Our mission is to preserve historical & cultural heritage through conservation, education, & the public accessibility of American home & amateur audiovisual materials created prior to 1990.



Preserve and restore audiovisual source materials through evaluation, repair and cleaning, and utilize technological advances to provide high quality digital transfers.


Educate and further awareness around the historical and cultural importance of home and amateur audiovisual elements and how to prolong the life of the original materials.


Contribute to a growing community of publicly available home and amateur audiovisual materials through open, online access, the creation of associated metadata and use of creative commons licensing.