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1936, 1936

Using These Materials


RESTRICTIONS:

Collection is open for research. Digital use copies for much of the collection are available in through this guide and on the H. Lee Waters Digital Collection page in the Duke Digital Repository.

Original film reels in the Waters collection are available by special request and for inspection purposes only. For further information, contact Rubenstein Library Research Services. Note that some reels may not be available due to advanced deterioration.

Preservation screening prints, where they exist for particular films, may be projected by special request by on-campus departments or groups. For further information, contact Rubenstein Library Research Services.

Notes on ordering 2K+ digital copies of films * The Waters collection at Duke was built across decades and consequently the moving image formats in the collection are diverse. * All formats for each town film are listed in this collection guide, and a particular film may be represented by original reversal or preservation film reels, video tape or DVD derivatives made from the original reels, standard definition or high definition digital files, or a combination of all of these. * Because many of the films in the Waters collection were preserved to film and digitized in the early 2000s with grants from the National Film Preservation Foundation, the majority of the digital copies in the collection are standard definition (720:480), following the technology of the time. Where a film resource can be safely scanned, higher definition digital scans of the films (up to UHD, 3840:2880) can be scanned in-house at the Rubenstein Library, on request and for a fee. * If a reversal original reel (the film Waters shot and developed) exists and is in good condition, that will be the film that will be scanned. * When requesting an 2K+ scan of a film, request the reversal original reel that is listed in the collection guide for that particular town/date. * If the reversal original is too deteriorated or was destroyed in creating the copy negative, then the copy negative will be used. Note that copy negatives are typically less resolute than originals, and it is possible that an standard definition streaming copy will look more detailed than a 2K+ scan of a copy negative. * All film scans are made at an aspect ratio of 4:3 and "over-scanned," meaning the frame includes the film's sprocket holes and a portion of the previous and subsequent frames. * Where there is no film source remaining for a particular town film, a video image can be upscaled, but resolution will be lost. * For further information, contact Rubenstein Library Research Services.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

USE & PERMISSIONS:

Any copyright interests in this collection are managed by Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Copyright for Movies of Local People is largely undetermined. The publication status of these items is uncertain, making public domain determination difficult. To the extent these materials are protected by copyright, Duke has been granted permission to make digital reproductions and make them available to the public as part of a digital collection. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library: https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/research/citations-and-permissions.

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