Texas Film Round-Up and History Harvest in Wichita Falls

Join us in preserving North Texas history!

In partnership with Humanities Texas and the Texas Film Commission, Wichita Falls and surrounding area residents are invited to bring their old family photos, films and videotapes, letters, journals, and other documents for FREE digitization. Mark your calendar and start gathering your items now!

Where: Wichita Falls Public Library,  600 11th St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301
When: Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Texas Film Round-Up

This  program  is open to home movies, advertisements, local television, community films, and more. Your films and videotapes are valuable records of Texas history and culture, and with your help, Texas’ media heritage will be available for future generations to appreciate. To qualify for free digitization:

  • up to 50 films and 10 videotapes,
  • be Texas-related (filmed in Texas, by a Texan, or be about Texas), and
  • a digital copy is contributed to the archive.
Advanced Drop Off:  
You are welcome to drop off their films and videotapes during Library business hours (9:00 am  – 5:00 pm)  every Friday, July 13, 20, 27, and August 3.
Accepted Formats:
Film Video
16mm VHS
8mm VHS-C
Super 8 Betacam SP
  ¾" U-Matic
  8mm tapes
  mini-DV cassettes 

History Harvest
Humanities Texas Staff and volunteers from the sponsoring organizations will review and scan your old family photos, letters, journals, and other documents on site at no cost. The original items will be returned to you the same day, along with a digital copy. The History Harvest will create a community collection from the area’s families to document our local, regional, and national heritage.

Sponsoring local organizations include the Wichita Falls Public Library, Moffett Library at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Kemp Center for the Arts, Museum of North Texas History, Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, and Wichita County Heritage Society. Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, in partnership with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission, will also sponsor the event.