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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


Welcome to the Film Preservation Research Guide! This guide is designed to introduce the novice to the world of film preservation. The guide is orgnaized by the following pages:

  • Reference: Includes useful reference sources such as encyclopedias, journals, and databases. If completely new to film preservation, encyclopedias are a great place to start.
  • Library catalog: Highlights the essentials available here at Wash U or through interlibrary loan.
  • Web resources: Links to organizations, graduate programs, glossaries, and instructional guides/videos related to moving image archiving and preservation.

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Decomposed nitrate film

Murder on the Screen (1958)

This KODAK produced short sets out to crack the case on the murder of an'll have to watch to find out!