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Name: Greg Wilsbacher
Date registered: April 20, 2012

Biography

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.

Latest posts

  1. Honea Path and the End of Summer — September 4, 2012
  2. “Tapping” the Liberty Bell for our Nation’s Birthday — July 2, 2012
  3. Images from Normandy, June 6, 1944–featured video — June 4, 2012

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Sep 04

Honea Path and the End of Summer

George Googe, John Peel and others commemorate the six picketers killed at Chiquola Mills

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 days later six were dead and one was mortally wounded. The general textile workers strike …

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Jul 02

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

Mayor Harry Mackey poses with Liberty Bell, February 22, 1931

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 one of those pleasant surprises and it is now screened to the public for the …

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Jun 04

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 from the Fox Movietone News Collection and the C.E. Feltner, JR. Collection. The first 23 …

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