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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Nov 17, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.; MacKenzie, Colin S.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries'; Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Washington State University Libraries
May 30, 2018 Washington State University
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Annual yearbook of the State College of Washington (later Washington State University).
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Topics: Washington State University, College yearbooks, Washington (State)
Source: Is found in MASC's WSU Publications, WSU 46. Volumes can be found on shelf in the Holland/Terrell Libraries at LD5731.W665 C55x.
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 2, 2017 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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Paul D. Schreiber High School 1968 production of "My Fair Lady". Port Washington, NY. Directed by Jerald B. Stone. Performers: Erica Sarzin-Borrillo, Lee Dayton, Betsy Duvall, Marc Gibson, Kevin Fey, Jeff Bartlett, Evan Sarzin and Joseph DeKay.  Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.  Music by Frederick Loewe.
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Topics: Performing Arts, Musical, My Fair Lady
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 2, 2017 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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Paul D. Schreiber High School Performing Arts Department production of "Brigadoon".  Fall 1971.  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Don E. Jones, Musical direction by Jerald B. Stone.  String direction by Dr. Richard Rusack.  Choreography by Rodney Griffin.  Set design by Leo B. Meyer.  Lighting Design by Philip Gilliam.  Piper - Mr. William Cartwright.
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Topics: Performing Arts, Brigadoon, Musical
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1955 Play Troupe of Port Washington production of "Night Must Fall".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Port Washington Play Troupe
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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An unknown schooner at dock.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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The Rutland 1884-Map. Clifford Giffin, Jim Davidson, and Chuck Piotrowski were members of a team that put together the scanned CD version of an 1884 Map of Rutland that is approximately five feet by five feet. The program illustrates some of the equipment used and the steps taken to bring this fascinating map to a CD. Some samples of the CD are shown.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, The Rutland 1884 Map, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Proctor Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
Topics: Proctor Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Proctor Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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Proctor High School Yearbooks
Topics: Proctor Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Play Troupe of Port Washington
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1954 Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan".  Directed by Elmer Tangerman.  Staged by Ursula & Edwin Bostick.  Produced by Emily Spence & Molly Tangerman.  Feb. & March, 1954.  Main Street School, Port Washington, N.Y.  Interview with Linda Pollock Ives conducted in 2018 at the Port Washington Public Library.
Topics: Play Troupe of Port Washington, Peter Pan
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Pratsch photograph.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Lincoln Iron Works. Jack Crowther presents this program on the history of the development and demise of the Lincoln Iron Works. This industrial complex was one of three major heavy industries in the heart of Rutland City. Established in 1868, it operated until the 1960s. Numerous businesses occupied the buildings until 2012 when the Vermont Farmers Food Center purchased the complex for a winter farmers market. Jim Davidson hosts the program.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, "Lincoln Iron Works", Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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City of Rutland Annual Reports.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Annual Reports, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Digitizing high school yearbooks
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Invasion of France in June 1944-1944
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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John F. Bryant and his neighbors-1884
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Washington State University Libraries
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This short silent film shows ski team students ski jumping on WSU (then WSC)'s campus, with the jump located approximately where the elevator behind (north of) the CUB is now located.  The film is believed to be from the late 1940s. The original film is held in the Washington State University Libraries as 16mm 52082, and was digitized in 2011 at WSU's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC).
Topic: Washington State University
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1980 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Macbeth".  Directed by Bob Klein.  Produced by Manu Klein.  Technical Producer - Ronald T. Meadows.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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1975 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department production of "1776".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Varsity Choir
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1974 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Varsity Choir Christmas Chorus Festival.
Topic: Performing Arts
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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New York Giants vs. Rutland All-Stars - 1916. Dick Leyden, Vermont baseball historian, discusses the baseball game at the Rutland Fairgrounds on 22 October 1916. This game was played during the "deadball era" when pitchers were able to "doctor" the ball in many ways and only one ball was used for the whole game. Thus home runs were few and far between. Dick's presentation provides a wealth of information on the participants and background on baseball in this era. The Rutland...
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, New York Giants vs. Rutland All-Stars - 1916,...
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Jim Davidson hosts this program that features Dorothy Whitford, Society Research Committee Chairperson, in an interesting conversation about how Dorothy got involved in genealogical research. Dot tells a number of research stories both humorous and intriguing.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Genealogical Research, Rutland, Vermont
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Progress photographs
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Rutland City Band
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments in History, Rutland, Vermont
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Group portraits
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Fire destroys grandstand at the Rutland Fairgrounds-1939
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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2014 Port Washington Play Troupe radio play production of "The Thin Man".  In partnership with WCWP 88.1 FM, the community public radio station of LIU Post.  Hillwood Recital Hall.  Tilles Center at C.W. Post, LIU.  Brookville, NY.  April 25th, 2014.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1978 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Tall Tales Of The Wild West".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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1982 - Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department production of "Candide". April 1982. Port Washington, NY. Directed by Jeff Roberts, Musical Direction by Dr. Bruce Purrington, Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Performing Arts
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Progress photographs
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1980 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "Macbeth".  June 1980.  Port Washington, NY.  Directed by Robert Klein.  Produced by Manu Klein.  Technical Producer - Ronald T. Meadows.
Topic: Shakespeare
A baby posing by a potted plant.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Mt. Shasta.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Progress photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Port Washington Performing Arts
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1997 Varsity Choral Society Christmas concert. December 14th, 1997. Congregational Church. Manhasset, N.Y. Directed by Jerald B. Stone.
Topics: Choral, Christmas, Varsity Choral Society
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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The year 2009 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Rutland Historical Society. It seemed timely to look at where the Society has been and where it might be going in the future. Curator Jim Davidson has been a member since the beginning of the Society and shares his reflections on the history of the Society and its tomorrow.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, 40th Anniversary of the Rutland Historical...
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber High School Performing Arts Department
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1969 Paul D. Schreiber High School Varsity Choir and Orchestra concert.  Varsity Choir directed by Jerald B. Stone.  Orchestra directed by Carol Roggensack.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Smells of watered streets, new cut logs and New York slums-1902
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Congregational Church of Manhasset
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1977 Congregational Church of Manhasset production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" program.
Topic: Performing Arts
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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'Talkies' Come to the Strand Theater-1929
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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“Website: Rutlandhistory.com”.  Doreen McCullough, Society Webmaster, is the guest on this episode.  She focuses on the history and developmental structure of the Society’s website.  Opened in February 2005, the site has rapidly grown in content.  Significant accomplishments are noted as is the global reach of the site.  In the second part of the program host Jim Davidson takes the viewer to various files and demonstrates how to search in them.
Topic: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Website: Rutlandhistory.com”, Rutland,...
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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“Loyalty Day Parade 2017”. Jim Davidson of the Rutland Historical Society hosts Ron Fairbanks, Parade Director, and Gerry Garrow, Parade Committee, in a conversation about the 2017 Loyalty Day Parade. The program includes highlights from past parades and information about the joint presentation of the Vermont Farmers Food Center and the the Rutland Historical Society. The presentation honors Vermont farmers as home front heroes.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, “Loyalty Day Parade 2017, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Michael F. Dwyer hosts a program entitled 'Young Eyes Look At Long Ago Proctor'. Michael interviews his guests, Proctor Elementary School teacher Maureen Dobart and her students, now in the 3 rd grade, about their local history projects from last year. Students include Christopher Clain, Noelle Flanders, Jazmin Goetz and Cody Landon, who present their actual models and stories about Proctor one hundred years ago.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Young Eyes Look At Long Ago Proctor, Rutland,...
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Is found in PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc/finders/pratsch.htm at Washington State University Libraries'; Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) http://libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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1967 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Dept. production of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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1894 Electrification of Rutland Street Railroad Company-1894
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Chuck Piotrowski is the guest presenter of a program on the history of electricity in Rutland called "Electric Rutland". The program includes some of the technical progress in generating and distributing electricity, the issue of mergers and advertising and creating a public awareness of electricity.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Electric Rutland, Rutland, Vermont
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1977 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "On The Town".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Port Washington Play Troupe
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1975 Port Washington Play Troupe production of "The Apple Tree - Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain.  Musical direction by Shelly Tarakan.  Produced by Ronald T. Meadows.  Port Washington, NY.
Topics: Performing Arts, Port Washington Play Troupe
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Shirt Factory at West End of Willow Street in Rutland-1889
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.; MacKenzie, Colin S.
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Cataloging on this item notes "many by Colin MacKenzie" with regards to this image. As MacKenzie was only active as a photographer from about 1903-1911, this is likely later than "ca. 1900" if this is indeed one of his images.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Jim Davidson hosts Dylan Duncan, one of the producers of Ghosts of Vermont, a video production which focuses on four Vermont ghost tales. The program includes the Whipple Hollow ghost story of Frank Kurant. Jim Davidson provides a short historical segment on the history of Whipple Hollow. The program discusses the genesis of the idea for the production and some of the difficulties that had to be overcome.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Ghosts in Vermont, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Blizzard of 1888 revisited-1888
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Free Library-Rutland Historical Society Collaboration
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West Rutland High School Yearbooks.
Topics: Rutland Free Library, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
- Pratsch, Charles R.; MacKenzie, Colin S.
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Cataloging on this item notes "many by Colin MacKenzie" with regards to this image. As MacKenzie was only active as a photographer from about 1903-1911, this is likely later than "ca. 1900" if this is indeed one of his images.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department
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1978 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Performing Arts Department production of "The Miracle Worker".  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Performing Arts
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Mead or Bates House Fire of 1906
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments in History, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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Automobile postcards of early 20th Century
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Moments In History, Rutland, Vermont
Port Washington Performing Arts
- Carrie Palmer Weber Jr. H.S.
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1980 Carrie Palmer Weber Jr. H.S. production of "Pippin".  Directed & Choreographed by Pamela Meadows.  Musical Direction by Philip Glover.  Assistant Director/Student Producer - Diana Bandfield.  March 21st - 22nd, 1980.  Port Washington, NY. 
Topic: Performing Arts
Port Washington Performing Arts
- PWPL Oral History Workshop
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Interviews with members of the 1954 Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan". Elmer Tangerman directed. Staging by Edwin Bostick. Linda Pollock Ives played Peter Pan. Mr. Tangerman and Mr. Bostick were interviewed in 1982 as part of the PWPL Oral History Workshop. Linda Pollock Ives was interviewed in 2018 by Mark Mastrocinque.
Topic: Play Troupe of Port Washington
Rutland Historical Society
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Covered Bridge Calendar
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Rutland Historical Society Quarterlies, Rutland, Vermont
Rutland Historical Society
- Rutland Historical Society
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"The Health of the City" continues with a second program that focuses on the impact of the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 on the City of Rutland. In October of 1918, perhaps the single most deadly month in America's history, there were over 700 cases of influenza in Rutland. This program highlights the stories of families who were impacted by this health crisis.
Topics: Rutland Historical Society, Historically Speaking, Influenza Epidemic of 1918 Rutland City,...