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Volunteer Opportunity with The Prelinger Archives!

Prelinger Archives seeks volunteers to assist in an ongoing project to inspect, repair and catalog its home movie and amateur film collection. These 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 films will be prepared for digitization and eventually shared on the Internet Archive. In exchange for their hard work, this program teaches participants archival film handling skills and provides them with an introduction to the history of small gauge cinema. Coordinated and taught by Antonella Bonfanti (moving image archivist and graduate of the Selznick Graduate Program in Film Preservation at George Eastman House) and Rick Prelinger, the program is conducted in small groups of 3 or 4 individuals at the Internet Archive in the lively Richmond District of San Francisco. During the first six months of the program, volunteers successfully processed over 800 items. The project’s focus has expanded to include Internet Archive’s extensive 35mm stock footage collection.

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