Phelps sisters home movies

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Phelps sisters collection
Phelps, Claudia Lea (Creator)
Wilds, Eleanor Phelps (Creator)
Circa 1920-1940.
Gifted to the University in 1992 by Stephanie Wilds, this collection comprises approximately five hours of material (1,900' of b&w 35 mm film, 11,925' of b&w 16 mm film, and 50' of color 16 mm film). Their movies document their active social lives, both at home and abroad.
Claudia Lea Phelps (1894-1984) and her sister Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds (1895-1967) were fixtures of Aiken, SC society. Claudia Lea was a sportswoman, gardener, and noted breeder of West Highland terriers. Eleanor was deeply involved in philanthropy and local politics. Both sisters were avid travelers--they literally circled the globe together in the early 1920s.
Portions of this collection may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request. Additional information about the items in this collection can be found in the MIRC Reference Catalog.
Laconia (Steamship : 1921-1942)
Tourism
Aiken (S.C.)
Egypt.
England.
Indonesia
Japan.
Java.
New Brunswick.
New York (N.Y.)
Scandinavia.
Scotland.
Taiwan.
Tobique River (N.B.)
Collection Members