Jam Handy Organization records
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a digitized film (VHS format) of "Postmark: East Lansing", a 1952 production outlining the on-campus educational facilities of Michigan State University. The film was produced by the Jam Handy Organization of Detroit, Michigan, with camera operator George Leontough, assistant Jack Tipping, MSU college news editor Alvie L. Smith serving as coordinator, and starring students Barbara Tanner Bailey '49 and James W. Hale '51. The film begins with an introduction from MSU President John A. Hannah, and continues with voice-over narration describing a written letter from an MSU student to his brother.
- 1951 - 1952
- Jam Handy Organization (Producer, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
The Jam Handy Organization specialized in film and cartoon production in Detroit, Michigan and focused on auto industry promotions and training videos. The company produced the famous "See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet" commercial. The founder was Henry Jamison "Jam" Handy, who was born in 1886 and was an Olympic swimmer.
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Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Jam Handy Organization Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- E. Busch
- June 2014
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.