TAMI works to save Texas history through film

Jun 12, 2014

Credit texasarchive.org

Dr. Caroline Frick has a passion for saving Texas history through film.  She is a film archivist and a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.  Dr. Frick started the Texas Archive of Moving Image (TAMI) to accomplish her goal. 

TAMI partners with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission for the Texas Film Round-Up according to the organization’s website.  The Round-Up travels across the state, digitizing home movies, amateur films, advertisements, and actually all moving images about Texas that are brought in to the event. 

Once the videos are digitized, online access is available so the footage can be shared.

The organization also works to encourage the use of Texas film in social studies classes across the state.

The Texas Film Round-up is coming to Amarillo June 19-21.  The event will be held at the Downtown Amarillo Public Library.  Texas-related films and videos will be accepted for free digitization.

Friday night, TAMI is hosting a film screening at the Tascosa Drive-In Theater in Amarillo.  Gates open at 8.  The show featuring historical footage of the Texas Panhandle starts at sundown.

Details about the occasion are available from the Texas Archive of Moving Image.