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Antonelli Football Film Collection in Dig DC

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_143


  • Creation: 1952 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

The original film is not publicly accessible due to condition concerns. Digitized files may be accessed through Dig DC for those films without copyright restrictions, or in The People's Archive reading room for those films with copyright restrictions. Please contact us for access at People'

Conditions Governing Use

The materials in this collection have varying rights holders. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine the appropriate use of materials.

Biographical / Historical

The origins of the Anotnelli Football Film Collection are unknown, however, it is possible that the recordings document the football career of Dr. Morris Antonelli, husband of the donor Dr. Amy S. Antonelli. According to an article from The Washington Post from September 10, 1953, Dr. Morris Antonelli played end for Theodore Roosevelt High School. Dr. Amy Antonelli was a pianist, singer, and accompanist who served as board president of the Oratorio Society of Washington for 18 years. Dr. Amy Antonelli was a music professor and assistant dean at Catholic University. She passed on March 23, 2014.


14 Files

Language of Materials


Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Library by Dr. Amy S. Antonelli in 2000. The films were digitized in 2016.

General Note

The Anotnelli Football Film Collection containes digtized 16mm films of football games and trainings in Washington, D.C. The majority of the films were shot between 1950 and 1955. The films feature Calvin Coolidge High School, Chamberlain Vocational High School, St. John's College High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School, and Woodrow Wilson High School . Many films were shot at the Theodore Roosevelt High School Stadium or Woodrow Wilson High School. Two films capture the District Interhigh football champion 1953 game between Theodore Roosevelt High School and Anacostia High School at Griffith Stadium. The films are in chronological order.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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