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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.

From the Archive: Frank Marshall Davis Interview

Interview with notable African-American poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis. Davis is mentioned in President Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father as a drinking buddy of his grandfather and as an African American who made an impression on him as a young man growing up in Hawaii. The Film & Media Archive partnered with the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) at the University of Hawaii West Oahu to preserve the interview.  For more information on our Frank Marshall Davis Collection, please click here

Archive Description

The Film and Media Archive contains a vast array of audiovisual and printed materials related to 20th-century American, African-American, and African history and culture. 

The holdings of the Archive include the production materials of several major documentary filmmakers, including Henry Hampton (Eyes on the Prize) and William Miles (I Remember Harlem), Jack Willis (The Streets of Greenwood), as well as a large collection of educational films in its Educational Films Collection. 


Archive Photos

Audiotapes from our vault

Manuscript materials from our vault