Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Schwengel Family
Title: Family Films, 1937-1938
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for this collection, contact the Collections Department at gro.l1696137385aciro1696137385tsihn1696137385oslif1696137385@hcra1696137385eser1696137385
Size of Collection: 3 8mm film reels
Location Number: 986PC26
Accession Number: 986PC26
Carl William Schwengel (1909-1975) was born on August 7, 1909 to Fred and Henrietta Schwengel of Louisville, Kentucky. The 1930 census lists him as married to Martha Carolyn Probst Schwengel (1910-2000) and living on North 44th Street, Louisville. By 1930, he worked as a service man for Radio Corporation of Kentucky. He owned Modern Radio and Sound Service by the mid-1940s. The 1946 city directory lists him as a radio engineer at Shackelton Piano Company. By the time of his death on December 24, 1975, the Schwengels had moved to New Albany, Indiana. Martha Schwengel died in 2000.
U.S. Census, 1920-1950, Ancestry.com
U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Ancestry.com
“Carl W. Schwengel,” Find A Grave, 2010 February 20, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48375668/carl-w-schwengel
Scope and Content Note:
Collection of 8mm films from the Schwengel family of Louisville, Kentucky. The films depict Manual High School (Louisville, Ky.) football games, a Lakeside Swim Club (Louisville, Ky.) meet, and a Corpus Christi Ceremony from 1937-1938.
The film is arranged by creation date.
All three of the films have been digitized and are available onsite in the Filson Historical Society’s research library. Please speak to Collections staff about how to access the digital files.
986PC26.1 – Football, 1937. 8mm Kodak safety film, black and white. Raw footage of a 1937 Manual High School football game and marching band performing.
986PC26.2 – Corpus Christi Ceremony. 8mm black and white film. Raw footage of a large crowd gathered in a field for a Roman Catholic procession to an altar under a temporary tent. Nuns in habits and priests are shown in the procession. The footage jumps to a men’s and women’s swimming and diving meet at Lakeside Swim Club, Louisville, Kentucky. Circa 1937-1938.
986PC26.3 – Football, 1938. 8mm Kodak safety film, color. Raw footage of a 1938 Manual High School (Louisville, Kentucky) football game, including spectators in the stands, a live goat mascot, and the marching band performing.
duPont Manual High School (Louisville, Ky.)
Lakeside Swim Club (Louisville, Ky.)
Schwengel, Carl W., 1909-1975
Schwengel, Martha Carolyn Probst, 1910-2000