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United States Marine Corps Film Repository

University of South Carolina Libraries Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) and the Marine Corps University History Division have formed a partnership to preserve and make accessible a large, historic collection of Marine Corps films that have been housed at Quantico, Virginia for generations.

About the Collection

The collection consists of nearly 10,000 reels of 16 and 35 mm film documenting the operational history of the Corps throughout the 20th century, with footage of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Also included are peacetime films of training, testing and public relations activities.

The Marine Corps University reached out to MIRC to permanently store, digitize and make the collection accessible online because of MIRC’s expertise and experience with archival film.

MIRC’s mission is to digitize and share the historic film collection online, making it available to the public, including veterans, military buffs, historians, researchers, filmmakers, students and families worldwide.

Other Military Films Collections at MIRC

  • Bruce Gambell collection
  • Jack Leo Carlson collection
  • Randy Cady collection

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