This collection includes a broad selection of materials related to the Farmersville Film Project that took place 1968-1969.
The Farmersville Film Project was funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity (U.S. Government), inspired by the National
Film Board of Canada's Film and Community Development Workshop (Memorial University of Newfoundland), and aimed to use modern
communications media to help solve communications issues within society starting at the small community level. The collection
was assembled by Baylis Glascock, a cinematographer on the Farmersville Film Project and includes a large amount of correspondence,
diaries, reports, and related materials created by Henry Lanford and the Office of Economic Opportunity. The collection also
includes the Farmersville Film Project films on reels and multiple copies on video cassettes.
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The Farmersville Film Project was an initiative aimed at supporting community and social progress through the use of film
and communications media. It was developed and funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1968. The Office of Economic
Opportunity was an United States government agency tasked with administering the War on Poverty programs created during President
Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. The Office of Economic Opportunity was officially transferred by President Ronald Regan
to the Office of Community Services in the Department of Health and Human Services in 1981. The Farmersville Film Project
was inspired by a similar initiative created in 1967 by the National Film Board of Canada through the Canada for Canadians,
Challenge to Change programs known as the "Fogo Process." The National Film Board of Canada developed the Film and Community
Workshops, beginning with the Fogo Island Film and Community Project that took place in Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Fogo Island
residents took part in various meetings, addressed community concerns and were shot in 27 films. The residents then watched
the films, coming to a better understanding about their own communities needs and how to resolve those concerns and needs.
3 linear feet
Three record carton boxes. First record carton box inlcudes correspondence, diaries, and reports. Record carton boxes two
and three include film reels, digital beta cassettes, and VHS tapes. One oversize reel.
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