USC Warner Bros. Archives

Address: 
Research Annex, RAN Building Room 113
3716 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7702
United States
Contact: 
Brett Service
Phone: 
213 821 3900

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

Donated to USC by Warner Communications in 1977, the USC Warner Bros. Archives [WBA] is the largest and possibly the richest single studio collection of paper documents in the world. The centerpiece of the collection is records from Warner Bros. Burbank-based film and television studio dating from the beginning of the studio to 1967. It is the only collection to bring production, distribution and exhibition records together to document the activities of a vertically integrated studio. In the archives' collection, the making of many classic films--including The Jazz Singer, Casablanca and Rebel Without a Cause--is documented from story acquisition through theatrical release, including daily contributions of actors, directors, producers and writers.

Regions covered: 
Burbank
Languages: 

Management

Institution Type: 
Catalog System: 
Manual index
Digital Formats: 
PDFs
Repository: 
No
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
Yes