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

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Motion Picture Society for the Americas records
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1948
    Date (bulk): 1942-1945
    Collection number: 233
    Creator: Motion Picture Society for the Americas
    Extent: 17.2 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    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

    Motion Picture Society for the Americas records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Biography

    The Motion Picture Society for the Americas (MPSA) was an organization formed during World War II by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (OCIAA), a U.S. government agency. The goal was to promote cultural relations and economic collaboration between North and South America. To that end the MPSA encouraged Hollywood film producers to include Latin American themes, locations, music, and talent in their films. The organization was made up of film industry executives at the studios, agencies, and guilds, with producer Walter Wanger serving as president. The MPSA ended its mission in 1946.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Motion Picture Society for the Americas records span the years 1930-1948 (bulk 1942-1945) and encompasses 17.2 linear feet. The collection contains correspondence; research; story files, primarily consisting of script material, sometimes accompanied by correspondence and research material; and other organizational files.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Story files; 4. Subject files

    Indexing Terms

    Motion Picture Society for the Americas
    organization records