Category Archive: Feature Videos

Research and background information about the feature videos that appear on the MIRC Website

May 02

Feature Video–May 2nd–Caribbean Cruise

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COME ABOARD WITH THE NIXONS  Everyone loves to go on vacation and so did the Scott Nixon family, as shown here in this week’s feature film.  The Scott Nixon Family boarded the Norwegian Cruise Line’s MS Bergensfjord for a 1960 Easter Cruise to the Caribbean.  The MS Bergensfjord was built by the Swan Hunter Yard …

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Apr 01

Feature Video–April 2013–Camp Jocassee

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Camp Jocassee–Lever-Karst–home movies This week the feature video on MIRC’s DVR is a home movie from the Lever-Karst Collection, featuring a camp that now lies underneath a body of water in the Northwest corner of South Carolina.  Camp Jocassee for Girls was located in Jocassee Valley on the banks of the Whitewater River from 1921 …

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Jan 29

Feature Video–January 29th 2013–Rubenstein mystery films

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Here at MIRC, we invite our staff members to contribute to the feature video selection and write a blog piece about why they chose the film that they did. This week’s video and blog is by Brittany Braddock, our film scanning technician, who works magic with the 2k Kinetta scanner we have for our more …

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Dec 10

Feature Video–Dec 10th–Uproar in Heaven

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Here at MIRC, we invite our staff and student workers to contribute to the feature video selection and write a blog piece about why they chose the film that they did. This week’s video and blog is by Ran, our new cataloguer of the Chinese Film Collection. Ran arrived from the Beijing Film Academy a …

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Nov 20

Feature Video–Thanksgiving 2012–Mr Zero gives to the needy

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What do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Turkey, family gatherings, football, Macy’s parade, pumpkin pie, Pilgrims? Historically, Thanksgiving began as a tradition of celebrating the harvest of the year, as Harvest festivals are celebrated around the world, usually in Sept/Oct time. Here, in the United States the Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated on the third …

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Oct 15

Feature Video–October 20th–Owens Field–Gibbes–home movies

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Home Movie Day is upon us again and this year it is the 10th anniversary of the annual event. I have attended and assisted this event for the last few years in London, and this year will be both attending and extending my assistance to the Columbia, SC version that will be taking place at …

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Sep 20

Feature Video – Sept 20th – Olympic Athletes return

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The Olympics, and Para-Olympics, are over in London,  and returning athletes from both these competitions are already home. However, in previous Olympics which took place around the world, it may have been many weeks or months before the athletes could return home, depending on where they had to travel to, and get back from. Our …

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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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Aug 29

A Fine Feathered Friend Farewell

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Sarah Rice, one of our talented colorists, is leaving for Scotland to pursue her masters in film curation. We’re thrilled that she is going on to bigger and better things, but we are also extremely sad to see her go. To commemorate the occasion, we asked her to write about her favorite film:  When presented …

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Aug 09

Feature Video–8th August–Olympic Trials

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Since the Olympics are everywhere at the moment, especially in my previous home town of London (England), I have finally succumbed to the pressure and decided to throw up some Olympic footage for you all. Being an archive, then of course it is some of the old stuff. I started looking for footage from the …

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