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Borein (Edward) Motion Pictures

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-195

Content Description

John T. Reynolds collection of black and white and color 16mm motion pictures shot by Edward Borein and later reformatted into ¾-inch video tape cassettes, VHS, and electronic files stored on a hard drive. One (1) binder contains documentation of the collection.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Bill and Kristin Reynolds. Joel Conway, a Santa Barbara collector, photographer, and producer had purchased the 16mm films directly from Mrs.Lucile Borein following the death of Ed Borein. John T. Reynolds acquired these films from Conway on March 24, 1998. Reynolds immediately started transferring the films to ¾-inch video, VHS and DVDs to preserve the deteriorating safety film.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1920 - 1945



36 Reels (in two (2) record storage boxes) : 16mm film

22 Cassettes (in two (2) record storage boxes) : VHS video cassettes

12 Cassettes : Betacam ¾-inch video cassettes

1 Binders


Thirty-six (36) 16mm film reels in cans and film boxes Eleven (11) empty 16mm film cans, some with reels inside Ten (10) ¾-inch Betacam SP (L-size) video cassettes One (1) ¾-inch Betacam SP (S-size) video cassette Twenty-two (22) VHS (Video Home System) video tape cassettes One (1) 200 GB Lacie Firewire 400 hard drive, cable, and power supply One (1) binder