Southeast Texans get a rare chance to save home videos by archiving them into Texas history.
In return for your contribution, you will receive a free high definition copy of your films.
“The Super 8, VHS, maybe even a Beta tape, what are you going to play those on?” Brian Sattler, Lamar University spokesperson.
On October 21-23, “Texas Film Round-Up” comes to Lamar University’s library, where southeast Texans will be allowed to drop off their old videos.
“What you have now deteriorates over time,” Sattler said. “Humidity harms it, heat harms it. Hurricanes, flooding and all those hazards. Texas is losing its history every time one of those (videos) decays or is destroyed.”
The program has rounded up more than 30,000 videos across the state since 2008.
They collect films in three towns annually statewide.
“This is the perfect time to create a permanent archive collection for the education of our children in the future or research,” Sattler said.
Texas Archive of The Moving Image Director Madeline Moya said, depending on the amount of videos submitted, it could take up to six months to receive your free, digital, high definition quality videos.
Collection begins at Lamar University October 21-23.
Friday, October 21: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23: 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
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