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De la Cova family home movies
De la Cova Family home movies (1965-1975): These 8mm silent films were created by René Antonio de la Cova (1916-1993) after he and his family arrived from Cuba in March 1961 as political exile refugees. The films depict travels across America and significant events in the lives of his family and friends whilst living in Louisville, Ky. and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Dungan family film collection
Home movies, four reels of 16mm film, donated by Ruth Ann Dungan, shot by Frank R. Dungan, in the late 1940s and 50s, along with an assortment of camera equipment. The films depict vacations taken by Frank and his family while in the military and offer insight into midcentury amateur film, the American economy and travel post-World War II. Scenes of New York within the films show Manhattan, Long Island, Coney Island, Jones Beach and Jamaica racetrack. Other films show scenes in Paris, France and Switzerland.
Edwin E. Gordon Archive collection
This collection consists of a number of videocassettes from the Edwin E. Gordon Archive and include videos of Dr Gordon teaching his technique of music learning to children and fellow music teachers, conferences attended and workshops and seminars given by Dr Gordon., Edwin E. Gordon is internationally known as a preeminent researcher, teacher, author, editor, and lecturer in the field of music education. Gordon and his work have been portrayed on the NBC Today Show, in the New York Times, in USA Today, and in a variety of European and Asian publications. Through extensive research in music education and the psychology of music, dating back to the early 1960's, Gordon has made major contributions in the study of music aptitudes, audiation, music learning theory, tonal and rhythm patterns, and music development in infants and very young children. Gordon is the author of nine standardized music tests, as well as numerous books, articles, and research monographs. Since 1997, following his retirement as the Carl E. Seashore Professor of Research in Music Education at Temple University, he has been in residence at the University of South Carolina. Located in the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina, the Edwin E. Gordon Archive houses all of Gordon's publications, journals, manuscripts, the dissertations he supervised, and video and audio cassette recordings of various workshops and seminars. Among the personal items are his college diplomas, various honors and awards, his University of Iowa doctoral dissertation, as well as one of his many wooden sculptures., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
Elmer C. Richards film collection
Drop-off donation of early film by Elmer Chadwick Richards in the early 1990s, a vocational instructor from Chardon, Ohio who taught at Spring Valley High School in Columbia SC
Fox Movietone News collection
The collection contains seven million feet of nitrate motion picture film and four million feet of safety motion picture film documenting the national and global politics and culture from 1919 through 1934 and from September 1942 through August 1944. Paper holdings provide detailed notes generated by original camera crews as well as ephemera related to individual stories. Within the collection are elements from two distinct newsreel products. One is a silent newsreel, Fox News, which ran from 1919 into 1930. The other is the original sound newsreel, Fox Movietone News, which ran from 1927 through 1963. The majority of films in the collection were not used by the Fox corporation as part of a released newsreel. The collection does contain over 200 released newsreels from 1942 to 1944. In the reference catalog, holdings are currently prefixed MVTN., Midwest metropolis (16 mm positive print)., Collection includes 45 linear ft. of paper records and 30 linear ft. of subject index cards., Fox Movietone News Collection, Newsfilm Collections, Moving Image Research Collections, University of South Carolina., The Fox Movietone News Collection was established in December of 1979 when the Board of Directors for Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation unanimously voted to donate the entirety of its Movietone News library. At the time an independent appraisal valued the film and paper records comprised in the gift at $100,000,000. Twentieth Century-Fox and the University then mapped out a plan for a series of annual gift agreements to maximize tax benefits to the corporation and provide for the orderly movement of over 75,000,000 feet of film. Fox's announcement was the culmination of almost a decade of conversation among University faculty, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV), Lowell Thomas (the voice of Movietone News), and Fox subsidiary Movietonews, Inc. The original plan for the gift included the conversion of all nitrate film elements to modern safety film stock at Fox's expense. Fox would then destroy the original nitrate insuring that the University retained the only copy of the film. Fox would also convey to the University all copyrights associated with the film. Although the complete Movietonews, Inc. library was not donated to the University, two deeds of gift were signed, in 1980 and 1981. These gifts conveyed to the University 7 million feet of original nitrate elements and 4 million feet of safety film transfers made by Fox, for a total of 11 million feet. The collection includes all silent newsreel elements (nitrate) from the original Fox News library (1919 - 1930) and the original paper records supporting that material, all outtake and unused film from Volumes 1 through 7 of Fox Movietone News (1928 - 1934) and the paper archive supporting that material, and the published newsreels as well as all outtake and unused film from Volumes 25 and 26 of Fox Movietone News (Sept. 1942 - Aug. 1944) plus the paper archive relating to this material.
Fredrick C. Adams home movies
This collection consists of home movies shot by Fredrick C. Adams from the 1920s through the 1950s in the Northeast, including Maine, Connecticut, Nova Scotia, and Labrador. The collection totals 11,192 feet of 16mm black-and-white film, 3,014 feet of 16mm color film, and 648 feet of 16mm lenticular color film. Also donated were a handful of objects that can be viewed at MIRC: a Kodascope Model EE 16mm film projector with case; Magazine Ciné-Kodak camera with case and one film magazine; and an AO Review 500 watt slide projector with case. Holdings can be found under the prefix RFC-Adams in the reference catalog.
Gambrell film collection
These home movies were filmed by Mr. Olin E. Gambrell of Honea Path, SC, during the 1960s-1980s. They feature his time in the Army, as well as films of his family, his wedding, the birth of his children and various family celebrations in Honea Path, such as Easter and Christmas. This collection also includes film of Honea Path High School football team.
General Collections
This collection is a miscellaneous collection consisting of theatrical releases, educational films, working materials, and other various films that have been donated with film collections but made by persons or companies other than the donor etc.
Gleason home movies
Home movies of Kate Gleason, engineer and business woman, and owner of Dataw Island near Beaufort. These films show her family and friends, both in South Carolina and Rochester, in the late 1920s to early 1930s, and trips abroad to Ireland, France and Germany.
Harry and William Birch collection
Harry Birch first began filming news in Chicago sometime around 1915 and continued to make news and industrial films in the Chicago and Detroit area until the 1950s. He also worked in Chicago’s television industry prior to his retirement. William “Bill” Birch began filming news while still in high school. Shortly before World War II he became a staff cameraman for Fox Movietone News. During the war he filmed with the 834th Signal Photographic Detachment (the unit of the Signal Corp run by Major Frank Capra). After the war he return to Chicago and to news. He established and ran the Network News Bureau for NBC in Chicago. Bill worked in television news for over two decades before moving into feature filmmaking, documentaries and industrials. The winner of many awards for news and documentary filmmaking, he ran his company, William H. Birch and Associates, until his death in 2011., Comprised of over 40 hours of motion picture film and video, photographs, paper records and equipment, this collection documents the careers of two distinguished news cameramen who were also father and son. Through home movies and photographs the collection provides rare insight into the personal lives of news cameramen from the silent and early sound period. It also provides a detailed look at life as a U. S. Army Signal Corp cameraman during World War II. The 16 mm film and video elements from Bill Birch’s company, William H. Birch & Associates, document the work typical of industrial and documentary filmmaking from the 1970s to the 2000s and encompass subjects from all over the United States and the world., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
Hayes family home movies collection
The Donald P. & Grace E. Hayes Collection were donated by Don Hayes Jr and consist of 44 reels of 8mm films from the 1950s to 1980. These films show family life at home in Massachusetts, as well as scenes of Christmas and other holiday gatherings for family and friends and family vacations to various states in America as well as overseas.
Herbert C. Burkholz film collection
Collection of Home movies from the family of Herbert Carl Burkholz, featuring his family and friends at home in Wisconsin, as well as trips and vacations. Also features the installation of one of his inventions, a removable sun dome for a swimming pool.

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