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Film Preservation Research Guide

A resource guide for those interested in learning more about the field of film preservation and early film technology

Mind your T's and R's

Many of the books related to film preservation have call numbers beginning with "TR"

What does it all mean? 

The "T" represents "technology" and the "R" represents "photography"


Any book that falls within the range TR845-899 is related to "cinematography/motion pictures". So if you feel like wandering the stacks you know where to start!

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TIP: Search subject "Motion picture film--preservation" for all holdings related to film preservation

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Watch preserved films

This series of DVD box sets, accompanied by supplementary guides, showcase the rescued films that document American cultural heritage. These moving image "treasures" were preserved with grant funds awarded by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

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