Photo Record

Object Name Picture, Motion
Catalog Number 2009.027.583
Collection Continental Film Productions Collection
Description Digitized promotional film, "The Bowater Organisation presents Tennessee Venture," a WorldWide Picture with photography assistance from James Webster and Gene Carr and produced by James Carr. Film explains a brief history of Bowater and its selection of Tennessee for its facility in Calhoun because of the availability of land, and the proximity to the Hiwassee River and railroads. They began construction of the pulp and paper mill in Calhoun in 1952. The film promotes Bowaters Southern Paper Corporation as a viable, good, company for the region because of jobs, its use of TVA power, the replanting of trees and purchasing of trees from local farmers, and the increased business to the surrounding towns due to the housing and living of its workers. Features footage of TVA's Watts Bar Dam, early footage of Calhoun, Athens, Charleston, and aerial footage of the plant. Film explains the process of paper making, from trees to final product. In 2013 the plant closed down. 24 minutes and 24 seconds. This was digitized from 16mm film by the Tennessee Archives of Moving Images and Sounds (TAMIS) in Knoxville, Tennessee. "Tennessee Ventures," monaural sound with a variable area soundtrack, color. Original was 16mm acetate film, 600 feet, 15 minutes, very good condition. December 13, 1955.
Date 1955
Copyright Public domain
Accession number 2009.027