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Filming the Wreck of the SS Eastland: Harry Birch and the Making of a Chicago News Family

One hundred years ago this week, the Western Electric Co. in Chicago hosted its employees on the SS Eastland for a day of relaxation, a day away from work, a day together as a family. Over two thousand employees boarded the … Continue reading

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Prohibition Era Footage at MIRC

This year is the 94th anniversary of the start of Prohibition in the United States. This imposed national ban on alcohol remained in effect until 1933. The illegal activity that resulted, paired with the music, culture, decadence, and new technology of the raucous … Continue reading

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UFO – Unidentified men on the street

Where were you on January 24th 1973? Were you in Florence, SC and were you stopped by a WBTW reporter on that day? If so, you might recognize yourself in this featured video. We don’t know much about this local … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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