Archive for 'Reference'
This week’s post is by Carrie Goeringer. Carrie came to the National Archives in 2000 to work in NARA’s Cartographic Branch, and since 2003, has worked as an archivist with NARA’s Motion Picture Branch. Before coming to NARA, Carrie worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archives for 8 years. She has a BA [...]
Posted by Carol on May 21, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Photographs, Reference.
This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon. Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. How to Succeed with Brunettes (1967) and Return of Count Spirochete (1973): The Motion Picture Preservation Lab’s Favorite Titles from the DVIC Accession Sure, the National Archives holds films a lot of really important historical films. [...]
Posted by Carol on May 1, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
This week’s guest post is from Audrey Amidon. Audrey is a Preservation Specialist in NARA’s Motion Picture Preservation Lab. Mission Preservation! Technical Assessment of the Films of the Defense Visual Information Center in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab In 2006, the National Archives accessioned over 2700 titles from the Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC). [...]
Posted by Carol on April 26, 2013, under Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference.
Archives Specialist Marcia Kolko reports that descriptions for nine small series of video recordings from Record Group 370, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have recently been uploaded to our online catalog, the Archival Research Catalog, ARC. The series document a range of NOAA surveys and projects, including documentation of an emergency response drill in the Florida Keys [...]
Posted by Carol on April 2, 2013, under Preservation, Reference, Video Recordings.
Today’s guest blogger is Heidi Holmstrom. Heidi works in the Motion Picture Preservation Lab, which is responsible for performing conservation and preservation work on motion picture records held across the National Archives. There are many sound systems that have been used for motion picture films over the years. Some of the earliest relied on [...]
Posted by Carol on March 28, 2013, under Audio Recordings, Digitization, Motion Pictures, Preservation, Reference, Test.
My first couple of blogs focused on born-digital and scanned images created by Federal agencies and accessioned to the Still Picture unit, but I’m now shifting gears and highlighting some of our in-house digitization activities. The main series I’m going to talk about can trace its roots back to 1974 when we received the first [...]
Posted by Billy Wade on February 14, 2013, under Digitization, Photographs, Posters, Preservation, Reference.