GTE Collection

GTE Collection
      film (16130 ft.) : si., col. ; 16 mm. arch neg.
      video (140 min.) : sd., col. 3/4 in. video (29 min.) : sd., col. ; Beta.
      1980 – 1992
      Frenchboro, Maine
      Bryant Pond, Maine
      Waldoboro, Maine
      Collection contains factual works. "GTE Waldoboro: People Who Care About Quality" is a videotape about an employee involvement program at the GTE Sylvania plant in Waldoboro, Maine. "Bryant Pond: The Last Ringdown," made in 1982, is a videotape about the last magneto telephone company in the United States. [Frenchboro Telephone Company] is a film profile of Jeff Weber, founder of the Island Telephone Company in Frenchboro, and his work to create this company, the smallest independent telephone company in the United States.
      GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications in 2000. NHF also has 9,000 feet of workprint footage, outtakes and 13 reels of 1/4-inch audiotape related to the Frenchboro program.
        Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See for more information.

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