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In 2011, The Mountaineers donated about 400 films to the University of Washington, Special Collections Library. The University has digitized and cataloged these films and compiled them into The Mountaineers Film Collection.

This page and its subsidiary pages document the film collection as it was known before donation to UW. This information was used by Mountaineers History Committee chairman Lowell Skoog to secure initial grants for the film preservation effort. After the films were donated, UW obtained a much larger grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the preservation work and create an online finding aid. In July 2016, the UW project was featured on the National Endowment for the Humanities Tune In Tuesdays site.

Digital video copies of some these films are available in the Mountaineer Digital Archives. These digital files were made by the Mountaineers History Committee before the donation to UW. (More digitization was done by UW after the donation.)

Click links in the Description column below for notes and video clips. For movies that we have on video but not film, click here.

ProducerDescriptionDatesFormat

Location

Video TransferNotes
Brower, David (Sierra Club)"Wilderness Alps of Stehekin"195816mmUW Special CollectionsYesVideo transfer (2004, DigiBeta) was from a Pat Goldsworthy film (returned to him). Helen Engle donated another film in 2007 (not viewed yet).
Hessey, Charles and MarionCharles and Marion Hessey Films1930s-60s8mm, 16mmUW Special CollectionsPartialFilms donated to the Mountaineers by the Marion Hessey estate in 2008.
MountaineersMiscellaneous Screened Films1930s-60s16mmUW Special CollectionsNo-
MountaineersMiscellaneous Unscreened Films1920s-1950s8mm, 16mm, 35mmUW Special CollectionsNo-
MountaineersMountaineers Climbing Films1929-6716mmUW Special CollectionsYesInstructional and documentary films.
MountaineersMountaineers Players Films1920s-195016mmUW Special CollectionsYesMost films were donated to the Mountaineers History Committee by Katha Miller-Winder of the Mountaineers Players in 2010.
MountaineersMountaineers Summer Outings1927-678mm, 16mm, 35mmUW Special CollectionsYesAnnual club outings.
MountaineersMountaineers Trail Trips1952-19648mm, 16mm, 35mmUW Special CollectionsNoNone of these movies have been screened by the History Committee
Perryman, Charles (Selznick Productions)Charles Perryman Newsreel Films1920s-40s16mmUW Special CollectionsYesFilms donated to the Mountaineers by Perryman's grandson Steve Turner in 2011. Includes 1922 first winter ascent of Mount Rainier.
Spring, Bob and IraBob and Ira Spring Films1950s16mmUW Special CollectionsYesFilms donated by the Spring family (via the Mountaineers) to the UW Libraries in 2011.
Watson, DwightDwight Watson Mountain Films1938-448mm, 16mmUW Special CollectionsYesFilms donated to the Mountaineers by the Dwight Watson estate in 1996.
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