While our crowdfunding campaign is complete, there are still lots of opportunities to get involved! Please visit http://library.sc.edu/p/Develop/Endowments/MarineCorps to learn more. Thank you!
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?
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.
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!