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[Chilhowee Park Opening Day]

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.010

Content Description

Preservation elements for a 35mm silent newsreel depicting the dedication ceremonies and opening day activities for a playground at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN, on July 18, 1948. Mayor James Elmore and multiple Knoxville "News-Sentinel" staff members appear in the film. Cineric, Inc. (New York, NY) and Magno Sound and Video (New York, NY) created the preservation elements.

Acquisition Type



The original nitrate print of CHILHOWEE PARK OPENING DAY was discovered in a warehouse at the Knoxville Zoo and donated to TAMIS in 2009.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1948
  • Digitized: 2011 (Preserved)



2 Reels (2 cans) : 35mm black-and-white duplicate negative and answer print reels ; [00:05:04]

  • TAMIS paper files: donation agreement for original reel and NFPF grant documentation are located in TAMIS' paper files