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.
|Brower, David (Sierra Club)||"Wilderness Alps of Stehekin"||1958||16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Video 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 Marion||Charles and Marion Hessey Films||1930s-60s||8mm, 16mm||UW Special Collections||Partial||Films donated to the Mountaineers by the Marion Hessey estate in 2008.|
|Mountaineers||Miscellaneous Screened Films||1930s-60s||16mm||UW Special Collections||No||-|
|Mountaineers||Miscellaneous Unscreened Films||1920s-1950s||8mm, 16mm, 35mm||UW Special Collections||No||-|
|Mountaineers||Mountaineers Climbing Films||1929-67||16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Instructional and documentary films.|
|Mountaineers||Mountaineers Players Films||1920s-1950||16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Most films were donated to the Mountaineers History Committee by Katha Miller-Winder of the Mountaineers Players in 2010.|
|Mountaineers||Mountaineers Summer Outings||1927-67||8mm, 16mm, 35mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Annual club outings.|
|Mountaineers||Mountaineers Trail Trips||1952-1964||8mm, 16mm, 35mm||UW Special Collections||No||None of these movies have been screened by the History Committee|
|Perryman, Charles (Selznick Productions)||Charles Perryman Newsreel Films||1920s-40s||16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Films donated to the Mountaineers by Perryman's grandson Steve Turner in 2011. Includes 1922 first winter ascent of Mount Rainier.|
|Spring, Bob and Ira||Bob and Ira Spring Films||1950s||16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Films donated by the Spring family (via the Mountaineers) to the UW Libraries in 2011.|
|Watson, Dwight||Dwight Watson Mountain Films||1938-44||8mm, 16mm||UW Special Collections||Yes||Films donated to the Mountaineers by the Dwight Watson estate in 1996.|