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People have been recording scenes and events with hand-held cameras since the 1920s, leaving to posterity reels of "home movies" that offer a wealth of information about twentieth century American life. The Home Movie Archive at the University of Massachusetts Lowell was established to save these home movies for use by historians, artists, documentarians, students, and others, allowing them to access this largely untapped resource for their work.

The Archive is currently located on the South Campus of UMASS Lowell in Media Services, just upstairs from the O'Leary library front lobby. It is open for research during regular Media hours.

The database can be searched here online with accompanying .mp4 footage available for immediate viewing. The DVDs may be viewed onsite by making arrangements with Media Services at 978-934-4561. For more information about the Home Movie Archive contact Professor Chad Montrie at

[Please NOTE: The Archives are no longer accepting new material. However, the complete Home Movie Archives is available and searchable here online.] 

Items in the Home Movie Archive Collection

Filmed  by  Victoria's  father  in  the  Britton's  Massachusetts  family  home,  a  dance  studio,  and  gymnasium.    Dates  include  Easter  1988,  Summer  1988,  Easter  1989,  June  1989,  December  1989,  and …

Filmed  by  members  of  a  dance  studio,  a  performance  is  filmed  on  a  school  theater  stage.  The  age  of  the  girls  involved  ranged  from  4-18  years  old.  All  the  age  groups  performed  show …

Filmed  by  Yvonne's  parents  although  her  mother  does  most  of  the  taping.  The  movies  were  filmed  in  their  home  in  Glouchester,  MA.    Yvonne  is  filmed  from  ages  2-4  years  old.  The  film …

The  footage  was  primarily  filmed  by  the  father,  Anthony  Bazzinotti  Sr  from  1963-1970's.    It  was  filmed  in  places  such  as  Tewksbury,  MA  and  South  Boston.    The  video  shows  scenes  of …

Filmed  by  Will  Hibbard  in  February  of  1986  at  Busch  Gardens.    Most  of  the  video  consists  of  people  who  work  at  the  park  and  the  various  performances  they  were  involved  in.  There  is …

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