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National Film Preservation Foundation Grant

Date: 06/29/2010
Cris Paschild, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections, has announced that the Library received a National Film Preservation Foundation Grant for $4,280 for the preservation of the student film The Seventh Day. This grant, funded through the the Library of Congress, provides support to create a film preservation master and two access copies of the student film, The Seventh Day. The film concerns the seven-day student strike at Portland State University, which began on May 6, 1970, as a protest against the Kent State University killings and the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. It shows various incidents which occurred, such as the clash between the police and strikers on the sixth day and march on City Hall the following day, in protest of the action taken by the Portland Police. Films saved through the NFPF programs are made available for on-site research and are seen widely through screenings, exhibits, DVDs, television broadcasts, and the Internet.

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