May 17, 2022

UCLA Film & Television Archive Joins UCLA Library

From UCLA Film and Television Archive/UCLA News Room:

The UCLA Film & Television Archive, the second-largest repository of motion pictures and broadcast programming in the U.S., is now part of the UCLA Library.

The Archive, which had operated under the auspices of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, will now be more closely aligned with the UCLA Library’s world-class archival and research collections; the move positions the Archive’s holdings to be better integrated in instruction and research at UCLA, and it will expand access to the Archive through the Library’s robust digital platforms.

Source: UCLA Film & Television Archive

“The UCLA Library and the Film & Television Archive are longtime partners with a shared vision of preserving unique, historical materials and making them available to the UCLA and wider academic communities,” said Ginny Steel, UCLA’s Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian. “Having the Archive as part of the UCLA Library strengthens the collective impact of print, digital and audiovisual resources on teaching and learning.”

The Archive’s administrative offices, preservation labs and collection storage vaults will remain at the Packard Humanities Institute’s Stoa in Santa Clarita, California, while the Archive Research and Study Center, located in Powell Library on the UCLA campus, will continue to serve as a campus access point to the Archive’s collections.

Materials at the Library and Film & Television Archive already significantly complement one another, including both units’ shared commitment to documenting diverse communities:

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Direct to UCLA Film & Television Archive Website

See Also: UCLA’s Film & Television Archive Has a Classical Yet State-Of-The-Art Home (August 13, 2019)

See Also: UCLA Film & Television Archive Releases Online Archive Featuring TV News Coverage of Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (July 15, 2019)

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