A. Harvey Schreter Home Movies Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of digital and analogue home movies created and collected by A. Harvey Schreter in the course of his personal family life. Footage consists of everyday life, including; anniversaries, birthdays, children playing, family holidays, and weddings.
- 1942 - 1963
Biographical / Historical
A. Harvey Schreter was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland in 1916. His father, a Hungarian immigrant, owned a necktie manufacturer that eventually relocated from New York City to Baltimore. Schreter joined his father’s industry in 1936, eventually inheriting the company and greatly expanding its operations across the United States, before selling the business in 1991. Schreter married his wife Phyllis Kolker (1922-2015) on February 1st, 1942. Members of the Explorers Club, both Schreter and Kolker were avid travellers and their trips are documented extensively in Schreter’s films. The pair had two children; Robert Kolker Schreter (born 1945) and Carol Ann Schreter (born 1947). Together, Robert and Carol are heavily featured in their father’s films. Schreter was also an avid art collector and jewellery maker. He gathered art pieces, rocks for his jewellery, as well as ideas for innovative tie patterns during his travels. Active in his community, Schreter was also a founding member of the Beth Jacob Congregation in 1938 and acted on the boards of the Associated Jewish Charities, the Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and the B’nai Brith Abraham Schreter Lodge. He died in 2007.
10 Films: 16mm
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Carol Schreter on November 14th, 2016.
- A. Harvey Schreter Home Movies Collection
- Iris Robinson
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