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Robert Gardner Collection

Collection Identifier: hfa00026
Overview: This collection contains paper materials produced by documentary filmmaker Robert Gardner. The collection contains correspondence ranging in topics from travel, preparation and progress updates on ethnographic film projects, grant proposal plans, and more; technical information regarding the filming and editing of video and sound for his films; a wide array of materials relating to the production and promotion of many of his films; photographs documenting his travels abroad and his filmmaking...

Somerville High School Film Collection

Collection Identifier: hfa00030
Overview: Consisting of 385 educational films produced for classroom use between the 1930s and 1980s, the Somerville High School Collection provides a representative sample of the subjects and genres of educational media used in classrooms during this period. Though collected by Somerville High School, the films are aimed at students from primary grades through high school and cover a variety of subjects including art, math, music, science, health, and social studies. A highlight of the collection is the...

Warren Sonbert Collection

Collection Identifier: hfa00027
Overview: This collection contains the completed films, work reels, filmmaking equipment, and papers of experimental filmmaker Warren Sonbert (1947-1995), a key figure of American avant-garde cinema. In addition to preservation masters of all of Sonbert’s completed 16mm films, the collection features 26 of his original work reels. The collection’s paper holdings include Sonbert’s personal correspondence; materials relating to the exhibition of Sonbert’s work; Sonbert’s own writings as a critic and...