$9,570 Grant Award to Preserve Films

FMH&S has been awarded a $9570 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of the 16mm film collection taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930's. The Foundation grants target rare films such as silent films and films of sites receiving little media coverage. This grant covers 3 films from a Far East 1934 trip by Morris visiting China,Japan,Cambodia, Indonesia and Hawaii capturing historical and culturally valuable sights of colonial, pre-WWII life. FMH&S has accomplished the goal of digitizing the entire film collection comprising 38,16mm films and the digital copies have been shared with the public in several exhibits over the years titled "See Their World".  The grant will enable FMH&S to preserve films deteriorating from vinegar syndrome that were too fragile to digitize and view by creating film-film copies of these three films, the best practice in the industry.