Abruzzese Audiovisual Heritage Archive

Allevi
Berardocco
Cotogno
Crescia-Fidanza
Cudizio
D’Atri
De Giorgis
Di Palma
Fumo
Giovanetti
Infantino
Leonetti
Loreto Aprutino
Melasecchi
Ortolani
Pace
Picucci
Plebani
Renzi
Ricci
Soccio
Tassoni-Balducci
Verni
Visini
Family lunch and procession
One-day trip to the mountains and picnic
Panorama of Teramo and family Christmas
One-day trip to Campo Imperatore and people playing with snowballs
Visiting the New York relatives
Emigrants in Caracas
Family trip to Piano d’Arta
Holidays in Roccaraso
8 September Procession at Poggio Umbricchio
Family on the beach and in the town
Christmas
The thresh of the wheat
First Communion
Dead Christ Procession
Life in a small town
Carnival and children playing on a field
The funeral of Enrico Berlinguer
Marriage
Military service
The thresh of the wheat in Loreto Aprutino
Milan Fair, daily life
Paolo’s baptism
1956 Snow – little Carla
Ferragosto – A trip to the Tremiti Islands
First Communion, Father Pio’s Sanctuary
High school students
One-day trip to Prati di Tivo
Teramo’s Roaring 20’s
Teramo and its churches; trip to Campotosto
One-day trip to Campotosto
One-day trip to Pietracamela and the beach
Student athletic championship
Walking around Teramo
Trip to Catania
Visiting the Toronto friends
Visiting the Toronto friends
Visiting the Toronto friends
On the beach of Roseto degli Abruzzi
The rope factory and the cows
The ox of San Zopito in Loreto Aprutino
Serpents nests of Cocullo
One-day trip to the castle
Friends at lunch
One-day trip to L’Aquila
Civil marriage and children playing
Life in a small town
Life in a small town
Walking around Chieti and trip to Scanno
“Feria del Levante”, Bari and birhtday
Carnival at the town’s square and picnic in Scanno

 

The Abruzzese Audiovisual Heritage Archive was created in 2004 by the Department and the School of Communication Sciences of the University of Teramo in order to recuperate and study the audiovisual files of the abruzzese families. Since 2008 the Archive is one of the branches of the University of Teramo Foundation.

The archive focuses in the collection of family and amateur films from abruzzese families, life, society and land testimonies that will enrich the collective memory of the region. The Archive is a milestone for the recovery, conservation and restitution to the “society” – as well as private researchers – of the documents that tell the History of the Abruzzi and the abruzzesi from an unusual point of view, from the families’ perspective.

The tasks of the Archive may be summed up as follows:

  1. Collection and selection of the materials. Collection of films: families or single owners of films deliver their materials in various formats (generally in 8mm and super8 film, but we have also received films on different formats, even VHS cassettes in which films that are no longer available had been re-recorded). Examination and selection of films. Digitalization of films. Restitution of the original films to the families that had contributed to the project accompanied by a DVD copy of their material: this way every single family will be able to see again those films that have been for long forgotten in the attic. Indexing of the films that are now part of our project.
  1. Study of the materials: the “short films” are studied from different point of views (historic, anthropological…) and used for a bachelor thesis, scientific essays or “video-essays” as well as for informative purposes. The Archive has currently restored and digitalized around 130 hours of amateur films. The image heritage ranges over various themes and self-representations regarding families and their collective memory. Apart from the traditional family rituals (weddings, baptisms, first communions), the images of the family films give us an unpublished chapter of the Abruzzese history.

These are the available videos: home and amateur movies from many families of the Abruzzi, taken from the collections of the Audiovisual Archive of the Heritage of the Abruzzi.

On the beach of Roseto degli Abruzzi – Ricci Collection
Paolo’s baptism – Melasecchi Collection
Carnival and children playing on a field – Giovanetti Collection
Carnival at the town’s square and picnic in Scanno – Visini Collection
Emigrants in Caracas – Crescia-Fidanza Collection
One-day trip to Campotosto – Plebani Collection
Family on the beach and in the town – Di Palma Collection
Ferragosto – A trip to the Tremiti Islands – Ortolani Collection
“Feria del Levante”, Bari and birhtday – Visini Collection
Milan Fair, daily life – Melasecchi Collection
The funeral of Enrico Berlinguer – Giovanetti Collection
Student athletic championship – Plebani Collection
One-day trip to Campo Imperatore and people playing with snowballs – Cotogno Collection
One-day trip to L’Aquila – Verni Collection
One-day trip to Prati di Tivo – Plebani Collection
One-day trip to the castle – Tassoni-Balducci Collection
One-day trip to Pietracamela and the beach – Plebani Collection
One-day trip to the mountains and picnic – Allevi Collection
Serpents nests of Cocullo – Soccio Collection
The ox of San Zopito in Loreto Aprutino – Soccio Collection
The rope factory and the cows – Soccio Collection
Family trip to Piano d’Arta – Cudizio Collection
Trip to Catania – Plebani Collection
The thresh of the wheat – Fumo Collection
The thresh of the wheat in Loreto Aprutino – Loreto Aprutino Collection
Marriage – Infantino Collection
Civil marriage and children playing – Verni Collection
Christmas – Fumo Collection
1956 Snow – little Carla – Ortolani Collection
Panorama of Teramo and family Christmas – Berardocco Collection
Walking around Chieti and trip to Scanno – Visini Collection
Walking around Teramo – Plebani Collection
Friends at lunch – Verni Collection
Family lunch and procession – Allevi Collection
First Communion – Fumo Collection
First Communion, Father Pio’s Sanctuary –  Pace Collection
Dead Christ Procession – Fumo Collection
8 September Procession at Poggio Umbricchio – De Giorgis Collection
Military service – Leonetti Collection
High school students – Picucci Collection
Teramo’s Roaring 20’s – Plebani Collection
Teramo and its churches; trip to Campotosto – Plebani Collection
Holidays in Roccaraso – D’Atri Collection
Visiting the Toronto friends – Renzi Collection
Visiting the Toronto friends – Renzi Collection
Visiting the Toronto friends – Renzi Collection
Visiting the New York relatives – Crescia-Fidanza Collection
Life in a small town – Verni Collection
Life in a small town – Verni Collection
Life in a small town – Fumo Collection