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Lost and Found Films: Building the Space Needle, 1961

We travel back in time 52 years for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, to the 1961 construction of the Space Needle and the Monorail in downtown Seattle.

Lost and Found Film: ‘History and Industry, 1965′

The title of the latest Lost and Found Film — “History and Industry, 1965″ gives away the “where” and the “when” of the mystery footage —it’s the “what” and “why” parts that film archivist Hannah Palin is interested in.

Lost and Found Films: ‘Play Fair, 1950′

Welcome back to 1950 for an installment of Lost and Found Films, old footage promoting a play festival that aims for a Norman Rockwell feel, with maybe a little Twain thrown in. Lost and Found Films is an occasional UW Today series where readers help identify historic bits of film unearthed from the UW Audio

Lost and Found Films: An opera scene from 1952

The latest installment in the Lost and Found Films series — where readers help identify old UW footage — is a three-minute film apparently from a campus opera. Don’t adjust your volume — it’s silent.

Lost and Found Films: The UW Nuclear Reactor, 1963

It’s 1963 again in our latest installment of Lost and Found Films, where readers help identify historic bits of film from the Audio Visual Materials Library, provided by film archivist Hannah Palin. Can you help her learn what’s happening here?

Lost and Found Films: ‘Inaugural’ from 1958

Return with us to 1958 for the latest installment of Lost and Found Films, where readers help identify and describe old film clips from UW Libraries audio visual collections.This weeks film clip is titled “Inaugural,” and probably shows part of the inaugural dinner for UW President Charles Odegaard, which was indeed in November of 1958.

Lost and Found Films: ‘University Parking, 1960

It’s a new round of News and Informations Lost and Found Film clips, where readers help identify historic bits of film from the UW’s Audio Visual Materials Library. This time, a 1960 film about campus parking — so then why is a referred to as a “basketball” film?

Lost and Found Films: A Friday Harbor epic

This weeks film — and the last one for a while — shows what appears to be the UWs Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. People walk between buildings and some kind of experiment is undertaken on a small motorboat. Know any more?

Lost and Found Films: Welcome to Mt. Adams, 1957

A meeting in a high school gymnasium, a rousing speaker, cake and pie. Whats going on in this gem from 1957?

Lost and Found Films: Chemical Engineering, 1940

We visit the world of pre-World War II chemical engingeering in this weeks Lost and Found Film, which is silent but filmed in color — not bad for 1940. Can you help film archives specialist Hannah Palin figure out what’s going on?

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