“TAMIS Show and Tell” is set for Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00. Registration required. 


Knox County Public Library’s Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) has been busy digitizing and preserving recordings from the area. Join TAMIS archivists Eric Dawson and John Morton as they showcase recent projects in a virtual “Show and Tell” on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 


One of TAMIS’s keystones is its large collection of home movies shot by East Tennesseans. Donated by local families, these one-of-a-kind films offer a unique view of the region’s people and places throughout the 20th century. Screenings include civic events, publicity for small businesses, and domestic vignettes here in Knoxville as well as other corners of the country. Some footage rekindles the public memory of our community, while other scenes envoke a sense of family.


Part of the “Show and Tell” includes details on a National Film Preservation Foundation grant awarded to TAMIS to preserve the films of German émigré Walther Barth, as well as an update on a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to conserve films from the Tennessee School for the Deaf, the Stokely Family home movies, their large collection of audio acetate discs and other rare gems. Plus, a look at videotapes from Knoxville College and Community Television that were digitized with grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as well as a sneak peek at two exciting in-process grants.


All this and a forgotten local news interview with Dolly Parton that hasn’t been seen for almost 50 years!


This free, online event will take place Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.


Register here: https://kcpl.wufoo.com/…/register-for-tamis-show-and-tell/