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NFPF Amateur Film Preservation Grants (1998-2016)

By far, the main source for funding of film-to-film preservation of home movies and amateur films in the United States has come through the National Film Preservation Foundation (www.filmpreservation.org). Since 1998, its preservation grants have paid for the creation of new film negatives, prints, and soundtracks, as well as digital files, for nearly 200 amateur films and collections, with money going to roughly 80 different archives around the country. The Center for Home Movies has been the recipient of four NFPF grants, allowing us to preserve films by Arthur H. Smith, Ellwood F. Hoffman, and Wallace Kelly.

The list below is taken from the NFPF’s database of preserved films, based upon their descriptions of the films (and including their descriptions verbatim). Because of that and the sometimes difficult nature of defining the term ‘amateur,’ it is only intended to be a guide, not a definitive list.

Title Archive Description
1944 Republican Convention Center for Home Movies  (1944), color footage of the convention and its delegates shot by amateur filmmaker Ellwood Hoffmann
A. Kenneth Jones Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1964), home movies showing the aftermath of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake
Akiyama Collection Japanese American National Museum  (ca. 1935), home movies by Issei businessman Masao Akiyama
Alaska Earthquake Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1964), amateur portrait of Anchorage immediately after the Good Friday Earthquake, the most powerful recorded earthquake in North American history
Alexander Black Films Pacific Film Archive  (1923-28), five films by Alexander Black, the amateur magic lanternist and “picture play” innovator
Allard K. Lowenstein Collection University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (1956–58), home movies of the activist before he became a congressman, including his crashing of Grace Kelly’s royal wedding
Amateur Exemplars Northeast Historic Film  (1920s–30s), by the Meyer Davis family, Hiram Percy Maxim, Adelaide Pearson, Thomas Archibald Stewart, and Elizabeth Woodman Wright
Amelia Elizabeth White Collection New Mexico State Records Center and Archives (1926-33), early Kodacolor footage of Santa Fe captured on lenticular black-and-white film stock
American Jews Abroad United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  (1932–39), three home movies from families that traveled through European Jewish communities in the 1930s
Aratani Collection Japanese American National Museum  (1926–40), home movies by Setsuo Aratani, community leader and founder of the Guadulupe Produce Company in central California
Augustus Sassa Collection Metro Theatre Center Foundation  (ca. 1959–68), footage shot by a home movie-maker of John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy on campaign
Barron Richter Collection University of Central Florida  (1971-76), home movies made during the early years of Walt Disney World
Beaux Arts Ball ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives  (1973–75), home movie of celebrations sponsored by the Tavern Guild of San Francisco, the association of gay bar owners which became one of the first gay business organizations in the United States
Belleville: A Good Place to Live Belleville Public Library and Information Center  (1934), town portrait made by amateur filmmaker Neil Horne
Bernstein Home Movies National Center for Jewish Film  (1947), footage on board the Exodus as it smuggled Jewish refugees to British-held Palestine
Bill’s Bike Wisconsin Historical Society (1939), William Steuber’s independently produced tale of a Wisconsin boy and his bike
Blau Home Movies National Center for Jewish Film  (1930), rare surviving footage of Jewish family life in Berlin before Hitler’s rise to power and the Blau’s flight to America
Bobbie Louise Hawkins Collection [two grants] Naropa University  (1959–75), home movies of the avant-garde artists, writers, and musicians visiting Hawkins and her husband Robert Creeley
Bon Temps Carnival Balls Tulane University, Amistad Research Center (1960–65), home movies of African American Mardi Gras carnival balls
Bonhiver Films National WWII Museum  (1939), home movies shot by two brothers traveling in Europe on the eve of WWII, including footage of a Hitler Youth rally and the rescue of a torpedoed ship
Campus Smiles Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research  (1920), playful look at the University of Wisconsin-Madison made by two fraternity brothers
Carney Collection National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution  (1938–41), home movies by Harry Carney, baritone saxophonist with Duke Ellington for 35 years, capturing a behind-the-scenes look at the Duke Ellington Orchestra at its creative peak
Charles “Teenie” Harris Collection Carnegie Museum of Art  (1935–55), home movies of Pittsburgh’s African American community taken by a newspaper photographer
Charles Norman Shay Collection Northeast Historic Film  (1955–62), home movies by a Penobscot tribal elder
Cinchona Mission in Lima, Peru Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University  (1943–45), home movies by botanist Walter Henricks Hodge documenting his travels and search for a high-quality source of quinine during World War II
Civilian Conservation Corps in Pine Mountain State Park Appalshop  (1938), amateur documentary showing the park’s construction
Clarence Erwin Rusch Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1937–39), home movie footage by a Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher in rural Alaska
Claude and ZerNona Black Collection Trinity University  (ca. 1955), home movie by civil rights activists from San Antonio, Texas
Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther Minnesota Historical Society (1939), portrait of a German American community made by the local doctor Raymond Dowidat and his wife Esther
Construction of the Fort Peck Dam Montana Historical Society  (1939–50), civil engineer’s home movies of the Public Works Administration project, with footage of President Truman’s visit
Country Music Home Movies Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1942–71), Kodachrome home movie of some of Country music’s brightest stars including Hank Williams, Jr. and Dolly Parton
Cresci/Tarantino Collection San Francisco Media Archive  (1958–63), home movies of San Francisco’s Madonna del Lume and Columbus Day celebrations
Cyrus Pinkham Collection Northeast Historic Film  (ca. 1938), four scripted films from the amateur filmmaker
Dawson, N.M. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives  (1937–38), home movies of the company-owned mining town made by the local schoolteacher
Demolition of Sixth Hatch Show Print Building Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1992), home movie
Dick Condit Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association (1964), footage of earthquake relief flights, shot by an Alaska Air National Guardsman
Dimond Collection Walker Art Center  (1927–1930), 9.5mm home movies of Minneapolis
Donald B. Smith Ethnographic Films Science Museum of Minnesota  (1953–62), amateur documentation of the people of Peru and the Amazon basin
Dottie West Wedding to Byron Metcalf Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1973), home movie
Dr. John Parrott Home Movies Appalshop  (1944–50s), home movies of daily life in Pineville, Kentucky, shot by the coal camp doctor
Druid Hill Park Zoo Maryland Historical Society  (1927), home movies taken at one of the oldest zoos in America
E. Webster Harrison Collection Buffalo Bill Historical Center  (1933–56), home movies of tourism in the Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Snake River regions
Edna and Howard Cameron Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association)  (ca. 1938–59), amateur footage by teachers in remote areas of Alaska, depicting their Native students and traditional subsistence activities
Egypt: A Nile Trip on the Dahabiyeh Bedouin Field Museum  (1923), early educational film depicting life along the Nile by amateur filmmaker George D. Pratt
Elmer Albinson Collection [two grants] Science Museum of Minnesota  (1936), home movies of a mortician’s honeymoon in Ecuador and Peru
Elsa Rogo in Mexico Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (1930s), footage taken by the American painter near Taxco, where she founded an art school for children
Elvis Presley’s Band in Hawaii Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1960), home movies shot by Hank Garland, the guitar virtuoso in Elvis Presley’s band
Ernest Beane Collection African American Museum, Oakland Public Library  (1935-46), home movies shot by a Pullman porter at home and during his travels
Ethridge Home Movie Collection University of Georgia  (1939–56), home movies taken on the historic Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
Eugene O’Neill and John Held in Bermuda George Eastman House  (1925), fashion photographer Nickolas Muray’s home movie of the playwright and cartoonist on holiday
Everglades National Park Dedication Florida Moving Image Archives  (1947), home movie by Miami Mayor William Wolfarth of the opening day ceremony with President Truman and Florida dignitaries
Everly Brothers Home Movies Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (ca. 1957–58), home movies of family and performances, with appearances by Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly
Fair of the Iron Horse Maryland Historical Society  (1927), home movie of the centenary exposition for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the nation’s first common carrier railroad
Fairy Princess Chicago Film Archives  (1956), stop-motion animation by award-winning amateur filmmaker Margaret Conneely
Falnes Home Movies New York University (1937–40s), travel films shot by NYU history professor and OSS analyst Oscar J. Falnes
Farny Family Collection Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms  (1928–32), home movies showing life at Craftsman Farms, built by Arts and Crafts designer Gustav Stickley
Father Richard J. Reimondo Collection Appalshop  (1951–54), amateur footage shot by a Catholic priest documenting church communities in Hazard, Kentucky
Field Collection American Jewish Historical Society  (1946–53), home movies of the post-war Catskill resort scene
Fischinger Home Movies Center for Visual Music  (1959–64), candid footage of the artist at his Los Angeles home
Florida Home Movies Florida Moving Image Archives  (1926), amateur films of an all-girl school and the construction of U.S. Route 41
Florida Home Movies Florida Moving Image Archives  (1927–41), four amateur films of Palm Beach, the Everglades, hurricane devastation, and Miami’s Art Deco district before World War II
Flowers for Rosie George Eastman House  (1923), amateur film that premiered at the press conference announcing Kodak’s introduction of 16mm
Fly Low Jack and the Game George Eastman House (1927), romantic narrative by Rochester homemaker Marion Gleason that was used by Kodak to introduce home-moviemaking to the public
Forbes Collection Northeast Historic Film  (1915), early home movies of the Maine coast and Naushon Island, captured on 28mm film
Frank I. Reed Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1928), home movies of the construction of the Eklutna Power Plant taken by the owner of the historic Anchorage Hotel
Frederick L. Anderson Collection Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1942–45), footage shot by a U.S. Air Force major general including a holiday trip with Winston Churchill to Cuba
“Fun for the Money” Home Movie Wisconsin Historical Society  (1949), home movie of one of TV’s earliest prime time game shows, shot by an audience member
Fukuzaki Family Collection Japanese American National Museum  (1942), home movies of Los Angeles’ Terminal Island before the Japanese American fishing community was forced into World War II detention camps
George L.K. Harris Travel Films Freylinghuysen Morris House & Studio (ca. 1934), home movies of the abstract painter’s Far Eastern travels
George T. Keating Home Movies Washington University in St. Louis  (ca. 1929), only known footage of novelist Ford Madox Ford
Gone with the Wind Premiere Atlanta History Center  (1939), home movies of the Atlanta event and visits by the actors to Civil War sites
Goodall Home Movies Northeast Historic Film  (1920s–1930s), intimate look at the Maine textile family at home and on outings with mill workers
Groucho Marx’s Home Movies National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution  (1929–1934)
Grunts and Groans Oregon Historical Society  (1933), amateur film documenting the Portland Turnverein Gymnasium
Harllee/Quattlebaum Collection University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (1920s–30s), home movies of social gatherings at plantation homes, with footage of guides who were once slaves
Harris H. Stilson Collection Virginia Commonwealth University  (1929–1931), home movies of a streetcar conductor’s travels around Richmond and rural Virginia
Harry Webb Marsh Collection [two grants] University of Idaho (1926–30), three films documenting mining in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene region, and(1940s–50), home movies of northern Idaho mining, shot by a mining engineer
Hashizume Collection Japanese American National Museum  (1945), home movie showing the daily routines of the Japanese Americans interned at the Heart Mountain detention camp
Hayes Family Movies Florida Moving Image Archives  (1950s), home movies taken by a South Florida African American family during the waning years of segregation
Helen Hoch Tupperware Films National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution  (1959–62), home movies documenting Tupperware corporate culture from the eyes of a participant
Hemingway Home Movies Library of Congress  (1955), color home movies of the famous writer taken by A. E. Hotchner in Cuba, and Ketchum, Idaho
Hildene Collection Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home  (1927–40s?), home movies made by Robert Todd Lincoln’s descendants
Hoagy Carmichael Collection Indiana University Moving Image Archives  (1937–38), home movies capturing the legendary composer’s home and social life during his first years in Hollywood
Hoover Kodacolor Home Movies Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum  (1928–30), films taken by Herbert Hoover’s family showing trips and White House activities
Hurricane Donna Florida Moving Image Archives  (1960), up-close amateur footage taken during the storm
In the Usual Way Northeast Historic Film  (1933), amateur filmmaker Isaac Higginbotham’s tale of summer love
It Sudses and Sudses UCLA Film & Television Archive  (1962), comic short about the perils of shaving, by amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents
It Was Just Like Christmas Northeast Historic Film  (1948), amateur narrative following 5-year-old’s search for Santa Claus
J.L. Clark Ray-O-Vac Midway Village Museum  (ca. 1951), home movie taken on the factory floor of the J.L. Clark Company, an innovator in decorative tins and metal lithography
James Harvey Young World’s Fair Film [two grants] Emory University  (1933–34), amateur films of the Century of Progress International Exposition and Chicago’s “A Century of Progress” exhibition
Japan First Mississippi Department of Archives and History  (1945), home movies made by Clifford Blitch during wartime service as commander of a medical evacuation hospital in the Philippines
Jesús T. Piñero Collection Universidad del Este  (1940s), home movies taken by Puerto Rico’s first native governor documenting his travels, family, and political activities
Joan Crawford Home Movies George Eastman House  (1940–41; 1950s), home movies capturing the Hollywood star with her children and on hunting trips
John Ford Home Movies Indiana University Moving Image Archives  (1941-48), footage of home and work from the legendary director, including location scouting for The Three Godfathers and a Mexican fishing trip with John Wayne
John Kenneth Caldwell Collection Hoover Institution, Stanford University  (1930s), home movies shot by an American diplomat in China and Thailand
John Makes Whoopee Oregon Historical Society  (1929), amateur narrative about a young farmer visiting the “big city” of Portland, Oregon
Joseph Pegnato Collection Senator John Heinz History Center  (ca.1940s-50), home movies of big band, vaudeville, and circus performers shot by juggler “Bobby Jule”
Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection [two grants] Filson Historical Society  (1930s), home movies exploring sites linked to Abraham Lincoln, revolutionary war hero George Rogers Clark, and Kentucky history and amateur films documenting visits to New York, New Orleans, and Kentucky
July 4th, in Hollywood, Florida Florida Moving Image Archives  (1925), home movie of holiday festivities, including a parade and “bathing girl review”
Kahn Family Films National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution  (1928–34), home movies of the construction of the Chrysler Building, Port Authority, and other New York structures, by the owner of the Godwin Construction Company
Kaliska-Greenblatt Collection University of Georgia  (1920s–30s), home movies showing Atlanta’s first Jewish country club, the carving of Stone Mountain, and the University of Georgia
Kate Gleason Collection University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections  (1928-1931), home movies from the pioneering engineer and businesswoman
Katherine Dunham Dance Research Southern Illinois University  (1932–36), home movies taken by the dance luminary while traveling in Haiti
Key West in the 1940s Florida Moving Image Archives  (ca. 1946), color home movies of the Florida Keys
Keystone Aircraft Home Movie Collection National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution  (1920s), home movies shot by company president Edgar N. Gott
Kiyama Collection Japanese American National Museum  (ca. 1935), home movies by the owner of the 7th Street Produce Market in Los Angeles
Lakeland One Room School House Florida Moving Image Archives  (1934), home movie of this Florida community
Lawrence H. Cool Collection South Dakota State Archives  (1930s), home movies shot in Platte, South Dakota by a local businessman
Leadbetter Collection Northeast Historic Film  (1931), home movie of the mill ran by the John MacGregor Corporation to produce wooden spools for sewing thread
Lehrman Weiner Home Movies National Center for Jewish Film  (1949), scenes filmed in the newly-established state of Israel
Lester O. Gore Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1933–34), home movies made by a federal judge during his travels throughout the Alaska Territory
Lewis E. Reisner Collection National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution  (1929–38), home movies shot by aviation pioneer Lewis E. Reisner documenting aircraft manufacture and testing
Lewis J. Boss Collection [two grants] North Scituate Public Library  (early 1930s), community portraits of North Scituate, featuring hand-tinting and humorous intertitles, by a local amateur filmmaker
Lieutenant Colonel William P. Miller Collection Hoover Institution, Stanford University  (1943–45), color home movies shot in North Africa, France, and Germany during WWII
Louis C. Harris Collection University of Georgia  (1947–53), home movies by reporter Louis C. Harris documenting life in Augusta and a 1953 atomic bomb test
Lunt and Fontanne Collection Wisconsin Historical Society  (1928–39), home movies from Ten Chimneys, the Genesee Depot estate of renowned theatrical couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
Lytle Collection University of Mississippi, Southern Media Archive  (1938–41), home movies by Emma Knowlton Lytle of plantation life in the Mississippi Delta
Mahlon Walsh Home Movies Northeast Historic Film  (1930s), amateur film of Freeport, Maine showing a town meeting, parade, and businesses
Maine Marine Worm Industry Northeast Historic Film  (1942), the secrets of the worm-digger’s craft by amateur photographer Ivan Flye, founder of one of Maine’s major sea-fishing bait businesses
Making of “Americus’ Hero” University of Georgia  (1928), home movie showing the shooting of a lost town portrait film by Don Newland
Manischewitz Collection National Center for Jewish Film  (1924–57), home movies of the family whose name is synonymous with kosher products in America
Marie Dickerson Coker Collection Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum  (1942–53), home movies by the African American jazz musician, including scenes filmed in Honolulu after Pearl Harbor
Marty Robbins Racing Films Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1961–68), home movies showing the country star’s amateur racing career
Mattachine Newsreels ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives  (1973), home movie compilations by Harold Call that were shown by the Mattachine Society, one of the country’s first gay rights organizations
Max Moore Collection University of Georgia (1942–52), footage from behind the scenes of “King Biscuit Time,” one of the first radio shows to feature live blues performances
Memories on Film Center for Home Movies  (1979), Arthur Smith’s look back at a life of moviemaking
Meshie: Child of a Chimpanzee American Museum of Natural History  (1930–34), home movies of the chimpanzee raised by museum curator Harry Raven alongside his children
Miami Area Architecture Florida Moving Image Archives  (1929), amateur footage of local buildings, including Flamingo Park, the Biltmore Hotel, and the Nautilus Hotel
Miami Beach Construction Florida Moving Image Archives  (1960), home movies of urban building projects
Miami Beach Parks Florida Moving Image Archives  (1955), home movies of public parks, made by a Miami Beach councilman
Miami Home Movies Florida Moving Image Archives  (1926), three early home movies depicting Miami Beach
Milton Dowe Home Movies Northeast Historic Film  (1937–54), local historian’s view of Palermo, Maine
Monastery of Gethsemani Bellarmine University  (1936–37), amateur footage of the Trappist monk community located near Louisville, Kentucky
Multiple Sidosis UCLA Film & Television Archive  (1970), droll trick film by amateur filmmaker Sidney Laverents, named to the National Film Registry
Nebraska Home Movies Nebraska State Historical Society  (1923–34), five home movies thought to be among the earliest to survive from the state
O’Neal Collection GLBT Historical Society of Northern California  (1938–81), home movies of the Bay Area gay community in the forties and fifties
Ocean City Hurricane Maryland Historical Society  (1933), home movies from a vacationing family of the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane of 1933 and its aftermath
Oedipus Grecian Games ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives  (1976), amateur film of the Blue Max Motorcycle Club
Ojibwe Work Minnesota Historical Society  (1935–47), five films by amateur ethnologist Monroe Killy entitled: Chippewa Handicraft, Sugar Bush, The Moccasin, Wild Rice Harvest, and A’nicina’be: A Story of the Ojibway
One Man Band UCLA Film & Television Archive  (1965-72), trick film showing amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents playing 16 instruments at once
Orange Blossom Parade Florida Moving Image Archives  (1957), home movie capturing the African American community of Overtown before it was destroyed to make way for an interstate highway
Oskar Fischinger Tests and Home Movies Center for Visual Music  (1920s–30s),
Palmerlee Collection Japanese American National Museum  (1942–45), color films of life in the World War II Japanese American detention facility in Tule Lake, California, made by teacher Charles Palmerlee
Parties at Roy Acuff’s House Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (1959), home movies shot by Jimmy Riddle, harmonica player extraordinaire, of two parties held on the Roy Acuff estate
Peanut Picking, Ichauway Plantation Emory University  (1942), home movies of sharecroppers on the estate of Robert W. Woodruff, then president of the Coca-Cola Company
Penitentes Colorado State University-Pueblo  (ca. 1978), amateur film documenting the secret Catholic society of flagellants in New Mexico and Colorado
Penn Family Home Movies North Carolina State University  (1926–41), scenes of daily life on a plantation run by a member of the Carolinas’ “tobacco royalty”
Philippines Footage National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution  (1930s), three ethnographic films by American businessman and amateur photographer Whipple S. Hall, including documentation of the peoples of Luzon
Phyllis Le Shane Collection Florida Moving Image Archives  (1965–72), five 8mm amateur film adaptations of classic fairy tales, books, and Bible stories
Poverty to Riches George Eastman House  (1922), comic tale of “Count Yer Change,” a crook who robs the rich, made by Marion Gleason with an early prototype of Kodak’s 16mm camera
President Kennedy at the Orange Bowl Florida Moving Image Archives  (1963), amateur footage from South Florida
Punahou School, Waikiki Bishop Museum  (1920s), home movie showing two sisters at school and swimming in the Ala Wai Canal
Raymond Cotton Home Movies Northeast Historic Film (1935–39), scenes of small-town life in Hiram, Maine
Raymond Rogers Home Movies Oregon Historical Society  (1940s), documentation of major events in Portland, Oregon
Rickenbacker Causeway Opening Florida Moving Image Archives  (1947), amateur footage of the opening ceremonies of the bridge in Key Biscane
Ringling Brothers Circus Florida Moving Image Archives  (1929), amateur film, with intertitles, documenting a special circus performance at E.F. Hutton’s estate
Robert M. Weir Collection University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections (early 1930s–40s), color amateur film of family travels through pre-war Nazi Germany
Robert Work Collection Barrington Area Historical Society  (1928–30), home movies of Chicago architect Robert Work and his colleagues
Roger King Collection University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (1941–42), home movies of the Chapel Hill campus as it ramped up to train military personnel for World War II service
Rosebud County Fair and Rodeo Montana Historical Society  (1926), home movies by an entrepreneurial photographer from Forsyth, Montana
Roy Acuff on Tour Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  (ca. 1954-55), home movies by a Roy Acuff fan who filmed the Country legend on tour
Sallie Wagner Home Movie Collection New Mexico State Records Center and Archives  (1928–50), home movies, edited and intertitled by the filmmaker, showing daily life on the Navajo Reservation
San Francisco Oddities San Francisco Media Archive  (1958), amateur film of the city’s neighborhoods and landmarks by Dr. Frank Zach
Seymour Collection National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1926–34), five films by Major Lester D. Seymour chronicling the early years of commercial aviation
South Pacific Air Force Films North Carolina State Archives (ca. 1942–44), amateur footage of the daily life of WWII Air Force personnel stationed on various islands
Steamboat Winter Carnival Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum  (1948), home movie showing the 35th annual Steamboat Springs winter festival
Still in Motion Clyfford Still Museum  (1970), home movies showing abstract expressionist Clyfford Still in his studio
Sweeter by the Dozen Northeast Historic Film  (ca. 1950), day in the life of the second graders at the Los Angeles’ Westlake School for Girls, by amateur filmmaker Herbert Sturdy
Tatsuno Collection Japanese American National Museum  (1938–60), home movies, including Dave Tatsuno’s documentation of the World War II detention camp near Topaz, Utah, honored by induction into the National Film Registry in 1996
Taylor Mead Movies Anthology Film Archives  (1964–68), three film diaries by a superstar of underground film
The Abbakadabba Coopno New York University  (1941), amateur narrative shot by Robbins Barstow in an interracial summer camp for low-income youths
The Art of the Trapeze Illinois State University  (ca.1944–50), amateur footage of aerialists from the Harold Voise and Russell Brothers troupes, with training scenes in the historic Ward-Concello Practice Barn in Bloomington, Illinois
The Augustas University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections (ca. 1942), Scott Nixon’s pilgrimage to some 30 places sharing the name of his hometown
The Awakening Northeast Historic Film  (1932), amateur narrative about a young woman’s infatuation for a suspicious newcomer
The Conquered Banner United Daughters of the Confederacy  (1933), amateur production telling the story of the Confederate flag
The Great Perham Jewel Robbery Minnesota Historical Society  (1926), short amateur narrative, featuring locals in cameos, about a husband who tries to teach his wife a lesson by staging a fake robbery
The Haunted Camera Oregon Historical Society  (1938), supernatural thriller made by a teenage girl
The Last Reel Center for Home Movies  (1986), Arthur Smith’s home movie of his daily routine in Big Bear, California
The Mirror Center for Home Movies  (1950), award-winning amateur thriller by Arthur H. Smith about a mirror which reveals the future
The Rainbow Veterans Return to Europe University of Nebraska–Lincoln  (1930), edited amateur film of the return of Army 42nd Infantry Division veterans to World War I battle sites
The Rockford Peaches Midway Village Museum  (ca. 1943), home movie showcasing the Rockford Peaches, the female baseball team that inspired Hollywood’s “A League of Their Own”
The Sid Saga UCLA Film & Television Archive  (1985–86), comic autobiography by amateur filmmaker Sid Laverents
The Yellowstone Kodacolor National Archives And Records Administration  (ca. 1930–32), early Kodacolor home movies of Yellowstone National Park
Thomas Collection University of Mississippi, Southern Media Archive  (1950s), Wall, Mississippi during segregation as seen by the owner of the gas station serving both the white and black communities
Travels with the Tennessee Tweetsie East Tennessee State University, Archives of Appalachia (1940–51), five films by railroad enthusiasts Jack Alexander and Vince Ryan
Troy Youmans Collection Atlanta History Center  (1940s–50s), home movies of downtown Atlanta, including the 1946 Winecoff Hotel Fire
Tudor Place Tudor Place  (1930s–40s), upstairs/downstairs look of life at a Georgetown estate, as captured in home movies
USS Constitution at Sea USS Constitution Museum  (1931), “Old Ironsides,” filmed in Portland, Maine, by a home moviemaker
Verdena Parker Collection University of California, Berkeley, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages  (ca. 1959–66), home movies showing life in and around the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in Humboldt County, California
Vorkapich Home Movies University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections  (1940), playful family montage by the experimental filmmaker who headed the USC School of Cinematic Arts from 1949 to 1951
W.W. Howells Home Movies New Mexico State Records Center and Archives (1929), footage taken by the future Harvard anthropologist of the Santa Fe Fiesta and ancient ruins in northern New Mexico
Wallace Kelly Collection Center for Home Movies  (1930–39), films by award-winning home moviemaker Wallace Kelly
Warden Family Travel Collection University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology  (1934–35), home movies of the first American archeological excavation in Iran
Welcome San Francisco Moviemakers San Francisco Media Archive (1960), orientation film for the San Francisco cine club by Frank Zach
William and Evaline Gill Collection Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association  (1930s), home movies documenting the Matanuska Colonization Project, the New Deal program for relocating dust bowl farmers to Alaska
William Levi Dawson Collection [two grants] Emory University  (1952–54), two home movies from the collection of the founder of the Tuskegee School of Music, and  (1953–71), seven home movies by the African American composer who founded the Tuskegee School of Music
Willie Lee Buffington Collection University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collections  (1950s), home movies from the founder of Faith Cabin Libraries, which built some 100 libraries for underserved African American communities in rural Georgia and South Carolina
Wisconsin Family Vacation Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research  (ca.1937–43), home movies of a railroad trip to the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition
Witcher-Stevenson Collection Nevada State Museum  (1933–45), home movies from the formative days of Las Vegas tourism
World Trip Collection National Air And Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution  (1935–1936), home movies with footage of the Hindenburg, 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and Nazi youth parades taken by the family of American businessman Gustav Oberlaender
Yamada Collection Japanese American National Museum  (ca. 1930s and 1950s), home movies of the wedding of Tsuneko Kato and Yaju Yamada and their silver anniversary party twenty-five years later