University of California, Los Angeles, Film and Television Archive

Contact Information

Address
46 Powell Library Los Angeles, CA 90095-1517
Hours
Research and Study Center (46 Powell Library): Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5 pm. Viewing hours may include evening and weekend hours.
Contact
Mark Quigley
Access Archivist
310-206-5388
arsc@cinema.ucla.edu
Website

34.0716399, -118.4421766

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
Yes
Catalog System
Online public access catalog of holdings.
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

All users must have specific research purpose. Advance reservations are required, materials often must be transferred from masters to viewing copies and viewed at a later date.

Management

Archive / Collection information

UCLA Film & Television Archive holds over 250,000 films and television programs produced from the 1890s to the present. The collection includes independent and studio-produced shorts and feature films, advertising and industrial films, documentaries, local and network TV programming, commercials, news and public affairs broadcasts, and 27 million feet of newsreels produced between 1919 and 1971. • Containing material dating back to the 1890s, the motion picture holdings include: Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum African American Film Collection, significant collections related to African-American and Chicano/a contributions to film and television, animation, films from major studios including Columbia, Paramount, Warner Brothers and Twentieth-Century Fox, Hearst Metrotone Newsreels, Pre-Code era and film noir titles, industrials, sponsored films, amateur films and home movies, Soundies, independent films from the Sundance collection, and over 10,000 LGBT holdings in the Outfest collection. • The television collection documents the entire course of broadcast history. Significant collections include: DuMont TV, primetime and Los Angeles area Emmy Award nominees and winners, KTLA newsfilm, ABC-TV Collection of over 20,000 titles, early television dating back to the late 1940s, over 10,000 commercials, 50 years of Hallmark Hall of Fame broadcasts, and a significant collection of “Golden Age” anthology dramas. • The News and Public Affairs Collection (NAPA) consists of over 100,000 news programs and broadcasts taped off air from 1979 to 2003. Programs held in the NAPA collection include: local Los Angeles news, network and cable nightly and morning news programs, and local foreign language news. The collection also holds extended coverage of important news events, such as 9/11