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Dispatch: December 2013


In December, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image prepared for the Texas Film Round-Up in San Angelo, coming up this January. TAMI is partnering with the West Texas Collection of the Porter Henderson Library at Angelo State University Library to digitize local news films from the KCTV collection and of the Miss Wool of America Pageant in San Angelo. The films will be added to the collection of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and screened during the History Harvest on January 18th at the Stephens Central Library in San Angelo. Be sure to read about the Texas Film Round-Up in San Angelo, and stop by if you are in the area!

TAMI rang in the holidays with a fun home movie reel celebrating the season. If you haven't watched yet, check it out, and let TAMI wish you a happy holiday!

TAMI was featured in several places around the web last month:

-Slate featured a TAMI film in its blog article, "A Terrifying Holiday Warning From 1962."

- The Texas State Library and Archives Commission selected a TAMI film still for their "Picture Texas" project and featured it on their Facebook page. The picture and the film portray Uncle Jeff Hamilton, Sam Houston's former slave and trusted personal servant.

-San Angelo Live reported on the upcoming Texas Film Round-Up and TAMI's participation in the History Harvest in this article.

-The Salisbury Post wrote a feature on the filming of Melton Barker's The Kidnappers Foil in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1941. The article discusses TAMI's work to preserve Melton Barker's films, as well as an interview with Barbara Earley, a woman who was in the film as a child and is a friend to TAMI.

The top five videos in the Archive last month were:

  1. Texas in Review – Salado (1957)
  2. Texas Department of Public Safety - Christmas 1962 Holiday Safety Reminder - Northwest Region
  3. Scuba Drowning
  4. XC-142A Operational Suitability Testing (1965)
  5. Mary Kay Cosmetics – Capture the Vision (1981)


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