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Harvard Botanical Museum 16mm Film Collection, ca. 1943-1978 : Guide.

Collection Identifier: hfa00022
Overview: Early in the history of motion pictures the medium of film was recognized for its invaluable uses in education. Moving pictures allow for a broad range of educational topics to be taught by utilizing the medium's ability to communicate information and expand upon complex ideas and topics. This collection of 16mm educational films from the Harvard Botanical Museum Collection focuses on the topics of agriculture through ethnography and history. The films were created between 1943 and 1978 and...

Harvard Science Center Film Collection

Collection Identifier: hfa00014
Overview: In addition to texts, motion picture films play an integral role in communicating information and explaining complex ideas. For this reason films were often used in classrooms to supplement traditional course material. This 16mm film collection from the Harvard Science Center features educational science films from 1933 to 1998 focusing on a variety of scientific subject matter including physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy. The intended audiences for most of these films were high school...

James E. Hinton Collection, 1968-1992 : Finding Aid

Collection Identifier: hfa00009
Overview: The James E. Hinton Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of approximately 170 items: motion picture film projection prints, workprint materials, 16mm and 1/4" magnetic audio reels, viewing copies and video masters on 1" video, 3/4" U-Matic, Betamax, BetacamSP and VHS, as well as one set of Polaroid photographs created by the photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker James E. Hinton.

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...