Wed, Oct 11|
Greg Wilsbacher - Curator for the U. of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collection.
Time & Location
Oct 11, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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When tens of thousands of Marines landed on Iwo Jima, combat photographers carried cameras and documented the action. The most iconic image, of course, was the black and white photo of Marines raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima. They also shot footage of the training, medical equipment, and combat that took place daily during that month-long battle. But now those cans of film are deteriorating and Greg’s group at the U. of South Carolina has teamed with the Marine Corps history division in Quantico to digitize some 9,000 cans of film – 7 million feet -- from World War I, World War II, and Vietnam. As part of the effort, Greg and his team are trying to identify and label as much of the historical context as they can – the names of the individual Marines involved, their units, the airplanes, the ships, and what they were doing. What ancestry.com has done for genealogy, Greg is hoping digitization will do for history.
Required reading: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-wilsbacher-82866715/