Transportation Audio/Visual

VHS tapes available

Fall Festival Collection:

"1983 Roanoke Fall Festival Parade" plus some added footage of Roanoke "Village" TV Spots & more filmed by John Klaehn (also available on microfilm)

"Highlights of the 1984 Roanoke Fall Festival" filmed by Brad Winans (2 Copies)

"1985 Fall Festival" filmed by Unknown

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"1987 Fall Festival" filmed by Unknown

"1991 Fall Festival" filmed by Unknown

Series Description Each year, Roanoke hosts its Fall Festival the first weekend after Labor Day, and draws thousands of people for the many games, truck/tractor pulls, carnival rides and booths. It is the oldest community festival in Huntington County. The main highlight of the Roanoke Fall Festival is the parade.

"Historic Films of Roanoke, Indiana from 1937 and 1957" narrated by Robert Zent. 1937 films are in black and white; 1957 films are in color. Select short subjects. (2 copies)

Video Description This ―homemade‖ video shows moving scenes of Roanoke, Indiana for those 2 years with old fashion music playing in the background and Robert Zent telling what you are seeing in each of the pictures. Lots history presented and seeing the people who made the town what it is today. Scenes include fire department in action, interurban station, school children, high school orchestra and sport teams, businesses and business owers and what they had to offer.

"Hoosier Homemakers: The Early Years". Running time: 29:29

Video Description

The use of homemaker interviewers talking to homemakers lends a unique flavor to the interviews. These are ordinary people talking to ordinary people, in many cases their families and neighbors. This gives a special flavor of understanding and an easy assumption of basic shared knowledge between the two…It is women’s history in a distinctive form, inarticulate, and surely undocumented, segment of women who are yet one of the main forces in Indiana’s society.—Eleanor Arnold, editor and project director.

"Roanoke History 1996" by Brian and Sharon Secor (2 copies)

Video Description

This ―homemade‖ video includes scenes from the flood in May, the flood in June, the Roanoke Fall Festival in September and Christmas in the Village in November.

"Three Rivers in Time". 1994. Running Time: 57:00. Dennis Neary – hosted by Chris Schenkel.

Video Description This video made by a Fort Wayne TV station with scenes from the history of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

VI. Reel-to-Reel Tapes Available

Fall Festival Collection:

"Roanoke Fall Festival, September 1978" and "Summer Recreation Program, Roanoke Park (1978)" filmed by David and Peggy Brooks; edited by Brooks Cinema Services. Super-8, color (Recreation video has no sound).

"Roanoke Fall Festival, September 1979" filmed by David and Peggy Brooks; edited by Brooks Cinema Services. Super-8, sound, color.

"Highlights of the 1980 Roanoke Fall Festival" filmed by David and Peggy Brooks; edited by Brooks Cinema Services. Super-8, color, sound, runs at 18 fps

Series Description

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Each year, Roanoke hosts its Fall Festival the first weekend after Labor Day, and draws thousands of people for the many games, truck/tractor pulls, carnival rides and booths. It is the oldest community festival in Huntington County. The main highlight of the Roanoke Fall Festival is the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade.

VII. Newspaper CDs

1. Roanoke Review: Years 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922

2. Roanoke Review: Years 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927

3. Roanoke Review: Years 1928, 1929, 1930,

4. Missing: Years 1931, 1932,1933, 1934, 1935, 1935, 1937

5. Roanoke Review: Years 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938

6. Roanoke Review: Years 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944

7. Roanoke Review: Years 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948

8. Roanoke Review: Years 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954

9. Roanoke Review: Years 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958

10. Roanoke Review: Years 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963

11. Four Corners Courier; Roanoke Review; Roanoke Town Crier: Years 1964, 1965,1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

12. Four Corner Courier; Roanoke Review: Years 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981

CD Description Thanks to receiving a grant the Roanoke Public Library was able to hire AMMCORP Records Management Compnay to convert the old Roanoke newspapers onto CD format. This archiving has saved the newspapers and made the records easier to search. The old newspapers are stored in the library in a locked cabinet for safekeeping.

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