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ANCHORAGE FILM SOCIETY. Records; 1953-1976. 1.35 cu. ft.

The Anchorage Film Society was a non-profit organization which sought to present distinguished motion picture films to the community each month. The organization was supported through the sale of season tickets. For a time, the Society was a department of the Anchorage Community Theater, in affiliation with Anchorage Community College. Later it was operated by a board of directors. In the beginning the films were shown in Sydney Lawrence Auditorium; later, they were shown in Anchorage Area high schools. The organization went out of existence in 1981 due to the lack of a viewing location.

The collection consists of the administrative, operational, and financial records of the Anchorage Film Society. The records include bylaws, minutes, reports, correspondence, schedules, programs, program ballots, a media survey, tickets, bank statements, canceled checks, expense receipts, and check stub books.

The collection was deposited in the archives by the Anchorage Film Society in 1981.

HMC-0052
JAS (12/1999)

Box and Folder list:

Box 1

Series 1. Administration; n.d., 1962-1964, 1975.
1. By Laws; n.d.
2. Board Minutes; 1962-1963.
3. Reports, Anchorage Film Society; 1963-1964.
4. Box office Report; 1975.

Series 2. Operations; n.d., 1953-1976.
1. Correspondence; 1953.
2. Correspondence; 1954.
3. Correspondence; 1955.
4. Correspondence; 1956.
5. Correspondence; 1957.
6. Correspondence; 1958.
7. Correspondence; 1959.
8. Correspondence; 1960.
9. Correspondence; 1961.
10. Correspondence; 1962.
11. Correspondence; 1963.
12. Correspondence; 1964.
13. Correspondence; 1965.
14. Correspondence; 1966.
15. Correspondence; 1967.
16. Correspondence; 1968.
17. Correspondence; 1969.
18. Correspondence; 1970.
19. Correspondence; 1976.
20. Correspondence; n.d.

Box 2

21. Season Schedules; 1955-1969.
22. Printed Programs; 1960-1962.
23. Program Ballots; 1954-1961.
24. Program Ballots; 1962-1969
25. Program Ballots; 1971-1975
26. Program Ballots; n.d.
27. Films Presented; 1965-1969
28. Films Presented; n.d.
29. Media Master Survey; Sep. 1971.
30. Out of State Film Society Plans: New Mexico, 1953-1955.
31. Out of State Film Society Plans: Washington; 1953
32. Out of State Film Society Plans: North Carolina; 1956-1957
33. Poster Placement List; n.d.
34. Season Tickets; 1970-1971.

Series 3. Financial; n.d., 1962-1976.
1. Bank Statements; 1972-1976.
2. Canceled Checks; 1962-1963.
3. Canceled Checks; 1964-1965.
4. Canceled Checks; 1966-1967
5. Canceled Checks; 1968-1969.

Box 3

6. Canceled Checks; 1970-1971.
7. Canceled Checks; 1972-1973.
8. Canceled Checks; 1975-1976
9. Expenses: Advertising; 1968-1973, 1975.
10. Expenses: Film Rental, 1968-1976.
11. Expenses: Printing; n.d., 1968-1972, 1976.
12. Expenses: Operational (Projector); 1969-1973.
13. Expenses: Miscellaneous; n.d., 1969-1973.
14. Receipts for Insured Mail; 1966, 1968-1973.
15. Check Stub Book; 1962-1963.
16. Check Stub Books; 1963, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972.