Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Watch us on Youtube Join the Archive Mailing List Read our Blog

John H. Mitchell Television Collection

The John H. Mitchell Television Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive documents the entire course of broadcast history: it includes the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/UCLA Collection of Historic Television, donations from the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, and Loretta Young, and a collection of milestones in the history of television technology. The television collection was renamed in 2019 in honor of an endowment from John M. Mitchell and Patricia W. Mitchell. Learn more about their generous contribution here.

These collection profiles represent only a partial listing of the Archive's many significant collections. To review records for over 350,000 moving image holdings in the Archive's collection please consult our Archive Catalog. For more information on our collections or to arrange research viewing at UCLA, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC).

Collection Highlights


Film and Television

Jack Benny


Chicano/a Film and Television



Early Television

Hallmark Hall of Fame



In the Life

*watch online

Stanley Kramer


KTLA Newsfilm

*watch online

Latin American Institute


LGBTQ Television


Edward R. Murrow

News and Public Affairs

Noir Television

Outfest UCLA Legacy Project

Ralph Story's Los Angeles

Screen Actors Guild Conversations

This is Your Life

and Ralph Edwards Productions

UCLA Film & Television Archive

Event Audio Recordings

U.S. Steel Hour


Warner Archive DVDs




In addition to these holdings, each year the Archive receives tapes of the Primetime and Los Angeles Area Emmy Award nominees and winners from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and tapes of the Daytime Emmy nominees and winners from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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