Tag Archive: home movies

Dec 20

Donation Stories: Stephanie Wilds on the Phelps Sisters Collection

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In 1992, Stephanie Wilds donated a collection of 35mm and 16mm home movies shot and edited by her great-aunt and grandmother, Claudia Lea Phelps and Eleanor Phelps Wilds, to the Moving Image Research Collections. Fixtures of Aiken, SC society, the sisters were avid travelers who circumnavigated the globe in the 1920s. Claudia Lea was a …

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Oct 23

Home Movie Day a Smashing Success

Preservation table with examples of degraded film.

Columbia’s Home Movie Day event, hosted by Moving Image Research Collections and the Nickelodeon Theatre this past Saturday, was a great success. Over fifty people attended the screening, MIRC staff answered numerous questions about the proper care and storage of film and video, and there was even an onsite donation of 8mm films to the archive. …

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Sep 03

Home Movie Day at The Nick

Image from Post family home movie collection

USC Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) and Nickelodeon Theatre are teaming up to host Columbia’s National Home Movie Day 2013 event. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 19, members of the community are invited to attend the free, family-friendly screening at the Nickelodeon, located downtown at 1607 Main Street. Refreshments will be available …

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Nov 12

UFO – mystery film


Nesting birds–Gibbes–home movies Its time for a UFO again and this month our Unidentified Filmed Object consists of 2 items, the area and the subject. This film is of nesting birds in a lake or wetlands area and we would like you to name the species of bird and, if possible, the lake or area …

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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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Jul 27

Visit the MIRC Digital Video Repository

The University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections is excited to announce the launch of its Digital Video Repository site: mirc.sc.edu This pilot site provides access to more than two hundred moving images from a diverse set of collections, including the Fox Movietone News Film Collection, the Roman Vishniac Collection of cinemicroscopy, the Chinese …

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Jul 24

Feature Video–July 24th–Old Cooper River Bridge

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Let’s Take a Ride on the Old Cooper River Bridge by Cherrie Redd-Brown (MIRC) For readers who may not be familiar with the Low Country area of South Carolina, let me introduce you to the John P. Grace Memorial Bridge (also known as the Old Cooper River Bridge), which was completed in 1929 to link Charleston, …

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Jul 11

Feature Video–11th July–Scott Nixon Home Movies

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The Scott Nixon Home Movies Collection by Charles Sinclair Anyone who browses the Scott Nixon collection will begin to get to know the man behind the camera.  Mr. Nixon had many passions which he explored and documented habitually.  The stories reveal that he had a great interest in the mechanical marvel which is the railway train, …

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Jun 27

Feature Video – 27th June – Lulu Belle and Scotty Wiseman

Linda Wiseman feeds a squirrel at the zoo

Lulu Belle and Scotty ranked among the biggest country music stars of the late 1930s. Both launched their careers on WLS’s “National Barn Dance,” broadcast out of Chicago. Myrtle Eleanor Cooper started appearing on the Barn Dance as the comic character “Lulu Belle” at age 20, alongside Rambling Red Foley. When Foley got married, program …

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Apr 17

Hello world!

Welcome to the blog of MIRC -Moving Image Research Collections. This is where we at MIRC intend to give more information about individual films or new collections or even research or findings of items in our collections. Here is where we can go into much more detail about objects, films, people and places, weird anomalies …

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