Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI’s ever-growing online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, TAMI digitizes and provides web access to thousands of moving images that offer insight to Texas’ history and culture. TAMI’s educational programs promote the sharing of Texas moving images via screenings, demonstrations, and lectures at venues across the state. TAMI also works with educators to encourage the use of Texas film in the K-12 social studies classroom.
Texas Film Round-Up
TAMI partners with the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission to administer the . The Round-Up provides free digitization for Texas-related films and videos, online access to a selection of the contributed films, statewide public programming, and educator resources encouraging the use of Texas films in the classroom. More than 10,000 films and videos have been digitized since the program’s inception in 2008. The Round-Up was awarded the American Association for State and Local History’s Leadership in History Award of Merit and its prestigious WOW! Award in 2010.
TAMI encourages the use of its vast collections in elementary and secondary schools through Teach Texas, an online collection of educator resources adressing Texas teaching standards. This growing collection of lesson plans and activities targets a range of topics including the oil industry, politics, commerce, geography, and culture.