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Silverthorne Films super 16 reels

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2021-0162

Content Description

This collection contains seven reels of footage that were used to create the "Declaration of Independence" film that is played at the University of Virginia's Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The reels also contain footage of spaces throughout Small Special Collections Library.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Bill Reifenberger, 5 August 2021.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Appointments must be made in advance to use media formats such as LPs, audiotapes, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs held by Special Collections. In most cases, materials must be reformatted before they can be accessed, sometimes at the researcher’s expense. Access cannot be guaranteed unless prior arrangements have been made. Original digital media (floppy disks, zip disks, thumb drives, born digital files, etc.) and other media formats such as LPs, audiotapes, reel-to-reels, videotapes, films, CDs, and DVDs cannot be handled directly by patrons. Please contact Special Collections via our online Reference Request form,, to request access to these materials. Please be aware that additional actions may be required to make these items available. Items will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis before access can be made. Depending on the size of the request, it may take some time to make them available for use.


  • 2004 June-September



1.15 Cubic Feet (7 reel boxes (.164 cubic feet each))


7 Super 16 reels