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David Epstein Summer Sea Term Films, 1966-1980

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: AP-0022

Content Description

This collection consists of 12 reels of film (all Super 8 or 8mm) dated from the 1960s-1980 depicting summer sea terms on the Maritime College training ships Empire State IV (training ship from 1959-1973) and the Empire State V (training ship from 1973 - 1990). Footage shows training drills, oceanography experiments, and leisure activities on the ships and at international ports.


  • 1966 - 1980


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Conditions Governing Use

Reproductions may be provided to users to support research and scholarship. However, collection use is subject to all copyright laws. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Biographical / Historical

Maritime College is famous for its distinctive, hands-on approach to education. Every summer cadets train on the school's training ship, as part of their preparation towards becoming merchant marine officers.

David Epstein was an Associate Professor in the Science Department teaching Oceanography from 1964 to 1995.


12 Reels

147 Gigabytes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College by David Epstein, with the assistance of Curt Epstein, in 2016.

Digitization note

In spring 2017 these films were digitized for preservation and access purposes.

David Epstein Summer Sea Term Films, 1966-1980
Annie Tummino
December 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen B. Luce Library Repository

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