Re: Film Archives

Oksana Dykyj (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 12:39:45 -0700 (PDT)

At 12:11 PM 10/12/99 -0700, you wrote:
> I'm hopeful that someone on Videolib has a knowledge of film archives,
>especially those in the Eastern U.S.
>A faculty member here is trying to locate films of Lois Weber, a silent film
>director, writer, actress, & producer. I've identified several for
>purchase, but he is interested in identifying an archive that might have
>other works by this individual available for screening. I've attempted to
>use our existing print resources fr identifying collections, along with the
>Internet without success. Does anyone know of an archive or a good index
>for identifying film research libraries & archives?!
> Any hints or leads would be gratefully appreciated!
> Many thanks,
> Beth

Some useful sites:
Repositories of Primary Sources Eastern U.S. and Canada

Public Motion Picture Research Centers and Film Archives

I think your best bet is to suggest a little trip to the Library of
Congress. I know they have a number of Weber's films there and your
requestor can make arrangements to view them there.

do a search for weber, lois at

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