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Gordon Hendricks Motion Picture History Papers, ca. 1895-1970

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Author:
Hendricks, Gordon
Subject:
Edison, Thomas A (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931
Dickson, William Kennedy Laurie
Physical description:
Approx. 27 cu. ft.: approx. 40 document boxes
Type:
Flip books
Collection descriptions
Field notes
Notes
Professional papers
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
1895
1970
ca 1895-1970
1890-1930
1930-1950
Notes:
Hendricks was an art historian who wrote works on painters such as Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Eakins, as well as on early motion picture history, including analyses of inventors of apparatus and technology; in his book THE EDISON MOTION PICTURE MYTH he showed how Edison's assistant, W. K. L. Dickson, and other inventors actually were responsible for the development of cinematic technology for which Edison unfairly took credit. Hendricks apparently was born in 1917 and died in 1980.
Summary:
Contains Gordon Hendricks's collection of clippings, correspondence, and research notes, and other professional papers related to his books and articles on motion picture history. Includes files on Edison, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, and other pioneers in motion picture inventions.
Photographs: Graphic materials included in the collection, such as photographs, frequently are not original but are copies of items from repositories in which Hendricks did research. However, there are a few noteworthy original items, such as examples of motion picture flip books (one partly intact, plus loose fragments from this flip book and others).
Cite as:
The Gordon Hendricks Motion Picture History Papers, 1895-1970, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Motion pictures--History
Motion picture devices
Data Source:
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