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.




    • Clyde Roberson on November 11, 2014 at 10:43 am
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    This is so amazing. My father was on the USS Knox the entire time during WWII. He never spoke much about his 6 years in the Navy. How can I get a copy of this movie? I would love to go frame by frame to find my dad. Thanks for this folks!

  1. Hi,

    My name is Dale Gervais and I am a Film Conservator at Library & Archives Canada. I am contacting you regarding recently discovered film material at the British Pathé Archives. I wrote an article about the significance of this material here;
    I am aware that we have Fox material here at LAC but I am wondering if you might know other institutions that would carry footage shot by the Canadian Film Unit. Library of Congress, Universal, etc Anything you might be able to share would be greatly appreciated.

    Dale Gervais

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