Cliff Snow film collection, circa 1942-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Snow, Cliff, 1911-1997
Title
Cliff Snow film collection
Dates
circa 1942-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 film reels : silent and sound, color and black & white ; 16mm
Collection Number
PH2016-071
Summary
Commercial films, including newsreels, shorts, and cartoons, produced for home entertainment, dating from 1942 to 1959
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

Access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Records stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Clifford Snow was born Feb. 8, 1911, raised in Hoquiam, and was a long-time resident of Grays Harbor. He married Katie McClellan in 1942 in Alexandria, La., where he was in Army boot camp. He recieved several decorations for his service in Europe during WWII. Before his service in WWII, Clifford Snow was manager at the 7th Street Theater in Hoquiam, and prior to that he was responsible for the display boards in the Fox theater lobbies. The 7th Street Theater was the first theater in Washington to be able to screen "talkies". He died March 11, 1997.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Commercial films, including newsreels, shorts, and cartoons, produced for home entertainment.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

A 120-minute compilation DVD viewing copy of selected titles in the collection exists including: Three Little Bruins, In the Swim, London Buzz Bombs, The Movies March Along--Old Movie Flashes, Muddled in Mud, News Parade 1955, Novelty Shorts, The Paper Hanger's Helper, Railroad Story, and The Wrong Miss Wright .

Restrictions on Use

Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1 Barney Oldfield's Race For a Life
1 reel (300 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Print of a 1913 Keystone Picture Studios film directed by Mack Sennett featuring Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett, and Ford Sterling.
circa 1959
2 Bugs Beetle
1 reel (300 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
TerryToon Cartoon theatrical animated short film featuring dancing insects.
circa 1950
3 Dough and Dynamite
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Print of a 1914 Charlie Chaplin silent film.
circa 1952
4 Here Comes the Circus
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Short documentary featuring the circus acts of Emmett Kelly, Clyde Beatty, and Betty Rich.
circa 1950
5 Heritage of India
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Short documentary about India.
circa 1947
6 How to Make Bells
1 reel (400 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
undated
7 In the Swim
1 reel (275 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
circa 1947
8 London Buzz Bombs
1 reel (700 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
circa 1947
9 The Movies March Along--Old Movie Flashes
1 reel (325 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Key moments in silent movies produced by Irving K. Meginnis.
circa 1940
10 Muddled in Mud
1 reel (350 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Print of a 1913 film, also known as A Muddy Romance and Mud Bath, directed by Mack Sennett, starring Mabel Normand.
circa 1946
11 News Parade 1955
1 reel (250 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Newsreel produced and distributed by Castle Films.
circa 1955
12 Novelty Shorts
1 reel (700 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Collection of novelty shorts including Mary Parker and Lou Leonard in a judo demonstration, the Frank Paris Marionettes, the Air Lane Trio performing Frederic Chopin's Polonaise, Johnny Boyle's Dancing Dolls, a performance of Xylophonia, and a performance by Bob Chester and His Orchestra.
circa 1942
13 Novelty Shorts
1 reel (800 feet) : silent, sound, black & white ; 16mm
Collection of short films.
circa 1942-1945
14 The Paper Hangers Helper
1 reel (250 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Print of a 1925 Oliver Hardy and Bobby Ray silent film, alternately titled Stick Around.
circa 1948
15 Railroad Story
1 reel (400 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
The story of a little boy dreaming of trains.
circa 1951
16 Santa Claus' Punch and Judy
1 reel (300 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
Santa Claus stages a Punch and Judy puppet show for a group of children at a Christmas party.
circa 1948
17 Seasons
1 reel (225 feet) : silent, color ; 16mm
circa 1950
18 Sing Sing Sing, Lonesome Road, Boogie Man, Chop Sticks
1 reel (400 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Musical performances.
circa 1946
19 Three Little Bruins Make Mischief
1 reel (300 feet) : silent, black & white ; 16mm
A short live-action film of three bear cubs.
circa 1950
20 The Wrong Miss Wright
1 reel (800 feet) : sound, black & white ; 16mm
Print of a 1937 short film starring Charley Chase and Peggy Stratford.
circa 1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • V-1 bomb--In motion pictures
  • Personal Names :
  • Snow, Cliff, 1911-1997--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Keystone Pictures (New York, N.Y.) (710)
  • Geographical Names :
  • India--In motion pictures
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Motion pictures
  • Newsreels
  • Silent films
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Barney Oldfield's race for a life
  • Dough and dynamite
  • Here comes the circus
  • Muddled in mud
  • Muddy romance
  • News parade of the year 1955
  • Paper hangers helper
  • Santa Claus' Punch & Judy
  • Stick around
  • Three little bruins make mischief
  • Wrong Miss Wright
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Beatty, Clyde, 1903-1965 (performer)
    • Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 (film director, performer)
    • Chase, Charley, 1893-1940 (performer)
    • Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957 (performer)
    • Kelly, Emmett, 1898-1979 (performer)
    • Normand, Mabel, 1894-1930 (performer)
    • Ray, Bobby (performer)
    • Rich, Betty, 1923- (performer)
    • Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960 (film director)
    • Sterling, Ford, 1882-1939 (performer)
    • Stratford, Peggy (performer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Terrytoon Players (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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