Film archives help keep Oklahoma’s history alive

The film archives at the Oklahoma Historical Society steadily are being converted into digital files. The restored footage can be viewed on YouTube. Archivists have found rare clips among the decades-old film.

BY KEN RAYMOND Modified: January 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
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One of Corey Ayers’ coolest finds so far is some 1931 silent camera footage of Amelia Earhart.

Ayers came across it in the Colcord Family collection in the Oklahoma Historical Society’s film archives. As the society’s moving image archivist, Ayers has been repairing, documenting and cataloging everything from old local television programs to home movies.

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