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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: American Society of Cinematographers collection
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1998
    Collection number: 374
    Creator: American Society of Cinematographers, Inc.
    Extent: 13 linear feet of papers. 42.5 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Selected digitized items from this collection:
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection

    Access

    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    American Society of Cinematographers collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the ASC Holding Corporation, 1996

    Biography

    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Membership; 2. Subject files, subseries A-C as follows: A. Administrative; B. American Cinematographer. C. ASC documents; 3. Oversize; 4. Scrapbooks; 5. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    American Society of Cinematographers, Inc.
    organization records