Find primary sources that were created at the time under study. In film studies, a primary source could be the film itself or other materials representing the attitudes of the era including promotional advertisements, posters, pamphlets, images, manuscripts, poll of cinematographers, articles from contemporaneous magazines, newspapers as well as interviews with directors, screenwriters or movie personnel and the like.
(Library of Congress) 1789- Over 7 million digital items such as written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music relating to the history and culture of America.
Over 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles and around 625,000 television programs. The majority of the collection is British material but it also features internationally significant holdings from around the world.
View hundreds of older films from BFI's collections with YouTube.
1896 to 1970
British film archive including 3500+ hours of video, 12 million still images covering social history and entertainment.
Six million digital items including images, texts, sounds and videos
German and silent film
MIC contains 2 databases: Use Collection Explore to search the MIC Union Catalog, listing moving images collected and managed by participating organizations; Use Archive Explore to search for listing organizations that collect moving images.