Author Archives: gregw

About gregw

Greg Wilsbacher curates the Newsfilm Collections at MIRC. These include: The Fox Movietone News Collection, local television News collections (WIS, WBTW, WLTX), the Harry and William Birch Collection and the Marvin Lipman Collection.

Honea Path and the End of Summer

Claude Cannon, Lee Crawford, Ira Davis, E. M. “Bill” Knight, Maxie Peterson, C. R. Rucker and Thomas Yarborough all celebrated Labor Day for the last time on September 3, 1934 in the small town of Honea Path, South Carolina.  Three … Continue reading

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“Tapping” the Liberty Bell for our Nation’s Birthday

It takes time to prepare and transfer over eleven million feet of film; in fact, we’re still at it.  But discovery is one of the great joys of working with the Fox Movietone News Collection.  This week’s featured video is … Continue reading

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Images from Normandy, June 6, 1944–featured video

On June 6 1944, over 160,000 allied soldiers landed on the beaches Normandy or dropped behind the German coastal defenses.  The D-day invasion was the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken.  This week’s featured video draws on films of the event … Continue reading

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