American Society of Cinematographers collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013


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.

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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