The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) is an important, statewide collection of historic audio-visual materials housed at the East Tennessee History Center. For her "Positively Tennessee" news segment, WATE-TV6's Lori Tucker recently interviewed Audiovisual Archivist John Morton about TAMIS's on-going preservation efforts:
In-person use of TAMIS’s collection is by appointment only. However, you can search TAMIS’s catalog online. You can also call TAMIS at (865) 215-8856 or email email@example.com with collections inquiries or for information about donating audio-visual materials to the collection.
The Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS) is the historic audio-visual department of Knox County Public Library.
Founded in 2005, TAMIS preserves East Tennessee’s cultural history as recorded on film, video, and a variety of audio formats. Housed at the East Tennessee History Center, the closed storage collection often offers unique, one-of-one glimpses into the past. TAMIS also houses photographs, documents, and ephemera related to its multimedia holdings.