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Archives of Early Lindy Hop
"The history of the Lindy Hop is told in the pages of this Archive, through the biographies of the dancers and information on old filmclips. Lindy Hop became a dance craze worldwide, known as Jitterbug."

Black Film Center/Archive
"Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience."
Indiana University

International Federation of Film Archives

Library of Congress Recorded Sound Reference Center
"...provides access to the commercial and archival audio holdings of the Library of Congress. The collection dates from 1926 when Victor Records donated over 400 discs to the Library's Music Division to supplement its print and manuscript holdings. In the custody of the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division since 1978, the collection has grown to include over 2 million items encompassing audio formats from cylinders to CDs. The holdings complement the field recordings of the American Folklife Center and the moving image collections served in the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room."

Margaret Herrick Library
Description of their collection which includes more than 20,000 books; 1,400+ periodical titles; 60,000+ screenplays; 200,000+ clipping files; 15,000+ posters; lobby cards, pressbooks and other advertising ephemera; over 6 million photographs
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Northeast Historic Film
"Dedicated to preserving the moving image history of northern New England, Northeast Historic Film is an archives, a theater, and study center located in Bucksport, Maine. We are a leader in preserving and promoting the historical value of home movies, safeguarding and making available one of the largest collections amateur film in North America."

The UCLA Film and Television Archive
"Containing over 220,000 films and television programs, and 27 million feet of newsreel footage, we are the largest university-held moving-image archive in the world."

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
"Since August 5th. 1968, The Television News Archive has systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts. This database is the guide to the Vanderbilt University collection of network television news programs."

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