Category Archives: collections

Caren’s Collection

Caren began her film memoir in the late 1970s when she came upon a Super 8 camera in a pawnshop soon after she ceded custody rather let her young daughter’s life be torn apart in a vicious legal battle. Caren retained visitation rights and used the camera to film visits with her daughter and other

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Corky Culver Collection

Corky Culver lives in a log cabin on a lake with eagles, egrets, herons, and her cat, Pele. Her mother was an English teacher, her father a poet. She holds a Ph.D. in English & American Literature and is a specialist in Henry David Thoreau. She taught English at the University of Florida, University of

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Judith Jerome Collection

One VHS tape, “Chicken ‘n Dumplings,” at once a home movie record of a group of friends in Idledale, CO, making & enjoying a meal on Valentine’s Day 1989 and a spoof on the tv shows “French Chef” and the “Andy Griffith Show.”

Loraine Sumner Collection

Referee & coach Loraine Sumner’s 8mm bird’s eye view of life before & after Title IX.  Fast pitches, shot puts, camping trips, life as a lesbian mother, and lots of horsing around.  Minor footage of Hall of Famer Joan Joyce.

Ruth Storm Collection 

Ruth Huntington Storm (1888-1981) was a New York  City schoolteacher who filmed friends, lovers, and places she visited from the mid-1930s until the mid-1960s with a 16mm Model K Cine Kodak. She spent many summers in Corea, Maine, where she had a cabin.  In retirement she edited her Maine, Greater NY footage, & vacation footage

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Margaret Whalen Collection

Home movies and tapes shot by lesbian teacher, aunt, and painter Margaret Whalen. Rare footage of May Sarton (1912-1995).

Sarah Nicholson Collection

Sarah Nicholson’s 2-tape collection depicts moments from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals, 1994 & 1995. The 1995 tapes also records the adventures of Sarah and her then partner with a pair of Australian women they met singing in the Cultural Heritage Choir & invited to travel with them back to Maine where the four shared

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Shirley Lasseter Collection

Shirley Lasseter was born in Miami, Florida, in 1950 and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida in psychology. She founded the Cinema Program and served as Cinema Program Director at the Hippodrome Theatre, Gainesville, Florida, for over 30 years. Passionate about film and the environment, Lasseter creates videos that chronicle our changing world.

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Stearns, Linda Collection

The collection consists of 19 reels of silent, color, Super 8 film. The films were shot during the 1970’s and 1980’s by Linda Stearns. The films are primarily home movies, including scenes of Christmas and birthday celebrations, dance recitals, and trips to the lake.

Steputis, Gladys Collection

Collection contains [Steputis–home movies], including 44 reels of silent, black and white and color 8 mm film, totaling approximately 2090 ft. The films primarily consist of scenes of family winter and summer activities primarily in Maine and Canada. Footage shows hikes and picnics, skiing and swimming, toboggans, family cars and pets, holiday celebrations, University of

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