Home Movies in the Archive

Representing Everyday People: Home Movies in the Archive

Before starting the MIAS program, I volunteered for two years at the Nebraska State Historical Society, where I received hands-on experience working with small gauge film. This meant that I spent much of my time winding through Several frames of film from a home movie, taken while inventorying films at the Academy Film Archivehome movies and sponsored films.

Prior to volunteering these types of non-theatrical films were not on my radar, but they form a very important part of our cultural identity that needs to be preserved. Throughout my recent studies, I have made a point to explore the issues that surround the preservation and access of non-theatrical film.

Here you will find some of the internships and coursework that I have completed in the MIAS program in order to further my studies of these types of audiovisual materials.

Kodachrome Home MoviesPreserving Reversal Film
Howard University Ferguson ProtestThe Right to Forget and the Right to Remember
A Still from the Zapruder FilmReconstructing History
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesInternship: The Academy Film Archive