Mitchell, Fran Collection

The collection consists of 750 feet of silent, color, 8 mm film from the 1960’s. The films were shot in Maine and consist of home movies, including footage of a Memorial Day parade, harness racing and construction of a lumber mill smokestack. Also included are scenes of Camp Natarswi, in Millinocket, and a speech given at the University of Maine at Orono by Pres. John F. Kennedy on October 19, 1963.

Fran Mitchell Collection

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Primary Format and Extent:
film (750 ft.): si., col.;8mm
Collection Date Range:
1960 - 1963
Summary:
The collection consists of 750 feet of silent, color, 8 mm film from the 1960's. The films were shot in Maine and consist of home movies, including footage of a Memorial Day parade, harness racing and construction of a lumber mill smokestack. Also included are scenes of Camp Natarswi, in Millinocket, and a speech given at the University of Maine at Orono by Pres. John F. Kennedy on October 19, 1963.
Biographical/Historical Notes:
Frances Robinson Mitchell was born in Maine in 1924, where her family owned a lumber business in the town of Sherman. She attended the University of Maine at Orono for two years, before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve in 1942. She served as part of the Motor Transport Section, out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Later in life she also worked for the East Branch Land Company and wrote the book "Experiencing the Great Depression and World War II." Fran Mitchell was married to Raymond W. Mitchell (1915-2007), with whom she had two daughters, Anne and Jeanne.;John F. Kennedy was born in Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. He was President of the United States from January 20, 1961 to November 22, 1963, when he was assassinated. His speech at the University of Maine at Orono on October 19, 1963 was one of the last speeches he gave on foreign policy prior to his death.
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Repository:
Northeast Historic Film
Availabilty:
Access is restricted;consult repository for detail.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use:
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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