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Motion Picture Collection

Containing more than 350,000 materials, the oldest dating back to the 1890s, the Archive's motion picture holdings include major 35mm collections from Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Sony/Columbia Pictures, New World Pictures, Orion Pictures, Universal, RKO and Republic Pictures.  In addition, the Archive's 16mm film collections contain more than 5,000 titles.  Films have also been received from hundreds of individuals, including Robert Altman, Hal Ashby, Tony Curtis, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Rock Hudson, Stanley Kramer, Ken Kesey, King Vidor, Hal Wallis and William Wyler.

These collection profiles represent only a partial listing of the Archive's many significant collections.  To review records for motion picture titles in the Archive's collection please consult our Archive Catalog.  For more information on our collections or to arrange research viewing, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).

Collection highlights

20th Century Fox



Film and Television


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Salome Arkatov and Rosina Lhevinne

Documentary Materials

Dorothy Arzner


Frank Borzage


Chicano/a Film and Television

Wendy Clarke Video Art

Mayme A. Clayton

Columbia Pictures

Creative Film Society

Cecil B. DeMille

Arthur Dong

Eros International

Film Noir

Hearst Metrotone News


Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

Documentary Project

Japanese-American Incarceration

and Internment during WWII

C. G. Jung Institute

Key Art Awards

Stanley Kramer 

Walter Lantz

L.A. Rebellion

Latin American Institute

Los Angeles

Ida Lupino

Newsreel, Third World Newsreel,

California Newsreel

Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie


Outfest UCLA Legacy Project


George Pal



Mary Pickford

Pre-Code Era

Jean Renoir

Ripstein and Hermosillo

Screen Actors Guild Conversations

Shaw Brothers

Silents to the Dawn of Sound

Preservation Examples



Sundance Collection

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Event Audio Recordings

Warner Archive DVDs

Warner Bros.

Weiss Brothers

Women in Film Foundation Legacy Series 


For more information on our collections, contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).