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Greg Wilsbacher

Curator of Newsfilm and Military Collections, University of South Carolina

Greg Wilsbacher is a faculty librarian at the University of South Carolina where he curates the Fox Movietone News Collection and the United States Marine Corps Film Repository. He writes and lectures on newsreel history, digital preservation theory, optical sound technologies and military cinematography and serves as a Board member of the non-profit, Envisioning History. Since 2011, he has led an interdisciplinary team as part of the AEO-light Project (, which has developed an open-source software solution for preserving optical film sound. In 2019, began a collaboration with the university’s Computer Vision Lab to develop machine learning and artificial intelligence models that will expand searchability and access to the Marine Corps films.


  • –present
    Curator of Newsfilm Collections, University of South Carolina