Archives News: The Library of Congress Celebrates Home Movies

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Archives News: The Library of Congress Celebrates Home Movies

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.

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  1. clairz 27 September 2010 at 5:15 PM

    I have some home movies on 8 mm. film from the 1940s. I’ve finally found the right place to transfer them for me to DVD. I can’t wait to see the results, as I have no way to look at them now.

    My husband’s family had an old home movie transferred to a VCR tape, and he has just converted it to a digital file and will put it on DVD after adding an audio track with his comments. The old cars! The people and their clothes! Leisure time activities! It’s a real treasure and a peek back into the 1950s.

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