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United States Marine Corps film repository

Identifier: COD0000145-ACC 2015-0003

This collection is comprised of footage from 1941 to the mid-1970s. There are 12,300 reels of 16mm and 35mm film in the initial transfer. The footage was recorded by Marine Corps photographers and includes combat film from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The films also document training, testing, and public relations activities.


  • 1940s-1970s



This collection is unprocessed. For more information contact curator Dr. Greg Wilsbacher at

Copyright and Use

Public domain.


12,300 reels of film

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.

While a small selection of films are currently housed at MIRC, the majority of this collection still resides at the USMC History Division in Quantico, Virginia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the United States Marine Corps History Division in 2015.



Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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