The above short film debuts as part of Summer Orientation at Elmira College. It was designed to introduce incoming students and their parents to the historical connections between Mark Twain, his extended family, and the Elmira community.
The film was written, produced, and narrated by Matt Seybold, who is Associate Professor of American Literature & Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, as well as resident scholar at the Center For Mark Twain Studies. It features a range of images and other documents from the Mark Twain Archive, as well as voice performances originally recorded for the The American Vandal Podcast.
There is much more to say about Twain, his family, and Elmira. If your interest in piqued, we recommend you explore our Mark Twain in Elmira section.