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Motion Picture Collection

Containing more than 350,000 materials, the oldest dating back to the 1890s, the UCLA Film & Television 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, Mayme A. Clayton, Donna Deitch, Cecil B. DeMille, Arthur Dong, Cheryl Dunye, Todd Haynes, Dustin Hoffman, Rock Hudson, Ken Kesey, Stanley Kramer, Liza Minnelli, Rosalind Russell, John Sayles, Sandi Tan, King Vidor, Hal Wallis, William Wyler and Loretta Young.

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 the UC Library Search catalog. For more information on our collections or to arrange research viewing at UCLA, please contact the Archive Research and Study Center.

Collection profiles

20th Century Fox


Robert Abel & Associates


African American

Film and Television


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Salome Arkatov and Rosina

Lhevinne Documentary Materials

Dorothy Arzner


Frank Borzage

Chicana/o/x Film and Television

Mayme A. Clayton

Columbia Pictures

Creative Film Society

Cecil B. DeMille

Disclosure (2020)

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


Ken Kesey

and the Merry Pranksters

Key Art Awards

Stanley Kramer

Walter Lantz

L.A. Rebellion


Latin American Institute


LGBTQ+ Resources

(General Collection)

Los Angeles


Ida Lupino


Native American, American Indian

and First Nations Film and Television

Newsreel, Third World Newsreel,

California Newsreel

Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie


Outfest UCLA Legacy Project for

LGBTQ Moving Image Preservation

George Pal


Mary Pickford

Pre-Code Era

Jean Renoir

Ripstein and Hermosillo

Pat Rocco

Screen Actors Guild Conversations

Shaw Brothers

Silents to the Dawn of Sound

Preservation Examples



Sundance Institute Collection


A person smiling and sitting in an armchair.

Transgender, Two-Spirit,

Gender-Expansive and Intersex Media

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.