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8mm (photographic film size)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Describes motion picture film that is 8 millimeters wide, the narrowest gauge available for such film. Introduced in 1932 for use by amateur filmmakers and for home movies, 8mm film was also taken up by filmmakers of the avant0garde and the underground, due to the comparatively low cost of the film stock and the processing. Since the mid-1960s, standard 8mm film has been generally superceded by the Super 8 type.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Elsie Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-04-17A
Abstract Elsie Anderson worked at Boeing Company as a Public Relations representative, circa 1940s-1950s. The collection includes negatives, films, photographic prints, and a small amount of textual materials related to Boeing aircraft and test flights occurring during the 1940s-1950s.

Peter M. Bowers Photograph Collection and Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-03-31
Overview Peter M. Bowers (1918-2003) was an aeronautical engineer at The Boeing Company for 36 years but was more noted as an aviation historian who wrote several dozen books and close to 900 articles on aircraft. This collection is notable for the approximately 150,000 photographic images he amassed during his career, as well as his writing and research files. The materials span the early 1900s to 2003.

The James H. Dilonardo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-01-21
Abstract James H. Dilonardo was a local aviation enthusiast strongly tied to Boeing Field and The Museum of Flight. His collection consits of photographs, textual materials, sound recordings, and film largely related to aviation in Seattle, Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

Harry R. Mankins Film Collection

 Collection — Box Film Box 6, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1999-03-02-A
Contents of the Collection The Harry R. Mankins Film Collection is a small collection containing one film reel from circa 1930s-1940s of various military aircraft and airliners flying around the Seattle, Washington area. Aircraft pictured include the Boeing XB-15, XB-17, 247, and 314 Clipper prototype; Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats; and a United Airlines Douglas DC-3 "Mainliner" aircraft. Passengers, flight attendants, and flight and ground crew are featured in a few shots. Other scenes include a brief aerial...

Franklin W. Minert Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-11-23
Overview Franklin Minert was a test pilot and boom operator at the Boeing Company from 1943-1970. The collection contains photographic, textual and audiovisual materials relating to his career.

Remi Charles O’Connor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-03-19
Contents of the Collection The Remi Charles O'Connor Collection primarily relates to the 1941-1956 military service of O'Connor, a Naval Aviator in World War II and the Korean War. The collection is comprised of textual materials such as logs, correspondence, and clippings, as well as 10 photographic prints and one 8mm film reel.The bulk of the collection consists of O'Connor's flight logs, including two from his student pilot training in 1941 and five that cover his flying career from 1941-1964. The logs often...

Roy A. Parsons Aerocar Film

 Collection — Box Film Box 5, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1992-01-11
Contents of the Collection The Roy A. Parsons Aerocar Film is a small collection consisting of one privately shot 8mm film from 1968 of the Aerocar with inventor Molt Taylor demonstrating features of the aircraft. The footage, which was shot in Washington State, begins with the Aerocar III (N100D) in its car configuration, towing its folded wing attachment. Taylor and an unidentified man then convert the Aerocar to its plane configuration and take off from an unidentified airfield. The Aerocar is shown in...

Alan Lonsdale Patterson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2021-08-03-A
Overview Alan Lonsdale Patterson worked extensively in the field of aviation from the 1920s to the 1980s. Throughout his career he worked as a barnstormer, pilot and established multiple companies that facilitated the sale of aircraft and aeronautical equipment, predominately between companies based in the United States and China. The collection represents both his professional and personal life through correspondence, photographs, business records, clippings and audiovisual materials, as well as...

Jake Schultz Aerocar Film Collection

 Collection — Box Film Box 5, Reel: 1
Identifier: 2006-10-12
Contents of the Collection The Jake Schultz Aerocar Film Collection is a small collection consisting of one film related to Molt Taylor and the Aerocar III (N100D), circa 1968. The footage includes multiple segments. The first segment depicts Taylor and others on a rocky shoreline at Cape Disappointment, Washington; the Cape Disappointment lighthouse is visible in some shots. The footage then transitions to an unidentified airfield, where Taylor is shown with the Aerocar III. Scenes include the Aerocar being...

Robert L. Simons Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-05-05-B
Overview Robert Lewis Simons was a military and commercial pilot in the mid-twentieth century. The Collection is comprised of materials relating to Simons’ career , including log books, military records, photographs, and films.

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