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REMC Collection

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Collection Identifier: C.2005-06
Repository
CFA
Extent of collection
90 reels of 16mm film totaling totaling 69,050 Feet
Abstract
The Regional Educational Media Center Association of Michigan (REMC) was founded in 1969, operating through the intermediate school district structure to provide various educational programs and services locally as well as collaborating on statewide programs. This collection consists of 16mm instructional and educational films produced by Coronet, McGraw-Hill, EBE Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation and multiple other production companies. These films span diverse subject matter including but not limited to health and safety, science, history, geography, social guidance and youth, and would have been available to teachers for classroom use.
Creator
McGraw-Hill Book Company (created by)
Custodial History
The REMC collection was part of Michigan's school media collection. They had regional depositories of 16mm educational film collections for use in public schools. Artist and former Chicagoan Ray Harmon posed as a non-profit and solicited 'donations' of 16mm films in disuse. REMC sent him thousands of films. At the time, he lived in Logan Square - at Ridgeway and Diversey. After being evicted from his apartment, Harmon's landlord gave away his films. Carolyn Faber and Jeff Economy both took films. When Economy moved to New York, he left his films with Faber and she subsequently donated both collections to Chicago Film Archives in 2005.
Language of Materials
English
Access Restrictions
This collection is open to on-site access. Appointments must be made with Chicago Film Archives. Due to the fragile nature of the films, only video copies will be provided for on-site viewing.
Use Restrictions
CFA does not own copyrights to the films in this collection.
Collection Item
Africa Series: The Continent of Africa
African Continent: An Introduction
American History - Birth of a Nation: A Nation in Crisis (Part 6)
American History - Birth of a Nation: Colonial America in the 1760s
American Spectacle, The