Moving Image Research Collections

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Martin home movies
Home movies of Martin Martin, unknown family, including 12 16mm films, 1 super 8 film, and 2 audio tapes. Approximate date range: 1946-1960. Collection was purchased by donor at a garage sale. All attempts at trying to track down the family of Martin Martin, of New York and New Jersey, has failed. Films cover Monticello and Highland Park, a film shot in Korea, and many films of family members in home settings and vacation trips to Atlantic City and Miami., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
Mary H. Schaub collection
This film collection consists of a Home Movie collection from the 1940s, mainly from the North Carolina region showing family events, and also featuring vacation trips to American destinations. They were donated by Mary H. Schaub.
Millikan family home movies collection
Home movie collection donated by Allen Millikan dating from 1951 to 1978. Collection consists of approximately 4,800 feet of 8mm color film featuring family gatherings and vacations throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Nye family home movies
Films shot by Everett Nye, born in Georgia and moved to Columbia, SC., 43 home movies donated by Doug Nye, shot by his father, Everett Francis Nye, 1940s to 1970s. Films feature the family on vacations and at home and show Doug and his sister Nelle, as well as Mr and Mrs Everett Nye, and their family and friends. Many films of the children from birth through school and graduation and films of their own families., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
Paul Rubenstein collection
Donated in two parts, in 1982 and 1984., This collection is extremely eclectic. It includes news footage, home movies, prints of major Hollywood productions (most 16mm), several hundred Castle films, Castle film distribution catalogs, and equipment., Paul Rubenstein was, at various times over the course of his career, a news cameraman for Fox Movietone, a film producer, a theater operator, a distributor of Castle Films to the amateur market, and a collector of films and film equipment. From the mid-1960s until he donated his collection to USC in 1984, Rubenstein operated Photomart, a film supply and equipment business in Tampa and Orlando., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
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.

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