About MIRC

Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) at the University of South Carolina strives to preserve our global moving image heritage, diversify understandings of moving image culture, and envision a better future by encouraging new interpretations of the recent past. 

MIRC began in 1980 with the gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Since then, archival holdings have increased to an estimated 6000 hours of material, including local television news and commercials, home movies, micro-cinematographic nature films, and fiction and documentary films from the People’s Republic of China.

Over 1,000 titles from our various collections are accessible online in MIRC’s Digital Video Repository.

Located at 707 Catawba Street, in Columbia, SC, on the edge of the USC campus, MIRC is open to the public Mon. – Fri., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thousands of hours of material may be viewed for free.