May 5, 2021 by Neely Tucker
It’s Public Service Recognition Week, so we caught up with George Willeman, leader of the nitrate film vaults at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia.
Willeman, a 37-year veteran of the Library’s film preservation team, has played a key role in finding, preserving and restoring some of nation’s classic early films.
This conversation has been edited for length and clarity.
So what are you doing right now, as we speak?
Scanning some of Jerry Lewis’ Christmas cards from one his scrapbooks.