Dispatch: September 2014


TAMI in the Media

September’s New Releases featured film footage of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson campaigning in Dallas in 1960, which piqued the interest of the Dallas media. Both the Dallas Morning News and KERA featured the film on their websites. Watch this historic campaign make its way through Fort Worth and Dallas.

TAMI’s founder and Executive Director is also an award-winning media history professor at the University of Texas and acted as a faculty adviser for the Gone with the Wind exhibit currently on display at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. CNN tapped Dr. Caroline Frick’s expertise about the film in this article about the exhibit.


TAMI Happenings

TAMI Executive Director Dr. Caroline Frick moderated a panel entitled "Television Restoration: Pragmatic Realities and Implications for Media History" at the Flow Conference on September 12. The Flow Conference was hosted by the graduate students and faculty of the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. TAMI also screened footage from its collection prior to the conference’s featured screening of the Gracepoint pilot. The conference was a great success, and TAMI was excited to be part of it.

TAMI teamed up with the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to celebrate Austin Museum Day on Sunday, September 21. We screened historic Capitol footage on the Capitol grounds. It was a great place to showcase, among other things, films from our amazing Tilley Collection.  Thanks to all who came out to see it!

On Saturday, September 27, TAMI partnered with Humanities Texas in Brownsville for the History Harvest. The History Harvest is a public history event that digitizes photos, documents, letters, and, with our assistance, videos and film for the community at no charge. We kicked off our Brownsville Texas Film Round-Up there and received some great contributions to our collection.  We will be accepting films and videos for our free digitization program through October 12 at the Brownsville Public Library Main Branch.


TAMI Top 5

Austinites love their city, and it seems many TAMI fans do, too! Our most viewed video in September features iconic Austin scenes of Barton Springs, Lamar Blvd., and the view of the State Capitol from Congress Ave. in 1964. Did your favorite make the Top 5?

  1. Barton Springs, Lamar Boulevard, Congress Avenue ca. 1964
  2. Texas Prison System (1955)
  3. Sul Ross State Normal College (1936)
  4. Moore Family Films, no. 3 - The Moore Family Home (c. 1956)
  5. Behind the Scenes at "The Uncle Jay Show"