Dreaming Spools project starts

The Dreaming Spools project is a self-contained media management project looking at archive footage of Oxford in the past, finding the stories of people and place which can be used for the future to engage the public and promote the university to new audiences. The project will be working with archive film from Oxford’s own collections and liaising with other agencies such as museums and foundations who hold archive materials about the University’s people and places.

The film still below is taken from an 8mm colour film taken in the 1950’s of President Harry Truman’s visit to Oxford to get an honary degree in civil law.
Former President Harry Truman at Oxford, captured on colour 8mm film

The project is internal to the Educational Media Services team, part of IT Services and our aim is discover, catalogue and present film online for re-use and to share the culture of Oxford.

Follow the project through the blog – http://blogs.it.ox.ac.uk/dreaming-spools

and if you have any news about old films shot in Oxford then contact the project via media@it.ox.ac.uk

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