University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries
Fred Newman Family
Film Collection

NEWMAN FAMILY FILM COLLECTION

 

This collection consists of John Newman's home movies.

The collection includes footage of construction sites and buildings built by John Newman's construction business, Newman Construction Company in 1937, 1938 and 1939 (including several Public Works Administration projects). Other footage includes one short reel of John F. Kennedy's appearance at the La Grange, Georgia, airport in October 1960. Other scenes include children's birthdays, holidays, a wedding (with footage of the bride preparing for the ceremony and the table of gifts), Panama City (Florida), Christmas, and school pageants, other scenes around LaGrange, Georgia. The films were shot by John R. Newman (father of Fred Newman) and Claire Newman.

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