About

Founded in 2002, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI partners with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission to administer the Texas Film Round-Up program, which provides free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes, online access to a selection of the contributed materials, and statewide public programming, as well as creates educator resources using these newly digitized Texas media in the classroom.


Collection

Our ever-growing archive includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, and industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. We encourage you to explore more than a century of moving images here.


Digitization & Licensing 

We provide digitization and transfer services at a competitive rate. Read more about the formats here
To learn how to license clips for use, please go here.


Texas Film Round-Up

The Texas Film Round-Up provides free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes in exchange for the donation of a digital copy of the materials to the archive. Since 2008, this award-winning program has provided new access to more than 40,000 films and videotapes and served hundreds of individuals and institutions. The Film Round-Up program welcomes home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more. Your films, videotapes, and even more recent digital videos are valuable records of Texas history and culture. With your help, our collective media heritage will be available for future generations to learn from and enjoy. Read more about this free program here.


Education

Our educational programs promote the sharing of our collection in elementary and secondary classrooms. We also provide educator resources following Texas teaching standards, with a growing selection of lesson plans and activities targeting a range of topics, including the oil industry, politics, commerce, geography, and culture. Explore our educator resources here.

 

Awards & Recognition

2010 Leadership in History Award of Merit for the Texas Film Round-Up
from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

2010 WOW Award of Merit
from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

2013 Leadership in History Award of Merit for website redesign
from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

2015 Best Texas Portal to the Past
from the Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin"

2016 Leadership in History Award of Merit for “A Journey to the Moon through Texas” Web Exhibit
from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

2020 Outreach Award for the Texas Film Round-Up
from the Texas Digital Library


Contacts

Executive Director
Caroline Frick


Contractors

Interim Director
Elizabeth Hansen
 
Operations Manager
Jennie Phillips
 
Curator
Katharine Austin
 
Audiovisual Archivist
Rodrigo Leal
 
Marketing Manager
Carla Click


Texas Archive of the Moving Image
3908 Avenue B, Suite 306
Austin, TX 78751
512-485-3073
info@texasarchive.org

TAMI is open by appointment only.

 

Funding has been provided to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image by Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the federal CARES Act.

Humanities Texas     National Endowment for the Humanities