Collection ASU 0251 - University of Miami Archives Film and Video collection

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ASU 0251

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University of Miami Archives Film and Video collection


  • 1980s-2000s (Creation)


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Administrative history

Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world. It comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.

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The collection consists of film and videos depicting the history and development of the University of Miami from its establishment in 1925 to present. These visual works were created by various schools and departments of the University, such as the University Communications, the School of Communication and the University of Miami Athletics.

Most of the titles in the collection are recorded in formats currently unplayable at the UM libraries, such as Umatic and Betacam. They have been gradually digitized by a reputable digital preservation company. Please contact the Archivist for further questions about future digitization of the collection.

System of arrangement

Series I - Umatic Video Collection (1980s to 2000s)

Series II - VHS Video Collection (1990s to 2000s)

Series III - Super Hi8 Video Collection (1990s to 2000s)

Series IV - Film Collection

Series V - Miscellaneous Formats

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Some of the items in the collection are recorded in formats, such as Umatic and Betacam, which are not currently playable at the University of Miami Libraries.

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  • English

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