Monday, September 17, 2012

Regional Moving Image Archives, United States

Collections of moving images available for research providing a critical mass (small or large) of material related to a geographical region.

A working list compiled from sources including AMIA Regional Audio-Visual Archives, Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board, Moving Image Collections (MIC), National Film Preservation Foundation, UNESCO Archives Portal, and the Council of State Historical Records Coordinators listserv.
Karan Sheldon and Karen Glynn                                            Creative Commons License
June 2006, updated September 2012

Corrections and additions are most welcome.

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
310 Tanana Loop
PO Box 756808
Fairbanks, Alaska  99775-6808
Dirk Tordoff, Film Archivist
907 474-5357

Alaska Moving Image Preservation Association

Consortium Library
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Kevin Tripp, Archivist
907 786-4980

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Source MIC

American Heritage Center [American West]
University of Wyoming
Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
307 766-2563
John R. Waggener, Assistant Archivist
Source NFPF Community of Archives,
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Appalachian State University: W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection

Appalshop Archive

91 Madison
Whitesburg, KY 41858
606 633-0108
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Archives of Michigan
702 W Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915
517 373-1408
Jill Arnold
Reference Archivist
517 373-1408
Vimeo channel "most requested films" at
Source Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Archivo General de Puerto Rico
Apartado 9024184
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-4184
787 724-0700
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Arizona Historical Society


Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Kate Reeve
Head, Library and Archives
Source Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Aspen Historical Society: Archives, Collection and Research

Atlanta History Center: Kenan Research Center

Barrington Area Historical Society

212 W. Main St.
Barrington, IL 60010
847 381-1730
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Bishop Museum Archives [Hawaii and the Pacific]
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI 96817-2704
804 848-4182
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Boise State University, Albertson Library Special Collections [Intermountain West]

Chicago Film Archives
329 West 18th Street Suite #317
Chicago, Illinois 60616
312 243-1808
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Chicago History Museum
Source Google search

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Western Washington University

Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513 287-7000
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Colorado Historical Society

Connecticut Historical Society

Dallas Municipal Archives

Delaware Public Archives

Stephen M. Marz
302 744-5049
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Duke University
Special Collections Library
Durham, NC 27708-0185
919 660-5968
Source personal contact

East Carolina University

East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Suellyn Lathrop
252 328-6671
Source personal contact

East Tennessee State University, Archives of Appalachia

P.O. Box 70295
Johnson City, TN 37614
423 439-4338
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Eastern Kentucky University: Special Collections and Archives

Eastern Washington State Historical Society
Cheney Cowles Center
2316 W. First Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204
509 456-3931
Source MIC

Florida Moving Image Archives
Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives
Miami Dade College
300 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 8406
Miami, FL 33132
305 237-7731
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Florida State Archives Film and Video Collection
State Library & Archives of Florida
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Joanna (Jody) Norman, Archives Supervisor
850 245-6706
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Hagley Museum and Library
298 Buck Road East
Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
Jon Williams
302 658-2400

Historic New Orleans Collection
533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504 598-7171
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Historical Society of Palm Beach County
P.O. Box 4364
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402
561 832-4164 ext. 303

Historical Society of Seattle and King County/Museum of History and Industry
Sophie Frye Bass Library
5933 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA
206 324-1126

Idaho State Historical Society Libraries and Archives

Illinois State Historical Society

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317 232-1882
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Indiana State Library: Indiana Division
317 232-3670

Iowa State University Library Special Collections Department
Source MIC

John Carroll University Northeast Ohio Broadcast Archives (NOBA)
Alan Stephenson, Archives Manager
216 397-4679

Johns Hopkins University Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
Baltimore, MD 21209
410 735-6800
Source NFPF Community of Archives

Kansas State Historical Society: Audio-Visual Collection
6425 SW 6th Avenue
Topeka KS 66615-1099
785-272-8681, ext. 117

Los Alamos County (NM) Historical Society

Louisiana State Archives Multimedia Archives
3851 Essen Lane Baton Rouge LA 70809-2137
Florent Hardy, Jr., PhD, State Archivist
Multimedia Archives Supervisor, Doug Harrison
Source MIC
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Louisiana State Museum

751 Chartres
New Orleans, LA 70116
504 568-6968
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Noel Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections (KSLA-TV Newsfilm Collection)

Marshall University James Morrow Library, (WSAZ-TV newsfilm collection) [West Virginia]
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755
304 696-2343 

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410 685-3750
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Massachusetts Archives

Secretary of the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617 727-2816

Michigan, see Archives of Michigan

Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102651 259-3300
Source NFPF Community of Archives,
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Image Sound
Celia Tisdale
Phone: 601 576-6874

Missouri Historical Society
PO Box 11940 Saint Louis MO 63112-0040
Source MIC

Nebraska State Historical Society
Paul Eisloeffel, Curator of Audiovisual Collections
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554
402 471-7837

Neville Public Museum [Wisconsin and Michigan]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303-2780
920 448-4460
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Daphne Arnaiz-DeLeon
505 476-7951
Source NFPF Community of Archives,
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

New Orleans Public Library: Louisiana Division

New York City Municipal Archives
Leonora Gidlund, Director
31 Chambers Street, Room 103
New York, NY 10007

New York State Archives

North Carolina State Archives
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Jesse Lankford
919 733-3952
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Northeast Historic Film  [Maine, NH, Vermont, Massachusetts]
85 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416
David Weiss, Executive Director
207 469-0924 

Northern Illinois University, Regional History Center
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Ohio Historical Society Audiovisual collections

800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
614 297-2553
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405 522-5225
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205-2483
Phone: 503 306-5256
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Panhandle Plains Historical Museum [Texas]

Pennsylvania State Archives
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0090
Phone: 717 783-3281
David A. Haury, Director, Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Source NFPF Community of Archives,
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Rhode Island Historical Society Library
121 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
401 273-8107 ext. 20

Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center: Film Collection
51 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95811-0229
916 808-7072

San Diego Historical Society
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Phone: 619 232-6203Source NFPF Community of Archives,

San Francisco Bay Area Television Archives
J. Paul Leonard Library
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Alex Cherian
415 405 5565

San Francisco Media Archive

275 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415 558-8117
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

San Jose Historical Museum/History San José
1650 Senter Road
San José, CA 95112
408 287.2290

South Dakota State Historical Society/State Archives
Chelle Somsen, SD State Archivist
Source Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

South Dakota State University, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum
925 11th Street
SDSU Box 2207C
Brookings, SD 57007
605 688-6226
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

South Dakota State University, South Dakota Art Museum
Medary Avenue at Harvey Dunn Street
Brookings, SD 57007
605 688-5423
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

South Side Home Movie Project [Chicago]
Jacqueline Stewart
Northwestern University
Source personal contact

Southern Highland Craft Guild
Folk Art Center
382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28805
Ginny Daley
828 298-7928
Source personal contact

Southern Media Archive, University of Mississippi Libraries
Archives and Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library
P.O. Box 1848
University MS, 38655
662 915.7408

Southern Oregon Historical Society (KMED Collection)
106 N Central Ave.
Medford, OR
541 858-1724

State Historical Society of Iowa: Audio-Visual Collections

State Historical Society of North Dakota, State Archives and Historical Research Library [North Dakota and Northern Great Plains]
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
701 328-2668
Gerald Newborg, State Archivist
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Visual Materials Section


Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
Bradley Reeves and Louisa Trott
865 215-8856
Source personal contact

Tennessee State Library and Archives

403 7th Avenue North,
Nashville, TN 37243
615 741-2764
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Texas Archive of the Moving Image

510 W. 18th St., #111
Austin, TX 78701
512 476-1680
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Texas State Library and Archives Division
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
1201 Brazos St.
Austin, TX 78701
512 463-5455

Texas Tech University Library, Southwest Collection: Audio-Visual

P.O. Box 41041
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1041

Randy Vance
806 742-9070

University of Akron, Archival Services
Polsky Building, Room LL10
225 South Main Street
Akron, OH  44325
330 972-7670

University of Alabama Center for Public Television & Radio Archive
Under the Student Resources menu on the left, select William E. Winter Reading Room.
Just below Online Resources select Local Catalog available 24/7.
When the Athena quick search page displays, select the Change Collection button at the top right.
Select Center for Public Television and Radio in the list that pops up.

In the white search box, enter [your search terms] and click Search.
The entire list of titles displays on multiple screens.

Mike Letcher
205 348-6210 

University of Alabama, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library

University of Baltimore Library: WMAR TV News Archive
Langsdale Library
1420 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

University of Georgia Media Archives
Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
University of Georgia Libraries
Athens, Georgia 30602
706 542-7123
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

University of Kentucky Audio-Visual Archives
Audio-Visual Archives
Special Collections
King Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

University of Massachusetts, Lowell: Home Movie Archives

The Media Center
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 
Chad Montrie

University of Montana, Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives, Missoula

Mansfield Library, 4th floor
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive #9936
Missoula, Montana 59812
406 243 2053

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Southern Historical Collection
CB# 3926, Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
919 962.1345
Source personal contact

University of Texas at San Antonio Archives
801 S. Bowie
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210 458-2381
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

University of Utah Multimedia Archives, Special Collections
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 S 1500
East Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
Molly Creel, Moving Image & Sound Archivist
801 585-3073

University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Allen Library Campus Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900
206 543-1929
Source MIC

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WTMJ-TV Archives
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
2311 East Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI  53201
414 229-4785

Utah Independent Film Archive
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
Source MIC

Utah State Historical Society

300 Rio Grande
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1182
Phone: 801-533-3500
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington St.
Barre, VT 05641
802 479-8500

Vermont State Archives
Tanya Marshall, State Archivist
802 828-0405

WBNS-TV Film Archives Department [Columbus and Central Ohio]
770 Twin Rivers Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43215
614 460-3700
Source personal contact

Wallowa County Museum
110 South Main St.
P.O. Box 430
Joseph, OR 97846
541 432-6095
Source NFPF Community of Archives,

Washington State Archives

1129 Washington Street SE
Olympia WA 98504-0238
Jerry Handfield, State Archivist
Source MIC
and Council of State Historical Records Coordinators

Washington State Historical Society
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ed Nolan
Head of Special Collections
(253) 798-5917

West Virginia State Archives

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Joseph N. Geiger Jr., Director, Archives & History
304 558-0230, ext 164
Source NFPF Community of Archives,


Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board
Public Moving Image Archives and Research Centers, scroll down for United States

MIC Archive Directory is no longer supported

National Film Preservation Foundation community of archives
173 entries in 2007
2013 see "Organizations served by the NFPF" map, scroll down and click on map for state by state links to preserved items. 

UNESCO Archives Portal
107 US audiovisual until around 2009; "no longer accessible online"

IMLS Digital Collections and Content
Descriptions of digital resources developed by IMLS grantees


Council of State Archivists
Statement on Digital Access Partnerships
Developed by the CoSA Task Force on Online Content Providers
Approved by the CoSA Board of Directors, April 19, 2007

American Association for State and Local History