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Lula Belle and Scotty Wiseman home movies
Western North Carolina’s Scotty Wiseman (November 8, 1908–January 31, 1981) and Myrtle Eleanor “Lulu Belle” Wiseman (December 24, 1913–February 8, 1999) were a notable husband and wife Country music duo of the radio era. They achieved their greatest and most enduring musical success with their song “Have I Told You Lately that I Love You.” The duo’s popularity reached its height in the 1930s-mid 1940s, when they were stars on WLS-AM’s National Barn Dance, broadcast from Chicago, IL. In addition to appearing on the National Barn Dance show and its touring circuit, the duo was featured in seven Hollywood films, primarily for Republic Pictures. The 1938 film "Shine On, Harvest Moon" featured the Wisemans along with an up-and-coming Roy Rogers. Feeling as though their time in the spotlight had run its course, the Wisemans chose to retire from show business and return to their native western North Carolina in 1958. Scotty became a schoolteacher and Lulu Belle served several terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives (as Lula Belle Wiseman). Scotty passed away in 1981 due to complications from a heart attack. Lulu Belle remarried after Scotty’s death and lived until 1999. They had two children, Linda and Steve. The 25 home movie reels in the collection cover a diverse range of activities dating from the duo’s heyday in the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s. Within the collection are events including, but not limited to, family gatherings; public appearances; trips both within the USA and abroad; Hollywood studio backlot footage; and other events that reveal the personal lives of a public family.
MIRC Award for Creative Editing
2010, The award celebrates innovative use of archival film footage in Media Arts 371: The Moving Image, a course that introduces undergraduates to all aspects of film and video production. Several instructors teach the course, with each instructor selecting three or four student films to submit for the MIRC competition every semester. MIRC staff members jury the competition., Moving Image Research Collections, 707 Catawba Street, Columbia, SC, (http://library.sc.edu/mirc/)
Marcus family home movies
8mm and Super8mm film from the family of Rabbi Sanford T. Marcus. These films feature family and friends and significant events in the lives of the family from the 1930s through to the 1970s,and were shot in America as well as various countries around the world. This collection consists of films that are filmed by Sanford Marcus during his travels with the US Air Force in the 1960s, some films shot by his father in the 1930s/40s/50s, and some films shot by his brother Ron Marcus and Ron's father-in-law Martin Berman.
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.

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