The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Washington University. Film and Media Archive
One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1061
St. Louis, Missouri
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/filmandmedia/index.html
Repository code: moslwuf
Repository description (extant): Unique among cultural institutions that collect moving image and sound media, Washington University Libraries' Film & Media Archive is comprised not only of completed works in film and video, but also of the numerous materials that went into the creation of those works. The Archive collects photos, interview outtakes, stock footage, producers' research and notes, correspondence, treatments, and scripts, all of which provide a distinctive look at the filmmaking and storytelling process for scholars, teachers, filmmakers, and students.
The Film & Media Archive at Washington University in St. Louis opened its doors to the public in September 2002. The Archive houses rare and unique collections of film, videotape, audiotape, manuscripts, including scripts, storyboards, and other materials related to Civil Rights, African-American life, the history of Harlem, social justice, democracy and the arts.
The Archive currently consists of over 75,000 items and is expected to grow as collections are processed and new acquisitions are added.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Henry Hampton collection
William Miles collection
Frank Marshall Davis collection