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1951 Flood motion picture film

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Creator: Weir, Alexander

Date: 1951

Level of Description: Item

Material Type:

Call Number: 2014-313

Unit ID: 308652

Restrictions: None

Biographical sketch: Alexander Weir lived in Topeka, Kansas and worked as a mechanic and machinist. In 1940 he worked at the book bindery. He was married to Ruth Weir and they had a son, Robert Eugene Weir.

Summary: This is an 8mm motion picture film showing the 1951 flood in northeast Kansas. Locations effected by the flood include Topeka, Lecompton, Lawrence, and Kansas City. Alexander Weir, the cinematographer, took footage during the flood and after the water receded.

Space Required/Quantity: 8mm motion picture film, 400 feet, 20-22 minutes.

Title (Main title): 1951 Flood motion picture film

Scope and Content


Locator Contents
000-00-00-00  Digital transfer from Reg 8mm motion picture film. 
081-05-04-00  8mm (standard) motion picture film 

Index Terms


    Weir, Alexander
    Floods -- Kansas
    Motion picture film

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Restrictions: None