It looks as though film scholars are figuring out what genealogists already knew: home movies are very evocative. A “home movie summit” was held at the Packard Campus of the Library of Congress in Culpeper, Virginia. The Packard Campus Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation is a state-of-the-art facility for the preservation of film, a 2007 gift from David Woodley Packard, the son of one of the founders of Hewlett-Packard.

A similar home movie workshop held last weekend in Ireland at University College Cork called “Saving Private Reels.”

Read more about the conference here.