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Film & Media Archive

This guide will help you to use the Film and Media Archive at Washington University in St. Louis.

Description of the Insignia Films Collection

Insignia Films Collection


The New York based Insignia Films production company donated the stock footage video out-takes and photographs from their 2003 PBS program Reporting America At War to Washington University in 2007. The collection consists of approximately 100 video tapes, 70 photos, background research materials and notes about the footage.The program explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, the three-hour documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Ives tells the dramatic and often surprising stories of the reporters who witnessed and wrote the news from the battlefield.