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MIRC began in 1980 with the gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Since then, archival holdings have increased to over 10,000 hours of footage in five main collecting areas: the Chinese Film Collection, Newsfilm Collections, Regional Film Collections, Science and Nature Films and Military Films Collections. Materials include local television news and commercials, home movies, cinemicroscopy nature films, and fiction and documentary films from the People's Republic of China.

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Fox Movietone News collection Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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Other digitized materials
newsreels, nitrate, aviation, 35mm film, WWII, World War II,
A Different Dixie Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies,
Abrant/Drummond films General Collections Finding aid WWII, aviation, World War II,
Always Coming Home project Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Veterans, military, oral history
Anna and Archer Huntington home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Apparent Behavior collection Science and Nature Films Watch online
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Fritz Heider, Simmel
Atkinson family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Belser family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Bergmans family home movies Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Boatwright home movies Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies,
Bob Blair collection Newsfilm Collections Finding aid newsreels, Fox Movietone, WWII, cameraman, World War II,
Boyd Littlejohn home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Brabham home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Brasington film collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Broyles family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Bruce Gambell collection Military Films Collections   Naval aviation,
C. E. Feltner, Jr. collection Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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newsreels, stock footage,
Cahoon family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Caldwell family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Chandler family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Chillag family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Chinese film collection Chinese Film Collection Watch online
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Catalog records
 
Christian family films collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Colonial Life film collection Regional Film Collections    
Curated media collection Curated Collections Watch online  
David King home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies,
De Kozlowski family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies,
De La Cova family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Deatrick family home movies Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies,
Ditzler family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies,
Dungan film collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Educational film collection General Collections    
Edwin E. Gordon collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Music, music education,
Elmer C. Richards collection General Collections Watch online
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Frank W. Baker collection Equipment Collections Finding aid  
Frederick C. Adams collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies,
Frink family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies,
General collections General Collections Watch online  
Science and nature films general collections Science and Nature Films Watch online Loggerhead, turtles
Regional films general collections Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies,
General Knoles collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid 354th Tactical Fighting Wing, Air Force, Korat, Thailand, Operation Constant Guard VI, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ,
Gerald Zenoni collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, Vietnam, Vietnam War, military
Gleason home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, Kate Gleason,
Greer film collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Grossglass-Solarchik family home movie collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
H. Philip Staats collection Science and Nature Films Finding aid Bachman’s warbler, home movies, 
Hallowell family home movie collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Hamer family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Harry and William Birch collection Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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Other digitized materials
newsreels, Fox Movietone, WWII, World War II, cameraman, U.S. Army Signal Corps,
Hartsook family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Hayes and Proudfoot family collection Regional Film Collections Watch online home movies, 
Heider family films collection Science and Nature Films Finding aid home movies, Apparent Behavior, Visual Anthropology, Fritz Heider, Karl Heider, Clark School for the Deaf, lipreading
Helen Hill collection Regional Film Collections   experimental film, animation,
Herbert C. Burkholz film collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Hess family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, New York, World's Fair
Heyward Gibbes home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Hinkle family home movie collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Hoefer family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Houlis home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Indie Grits collection Regional Film Collections   experimental film, independent film, film festivals,
University of South Carolina Institute of Southern Studies Regional Film Collections   USC, UofSC
University of South Carolina Instructional Services Center collection Regional Film Collections Watch online USC, UofSC, ISC
Isabel Hill collection Regional Film Collections   South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism,
Itinerant filmmakers in South Carolina Regional Film Collections Watch online H. Lee Waters, Kunkleman, Parisher, Gullett, Anderson SC, Great Falls SC, Chester SC, Lockhart SC, Union SC, Orangeburg SC, Bennettsville SC, Florence SC
Ivey family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
J.B. Doty film collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, WWII, military, U.S. Army, 1st Combat Camera Unit of the 15th Army, Italy, Capri, Foggia Air Complex, Pompeii, Rome, World War II,
Jack Leo Carlson collection Military Films Collections   Kangaroo Squadron, New Guinea, WWII, home movies, World War II
Jerry family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Jim Covington collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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WIS-TV, WIS, news, cameraman, production company, commercials,
Joe Pinner collection Regional Film Collections   WIS-TV, WIS, news, weatherman, Mr. Knozit, children's TV
John Earle Lewis Jr. collection Regional Film Collections   The Miracle of Valley Park
John Herchak home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, WWII, U.S. Navy, USS Knox, Pacific Theatre, military, World War II,
John Shaw Billings film collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Jordan family collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Joseph Scott collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Joyce Elaine Lawrence Thompson home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Kinch family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Kimmel family home movies collection Regional Film Collections    home movies, 
Laura Kissel collection Regional Film Collections Watch online documentary film, nonfiction film, USC professor, Film and Media Studies, School of Visual Art and Design, SVAD,
Lever-Karst family home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Lewis family and aviation films Regional Film Collections   home movies, naval aviation,
University of South Carolina Libraries collection Regional Film Collections Watch online  
Linda Fedigan collection Science and Nature Films Finding aid Japanese macaque monkeys, anthropology, Texas,
Livingston family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Louis L. Hess collection Newsfilm Collections Finding aid newsreels, paper records, photographs
Lula Belle and Scotty Wiseman home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, country music
Makoski family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Marcus family home movies collection  Regional Film Collections Watch online home movies, 
Mark Summers collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, D-Day, WWII, aviation, flight school, England, France, World War II,
Martin home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, Monticello, Highland Park, Korea
Mary H. Schaub collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Mason family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Maxine Spivak film collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
May family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Melton film collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid WBTV, Car-Mel Motion Pictures Services,
Millikan family home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Minett family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, University of South Carolina professor,
Monteith Pardue home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Montgomery family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Moore family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Moore medical film collection Regional Film Collections   Moore Clinic, orthopedic surgery,
National Media Literacy Conference collection General Collections Watch online
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Newsfilm general collection Newsfilm Collections    
Nickelodeon collection Regional Film Collections    Nickelodeon Theatre, movie posters
Nye family home movies collections Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Olin E. Gambrell collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, Honea Path, Vietnam, Vietnam War, U.S. Army, military
Paul Rubenstein collection General Collections Watch online
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news footage, home movies, Hollywood, Castle Films, equipment
Phelps sisters collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Other digitized materials
home movies, Claudia Lea Phelps, Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds, Aiken SC, West Highland Terriers, world travel
Post family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, Aiken SC, Aiken Training Track, horse racing, Will Rogers
R. Nagel family films collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Randy Cady collection Military Films Collections   Vietnam War, color slides, color photographs,
Raymond Bennett manuscripts Newsfilm Collections   newsreels, correspondence, office records, paper records, chairman, 20th Century Fox, 
Redfern collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid Paul Redfern, British Guiana, Edward Sill, Arthur J. Williams
Reich family collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Rice family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Robert C. Brabham collection Regional Film Collections Watch online home movies, RCB Productions,
Rod Gragg home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Roger Beebe collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid experimental film, filmmaker, animation, short films
Rogers-Brown home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Roman Vishniac film collection Science and Nature Films Watch online
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Other digitized materials
cinemicroscopy, microorganisms, home movies, Israel, National Science Foundation, photographs, slide film, correspondence, paper records
Ron Merk Western Electric Collection General Collections Finding aid  
Salkin family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Sam Jaffe collection General Collections Finding aid Bettye Ackerman, Zero Mostel, Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, feature films, television programs
South Carolina Arts Commission collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Media Arts Center, experimental films, independent films, short films, classic films,
South Carolina Department of Commerce collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid  
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Regional Film Collections   SC DHEC,
SC-ETV collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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SCETV
Schmidt family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
Scott Nixon home movies  Regional Film Collections Watch online
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 home movies, Augusta, GA, Georgia, trains, railways, rail travel, transportation
Seibels family film collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Sherman family home movies collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, 
Snyder family home movie collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Regional Film Collections   training,
South Carolina Department of Agriculture Regional Film Collections    
South Carolina Department of Archives and History Regional Film Collections    
South Carolina Department of Wildlife films Science and Nature Films Watch online
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endangered species, hunting, boating,
South Carolina Emergency Management Department Regional Film Collections    
South Carolina Manuscripts Collections Housed at MIRC Watch online
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 SCL, South Caroliniana Library, USC, UofSC
South Carolina Political Collections Housed at MIRC Watch online  SCPC, USC, UofSC
Spartanburg Public Safety General Collections   training, law enforcement,
Stanley family Home Movie Collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Steckel family home movie collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Stephenson family home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Summerville film collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Talmage family home movie Collection Regional Film Collections Watch online home movies, 
Taylor family home movies Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, military, Fort Bragg, NC
Teaching Learning Network collection Regional Film Collections    
Technical films collection General Collections    
Timmons family home movies Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
United States Marine Corps film repository Military Films Collections Watch online
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USMC, Marine Corps University, Quanitco, military, training, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, World War II,
University of South Carolina Athletic Department collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Gamecocks, USC, sports, football, basketball, baseball
University of South Carolina Marching Band collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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Gamecocks, USC, sports
Vallini home movies collection Regional Film Collections   home movies, 
Walter Montgomery collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid  home movies, mills, textiles
Warren Lieb film collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid D-Day, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, home movies, WWII, World War II,
Watson-Cambre collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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home movies, 
WBTW-TV News collection Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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Catalog records
Other digitized materials
TV news, local tv news, local television, South Carolina, broadcast, civil rights, politics, CBS, affiliate, Florence SC,
Weir family home movies Regional Film Collections Watch online home movies, 
William Esper Czarnitzki collection Regional Film Collections Finding aid home movies, Boy Scouts, parades, camping
WIS-TV News collection Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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Catalog records
Other digitized materials
TV news, local tv news, local television, South Carolina, broadcast, civil rights, politics, NBC affiliate, paper records, scripts, broadcast scripts
WIS-TV: Awareness Newsfilm Collections Watch online
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Catalog records
Other digitized materials
TV news, local tv news, local television, South Carolina, broadcast, civil rights, politics, public affairs, news magazine
WIS-TV: Carolina Magazine Newsfilm Collections Catalog records TV news, local tv news, local television, South Carolina, broadcast, news magazine
WLTX-TV News collection Newsfilm Collections

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Catalog records
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TV news, local tv news, local television, South Carolina, broadcast, civil rights, politics, CBS affiliate
Wolfe family home movies collection Regional Film Collections  Finding aid home movies, 
YMCA collection Regional Film Collections Watch online
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