In August, TAMI took our Education Program to the "Connect It! Linking Schools to Community Partnerships" conference at James Bowie High School in Austin just in time for the beginning of the school year. Caitlin McColl, TAMI Education Specialist, presented to principals and administrators about classroom resources available to educators through the. We had a great time talking to the folks from AISD and are excited for more teachers to use our educational resources this year!
Flicker Alley featured an interview with TAMI Executive Director and founder, Caroline Frick, this month. Ms. Frick discussed the life and work of the beloved itinerant filmmaker, Melton Barker, who spent his life traveling the United States, making the same movie more than 200 times with a changing cast of local children. .
"She's the pig-tailed pride of the Texas plains!" claimed Universal Studios when "Tomboy and the Champ" premiered in Houston in 1961. An intriguing piece of Hollywood history, this film was produced in honor of 4-H clubs across the country and exemplifies what some critics describe as the popular "country musical" genre from this period. Shot in Katy, Houston, and Chicago, the film's producers dedicated it to "the heart of America."was the most viewed video in August, see what other videos made the top five:
- from the The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
- (Also featured as !) from the Ryan-Martin Collection
- from the Lt. Col. Jack Bradley Collection
- from the Gordon Wilkison Collection
- from the Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center