Dr. Thomas McNee Sutherland (1931-2016) was a philanthropist and Emeritus Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU). His 1985 capture and imprisonment in Lebanon and 1991 release resulted in international prominence. His collection covers topics such as Sutherland's research on and course materials for animal breeding and genetics, his time as a hostage in Lebanon and his return, speaking engagements, his book with his wife Jean, At Your Own Risk, and Sutherland family activities. Materials include cards, letters, and other ephemera sent by well-wishers, teaching materials, course notes, speeches, correspondence, awards, home movie films, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, a slide projector, and a film projector. This digital collection, with materials dated 1956 to 1984, is comprised of the Sutherland family's home movies, showing scenes of family life, local vacations, and international tourism and business travel.

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  • Mostly Ethiopia 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:undated
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Ethiopia 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:undated
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Ships of 6th Fleet, evacuation from Corniche 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1983-09-1984-02
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Trip home from Addis Ababa 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:1978-06
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Riding, puppies, gymkhana in Addis Ababa 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:1976-1977
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Sutherland family scenes 7 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:1975-1979
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • M and D trip home from Berkeley 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:1975
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Mom's funeral, Kit and Ann with Mini 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1974-07
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Jean, Mom, and Dad in England 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1974-07
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Sutherland family at Airth Mains 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1974-06
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Voyage to Scotland - via Ames, Chicago, London 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1974-06
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Scenes from France, Norway, England 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1966-1967
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Athens 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:undated
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Debra Zeit (ILCA), various parties, J. Smith, American Embassy, Temple's, Pratt's 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1977
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Scenes from Ethiopia: dancing wedding, looms, servants, loaded donkeys 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1977?
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Summer 1978 Pyms at cabin and Kelley wedding 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1978
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Trips: Awash, Blue Nile Gorge, polo, Niala, and Nairobi National Park 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1977-1978
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Tsavo West National Park and Mombasa 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1977
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Bradfords at Tahosa Pines, Wilsons at YMCA Camp 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer
    Date Recorded:1975
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8
  • Sutherland family scenes 6 

    Creator(s):Sutherland, Tom, 1931-, videographer; Sutherland, Jean, videographer
    Date Recorded:1974
    Format:motion pictures (visual works); 8mm (photographic film size); Super 8

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