Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) 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. Collections Information
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For the people march: For MLK Jr.

Produced by SC-ETV, this episode of “For the People” aired on January 23, 1976. It highlights a January 15 march in Columbia, SC to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers include Rev. Matthew McCollom (President of the NAACP SC Conference), Isaac Williams (SC Field Director for the NAACP), and Redfern II. Many of the marchers advocate for Dr. King’s birthday to be made a national holiday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was observed as a federal holiday for the first time in 1986.

The South Carolina Arts Commission collection consists of films and videos collected by The Media Arts Center, which promoted visual literacy and supported media artists and media arts across a ten-state southeastern region. This collection includes well-known classics, locally produced independent films, and quirky, experimental short-subjects.
Visit the MIRC Digital Video Repository for more films.

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from the MIRC Blog:

May 1, 2015 Charleston Hospital Workers Strike, 1969
Mar 18, 2015 The Dance Marathon Fad of the 1920s and 1930s
Feb 23, 2015 Kate Gleason Home Movies Return to Beaufort
Feb 13, 2015 2014 MIRC Award for Creative Editing Winners Announced

Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944, Cameramen dope sheets

MIRC ACE Award

Olivia Keyes

Nick Sullivan

MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
 
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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