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Anchorage Film Society records

Guide to the Anchorage Film Society records

 Collection number: HMC-0052.
Creator: Anchorage Film Society.
Title: Anchorage Film Society records.
Dates: 1953-1976.
Volume of collection: 0.8 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an Anchorage organization which promoted films.

Organizational history:
The Anchorage Film Society was a non-profit organization which sought to present distinguished motion picture films to the community each month. The organization was supported through the sale of season tickets. For a time, the Society was a department of the Anchorage Community Theater, in affiliation with Anchorage Community College. Later it was operated by a board of directors. In the beginning the films were shown in Sydney Lawrence Auditorium; later, they were shown in Anchorage Area high schools. The organization went out of existence in 1981 due to the lack of a viewing location.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the administrative, operational, and financial records of the Anchorage Film Society. The records include bylaws, minutes, reports, correspondence, schedules, programs, program ballots, a media survey, tickets, bank statements, canceled checks, expense receipts, and check stub books.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by type of record, thereunder chronologically.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Collection materials are subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Anchorage Film Society records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was deposited in the archives by the Anchorage Film Society in 1981.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1999. The guide to the collection was reformatted to meet current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 Bylaws Undated
2 Board minutes 1962-1963
3 Reports 1963-1964
4 Box office report 1975
5-24 Correspondence 1953-1976
25 Season schedules 1955-1969
26 Printed programs 1960-1962
27 Program ballots 1954-1975
28 Films presented 1965-1969
29 Media master survey 1971 September
30 Out of state film society plans, New Mexico, Washington, and North Carolina 1953-1957
31 Poster placement list Undated
32 Season tickets 1970-1971
33 Bank statements 1972-1976
34-35 Canceled checks 1962-1976
36 Advertising expenses 1968-1975
37 Film rental expenses 1968-1976
38 Printing expenses 1968-1976
39 Projector expenses 1969-1973
40 Other expenses 1969-1973
41 Insured mail receipts 1966-1973
42 Check stub books 1962-1972



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