Moving Image Collection

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Public Opinion Laboratory, 1948
Public Opinion Laboratory, 1948

This digital collection features one to four minute film clips from a variety of films in the Moving Image collection. It showcases a range of subjects from an oil well fire in Saudi Arabia in the 1930s to riding on the monorail during the Seattle World's Fair. The collection includes the earliest film held by Special Collections which is a motorcycle race on a board track at the Tacoma Speedway in 1915. The selections are from home movies, industrial films, documentaries, and news footage. The subjects cover life in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and beyond highlighting such activities as traditional Eskimo dances, packing the world's largest box of apples, President John F. Kennedy speaking at the opening of a power plant at the Hanford Nuclear Site in 1963, and members of the Seattle Camera Club picnicking on Mt. Rainier in the 1930s.

Materials in the Collection

The Moving Image Collections contains films and video created on the UW Campus or collected in the Northwest covering a wide range of topics and genres. It includes home movies, industrial films, documentaries, news footage, and art films in all formats from 35mm to Super 8 video from 2" Quad to digibeta dating from 1915 to the 21st Century.

Representative clips from large moving image collections have been brought together. Use the search box at the top of the page to search these collections.

The following sub-collections are made from selections of clips from large moving image collections:


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