Academy Library Celebrates New Collections 5/19
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library celebrated the acquisition of 12 unique and outstanding collections on Wednesday, May 19. Academy officers and governors joined donors and others affiliated with the materials at an evening reception at the Library, where selected items from each collection were on display.
"The Academy's Herrick Library is home to an undeniably unique and important treasure trove of materials," said Academy President Tom Sherak. "The collections being celebrated at this event are fascinating and valuable additions to the Library, each exceptional in its own way."
"I'm delighted to be able to formally thank the donors who have generously provided the Herrick with these one-of-a-kind materials," said Library Director Linda Mehr. "These collections are all very special, and are terrific enhancements to the vast resources the Academy makes available to students, filmmakers, scholars and others with a serious interest in motion pictures."
The recent acquisitions are:
Gene Allen Papers
Art Directors Guild Collection
James L. Brooks Papers
Richard Koszarski Polish Poster Collection
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Papers
Alan J. Pakula Papers
Sydney Pollack Papers
Jane Powell Papers
Edward R. Pressman Papers
May Routh Costume Design Drawings
Norma Talmadge Photographs
Albert Wolsky Costume Design Drawings
The Margaret Herrick Library, located in Beverly Hills, is the world's preeminent cinema research facility. Holdings include more than 10 million photographs, 300,000 clipping files, 80,000 screenplays, 35,000 movie posters and 32,000 books. Devoted to the history and development of the motion picture both as an art form and as an industry, the holdings also include more than 1,000 special collections representing a wide range of giants and legends of moviemaking. The Herrick is open to the public four days a week; it is a non-circulating research facility housed in what was once a water treatment facility in Beverly Hills.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards - in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners - the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.