The WBA contains the paper records of Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. and its motion picture subsidiaries, including First National, Vitagraph and the Stanley-Warner Theater Chain. The collections range from 1918 (the release of the brothers' first feature film) through 1968 (the sale of the studio to Seven Arts). In addition, the archive offers extensive production records for Warner Bros. Television Department from 1955 through 1968.

The holdings include:

  • Legal, Production, Story and Publicity Files
  • Correspondence, Memoranda and Documents
  • Script Histories and Original Source Materials
  • Publicity, Premiere and Historical Photos and Images
  • Film/TV Music Scores, Orchestral Parts and Sketches
  • Art Department Images and Set Drawings
  • Animation Drawings, Cels and Backgrounds
  • Distribution Records and Publicity Campaigns