Last fall we launched a new landing page for our Online Collection that highlighted certain categories for searching. One of the new categories we wanted to create was the subject of Film. Efforts to create digital versions of VHS, DVD and early films for preservation opened up the opportunity to be able to view them on our website.

We have been fortunate to have received film footage from the home movies of Harold Sherman which at the moment are the bulk of what can be viewed online now. Mr. Sherman was a crew member of the Jamestown Ferries and his film clips, such as the one above, give us short glimpses of Jamestown life in a more uncomplicated time.

Two examples of other films in our collection are shown below. 

 

Film of the last day of the Jamestown to Newport Ferries. Titled Newport-Jamestown, June 22, 1969
8mm film. Last ferry boat ride with the opening of the Newport Pell Bridge.

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Video from the German Prisoners of War School, Fort Getty (Dec. 14, 1945) and German Prisoners of War School, Fort Wetherill, USA (14 Dec. 1945)