Rotoscope Collection, 1938-1981 (R1499)

11 cubic feet (23 folders, 50 reels 35mm film)

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The Rotoscope Collection contains the personal papers of Rowe Carney Jr., photographs, patents, schematics and design materials, promotional material, and 35mm reels of film related to the Rotoscope. Invented by Rowe Carney Jr. of Rolla, Missouri, and Tom Smith of Urbana, Missouri, the Rotoscope is a single camera, single projection system capable of taking and projecting a scope of 180 degrees on one reel of film. The collection also includes film scripts written by Rowe 'Doc' Carney and correspondence related to the production of two of his films.