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Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 29-31, 2015)

 The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant and the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 29 (7:30 p.m.) Back to the Future Part III (Universal, 1990) The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty (Michael J. Fox) digging the DeLorean time machine out of a mineshaft to travel […]

Now Playing at the Packard Campus Theater (October 8, 2015)

The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 8 (7:30 p.m.) The Errand Boy (Paramount, 1961) Following the great success of his directorial debut with The Bellboy (playing at Culpeper’s historic State Theatre in cooperation with the Library of Congress on October 9 as part […]

Grammy Awards

Be sure to tune into the 57th Annual Grammy Awards this Sunday.  We’ll be watching it with great interest here in the Recorded Sound Section at the Library of Congress as two members of our technical staff have been nominated! Robert Friedrich, Audio Preservation Specialist at the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center,  has been nominated […]

You Won’t BELIEVE What They Said About Us!

The National Audio-Visual Conservation Center has garnered a fair amount of media attention over the years and 2014 was no exception. Here’s a selection of print and broadcast stories from last year that, taken together, provide a good overview of who we are and what we do. The announcement of new additions to the National […]

Earwitness to History: the Marine Corps Combat Recordings

This blog post was co-written with Megan Harris, reference specialist for the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress.   What you’ve just heard is from the Marine Corps Combat Recordings, an amazing and vivid accounting of the war in the South Pacific during World War II. Not only are these recordings one of the most […]

Meet the Packard Campus Institute

The following is a guest post from Carla Arton, a Processing Technician in the Recorded Sound Section. Here at the Packard Campus of the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, we not only pride ourselves on providing excellent reference and preservation services for our collections, our staff also actively participates in ongoing professional development. In addition […]

Where’s Johnny?

The following is a guest post by Daniel Blazek, Recorded Sound Technician, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center   The Tonight Show has become such a cultural institution in America that it is hard to imagine that early episodes were lost, as so many early television programs on tape were erased when subsequent broadcasts were taped over […]

“Mostly Lost” and the Art of Film Forensics

The following is a guest post from Rachel Parker, a Processing Technician in the Moving Image Section. “Welcome to the Packard Campus Theater. Please power up your laptops and portable devices and be sure to speak loudly enough during the film so that everyone can hear you.” Not a usual pre-movie show request, is it? […]