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Description
The American Society of Cinematographers collection spans the years 1917-1998 and encompasses 55.5 linear feet. The collection consists of membership files, minutes of board meetings, awards program books, magazines, brochures, press releases, clippings, correspondence, interview transcripts, scrapbooks, tape recordings, and photographs. The photographs consist largely of material submitted to and/or published in "American Cinematographer" and photographs from the membership files.
Background
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), created in 1919, is an educational, social, and professional organization based in Hollywood, California, with an invitation only membership of motion picture directors of photography. The ASC has published "American Cinematographer" magazine since 1920.
Extent
13 linear feet of papers. 42.5 linear feet of photographs.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.