One of the most important gateways into understanding American culture is the original records of its creators, particularly in the field of drama and audiovisual media. Each year, hundreds of scholars from around the world, as well as creative artists and the interested public, consult our archives and produce important works that draw on the information and visual materials contained in our collections. Our staff also collaborates with other researchers to develop extensive projects, such as our nitrate research project.

If you are interested in collaborating with us or using our archives to support a research or creative project, please get in touch with us at