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Crowder Family Film Collection

Identifier: TAMIS-MIC 2020.003

Content Description

Several hundred feet of silent 16mm film depicting the private life of the Crowder family in and around Knoxville, TN, from approximately 1947 to 1953. Some segments are duplicated throughout the collection.


  • 1947-1953


10 Reels

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Existence and Location of Originals

The original reels are located in the decomposition quarantine section of the ETHC B1 vault.

Existence and Location of Copies

SD telecine transfers of reels 1-3 are hosted on TAMIS' server.

HD scans of all reels are hosted on TAMIS' server.

Condition Description

The majority of the collection evidences acetate decomposition. Some segments exhibit moderate warpage due to acetate decomposition and heat damage.

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  • TAMIS Paper files: donation paperwork, inspection sheets, and notes on Mike Crowder's commentary on the films are filed in the TAMIS office files
  • Photos: a folder of vintage photographs of Knoxville is located in the TAMIS office files

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound Repository

601 S Gay Street
Knoxville TN 37902 United States