All Hail the Video Store

By Mary Erickson When I was little, my family owned an RCA Videodisc player. This groundbreaking technology, introduced in 1981, used an LP-sized disc encased in plastic, which was inserted into a slot in the front of the machine. Halfway through the movie, we’d have to take out the disc, flip it over, and reinsert…

Old film clips archived, restored, and telling PNW history

The Seattle Times published a story about an eight-year restoration project that brought life in Grays Harbor in the 1920s to life through old film clips. Jack Broom reported that the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections‘ Nicollete Broomberg, a visual-materials curator, and Hannah Palin, a film-archive specialist, worked with UWTV and the 7th Avenue Theater…