GUIDE TO FILM HOLDINGS

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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TAGS: Pine Mountain Settlement School film ; motion pictures ; movies ; Ray Garner ; Virginia Garner ; Ruth Cornett ; coal camps ; miners ; barber shops ; Laden Trail ; Rebel Rock ; Old Tool Shed ; Laurel House I ; baskets ; spinning ; weaving ; Harmon Foundation ; Harlan county ; Library ; Farm House ; woodworking ; garden ; dormitories ; education ; Benham, KY ; Little Laurel, KY ; Turkey Fork, KY ; Sigma Omicron ;

The following films and photographic prints are described and notes are added regarding restoration/preservation including existence of dyefade; brittleness; ferrotyping; perf damage. Titles listed represent the titles found on the film and/or on the reel. None of the film is nitrate based. Minor vinegar syndrome is present on all but one group [“Laden Trail …”] and is strongly evident in only one case [“On Our Way …”]

 Ladentrail, Rebel Rock, RR to Laden, Campus, Old Laurel House, Old Tool House 

16 mm mixed dp”B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W “B” EK positive print. Contained in a 16 mm 7″ Ek 400 silver metal can w/ camphor slot. Silent film. Original date coded cir/plus 1931, 1951, 1971; pos print dated tri/cir 1926, 1946, 1966; positive print dated tri/pl 1930, 1950, 1970; crazing on base; original glue splices holding for most part; emulsion and base scratches but able to get through liquid gate on Rank; print found base up —n all original emulsion side up; film lies flat w/only minor twist. Camera original shot with Cine Kodak Model B f -03.5; assuming film is from early 30’s the camphor supposedly in slot has kept film in excellent condition … not uncommon for positive print to exhibit much more shrinkage than camera original stored under same conditions. No vinegar syndrome. [date examined: 2006-12-23]

“On Our Way”/ Guidance Institute. Harmon Foundation/ Harlan County Homes, Rural, Town, Coal Camp, Schools – Benham, Little Laurel, Turkey Fork.”

16 mm silent EK “A” wind positive print from Agfa camera original. Contained in a 16 mm 7.25″ Dupont rusted brown can. Can label says 1941-1942;  EK print date coded tri/tri 1921, 1941, 1961.  Print is in stable condition but needs RePlasticizing to lie flat for telecine; few only splices; should be able to make video master w/o preservation first, except for  RePlasticizing Treatment; 4% fater RePlas. No vinegar syndrome.  [date examined: 2007-01-10]

“Pine Mount. Settlement School Before 1935.” Coal camp, Library, Farm House, Home Art, Weaving, Woodworking, Garden, Dormitories.

16 mm mixed dp “B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W EK “B” positive print. Contained in 16 mm 7″ EK 400′ silver metal can w/camphor slot. Silent film. B/W original cam film date coded plus/circle; 1934, 1954, 1974. EK positive intertitles date coded square; 1917, 1937, 1957, 1977.  Later camera original date coded plis/sq 1935, 1956, 1976. Aperture signature on film shows shot with Cine Kodak Model – 1.9.  Some glue splices, burn marks occasionally and torn perforations need fixing. Much ground in dirt. No vinegar syndrome. 7% after Re Plasticizing. [date examined: 2007-02-11]

“From Every Mountain Side -Pieces – Spinning, Basket Making” (before 1939)

16 mm mixed dp “B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W EK “B” positive print.  Contained in 16 mm 7″ Ek 400′ silver metal can w/camphor slot. Silent film.  B/W original cam film date coded plus/circle; 1934, 1954, 1974. EK positive intertitles date coded circle; 1916, 1936, 1956, 1976.  Later camera original date coded plis/sq 1935, 1956, 1976. Aperture signature on film shows shot with Cine Kodak Model – 1.9.  Some glue splices, burn marks occasionally and torn perforations need fixing. Much ground in dirt. Suffers from vinegar syndrome. [date examined 2007-12-03]

“From Every Mountain Side – Pine Mountain Settlement School at Work & Play – Beta Sigma Omicron”  (1937)

16 mm mixed dp “B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W EK “B” positive print. Contained in 16 mm 7″ Ek 400′ silver metal can w/camphor slot. Silent film.  B/W original cam film date coded triangle; 1918, 1938, 1958, 1978. EK positive intertitles date coded square; 1918, 1938, 1958, 1978.  Later camera original date coded cir/cir 1919, 1939, 1959, 1979;   Some glue splices, torn perforations need fixing. Much ground in dirt. Serious crazing and emulsion scratches and base scratches.  Needs Re Plasticizing and Rewash. Minor vinegar syndrome. [date examined 2007-12-03]

“Mountain Life Moves On, Ruth Cornett, A Sick Stranger, Boot Leggers, Miners, Friends.” [Film #3]

16 mm mixed dp “B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W EK “B” positive print. contained in 16 mm 7″ EK 400′ silver metal can w/ camphor slot. Silent film. B/W original cam film date coded triangle: 1918, 1938, 1958, 1978. EK positive intertitles date coded square: 1918, 1938, 1958, 1978. Later camera original date coded cir/cir 1919, 1939, 1959, 1979. Some glue splices, torn perforations need fixing. Much ground in dirt. Serious crazing and emulsion scratches and base scratches. Needs Re Plasticising and Rewash. Minor vinegar syndrome.

“BB Practice House, Milling, Barber Shop” [Film #5]

16 mm mixed dp “B” B/W EK reversal original & dp B/W EK “B” positive print. contained in 16 mm 7″ EK 400′ silver metal can w/ camphor slot. Silent film. B/W original cam film date coded plus/square: 1935, 1955, 1975. EK positive intertitles date coded square: 1918, 1938, 1958, 1978. Some glue splices, torn perforations need fixing. Much ground in dirt. Serious crazing and emulsion scratches and base scratches. Needs Re Plasticising and Rewash. Minor vinegar syndrome. [date examined:  2007-12-11]

ASSOCIATED FILMS – See Video

SEE ALSO: 

HARMON FOUNDATION FILM 1941

RAY AND VIRGINIA GARNER 1941-42

STUDENT FILM 1930s

GUIDE TO VIDEO HOLDINGS

ALICE JOY KEITH CORRESPONDENCE   (Describes use of film for promotion and fundraising.)