Film Screenings


Anthology Film Archives and the Archivists’ Roundtable of Metropolitan New York are excited to present a rare, one-night screening of films from greater New York’s diverse community of archives and museums. The screening presents a singular combination of home movies, documentaries, educational, and experimental filmmaking. All of the films were preserved through funding provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. This screening is a truly unique opportunity to experience the diversity of the archives, museums, and libraries in Metropolitan New York. We hope you will join us for this very special screening, a glimpse into New York’s vault!


Children of Asia (1937), Agnes G. Kelly Saunders created Children of Asia by editing footage focusing on children found in films taken during three AMNH expeditions to Asia. Preserved by the American Museum of Natural History in 2009.

School Service of the American Museum of Natural History (1927). A cooperative effort between the AMNH and the New York City Department of Education resulted in this film, a piece of museum history probably made to celebrate the completion of the School Service Building. Preserved by AMNH in 2009.

Kurt K. Field Collection, (ca. 1940’s). Home movies documenting recreational activities of Jewish New Yorkers, including rare footage of the Jewish resorts in the Catskills. Preserved by the American Jewish Historical Society 2008.

A La Mode (1958), Stan Vanderbeek’s rapidly edited, surreal collage animation, considered by the filmmaker as “an attire satire”. Preserved by the Anthology Film Archives in 2000.

Night of the Bomb (1962), George and Mike Kuchar. Teenage lust and deranged delinquence combine to create a cautionary tale for the ages. The Chernobyl of Comedy! Preserved by the Anthology Film Archives in 2003.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Place: Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue (on the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Subway Directions: F or V train to 2nd Avenue stop.

Fee: $9.00 general admission, $7.00 for students. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. No advance tickets.

Any questions can be sent to Jennifer Anna at

The Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York expresses its gratitude to the Anthology Film Archives for making this event possible.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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