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Harry Caldwell Collection

Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.002


  • 1933-1949


20 Reels

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Existence and Location of Originals

Reels 1-19 are in the "vinegar separation" section of ETHC B1, awaiting freezing. (9/2/20)

Existence and Location of Copies

-2009 SD Elmo telecine transfers: DVD access screeners are located in TAMIS office

-2018 HD Colorlab scans: DVD access screeners are located in TAMIS office; master files are located on external hard drives "Caldwell Collection A" and "Caldwell Collection B" in TAMIS office

-2018 duplicate film elements: duplicate negatives and new projection prints are located in ETHC B1


Separated Materials

The Harry Caldwell collection was arranged as 21 reels at the time of donation. TAMIS staff have conserved reels 1-19. Reels 20-21 were especially damaged and fragile. Brief portions of reel 20 were transferred in 2009 on an Elmo telecine. None of reel 21 was suitable for transfer. Source reels 20 and 21 were destroyed in 2009.

No independent digital audio file of reel 14 resulted from the 2018 lab work at Colorlab.

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  • TAMIS Paper files: processing notes, NFPF grant paperwork, related research and trivia; and photographs and documents related to the Caldwell family's mission work donated by Gail Harris
  • BLUE TIGER (Caldwell, Harry. New York: Abingdon Press, 1924.): copy of Harry Caldwell's book about missions in Fujian donated by Gail Harris in 2009
  • HARRY CALDWELL: TENNESSEE MISSIONARY IN CHINA: an online collection of essays about clips from the Harry Caldwell Collection by University of Tennessee undergraduates
  • Other Academic Resources: additional materials about Methodist missions in Fujian in the early 20th Century, about the Caldwell family's missions in Fujian, or created by Caldwell family members, exist at other institutions, including: Yale University Divinity School Library; the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. See academic articles about the Caldwells by Ying-Kit Chan and Joseph Yick.

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States