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Oris Hyder Film Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-262
The films in the collection were taken by Hyder's father, Sam Jack Hyder who began taking 16 mm home movies after he purchased a movie camera in 1937. The films focus on family members and life, and on life at Milligan College. The collection is shelved in the audio-visual storage area.


  • 1937-1960


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


19.00 Video recordings (19 reels of 16 mm film [11 reels with 400 feet; 8 reels with 100 feet each]; 3 Betacam analog preservation tapes; 3 digital preservation DVDs; 3 public access VHS tapes)


The 19 films in the collection were copied onto three separate formats for preservation and public access. Betacam and DVD preservation copies plus VHS public-access copies were made available. The films were organized in a single series and are arranged first by film length with 100 ft. films preceding the 400 ft. films. Within these two groups, the films are arranged chronologically.

ANALOG PRESERVATION COPIES (BETACAM) 1. Films 1-10 2. Films 11-15 3. Films 16-19

DIGITAL PRESERVATION COPIES (DVD) 1. Films 1 -10 2. Films 11-15 3. Films 16-19

PUBLIC ACCESS COPIES (VHS) 1. Films 1-10 2. Films 11-15 3. Films 16-19

Method of Acquisition

The Oris Hyder Film Collection was donated to the archives by Oris Hyder on September 11, 1985.

Separated Materials

Films "Various Home Movies," "Hyder Grandchildren," "Milligan College," and "Navy" have been removed to different storage because of deterioration.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened in March, 1989. The collection and the finding aid were reorganized and revised by Arnie Hughes in 2005.
Marie Tedesco and Arnie Hughes
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA