© 2018 Graham Carroll

The Donald R. Bye Films

Year: c.1954-1965

Medium: 16mm Double Perf

Runtime: Approx. 60 mins. 

Audio: Silent

             Donald R. Bye (b.1927) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, tax preparer, and lifelong amateur photographer. While stationed abroad in the 1950s he bought a 16mm camera and began making films. He captured scenes around the house in Japan and Crete, trips to small towns on the prairie, and President Eisenhower on an airstrip in San Angelo, TX.

             Digitalization of the collection of historic films was made possible by a grant from the Al Larvick Conservation Fund. These films are the latest of many film preservation efforts made possible through the generous efforts of the ALCF.


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