Gerald Blackburn family collection on Pathe Exchange
Scope and Contents
Materials consist of a Pathex 9.5MM hand-cranked silent film projector and 23 reels of 9.5MM commercially released films for home use: "Calling on a Badger" (1), "Catching a Raccoon" (1), "July Days" (3), "Uncensored Movies" (3), "Manhattan Madness" (3), "Bashful" (2), "The Wayward Son" (1). "Before the Public" (2), "Aladdin and the Lamp" (2), "Take the Air" (2), "Backstage" (3).
- approximately 1920-1929
- Pathe Exchange (producer, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Gerald Blackburn family collection on Pathe Exchange must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Gerald Blackburn (1940-present) is an engineer and an enthusiast of antique mechanical equipment.
He was gifted the materials by his uncle, William Querbach (Approximately 1890-1980) in the 1950s. William originally was given them by the Newell Family of Lancaster, CA, whose home William purchased in approximately 1939. The Newell Family were the original purchasers and owners of the equipment and material.
Pathex was the trade name of Pathe Exchange, Inc., Pathe's US subsidiary. In America, film exchanges distributed movie releases to theaters. The 9.5 mm format was introduced in America for Christmas of 1925 (Model D projectors). The format lost the market to Kodak's 16mm and 8mm home systems.
1 carton (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The projector and films were originally acquired by the Newell Family of Lancaster, California. They gifted the materials to William Querbach in the 1930s, who then gave it to his nephew Gerald Blackburn in the 1950s. Mr. Blackburn donated these materials to BYU in 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Gerard Blackburn; 2014.
Motion Picture Archive Collection Development Policy.
- Register of Gerald Blackburn family collection on Pathe Exchange
- John N. Gillespie
- 2014 August 7
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.