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Friends of the Knox County Public Library (Knoxville, TN 37902-2505)
Eric Dawson (Project Director: January 2020 to present)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

[Grant products]

$10,000 (approved)
$6,115 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 6/30/2021

Purchase of Audio and Film Preservation Supplies for the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Film Collection

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse audiovisual materials in the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound at the Calvin C. McClung Historical Collection in Knoxville. The collection contains more than 10,000 reels of film and videotapes of documentaries, feature films, commercials, home movies, and news film relating to East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region from 1915 to 2000. In addition, an audio collection of over 700 unique acetate and transcription discs document the region’s musicians and radio history from the 1940s through the 1960s. Among the sub-collections that would be the focus of this project are silent home movies filmed by American soldier Alex T. Langston in France and Germany during the days following the end of World War II, home movies and travelogues by Tennessee Valley Authority employee and photographer Paul Moore, demo recordings by local country music and jazz musicians, and films produced by the Tennessee School for The Deaf.

The purchase of archival film cans, film cores, molecular sieves, record envelopes, and boxes for the preservation of many of TAMIS's most in-peril collections.