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Object ID GENL-1977.031.0001
Object Name Film, Motion Picture
Description Black and white 8mm sound film entitled "Small Town Editor: Littleton Independent, Littleton, Colorado." Metal film reel enclosed in a grey metal circular container labeled with "United World Films, Inc" logo and title of the film. "Out of Circulation for staff viewing only" label is cellophane taped to top.
NOTE - is 16mm

From the exhibit "The Story of Littleton in 125 Objects": In 1951, the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency made the film, Small Town Editor, for use in foreign countries to encourage a rural press to supplement the usually government-controlled news. This film, made in Littleton, featured Houstoun Waring (1901-1997), editor of the Littleton Independent. Mr. Waring had achieved national recognition for his editorials on foreign affairs.

W.B. "Curly" Annabel, editor of the Bega District News in New South Wales, Australia, saw the film and was struck by the similarity of Bega and Bega's newspaper to Littleton and its newspaper. Mr. Annabel wrote to Mr. Waring in 1954, triggering a relationship between the two communities that has lasted and grown for more than 50 years.
Date 1951
Makers mark U.S.I.A.
Search Terms Bega Sister City Exchange
Gov, COL (City of Littleton)
Newspaper, Littleton Independent