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Alderman Farms Films, 1943-2001View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1943-1955
The Alderman Farms Films document the farming operations of the Alderman Farms, located near Dayton, Oregon, during the 1940s and 1950s.
ID: FV 214
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Arrangement
Preferred Citation: Alderman Farms Films (FV 214), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The films were donated to the Archives in 1996 by Peggy Childs, Jack Shelburne, and Mary Ann Wiser (nieces and nephews of U.S. Alderman.)
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Series 1: Films, 1943-1950 Add to Shelf
Series I consists of 16 mm silent color film footage of farming operations at the Alderman Farms near Dayton, Oregon. The reels vary in length from 100 feet to 450 feet. All are stored on 3-inch cores; new leaders were applied in 2010. Digitized versions of the films have been made available online. (Part 1; Part 2)
Extent: 13 reels
Reel 1.1: Potato harvest, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 200 feet
Reel 2.1: Cattle, travel, barbecue, 1943 Add to Shelf
Extent: 175 feet
Reel 3.1: Water tower, garden, cattle train, 1943 Add to Shelf
Extent: 450 feet
Reel 4.1: Barbecue, Mexican migrant workers show, Dean Johnson, 1944 Add to Shelf
Extent: 350 feet
Reel 5.1: Corn, beans, barbecue, pump, bus travel, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 300 feet
Reel 6.1: Corn, helicopter, politics, employee cafeteria, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 375 feet
Reel 7.1: Aerial views, farm, sawmill, peaches, silo, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 375 feet
Reel 8.1: Sawmill, pump, cake, logging, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 350 feet
Reel 9.1: Stearman plane, bean planting, corn, 1950 Add to Shelf
Extent: 425 feet
Reel 10.1: Strawberries, planting, harvesting, packaging (processing plant), 1950 Add to Shelf
Extent: 250 feet
Reel 11.1: Strawberries, water, hoeing, processing plant, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 250 feet
Reel 12.1: Beans, freezing (processing plant), garden, undated Add to Shelf
Extent: 100 feet
Reel 13.1: Stearman plane, bean planting, corn, 1950 Add to Shelf
Extent: 450 feet
Series 2: Videotapes, 1996-2001 Add to Shelf
Series II consists of videotape duplicates made from the original film reels. They include 9 VHS and 2 Betacam SP videotapes. One of the VHS videotapes includes all the reels; it was made in 1996. Seven videotapes include duplicates of individual reels (reels 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12); one VHS tapes includes reels 4 and 7. These 8 VHS videotapes were made in 1999. The Betacam SP videotapes include reels 1, 9-10, and 12. They were made in 2001.
Extent: 11 videotapes
Series 3: Paper Records, 1952-1996 Add to Shelf
Includes newspaper clippings pertaining to Alderman Farms, U.S. Alderman, and L.S. Alderman from 1952-1965; a film list; and Last Harvest: The Story of Alderman Farms, written by John Schmitz and published by Carlton Plants in 1996.