1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 9, 2020 8:38 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking what to do with family film of JFK funeral

    Michael Cummings Newbie

      While going through some of my parent's estate, I came across an 8mm film that I originally thought contained family footage. When I got it back from being converted to digital, I discovered it was actually footage my grandfather or uncle (unclear) took of part of the JFK funeral procession in DC, as well as about a minute of footage from National Cemetery. The video could use some work (I know there's AI work for cleaning up bad footage), and only last about 3 and a half minutes, but not sure if it has historical value. Is there someplace I should consider donating it to that it would be of value?Thanks!

        • Re: Seeking what to do with family film of JFK funeral
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Cummings,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          The National Archives is the repository for the permanently valuable non-current records of the Federal Government and has no authority to appraise possible historical objects such as films by family members. We suggest contacting local historical societies or museums to donate the film.

           

          We hope this is helpful.

           

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