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The Digital Content Library collaborated with Herbert Scherer, Emeritus Associate Professor and Art Librarian, on a professional development grant to convert a collection of 200+ hand-colored glass cinema slides to digital format. Most of the films represented in the slides are from the 1930s and 1940s. The slides were used in movie theaters to preview upcoming attractions.

Ziegfeld Follies, 1945

Ziegfeld Follies, 1945

With Byrd at the South Pole, 1930

With Byrd at the South Pole, 1930

Wuthering Heights, 1939

Wuthering Heights, 1939

The Westerner, 1940

The Westerner, 1940

They Died with Their Boots On, 1941

They Died with Their Boots On, 1941

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, 1940

Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, 1940

Explore more of the glass cinema slides in the Digital Content Library!

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