Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was an avid traveler, author, photographer, and filmmaker. She was a member of the Society of Women Geographers from 1955 until her death. She was also a conservationist. After moving to Wyoming in her thirties, Capron lived on the Arapaho Reservation and wrote books about the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes. Later she moved to Moose, Wyoming, at the base of the Teton Mountain range and operated Capron Film Productions. Capron recorded many of her travels to places such as South Africa, Portugal, Ireland and various destinations in the United States on 16 mm film. She also captured notable scenes from the Big Horn and Green River Lakes, as well as examples of mining and ranching in Wyoming. Her films were mostly silent so that Capron could provide "illuminating narration" in the form of accompanying lectures, which she delivered in person. In addition to her full length films, she gathered clips that she would use to create her productions. A selection of her films and her compilations of clips are provided.
Additional content for this collection can be found in the "Inventory for collection."
"Sky High in Wyoming" press release, 1951
"Sky High in Wyoming" newspaper article, May 25, 1951
"Sky High in Wyoming" promotional material, 1951
Sky High in Wyoming (Part 1 of 2) - silent film
Sky High in Wyoming (Part 2 of 2) - silent film
Wildlife clips - silent
Capron collected scenes she would use in her productions. Scenes for this compilation include trumpeter swan, snowshoe rabbit; chickadees, magpie, and marten on suet feeder.
Ice harvesting for Pacific Fruit Express in Laramie, Wyoming - silent
Yellowstone National Park print cuts - silent
Scenes include waterfalls, geysers, Fishing Bridge, gulls, bull moose, bears begging at cars, and deer in winter by church.
Wyoming print cuts - silent
Scenes include woodpecker feeding baby; a lake; Knight Hall at University of Wyoming; University Art Department; porcupine; mountains and beaver lodge; setting trap for beaver; wild horse corral; antelope; Bob Carmichael fishing; Lola Green fishing; chipmunk eating; Moose Chapel & window; heron at gold sunlight; elk at gold sunlight; winter river; chickadee; stellar jays; salsify floating; two boys re porcupine; butterfly on yellow flower; beaver at lodge at late light; Canada goose near water; two geese then flight; trumpeter swan on wa
Rodeo and Rawlins Archer's Club buffalo hunt, 1947 - silent
Wyoming scenes, including Cowboy Joe at the University of Wyoming - silent
Scenes include petroglyphs at Dinwoody; cattle being moved to summer feeding; snow melting; University of Wyoming mascot Cowboy Joe; Wyoming scenes; and University of Wyoming scenes.
Wyoming scenes - silent
Scenes include Wyoming painters, moose, marten, birds, chipmunk; waterfowl, Grand Tetons, antelope, beaver, cattle drive, and elk feeding at National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyoming.
Wyoming scenes - silent
Capron labeled this set of clips as "Wyoming Original." Scenes include antelope; birds drinking water along shoreline; car driving on dirt road in sagebrush desert; South Pass City; landscape showing red hills; mallard duck and goose nests with eggs; sagebrush; Halleck's Point in the Grand Tetons; driving in a blizzard; Crowheart Butte; Mount Moran across lake; rock formations at Red Buttes near Laramie; wildflowers; Papoose Lake, Sublette County; "Howdy Stranger" billboard; relief map of Wyoming; Murie plaque; cattle drive near Dinwoody Lake;&nb
Deep Roots in the Chesapeake I - silent
Chesapeake Bay highlights; historical reenactments; Naval Academy; Baltimore; steel factory; oyster harvest; tobacco farm.
Ireland A Living Tapestry I - silent
Irish landscapes; glass blowing; Arklow Pottery; Dublin Horse Show.
Ireland A Living Tapestry II
Irish landscapes; rope making; linen weaving; peat cutting; various industries.
The Spell of Brittany
Travelogue about France. Narration is resource identifier ahcav_03470_041.
Ten Islands of Lost Legends: Madeira and Azores I - silent
Highlights of Madeira & the Azores social life and industry.