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Amelia Earhart movietone film

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 197

Scope and Contents

The Amelia Earhart movietone film is a 25 minute documentary television episode created by David Wolper for the Biography series (1961-1963).

The film documents Amelia Earhart's life (1897-1937) including her upbringing and family, accomplishments in the field of aviation, and disappearance. It includes archival footage of Earhart, significant moments that occured during her life such as women gaining the right to vote and World War I, and her rise in the field of aviation including footage of the Friendship Flight (1928), her solo atlantic flight (1932), her solo Pacific flight (1935), and her world flight (1937). It also includes footage of Earhart at parades and events held in her honor, interviews with her and George Palmer Putnam, and photographs of her and her family. This film would be valuable for anyone interested in Amelia Earhart, aviation, women's rights, and women's war work.

Dates

  • March 25, 1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by International Creative Exchange (PWH). Copyright registered in March 25, 1962 by Official Films, Inc. Copyright renewed December 29, 1989 by International Creative Exchange (PWH). Copyright is 95 years from the publication date and expires January 1, 2058.

Biographical Information

David Lloyd Wolper was an American television and film producer. He was born in New York City, New York on January 11, 1928. Wolper produced well-known television series including Roots and L.A. Confidential and the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Wolper also produced many documentaries and documentary series such as Biography (1961-1963), The Race for Space (1959), Imagine: John Lennon, and more. He died on August 10, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

Biography (1961-1963) was a U.S. documentary television series created by David Wolper, produced by Wolper Productions, and distributed by Official Films, Inc. It first aired in 1962 and highlighted important persons and depicted their lives using photographs, stock footage, and interviews. The episodes were narrated by Mike Wallace. It was syndicated to individual television stations across the United Stated from 1962-1964 and then ran again in 1979 on CBS.

Citations

  1. Biography (TV program). (2019, December 9). Wikipedia. Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biography_(TV_program)
  2. Murray-Brown, J. (2003). Documentary Films. Encyclopedia of International Media and Communication. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Retrieved from: http://www.bu.edu/jeremymb/files/2017/07/encyclopedia-entry-copy-pdf.pdf

Extent

0.66 Gigabytes (1 mp4 file)

0.176 Cubic Feet (One flat box)

Overview

Collecion includes a 16 mm biographical film documenting Amelia Earhart's life, including her upbringing, accomplishments in the field of aviation, and disappearance.

Physical Access Information

A digitized copy of the film is available for use in the Archives and Special Collections reading room. Contact Archives for more information.

Custodial History

Received by Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics from Linda Barrett in 2007. Tranfered to the Purdue Archives and Special Collections by the Aeronautics and Astronautics Development Director Rita Baines, date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics via Rita Baines, date unknown.

Related Materials

MSP 188, Collection of Amelia Earhart related materials, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSP 195, Amelia Earhart Press photographs, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSF 450, Amelia Earhart at Purdue papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSP 9, George Palmer Putnam collection of Amelia Earhart papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

MSP 79, Zelda Gould collection of Amy Otis Earhart correspondence and photographs, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries.

Processing Information

Film was sent for digitization by contract digitization specialist in 2015. Original film is housed in an acid-free box.

Source

Creator

Title
Amelia Earhart movietone film
Status
Completed
Author
Katey Watson
Date
2019-12-19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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