Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records
Date (inclusive): 1917-1969
Date (bulk): 1920s-1950s
Collection number: 227
Creator: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Extent: 72 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Turner Entertainment


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was an American motion picture production company formed in 1924. The studio was located in Culver City, California. Metro Pictures Corporation was an American film production company formed in 1915. In 1924 it became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records span the years 1917-1969 (bulk 1920s-1950s) and encompass approximately 72 linear feet. The collection includes studio reports to the home office, general ledgers, and numerous other accounting ledgers. The material relates to MGM and its predecessor, Metro Pictures Corporation.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

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