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April 16, 2009

Texas Archive of the Moving Image

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Texas Film Commission have partnered to provide two great services. As part of what they are calling the "Texas Film Round-Up," home movies and films made by Texans, about Texas or in Texas can be digitized from 8mm, Super8, and 16mm films for free as long as the video owner gives the archive permission to publish the movie to the web.

All of these videos are now available to view at the archive's online library. Though you can't download the videos for your own use, anyone can browse the collection and watch streaming video. You can help be a part of the tagging process. To find out how, visit the archive help page to read more.

Though the collection is centered on Texas, it touches on Americana as well as national political and social history.

Posted by hthrlowe at April 16, 2009 02:55 PM


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