Moving Image Research Collections

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Phelps sisters home movies
Gifted to the University in 1992 by Stephanie Wilds, this collection comprises approximately five hours of material (1,900' of b&w 35 mm film, 11,925' of b&w 16 mm film, and 50' of color 16 mm film). Claudia Lea Phelps (1894-1984) and her sister Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds (1895-1967) were fixtures of Aiken, SC society. Claudia Lea was a sportswoman, gardener, and noted breeder of West Highland terriers. Eleanor was deeply involved in philanthropy and local politics. Both sisters were avid travelers--they literally circled the globe together in the early 1920s. Their movies document their active social lives, both at home and abroad. A finding aid for this collection is available on request.
Robert C. Brabham collection
Film collection donated by Mr. Robert Brabham of South Carolina and Georgia. Films consist of commercially made films from RCB Productions, and home movies of family and friends, both created by Mr. Robert Brabham, from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Roman Vishniac film collection
The Roman Vishniac Film Collection comprises Vishniac's pioneering work in naturalist cinemicroscopy and photomicroscopy. It includes approximately 156,000 feet of motion picture film; more than 800 photographic negatives, slides, and prints; and paper records associated with these works. Film holdings include home movies and naturalist film experiments as well outtakes and working materials from the Living Biology film series. The bulk of the collection dates to the 1960s and 1970s, when Vishniac was producing microbiology films in New York City., 1990, Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
SC-ETV collection
ETV is South Carolina's public broadcasting network, home to ETV and South Carolina Public Radio. South Carolina Educational Television is a public television network serving South Carolina. Operated by the South Carolina Educational Television Commission, an agency of the state government, and holding the licenses for all PBS member television stations licensed in the state. The network's primary operations are located on George Rogers Boulevard in Columbia, across from Williams-Brice Stadium; SCETV operates satellite studios in Spartanburg, Beaufort, Sumter and Rock Hill. This collection consists of films housed at MIRC from the vaults at ETV, including television shows and news pieces filmed and transmitted by SC-ETV from the early 1970s through to the 1980s. This collection is being catalogued and processing is not yet complete.
Schmidt family home movies
This film collection consists of home movies shot by William Charles Koegel Schmidt, from 1940-1966, and donated by his son, William Schmidt Jr. The films show many family and friends around the family homes in Carlstadt, NJ and Andover, MA, as well as many family vacations at various places along the eastern seaboard of the United States, as well as trips to see family friends in Canada and Sanford, Fla.
Scott Nixon home movies
2000, Over 75,000 ft. of film was gifted to the University in 2000 by the Augusta Museum and the Augusta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. In addition to family life, the collection is especially strong in its documentation of railroads, highways, and transportation culture., A member of the Amateur Cinema League, Scott Nixon traveled widely from his home in Augusta, GA documenting these travels on 16 mm and Super 8 film (1930s to 1970s)., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
South Carolina Arts Commission collection
The SCAC collection consists of films and videos collected by The Media Arts Center, which promoted visual literacy and supported media artists and media arts across a ten-state southeastern region. In doing so it amassed a stylistically diverse collection of films and videos characterized by the independent nature of the works. This collection includes well-known classics; locally produced independent films; and quirky, experimental short-subjects.
South Carolina Department of Wildlife films
In 1994 under the S.C. Restructuring Act, the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department merged with several other agencies including the Water Resources Commission, Land Resources Commission, State Geological Survey, and S.C. Migratory Waterfowl Committee to become the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources., This collection comprises 16mm film shot by the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department (now the Department of Natural Resources) from the 1950s to the 1980s. The majority of the materials are pre-print elements including original camera footage, work prints, answer prints, outtakes, and sound tracks. The footage, which consists mostly of local animal species and locations, was used to create TV spots, educational films, and PSAs on topics including hunting and boating safety., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
South Carolina Political Collections
The following films are items housed at MIRC from SCPC Modern Political Collections. South Carolina Political Collections supports the study of contemporary government and society by collecting and making available archival materials and oral histories documenting South Carolina government and political activities at the local, state, and national levels. Collections include manuscripts, electronic records, and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
South Carolina manuscripts collections
These moving images from the South Caroliniana Library's Manuscripts Division were transferred to MIRC for storage and access. They form part of several South Carolina Manuscripts Collections, including the General William Childs Westmoreland Papers, ca. 1900-2005; the Willie Lee Buffington Collection; and the Papers of the Wolfe and Ulmer Families, 1885-1953.
Talmage family home movies
8mm and 16mm home movies, shot by Mr A H Talmage of Georgia, and donated by his daughter, the artist Marion Etheredge. Contents include family gatherings, vacations and significant events in the 1930s and 1940s and were shot mainly in Georgia and California where the family relocated in the 1930s.
The National Media Literacy Conference collection
This collection consists of 12 video tapes, Hi-8, of the 1st National Media Literacy Conference, held in Boone, NC in September 22-24, 1995. Tapes consist of interviews with the contributors. Tapes are: Tape #1; Tape #2; Tape #3 Barry Duncan and Mike Considine; Tape #4 John Pungente and Elizabeth Thoman; Tape #5 Fran Trampets, Geoff Lealnad and David Buckingham; Tape #6 Chancellor Intro and evening of 22nd sept 1995; Tape #7 David Bianculli and Roderick Hart; Tape #8 Milton Chen and David Bianculli; Tape #9 Renee Hobbs; Tape #10 Milton Chen and Children talking about TV; Tape #11 Fred Garcia; Tape #12 Class no.2 1996

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