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Vic Weals Film Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.016

Content Description

Approximately 200 separate reels of 16mm film of various lengths, totaling several thousand feet, representing Vic Weals' activities as a journalist, news stringer, and industrial filmmaker in East Tennessee from the 1950s to the 1970s. Weals was a columnist for the Knoxville Journal for several decades. The collection includes raw footage, pre-print materials, and preservation elements for a 1957 sponsored film promoting the Knox County school system.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

The Vic Weals Film Collection was originally donated to the Calvin C. McClung Historical Collection as part of a larger mixed-media donation from Weals' estate. The McClung Collection later transferred the films to TAMIS.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Extent

~200 Reels (20+ cans) : 16mm black-and-white and color reversal film, black-and-white picture negative, black-and-white optical soundtrack negative, A/B printing rolls (both positive and negative) ; [several thousand feet of film]

  • TAMIS paper files: inspection sheets, trivia, and NFPF grant documentation are located with the TAMIS office files