Rescuing a Visual Record of our Past

Lakehead University’s Department of History and the Thunder Bay Museum are pleased to announce the launch of "Reel Memories of the Lakehead," a film project that will digitize and catalogue approximately 2000 100 ft. rolls 16mm film footage shot at the Lakehead between 1958 and 1978. This important film collection was donated to the museum by Mr. Fraser Dougall. According to project leader, Dr. Ron Harpelle, two recent university graduates with a background in History will soon be hired to work on the project. They will spend the next twelve months cleaning, digitizing and cataloguing the film. "Reel Memories of the Lakehead" is funded by the Thunder Bay Museum and the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple with support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation. Graduating students and recent graduates can expect to see the intern positions advertised in early March.