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Guide to the H. Lee Waters Film Collection, 1936-2005, bulk 1936-1942

Abstract

Born in Caroleen, North Carolina in 1902, studio photographer Herbert Lee Waters supplemented his income from 1936 to 1942 by traveling across North Carolina and parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina to film the people of small communities. He collaborated with local movie theaters to screen his films, which he called Movies of Local People. As a filmmaker, Waters produced 252 films across 118 communities. The H. Lee Waters Film Collection dates from 1936 to 2005 and primarily comprises 16 mm black and white reversal original motion picture films created by Waters during the filming of the Movies of Local People series. The collection, arranged alphabetically by town name, also includes various preservation elements created from the original footage: 16 mm internegatives; 16 mm screening prints; 3/4 inch Umatic, Betacam SP, and Digital Betacam preservation tape masters; and VHS and DVD use copies of Waters' works. The collection contains a small number of papers and physical objects related to Waters' film making, including: a photocopy of two log books (encompassed in one volume) maintained by Waters to record financial and business information during the filming of Movies of Local People; photocopied and original advertisements for screenings of Waters' films; photocopies of Waters' notes, receipts, and correspondence concerning film sales; related ephemera; and a copy of a 2005 master's thesis written on the films of H. Lee Waters.

Descriptive Summary

Title
H. Lee Waters Film collection
Creator
Waters, H. Lee
Extent
50.0 linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The H. Lee Waters Film Collection dates from 1936 to 2005 and comprises primarily 16 mm black and white reversal original motion picture films created by Waters between 1936 and 1942 as he traveled across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia filming the residents of small towns. Waters aimed to film as many residents in each community as possible, often setting up his camera at the main intersection in town to capture community members walking downtown. Waters also typically filmed school children entering or leaving school and workers arriving to or departing from mills, plants, and factories. Waters often included trick shots to engage his audience, such as trains moving backwards or children jumping in reverse. Although the films are dominated by shots of crowds and individual faces, Waters also captured a wide variety of activities, like school recitals, sports, mechanics at work, and manufacturing processes in factories.

The collection, arranged alphabetically by town name, includes various preservation elements created from the original footage: 16 mm internegatives; 16 mm screening prints; 3/4 inch Umatic, Betacam SP, and Digital Betacam preservation tape masters; and VHS and DVD use copies of Waters' works. The majority of films represented in the collection are silent, black and white, and were filmed in North Carolina. The collection includes a small number of color films and one film with sound. Reels containing mixed black and white and color footage were separated into two reels based on picture characteristic during the preservation process.

The collection also contains a small number of papers and physical objects related to Waters, including: photocopied and original advertisements for screenings of Waters' films; photocopies of Waters' notes, receipts, and correspondence concerning film sales; related ephemera; VHS copies of a news report and a film on Waters; and a copy of the master's thesis written on the films of H. Lee Waters by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Martin Johnson in 2005. In addition, the collection contains a photocopy of two log books (encompassed in one volume) maintained by Waters between the years of 1936 and 1942 to document his earnings from the Movies of Local People films. The logs provide information about film screenings in the towns that he visited, including the dates of the screenings, the theaters where the films played, admission prices, the number of tickets sold, and advertising revenues. Printed copies of shot lists, created by a student intern, are included in the collection. The detailed description of the collection indicates if shot lists are available for a particular film.

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Contents of the Collection

Albemarle (N.C.), circa 1936

Screening Date: 1936 August 20-21. Screening Theatre: Stanley Theatre. Original film in State Archive, print at Stanly County Public Library, Albemarle, NC (as of 1987).

DVD use copy, embedded timecode.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0029
VHS videotape from film print, 1987.
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0001
Asheboro (N.C.), circa 1938-1939

Screening Date: 1939 February 06-07. Screening Theatre: Capitol Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 2
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0001
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0002
DVD master, reel 1
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0028
Asheboro (N.C.), 1939 November 23

Screening Date: 1940 February 05-06. Screening Theatre: Capitol Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0003
Internegative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0097
Screening print, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0170
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0001
DVD master
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0028
Asheboro (N.C.), 1940 March 01

Screened on one of the following dates: 1941 January 13-14; 1941 December 01-02. Screening Theatre: Capitol Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0004
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0098
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0171
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0001
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0002
DVD master
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0028
Shot list.
Box 34
Asheboro (N.C.), 1940

Screened on one of the following dates: 1940 February 05-06; 1941 January 13-14. Screening Theatre: Capitol Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, sd., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0005
Internegative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0099
Optical sound negative, 16 mm, sd., reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0100
Optical sound negative, 16 mm, sd., reel 1 of 1, duplicate
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0101
Composite screening print, 16 mm, sd., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0172
Composite work print, 16 mm, sd., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0173
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0003
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0007
Asheboro (N.C.), circa 1938-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1938 January 31-February 01; 1939 February 06-07; 1940 February 05-06; 1941 January 13-14; 1941 December 01-02. Screening Theatre: Capitol Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0007
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0102
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0174
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0001
Benson (N.C.), circa 1937

Screening Date: 1937 March 16. Screening Theatre: Benson Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0008
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0103
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0001
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, duplicate
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0002
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0002
Shot list.
Box 34
Caroleen (N.C.), Avondale (N.C.), and Henrietta (N.C.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 October 02-03. Screening Theatre: Cliffside Theatre. Originally part of the 1940 Cliffside reel.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0010
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0104
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0175
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0004
DVD master from preservation negative
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0042
Chapel Hill (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 October 06-07. Screening Theatre: Hollywood Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0011
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0105
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 1 of 2
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0003
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate, reel 1 of 2
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0004
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 2 of 2
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0005
Shot list, reel 1.
Box 33
Clayton (N.C.), circa 1936-1937

Screening Date: 1937 February. Screening Theatre: Wades Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0012
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0106
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0003
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0002
Shot list.
Box 34
Cliffside (N.C.), 1937

Screening Date: 1937 August 04. Screening Theatre: Cliffside Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0013
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0108
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0177
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0005
DVD master, from internegative.
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0002
Cliffside (N.C.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 October 02-03. Screening Theatre: Cliffside Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0014
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0109
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0178
Screening print, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0179
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0005
DVD master, from internegative.
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0002
Cramerton (N.C.), circa 1938-1939

Screened on one of the following dates: 1938 October 10-11; 1939 April 24-25. Screening Theatre: Midway Theatre. Original footage was 16 mm, si., b&w, (1200 ft.)

VHS copy, reel 1 of 3
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0002
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 2 of 3
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0004
VHS copy containing four reels.
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0003
Damascus (Va.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 December 04-05. Screening Theatre: State Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0028
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0110
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0180
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0005
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0006
Shot list.
Box 34
Dante (Va.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 December 13-14. Screening Theatre: Dante Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0015
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0016
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0111
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0112
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0181
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0182
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 1 of 2
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0006
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 2 of 2
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0007
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0006
DVD from VHS tape
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0030
Shot list.
Box 34
Danville (Va.), circa 1939

Screening Date: 1939 March 06-07. Screening Theatre: Virginia Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0019
Denton (N.C.), circa 1939-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1939 December 04-05; 1941 February 03-04. Screening Theatre: Anchor Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 3
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0020
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0021
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0022
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 1 of 3
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0008
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 2 of 3
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0009
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 3 of 3
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0010
Erwin (N.C.), circa 1937-1939
Master positive, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0023
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Oversize-film-can 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0090
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0113
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0183
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 1 of 2
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0006
DVD master, from internegative.
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0004
Fuquay-Varina (N.C.), circa 1937

Screening Date: 1937 March 11-12. Screening Theatre: Wade's Theatre.

Master positive, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0025
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0114
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 21
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0184
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0007
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0005
Gastonia (N.C.), 1937

Screening Date: 1937 July 01-02. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0026
Gastonia (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 May 01-02. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0029
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0030
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0011
Gastonia (N.C.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 September 23-24. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0031
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0032
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0012
Gastonia (N.C.), circa 1942

Screening Date: 1942 April 20-21. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0033
Granite Falls (N.C.), circa 1938

Screening Date: 1938 November 28-29. Screening Theatre: Lyric Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 4
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0034
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 2 of 4
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0035
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 4
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0036
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 4 of 4
Box 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0017
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 4
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0116
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 2 of 4
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0117
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 4
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0185
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 2 of 4
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0186
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 4
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0187
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 4 of 4
Box 20
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0176
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reels 1, 3, and 4 of 4
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0001
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reels 1, 3, and 4 of 4
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0002
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 2 of 4
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0008
Shot list, reels 1, 2, and 4.
Box 33
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0006
DVD master, Reels 1, 3, 4
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0007
Granite Falls (N.C.), 1941, circa 1942

Screening Dates: 1941 November 10-11; 1942 June 22-23. Screening Theatre: Main Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 4
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0037
Internegative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0118
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0188
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0008
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0006
Greensboro (N.C.), circa 1939

Screening Date: 1939 July 17-18. Screening Theatre: Center Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0038
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0119
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0007
DVD master
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0031
Shot list.
Box 34
Henderson (N.C.), circa 1938

Screening Date: 1938 September 15-16. Screening Theatre: Stevenson Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0076
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0120
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0001
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0009
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0008
Shot list
Box 34
Jackson (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 September 14-15. Screening Theatre: Jackson Theatre. Includes footage of Seaboard, Conway, Lasker, and Weldon.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0039
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0189
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0008
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0010
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0012
Shot list
Box 34
Kannapolis (N.C.), 1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1941 February 06-07; 1941 October 01-02. Screening Theatre: Dixie Theatre and Palace Theatre (1941 February); Swanee Theatre (1941 October).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 3
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0040
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Oversize-film-can 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0063
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0041
Internegative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 3
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0121
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0122
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Box 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0123
Screening print, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 3
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0190
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0191
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Box 22
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0192
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 3 of 3
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0009
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 1 of 3
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0011
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 2 of 3
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0012
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 3 of 3
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0013
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 3 of 3, duplicate
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0014
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 3 of 3, "edited highlights"
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0015
DVD master, reel 1 of 3
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0009
DVD master, reel 2 of 3
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0010
DVD master, reel 3 of 3
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0011
Kannapolis (N.C.), circa 1936-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 July 30-31; 1936 September 09; 1938 May 12-13; 1940 August 29-30; 1941 February 06-07; 1941 October 01-02. Screened at one of the following theatres: Y.M.C.A. Theatre (1936); Colonial Theatre (1938); Dixie Theatre and Palace Theatre (1940, 1941 February);Swanee Theatre (1941 October).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0042
Lebanon (Va.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 October 14-15. Screening Theatre: Russell Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0043
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0125
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0193
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 28
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0006
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0013
DVD master
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0032
Shot list.
Box 34
Lenoir (N.C.), circa 1937

Screening Date: 1937 April 28-30. Screening Theatre: Avon Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0044
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0194
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0001
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 27
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0002
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0012
Lexington (N.C.), circa 1935-1953

Screening Date: 1938 May 05-06. Screening Theatre: Lexington High School.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0046
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0126
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0195
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0016
VHS copy
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0006
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0013
Lexington (N.C.), circa 1937-1945

Screening Date: 1938 May 05-06. Screening Theatre: Lexington High School.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0047
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0127
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0196
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0016
VHS copy
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0006
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0013
Liberty (N.C.), circa 1936-1939

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 September 25-26; 1939 December 11-12. Screening Theatre: Curtis Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 3
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0027
Lillington (N.C.), circa 1939

Screening Date: 1939 September 21-22. Screening Theatre: Lyric Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 3 of 3
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0048
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 3
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0128
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0129
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reels 1 and 2 of 3
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0197
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 3 of 3
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0014
Preservation tape master, digibeta
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0031
DVD master, reel 3.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0033
DVD master, reels 1 and 2.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0040
Shot list, reel 3.
Box 33
Louisburg (N.C.), circa 1936-1937

Screening Date: 1937 January 14-15. Screening Theatre: unknown.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0049
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0130
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0198
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 29
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0017
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0014
Madison (N.C.), 1940 April 01

Screening Date: 1940 April 29-30. Screening Theatre: Patovi Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0050
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0051
Madison (N.C.) and Mayodan (N.C.), circa 1939-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1939 January 05-06; 1939 March 23-24; 1940 April 29-30; 1941 September 29-30; 1941 December 15-16. Screening Theatre: Patovi Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 2
Box 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0052
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0054
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Oversize-film-can 2
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0018
Internegative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 3
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0131
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 15
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0132
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Oversize-film-can 12
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0107
Screening print, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 3
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0200
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 3
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0201
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 3 of 3
Oversize-film-can 14
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0124
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reels 1-2 of 3
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0018
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 3 of 3
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0019
DVD master, reel 1 and 2 of 3, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0016
DVD master, reel 3 of 3, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0017
Martinsville (Va.), circa 1937-1939

Screened on one of the following dates: 1937 December 01-02; 1939 February 01-02. Screening Theatre: National Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0055
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0056
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reels 1-2 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0133
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reels 1-2 of 2
Box 23
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0199
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0020
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0015
Mooresville (N.C.), circa 1937-1939

Screened on one of the following dates: 1937 August 12-13; 1938 June 23-24; 1939 August 21-22. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0058
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0059
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0134
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0135
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0202
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0203
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0021
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0018
Mount Airy (N.C.), 1941

Screening Date: 1941 October 08-09. Screening Theatre: Center Theatre.

VHS copy
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0004
DVD
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0044
Shot list.
Box 34
North Wilkesboro (N.C.), circa 1937-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1937 January 04-05; 1938 November 07-09; 1939 June 05-06; 1941 March 03-04; 1941 October 13-14. Screened at one of the following theatres: Liberty Theatre (1937); New Orpheum Theatre (1938-1939); Allen Theatre(1941).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Oversize-film-can 6
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0053
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 2 of 2
Oversize-film-can 5
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0045
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Oversize-film-can 13
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0115
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0136
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 2 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0137
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 1 of 2
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0010
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 2 of 2
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0011
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, color segments, reel 2 of 2
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0012
Shot list.
Box 34
Oxford (N.C.), circa 1938-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1938 August 17-18; 1938 October 05-06; 1939 November 01-02; 1941 April 03-04. Screened at one of the following theatres: Carolina Theatre (1938-1939); Orpheum Theatre (1941).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0060
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0084
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0013
Shot list.
Box 34
Pilot Mountain (N.C.), circa 1939

Screening Date: 1939 May 15-16. Screening Theatre: Pilot Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0061
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 7
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0062
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0138
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0139
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0204
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0205
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0022
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0019
Raeford (N.C.), circa 1938

Screening Date: 1938 April 21-22. Screening Theatre: unknown.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0064
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0065
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 16
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0140
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 1 of 2
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0014
DVD
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0045
Shot list.
Box 34
Reidsville (N.C.), circa 1936-1942

Screening Date: unknown. Screening Theatre: unknown.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0066
Roxboro (N.C.), circa 1937

Screening Date: 1937 March 01-02. Screening Theatre: Dolley Madison Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0067
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0142
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0207
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0015
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0016
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0016
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), circa 1936-1937

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 November 16-17; 1937 March 01-02. Screening Theatre: Dolley Madison Theatre.

Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0141
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 24
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0206
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0015
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0016
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0015
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), 1938

Screening Date: 1938 September 08-09. Screening Theatre: Dolley Madison Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0068
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0069
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0143
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0144
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0208
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0015
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0016
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0017
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 July 13-14. Screening Theatre: Dolley Madison Theatre and Palace Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0070
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0071
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0145
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0146
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0209
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0015
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0016
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0018
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), circa 1940

Screening Date: 1940 July 11-12. Screening Theatre: Palace Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Oversize-film-can 1
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0009
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0072
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0147
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0148
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0210
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0017
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0018
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0019
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), circa 1941

Screening Date: 1941 May 01-02. Screening Theatre: Dolley Madison Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0073
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0074
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0149
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0150
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, col., reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0211
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0017
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0018
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0020
Shot list.
Box 34
Roxboro (N.C.), circa 1936-1941

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 November 16-17; 1937 March 01-02; 1938 September 08-09; 1939 July 13-14; 1940 July 11-12; 1941 May 01-02. Screened at one of the following theatres: Dolley Madison Theatre (1936-1938, 1941); Dolley Madison Theatre and Palace Theatre(1939); Palace Theatre (1940).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 8
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0075
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 17
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0151
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0212
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 30
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0017
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0018
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0021
DVD master of timecode-embedded videotape
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0029
Rutherfordton (N.C.), 1937

Screening Date: 1937 June 28-29. Screening Theatre: unknown.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0077
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0020
Salisbury (N.C.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 November 11-12. Screening Theatre: State Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0078
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0079
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0152
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0153
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0213
Color separation print, 16 mm, si., col., reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0214
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0023
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0021
Scotland Neck (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 November 20-21. Screening Theatre: Dixie Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0080
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0154
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0019
Shot list.
Box 34
Siler City (N.C.)
16mm original B&W reversal, reel 1 of 2
Box 37
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0225
16mm original B&W reversal, reel 2 of 2, section 1
Box 37
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0226
16mm original color reversal, reel 2 of 2, section 2
Box 37
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0227
16mm preservation estar B&W answer print, silent, reel 1
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0228
16mm preservation estar B&W dupe neg., reel 1
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0229
16mm preservation estar B&W answer print, silent, reel 2 section 1
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0230
16mm preservation estar B&W dupe neg., reel 2 section 1
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0231
16mm preservation estar color answer print, silent, reel 2 section 2
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0232
16mm preservation estar color internegative, reel 2 section 2
Box 38
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0233
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 1
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0029
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, reel 2
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0030
DVD master, reel 1
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0036
DVD master, reel 1
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0037
DVD master, reel 2
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0038
DVD master, reel 2
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0039
Siler City (N.C.), 1937-1942

Screening Dates: 1937 May 06-07; 1939 November 15-16; 1941 March 20-21; 1942 March 23-24. Screening Theatres: Gem Theatre (1937); Elder Theatre (1939-1942). Contains footage from multiple Waters films shot between 1937 and 1942.

DVD master, from original 16mm

Source: Milo Holt

Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0022
Smithfield (N.C.) and Selma (N.C.), 1937

Screening Date: 1937 June 07-08. Screening Theatres: Howell Theatre (Smithfield, June 07) and Selma Theatre (Selma, June 08).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0081
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0082
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reels 1-2 of 2
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0155
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 31
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0022
Shot list.
Box 34
Spindale (N.C.), 1937

Screening Date: 1937 July 22-23. Screening Theatre: Carolina Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 9
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0083
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0156
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 25
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0215
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0024
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0023
Statesville (N.C.), 1940

Screening Date: 1940 November 25-27. Screening Theatre: State Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0085
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0086
Color separation, 16 mm, si., col., reel 2 of 2
Box 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0087
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0157
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0158
Color separation negative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 18
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0159
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0216
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0217
Color separation print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0218
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0025
VHS copy
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0007
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0024
Swannanoa (N.C.), 1938

Screening Date: 1938 October 24-25. Screening Theatre: Lyric Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0088
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0160
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0219
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0023
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0020
Shot list.
Box 34
Taylorsville (N.C.), 1939

Screening Date: 1939 June 29-30. Screening Theatre: Palace Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 10
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0089
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0161
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0220
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0026
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0025
Thomasville (N.C.), circa 1938-1939

Screening Date: 1939 January 25-26. Screening Theatre: State Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0091
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0162
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0221
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0027
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0026
Thomasville (N.C.), circa 1936-1940

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 August 06-07; 1937 November 24-25; 1939 January 25-26; 1940 February 12-13. Screened at one of the following theatres: Palace Theatre (1936, 1940); State Theatre (1937-1939).

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0092
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0093
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0163
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0164
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0222
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0223
Preservation tape master, digital betacam
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0027
DVD master, from internegative
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0026
Troy (N.C.), circa 1936-1940

Screened on one of the following dates: 1936 December 07-08; 1938 January 06-07; 1939 January 30-31; 1940 May 08-09. Screening Theatre: Troy Theatre (1938-1940). Includes footage of Star, Biscoe, Candor, and Mt. Gilead.

Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0165
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0166
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 1 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0024
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic, reel 2 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0025
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 1 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0021
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate, reel 1 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0022
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, reel 2 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0023
Preservation tape master, betacam sp, duplicate, reel 2 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0024
Preservation tape master, digital betacam, duplicate, reel 2 of 2
Box 32
Video-cassette RL10075-Dbcam-0028
Shot list.
Box 34
Whitmire (S.C.), circa 1938-1939

Screening Date: 1939 February 20-21. Screening Theatre: Strand Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0094
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0167
Screening print, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 1
Box 26
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0224
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0026
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0025
DVD master
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0034
DVD master dupe
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0035
Shot list.
Box 34
Winnsboro (S.C.), 1936

Screening Date: 1936 December 04. Screening Theatre: unknown.

VHS copy
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0005
Wytheville (Va.), circa 1939

Screening Date: 1939 April 28-29. Screening Theatre: Wythe Theatre.

Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0095
Reversal original, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 11
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0096
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 1 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0168
Internegative, 16 mm, si., b&w, reel 2 of 2
Box 19
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0169
Preservation tape master, 3/4 inch Umatic
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Umatic-0027
Preservation tape master, betacam sp
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-Bcam-0026
DVD master
Box 35
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0027
Shot list.
Box 34
Trailer for Movies of Local People, circa 1960

Trailer for bringing Movies of Local People back to their local theaters in the late 1950s/early 1960s.

Original 35mm print
(50.0 film feet)
Box 33
Film-reel RL10075-F35-0001
Football, reel 1, circa 1940s
Box 39
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0239
Football, reel 2, circa 1940s
Box 39
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0240
Little League Baseball, original 16mm color reversal, circa 1955
Box 37
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0236
Out of the Shadows, children with disabilities in Davidson county, original 16mm, col., b&w, reversal, 1956
Box 37
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0237
Mooresville, 1937, provided by Mooresville Public Library.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0046
Rockingham and Albemarle, undated, provided by the North Carolina State Archives
Box 36
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0002
Siler City, 1937-1942, provided by Duane Hall.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0047
Siler City, circa 1937, provided by Duane Hall.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0048
Siler City, circa 1937, provided by Duane Hall.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0049
Milo Holt interviewed by Duane Hall, 2008 November 9, provided by Duane Hall.
Box 36
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0050
The cameraman has visited our town, by Tom Whiteside., 1989
(20.0 minutes)
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0003
The movie man -- H. Lee Waters, "Assignment America," NBC Nightly News., 1990 January 19
(4.0 minutes)
Box 33
Video-cassette RL10075-VHS-0004
The preservation of the H. Lee Waters film known as "Chester, S.C." (October 1937)., 2007 June 11
(25.0 minutes)
Box 33
Video-disc RL10075-DVD-0051
The preservation of H. Lee Waters film known as "Chester, S.C." Julia Nicol emulsion peeling., 2009 November 19
(9.0 minutes)
Animation test workprint, Duke logo and countdown leader for preservation reels., 2004
Box 33
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0225
Animation test negative, Duke logo and countdown leader for preservation reels.
Box 33
Film-reel RL10075-F16-0226
Advertisements, undated
Oversize-Folder 1
H. Lee Waters Movies of Local People Records, 1936-1942, 1936-1942
Box 34
Advertisements, circa 1960s and undated
Box 34
Notes, receipts, and correspondence, 1972-1974 and undated
Box 34
Martin Johnson's master thesis, 2005
Box 34
Shot lists, undated

Historical Note

Born August 23, 1902, Herbert Lee Waters spent the majority of his life in Lexington, North Carolina operating a photography studio. Waters supplemented his income from 1936-1942 by traveling across North Carolina and parts of Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina to film the people of small communities. He collaborated with local movie theaters to screen his films, which he called Movies of Local People and billed with the phrase "See yourself in the movies!" As a filmmaker, Waters produced 252 films across 118 communities. In 1942, Waters returned to Lexington and continued operating his photographic studio until his death in 1997. The Library of Congress listed Waters' Kannapolis film on the National Film Registry in 2004.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], H. Lee Waters Film Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The H. Lee Waters Film Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a series of gifts and purchases beginning in 1988.

Processing Information

Processed and re-encoded by Craig Breaden, April 2014.

Processed by Lindsay Matson, October 2009