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Collection Dates: 1957 – 1986
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies of the Berry family, who lived in Pennsylvania. Included is footage of their home life, including birthdays, holidays, scenes of children playing and dinner parties; family trips and vacations to many locations including Atlantic City, deserts in the western United States, Disneyland in California (some footage of various rides is included), Yosemite National Park, and Busch Gardens in Florida; and other significant events in their lives.
Biographical Note: "Atlantic City, resort city, Atlantic county, southeastern New Jersey, U.S., on the Atlantic Ocean. It lies on the low, narrow, sandy, 10-mile- (16-km) long Absecon Island, which is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait and several miles of meadows partly covered with water at high tide. The area was inhabited by Delaware Indians before English settlers arrived in the late 1670s. Development of the island as a summer resort was first envisioned by physician Jonathan Pitney, who arrived about 1820 and wanted to establish a health resort."--"Atlantic City" from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, http://search.eb.com (Viewed February 5, 2010)
Extent: 166 - Super-8/8mm film : silent, color
Genre: Home movies and video
Subject Headings: Wickes family;Berry family;Families--Pennsylvania;Berry, Wilma Frances Wickes, 1915-2008;Berry, Wilma Frances Wickes, 1915-2008--Family;Holidays--Pennsylvania;Christmas--Pennsylvania;Birthdays--Pennsylvania;Family vacations--United States;Automobile travel--United States;Dinners and dining--Pennsylvania;Children--Pennsylvania;Play--Pennsylvania;Atlantic City (N.J.);Largo (Fla.);Disneyland (Calif.);Busch Gardens (Tampa, Fla.);Amusement parks--United States;Amusement parks--California--Anaheim;Amusement rides--California--Anaheim;Amusement rides--United States;Amusement parks--Florida--Tampa;Memorial Day;La Puente (Calif.);Ridgecrest (Calif.);Washington (D.C.);Deserts--West (U.S.);Yosemite National Park (Calif.);National parks and reserves--United States;National parks and reserves--California;Home movies and video.
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Susan Colangelo.
Cite Collection As: Wilma Frances Wickes Berry home movie collection, 1957-1986. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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