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FAMST 101B: Non-Theatrical Collections

History of Cinema: Sound Film

Broadcast Television

KEYT-TV Television News Tape Library - A collection of more than 2,5000 videotapes created by the Santa Barbara ABC affiliate, KEYT-Channel 3 from 1982-1995. They contain the archived copies of local television news segments, news magazines, and other programming. Scans of inventories from 1986-1995 can be viewed online. The KEYT-TV News Film Collection held by the Film & Media Studies Department Archive does not yet have a publicly searchable inventory. Contact Laura Treat ( for more information or with questions about the news film archive.

Brad Lemack Collection, 1970-1985 (PA Mss 58) - Collection of teleplays, press kits, syndication kits and pilot production notebooks from Embassy Television and Tandem/T.A.T., including scripts for 227, Little house: a new beginning, and press kits for Archie Bunker's place, Diff'rent strokes, Gloria, One day at a time, Silver spoons, The Facts of Life and more

Cal Naylor Production Files, 1981-1982 (PA Mss 16) - Production files for 18 episodes of the 1981 television show, “Hill Street Blues” including the budget, location information, cast and crew, production reports, miscellaneous memos, and scripts. 

Dame Judith Anderson Collection, 1915-1980s (PA Mss 6) - Papers of the Australian born actress noted for her stage, radio, and television work,  includes scripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and correspondence.

Law & Order production scripts (PA Mss 86) - Production script library for the Law & Order franchise includes scripts, shooting and location schedules and other production information

Robert B. Sinclair Teleplays Collection, 1957-1962 (PA Mss 12) - Annotated teleplays for 1950s and 1960s television series directed by Robert Sinclair.


Local Network Affiliates
Public Broadcasting
Community Access and Independent Television
Anthology Programs


Catalog Search Tip:

Subjects: "television programs" or "television archives" or "television broadcasting"

Don't forget to take a look at the Technical Journal Collections of Trade Magazines from the Media History Digital Library and other Industry Literature.

Educational & Sponsored Films

Catalog Search Tip:
Subject: "industrial films"

Don't forget to look at the Non-Theatrical Collection of Trade Magazines from the Media History Digital Library and other Industry Literature.

Tribesourcing Southwest Film Project: Based on the collection of nearly 500 films in the American Indian Film Gallery housed at the University of Arizona, this project tribesources mid-20th century educational and sponsored films about Native peoples of the U.S. Southwest by recording Native narrations and contextual information for film content from the Native communities they represent. The films contain valuable historical visual imagery, but the original narrations are often inaccurate and culturally uninformed.

Military & Government Sponsored Films

 United States Signal Corps Film Unit Records (Bernath Mss 139) - includes caption sheets, critical evaluations, and other paperwork relating to films shot during 1945 and 1946 by soldiers serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps film units



  • National Archives of the United States (NARA) Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Collections: NARA's collection includes more than 520,400 motion picture film reels, 312,066 sound recordings, and 170,925 video recordings in addition to materials held at individual Presidential Libraries. The majority of their holdings were created by government organizations but also includes donations such as the Universal Newsreels. Search their catalog to find descriptions and digitized copies of films held at the archives or view their topical collections.


Home Movies & Amateur Films

The Center for Home Movies is a good place to begin learning more about the movements to preserve home movies.  Amateur Cinema and The Amateur Movie Database are good starting points for learning more about the international history of amateur movie making, amateur filmmakers, genres, and movie clubs.

Explore Indiana University Bloomington's Alan Lewis Collection of small gauge movie cameras, projectors, editing and viewing equipment, accessories, and instructional manuals to begin learning more about the technological aspects of creating, editing, and exhibiting home movies and amateur film.

UCSB Library Catalog Search Tip:
Subject: "amateur films"

Don't forget to look at the Non-Theatrical Collection of Trade Magazines from the Media History Digital Library and other Industry Literature.

Student Films

The Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archives (USC)  - Their collection of more than 70,000 motion picture elements includes USC student and staff films (1930s-present) as well as educational films, historical photographs, and a motion picture technology archive. Contact the archives for assistance in locating and viewing films.

UCLA Student Films  - A selection of student films are available on the archive's YouTube channel.