The UCLA AMIA Student Chapter is coordinating a tour at the USC Hugh M. Hefner Archive at the beginning of the Winter quarter. For this tour, we will introduce you to Dino Everett, who is teaching IS-289: Special Issues in Information Studies: Moving Image Technology. This class is focused on hands-on practical work, so we will be discussing potential projects that can be done independently or for class assignments, in addition to touring the archive and seeing some of the collections.
Some of these potential projects include but are not limited to:
- Cataloging the archive’s collection of technical manuals
- Processing and re-canning the International Film Foundation Collection
- Collection de-accessioning of faded prints and multiples
- Cataloging back log of student films
- 16mm transfers
The archive is located in the back of the Norris Theater at the University of Southern California’s University Park Campus.
Dino Everett is also responsible for getting the 1898 Selig film Something Good-Negro Kiss added to the National Film Registry! This newly discovered silent film is believed to be the earliest cinematic depiction of African-American affection.