Reanimating History: Preserving the LoC’s Paper Print Collection
Sunday, August 29, 12:00 noon Pacific Time
During the earliest days of cinema, the Library of Congress received moving image copyright deposits on paper instead of celluloid. Filmmakers submitted a series of still images printed on paper rolls resembling film reels. These unique artifacts form the basis of the Library’s Moving Image Collection and in many cases are the only surviving evidence of a film’s existence. Since the 1940s, many efforts have been made to reanimate these prints as projectable moving images. Advancements in preservation technology have brought us ever closer to being able to view these images as they were originally intended.
Join Library of Congress archivists Meghan Holly and Erin Palombi to learn more about what is surely one of archival history’s most often-revisited preservation projects!