Meta-archival & home movie scholar. Co-founder outsider library. Makes live archival film events. Assoc Prof, Film+Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz. Words own.
Happy portion-controlled Thanksgiving from Prelinger Library!
Home movie damage! Burnt frame, window into the infinite. Fill the void. #archives #homemovies
A surreal night in Middlebury, Vermont: all the light I can gather in 13 seconds.
Contrarian geographer JB Jackson speaks up for "vitality" & "ingenuity" of often-reviled US #roadside culture
Nostalgia time for the old #BayBridge! Here's a Cormorant toting nesting supplies. Shot frm new bridge, July 2010.
Research help, please. What town is this (in California, I'm certain). Please explain your guess. Thanks!
Alexander Graham Bell in the 1895 National #Telephone Directory
Great Excitement in the Monkey Family (American Agriculturist, April 1867). Look closely --
Very unhappy-looking students, 1910
Transformative use of video... I mean videotape... knitting with VHS #transmedia #analogtoanalog
Big tree, little man. Save the Redwoods, ca. 1920s, from Prelinger Library. #trees
Perhaps the world's largest bus transfer, 1965-09-06. Courtesy of Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Room
Oakland, the Logical City (January 1909), courtesy of Oakland Public Library, #Oakland History Room
Karl Beitel speaking about his new book Local Protest, Global Movements at Green Arcade Books.
Here's what my father had to say about hippies in 1968:
I'm speaking at UCLA Library on Friday, 5/31, on Archives&Access&Alternatives. Open to the public! #archives
Ecstatically decayed #nitrate film #archives
Twitterverse: Can anyone ID this late 50s-early 60s celeb, filmed in Vegas? Tip of my tongue, but just can't recall.
A researcher just found this great "danger lurks" fire-everywhere image in our library.
I believe this beautiful 1938 grab (from 16mm) is Dufaycolor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dufaycolor)
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