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Marine Corps Film Digitization

Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
95 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 12, at 09:30 AM EST
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Marine Corps Film Digitization

While our crowdfunding campaign is complete, there are still lots of opportunities to get involved! Please visit to learn more. Thank you!

The Mission

University of South Carolina Libraries Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) is working to preserve, protect and share online nearly 10,000 reels of 20th century U.S. Marine Corps films — and we’re enlisting you to help raise $25,000 to digitize footage filmed at Parris Island, South Carolina. Imagine being able to enjoy these historic films online….will you see friends, family members or forgotten comrades? Will you see yourself and old familiar places…and recall memories of your time as a recruit at the Depot?

Our Capabilities

Quantico has entrusted MIRC, one of the largest and most respected aca­demic film and video archives in the country, with saving and sharing these historic treasures with the world. But we need your help to make this project a reality.

Give Now  

Timing is critical. We have 30 days to raise the funds to save this historic footage that documents not only the most physically demanding recruit training in the Uniformed Services, but that showcases the critical role that Parris Island has had in shaping the security and stability of our country.

Thank you for your support!

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Hourly rate for a student to prepare Parris Island footage for digitization.



The cost to digitize one minute of footage.



Covers the cost of supplies to rehouse 20 films into archival-quality containers.



Covers the cost to digitize one ten-minute film.



Covers the cost for one archival film splicer.



Covers the cost of digitizing one hour of footage.

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