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Miss Lake Ashtabula, Della Wilkins (Valley City, ND parade,1955).

News & Notes

And the winners are...

The Al Larvick Conservation Fund is pleased to announce our very first recipients of the Al Larvick North Dakota Grant. This grant provides support to individuals and organizations for the conservation, digital transfer and exhibition of home and amateur movies which were recorded in North Dakota State. 

This year's award generously sponsored by
The MediaPreserve, goes to Stephanie Kom, of Mandan, and Carol Renner, of Fargo. Both collections total approximately 5,500 feet of film, which capture both every day, and unique, family and community history of the Peace Garden State.

Grant selections are made by the 
North Dakota Committee and the Board. A special "Thank You" goes out to the committee, whose members poured over strong applications and made some difficult decisions.

Valley City High School Vocal & Music Director, Wendell Tjon. (Valley City, ND parade, 1956).

We're listening

Through this initial grant process, we've listened to feedback and are working toward improvements. We're striving to make future application submission easier and events more enjoyable. Because you kindly took the time to tell us what is, and isn't working, we're looking at:

1). Making the grant application itself easier to fill out & submit.

2). Creating short "how-to" and educational videos for our site.

3). Accepting paper applications & photographs through regular snail mail.

4). Holding events to screen home movies, assess attendee collections, help fill out & submit applications with anyone on the spot.

If there are other aspects of the process that need improvement, please let us know.

On the road

Come 2016, the fund will hold events to launch our upcoming Al Larvick National Grantscreen highlights of the North Dakota grant recipient's collections and record oral histories.

Stay-tuned for event and programming announcements.

Not from North Dakota?

No problem. The Al Larvick Conservation Fund will begin its first Al Larvick National Grant in 2016, generously sponsored by Pro8mm. The ALNG will seek to conserve, digitally transfer and exhibit home movies recorded anywhere in the United States outside of North Dakota (which is covered in its ALNDG).


Thanks to our incredible sponsors, Pro8mm, The Media Preserve and Home Movie Legacy, the fund's programs can provide top-of-the-line products, services and educational opportunities. Thank you partners!
Roger Stevens and Allen Knudson, "cave man" float (Valley City, ND 1955).

Giving is Getting

We are nothing without you. If you've enjoyed being a part of the ALCF community and agree that we're helping save American history through our events and programs, please consider giving an end of the year tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, LII. Monetary contribution of any amount ensures our ability to continue this work.

If you'd like to support us in other ways, please spread the word about ALCF to family and friends, "Like" and "Share" us through the social media links below, attend ALCF events, and of course, apply for a grant.

Thank you.
Gail Fossum & Diane Olsberg, VCHS class of '58 float (Valley City, ND parade 1955).
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Newsletter imagery Valley City, North Dakota parades, 1954-1956, Al Larvick Family Film Collection.

ALCF is fiscally sponsored by IndieCollect, a program of Laboratory for Icon & Idiom.

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