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Guide to the Exactus Photo-Film Corporation Archive, 1914-1940
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • History of Company
  • Correspondents
  • Material Transferred from the Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Exactus Photo-Film Corporation Archive,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1940
    Box Number: 1607-1608
    Creator: Peterson, Harry C. (Harry Claude), 1876-1941
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Exactus Photo-Film Corporation Archive, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Exactus Photo-Film Corporation.
    Palo Alto Film Corporation.
    Peterson, Harry C. (Harry Claude), 1876-1941.
    Instructional materials industry--California.
    Motion pictures in education--California.


    Correspondence, clippings, accounts, receipts, scripts, press releaes, stock certificate, reviews, lists, notes.

    History of Company

    Established in 1914, the Exactus Photo-Film Corporation and the Palo Alto Film Corporation were based in Palo Alto, California. They produced educational and historical films for use in the classroom. Harry C. Peterson served on the board of directors and as an officer in both companies as well as curator for Sutter's Fort. Various of his papers are included in this collection.


    • Alderson, Gale
    • Alliance Films Corporation
    • Baron, Portia Lu
    • Bentz, Joe J.
    • Billington, Franclia
    • Bishop, Harold R.
    • Brown, Horace J.
    • Browne, Ella
    • Carrol, Betty
    • Carroll, Lynette
    • Champione, Clari
    • Charllow, Charles
    • Condon, Mabel
    • Dealey, C. Allen
    • Derero, Lola M.
    • Diltz, Charles
    • Dixengoff, M.
    • Doolittle, E.J.
    • Dyar, O.H.
    • Foy, Helen
    • Green, Herman
    • Hale, Albert W.
    • Hansley, David
    • Hewes, D.
    • Hobler, Pauline
    • Hollingsworth, Rome
    • Howard, George B.
    • Hutt, L.C.
    • K.I. Luiks and Co.
    • Kelly, W.H.
    • Kelsey, Fred A.
    • Kent, Leon D.
    • Lawrence, George W.
    • McCarthy, Myles
    • Miller, V.N.
    • Mills, Ed A.
    • Mitchell, Tell
    • Nichols, J.J.
    • Potter, E.J., Mrs.
    • Pratt, S.C.
    • Reeve, Arch
    • Riley, George N.
    • Rugg, Walter A.
    • Russell, Henry
    • Selbie, Evelyn
    • Selznick, Lewis J.
    • Shipman, E.
    • Shipman, Joseph
    • Sivitte, S.B.
    • Stephenson, B.A., Mrs.
    • Strickling, Howard
    • Strobridge & Co. Lith.
    • Sullivan, Ted
    • Sweet, Ada C.
    • Teichmann, H.M.
    • Trulsson, Pansy
    • Truxley, Louise
    • Universal Film Manufacturing Company
    • Vandervoost, Mabel D.
    • von Sape, Leonora
    • Wharton, Inc.
    • Wills, Ralph V.
    • Wilson, John Ralph
    • unidentified

    Material Transferred from the Collection

    • 1 glass negative
    • 3 negatives
    • 17 photos