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Updated 8 December 2010

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library

Beverly Hills, California

The American Film Institute
Louis B. Mayer Library
2021 North Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90027
Tel : 323-856-7654
[Includes Fritz Lang collection, Allan Dwan oral history.]
Carolyn Sisneros : librarian, Mayer Library, 323-856-7661
Jennifer Nolan : library assistant, Mayer Library
Linda Pine : library assistant, Mayer Library

Boise State University
Hemingway Western Studies Center

Boise, Idaho

Bowling Green State University
Popular Culture Library
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
Tel : 419-372-2885
[Includes Anthony Slide collection.]

Brigham Young University
Harold B. Lee Library

L. Tom Perry Special Collections Library
Provo, Utah
Tel : 801-378-3514
[Includes Merian C. Cooper film and papers collection, Cecil B. DeMille papers collection, King Vidor papers collection.]
James D’Arc: curator, papers collection and motion picture archive

The British Library
London, England

Chicago Public Library
Chicago, Illinois
[Includes Balaban & Katz theatre sheet music collection.]

Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1271
Tel : 216-623-2871
[Includes photograph collection.]

Edison National Historic Site
West Orange, New Jersey
[Includes Thomas Edison papers collection, photograph collection.]

Federal Archive and Record Center
Bayonne, New Jersey
[Includes papers collection.]

Fox Research Library
Los Angeles, California

Franklin Institute of Arts and Sciences
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
[Includes C. Francis Jenkins papers collection, photograph collection.]

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Tel : 215-686-5322
[Includes theater collection, photograph collection.]

Harvard Business School
Baker Library
Boston, Massachusetts
[Includes Raff & Gammon papers collection.]

George Eastman Museum
Rochester, New York

The Library of Congress
Motion Picture Archives: Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

Washington, DC

Mary Pickford Library
Los Angeles, California

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029
Tel : 212-534-1672
[Includes theater collection, photograph collection.]

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
New York, New York

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California
[Includes Thomas Armat papers collection, Lon Chaney collection, motion picture catalogs collection.]

New York Fashion Institute of Technology Library
Special Collections Department
New York, New York
[Includes Lady Duff Gordon ("Lucile") Collection of "Lucile, Ltd" photo albums, scrapbooks and sketch books (1914-1930).]

New York Public Library
New York, New York
[Includes Lillian Gish papers collection, Silent Film Music collection, Billy Rose theater collection, photograph collection, newspaper collection, periodicals collection.]

New York University
Bobst Library
New York
[Includes periodicals collection.]

Pacific Film Archive
Library and Film Study Center

Berkeley, California
Tel : 510-642-1437

Rutgers University
New Jersey
[Includes Thomas A. Edison papers collection.]

St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, Texas
[Includes Pola Negri papers collection.]

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
[Includes photograph collection.]

UCLA Film and Television Archive
Special Collections Library
Research Library

Los Angeles, California

University of Minnesota
[Includes Arthur Kleiner theatre sheet music collection.]

University of Southern California
Performing Arts Archives

[Includes Hal Roach Studios papers collection, King Vidor papers collection, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer papers collection, Warner Brothers papers collection.]

University of Wisconsin
Film and Theatre Archive
Maxine Fleckner Ducey

University of Iowa at Iowa City
Iowa City, Iowa
[Includes Edward Albee papers collection.]

Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research
[Includes United Artists collection, photograph collection.]

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