Warner Bros Archives

Donated to USC by Warner Communications in 1977, the USC Warner Bros. Archives (WBA) is the largest and possibly the richest single studio collection of paper documents in the world. It is the only collection to bring production, distribution and exhibition records together to document the activities of a vertically integrated studio. In the archives' collection, the making of many classic films - including The Jazz Singer, Casablanca and Rebel Without a Cause - is documented from story acquisition through theatrical release, including daily contributions of actors, directors, producers and writers.
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Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive

The Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive is comprised of approximately 70,000 motion picture negatives, magnetic sound elements, release prints and a growing percentage of moving image materials in digital formats. The archive's collection of USC student films provides a unique opportunity for current production students to study the works of USC alumni to find inspiration, renewed confidence and a sense of history. The student film collection houses both the original camera negative and release prints of many USC alumni who have become leaders in the film industry today, as well as the works of many other young filmmakers who are soon to make their distinctive marks on the motion picture and television industry. The archive also holds a research collection of commercial feature films, television programs, educational films and shorts to support the school's academic mission.
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The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Collection

The late television and film executive Brandon Tartikoff's vast collection of letters and correspondence was donated in its entirety to USC's School of Cinematic Arts by his widow Lilly Tartikoff Karatz. The collection includes more than four thousand individual pieces of correspondence-dating from 1979 to 1992-including programming and project evaluations from his storied reign at NBC, personal correspondences such as letters of congratulations to then new morning show host David Letterman, etc., industry addresses, speeches, presentations and press interviews.
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Cinematic Arts Library

The Cinematic Arts Library houses more than 19,000 books and periodicals, along with clipping files, recorded interviews, scripts, stills, pressbooks, scrapbooks, audio tapes, video cassettes and DVD's of feature films. The library's collections include the Rick Carter Collection, the David L. Wolper Archives, Archives of Performing Arts, the Archive of Film and Television Music, the Louis B. Mayer Film and Television Center and the Constance McCormick Collection.
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