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Glenn W. Setzer Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 666

Scope and Contents

The Glenn W. Setzer Collection contains eleven 16mm films, which are home movies shot between 1928 and 1936 and document the home life and travels of a wealthy family during the depression.

Each roll of film is approximately 400 feet, silent, and black and white. One reel was discarded due to advanced vinegar syndrome. Two reels have moderate vinegar syndrome and have been placed in separate storage.


  • 1928-1936


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


11.00 Motion pictures

11 reels of 16mm film (approximately 400 feet each), 2 Betacam SP tapes, 2 VHS tapes other_unmapped

3.00 Items

7.00 Items

1.00 Boxes


Reels have been arranged chronologically by date of original recording with uncertain dated films placed at the end and placed in archival quality film cans.

Custodial History

Thelma and Darrell Brinkley purchased the films from a 1989 auction of the contents of the Johnson City Foundry and Iron Works.

Method of Acquisition

The films were placed in the Archives of Appalachia on April 26, 2004 by Thelma and Darrell Brinkley from Shady Valley, TN.

Processing Information

Dusty Hibbs completed the processing and the collection was opened for research in May 2004.
Dusty Hibbs
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA