G. Charles Niemeyer Motion Picture Research Papers, ca. 1960-1990
Niemeyer, G. Charles [Grover Charles] Dr
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Ph.D., Yale University, class of 1942. As a young man, Niemeyer was an actor on Broadway in New York, appearing in "The Cradle Will Rock" and other productions. Later he was a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. In the 1960s he began work on a new history of motion picture technology, inspired by the work of Gordon Hendricks, and relying especially on the motion picture collections of the NMAH Division of Photographic History, as well as the Library of Congress motion picture history collections. The G. Charles Niemeyer Scholarship Fund was established at the Yale [University] School of Drama in 2010 from his estate. See http://www.yale.edu/printer/bulletin/htmlfiles/drama/fellowships-and-scholarships.html.
Photographs, research notes, and manuscript material for a projected history of motion pictures, which was never published. Many of the photographs are of objects in the museum's Division of Photographic History, ordered from the Smithsonian Photographic Services Division.
G. Charles Neimeyer Motion Picture Research Papers, ca. 1960-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History