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Collection Dates: 1937 – 1969
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of John Newman's home movies, including a reel of construction sites of buildings built by his father's construction business, Newman Construction Company; Newman Construction Company's projects in 1937, 1938 and 1939 (including several Public Works Administration projects); and one short reel of John F. Kennedy's appearance at the La Grange, Georgia, airport in October 1960. Other scenes from Newman's home movies include children's birthdays, holidays, a wedding (with footage of the bride preparing for the ceremony and the table of gifts), Panama City (Florida), Christmas, and school pageants, as well as other scenes around LaGrange, Georgia. The films were shot by John R. Newman (father of Fred Newman) and Claire Newman.
Extent: 15 film reels : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 8 mm.;1 film reel (1200 ft.) : sd., col. ; 16 mm.
Genre: Home movies and video;Travelogues
Subject Headings: Newman Construction Company;Construction industry;Public works--United States;Public works--Georgia;Public buildings--United States;Public buildings--Georgia;Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963;Presidents--United States;LaGrange Callaway Airport (LaGrange, Ga.);Airports--Georgia--Lagrangeville;LaGrange (Ga.);Birthdays--Georgia--Lagrangeville;Holidays--Georgia--Lagrangeville;Panama City (Fla.)--Description and travel;Christmas--Georgia--Lagrangeville;Children's plays;Newman, John R;Newman, Claire;Weddings;Gifts;Brides;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Fred Newman, 2010.
Cite Collection As: Fred Newman family film collection, 1937-1969. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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