Collection Overview
A classic Warner Bros. animation

Archives will be closed until Fall 2020 to allow for the hiring and training of a new archivist.

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.


Sandra Garcia-Myers
Director of Archives


Warner Bros. Archives
USC School of Cinematic Arts
3716 South Hope Street, Room 113
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7702
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Research Request

To schedule a research visit or to submit a research request, please fill out the WBA Request Form.
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Reading Room

"Warner Bros. Archives materials may be viewed by appointment only. The Reading Room is open for appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, beginning in mid-October."