Carl Weber film collection, circa 1928-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Weber, Carl, 1937-2011
Title
Carl Weber film collection
Dates
circa 1928-1962 (inclusive)
Quantity
8 film reels (800 feet) ; 16mm, 35mm
Collection Number
PH2016-074
Summary
Personal films created by the Weber family including Campbell Lake Lodge, Roche Harbor, Meydenbauer Bay, Mt. Rainier, and West Seattle in Washington State. The collection also includes footage of Frank Hawks, a nationally recognized aviator.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Carl Weber (1937-2011) was an avid collector of rare books, maps, as well as items related to nautical and maritime history. He was president of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society in the 1970s and was also a one-time master at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The collection inludes footage that is possibly of Frank Hawks, a nationally recognized aviator, who was flying the "Texaco One," a custom built Ford Trimotor (NC3443), sponsored by Texaco Oil's newly formed aviation division. Hawks flew the plane on a cross-country promotional tour in 1928. Hawks embarked on the tour which he described, in his autobiography "Speed", "In the course [of the tour]. I visited 175 cities, carried 7,200 passengers, and did 56,000 miles of cross-country flying. All of this without a mishap to plane and passengers."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Films created by the Weber family including Campbell Lake Lodge, Roche Harbor, Meydenbauer Bay, Mt. Rainier, and West Seattle in Washington State. The collection also includes footage of "Aqua Planing," an early form of waterskiing, Frank Hawks, a nationally recognized aviator, as well as, what appears to be a trailer for Sincerely Yours , a 1955 film starring Liberace.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1-6 Weber Family Personal Films
6 reels (600 feet) : silent, color ,black and white ; 16mm
Includes footage of Frank Hawks "Texaco Plane," Campbell Lake Lodge, Roche Harbor, Mt. Rainier, and "Aqua Planing," an early form of waterskiing.
circa 1928-1962
7 Trailer for Sincerely Yours
1 reels (100 feet) : sound, black and white ; 35mm
Trailer for Sincerely Yours a 1955 film starring Liberace.
1955

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Family vacations--Washington (State)
  • Water skiing--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Hawks, Frank, 1897-1938
  • Weber, Carl, 1937-2011--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Rainier, Mount (Wash.)
  • Roche Harbor (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Amateur films
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Sincerely yours (Motion picture)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Liberace, 1919-1987 (performer)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Moving Image Collections (University of Washington)
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)