10
24
Guatemala and Chichen Itza, Mexico, 1946
5 Film reels
original
16mm
5 Film reels
duplicate film reels
16mm
Original film reels stored separately in film cans numbered FC 78-82; duplicate film reels in film cans numbered FC 83-87
10
25
1
Mexico, 1946
7 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 88-94
10
25
2
Scandinavia, 1932
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 95
10
26
1
Scandinavia: Finland, Norway, Sweden
6 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 96-101
10
26
2
South America: Colombia, Ecuacdor, Peru, 1947
4 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 102-105
10
27
Thailand, 1952
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 106-107
10
28
Turkey, 1933
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 108; see also "Holy Land" group for later footage of Turkey
10
29
Shipboard Films
See also "India to Africa"
10
30
S.S. America
, 1940
2 Film reels
16mm
Film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 109-110
10
30
1
Odyssey
Cruise, 1938
1 Film reel
16mm
Film stored separately in film can numbered FC 111
10
30
2
FIlm reels from Box 10, folders 10-30
FC 31
FC 32
FC 33
FC 34
FC 35
FC 36
FC 37
FC 38
FC 39
FC 40
FC 41
FC 42
FC 43
FC 44
FC 45
FC 46
FC 47
FC 48
FC 49
FC 50
FC 51
FC 52
FC 53
FC 54
FC 56
FC 57
FC 58
FC 59
FC 60
FC 61
FC 62
FC 55
FC 63
FC 64
FC 65
FC 66
FC 67
FC 68
FC 69
FC 70
FC 71
FC 72
FC 73
FC 74
FC 75
FC 76
FC 77
FC 78
FC 79
FC 80
FC 81
FC 82
FC 83
FC 84
FC 85
FC 86
FC 87
FC 88
FC 89
FC 90
FC 91
FC 92
FC 93
FC 94
FC 95
FC 96
FC 97
FC 98
FC 99
FC 100
FC 101
FC 102
FC 103
FC 104
FC 105
FC 106
FC 107
FC 108
FC 109
FC 110
FC 111

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