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Author/Artist Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948.
Title Papers [microform] 1872-1969 1897-1954 (bulk)
Added title D.W. Griffith papers 1897-1954
Includes D.W. Griffith papers, 1897-1954, a guide to the microfilm edition.
Publisher/Date Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, 1982.
Description ca. 60 cubic ft.
Arrangement Series: 1) Business and Personal Papers, 1897-1936; 2) Bound Financial Records, 1913-1928; 3) Publicity Scrapbooks, 1915-1932; 4) Family Memorabilia, ca. 1898-1946; 5) Killiam-Sterling Collection, 1918-1947; 6) G.W. "Billy" Bitzer Collection, 1872-1969; 7) Barnet Bravermann Research Collection, 1897-1954; 8) Evelyn Baldwin Griffith Kunze Collection, 1916-1954.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.1    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.2    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.3    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.4    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.5    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.6    AVAILABLE
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 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.8    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.9    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Manhattan Microfilm  MFILM 0136  no.10    AVAILABLE

Summary Extensive collection documenting Griffith's central role in the development of American movies. Business and personal papers, 1897-1936, constituting nearly half of the entire collection, contain correspondence, financial reports, legal records, manuscripts, and publicity materials and include documentation on formation of United Artists. Noteworthy correspondents include Lord Beaverbrook, Douglas Fairbanks, Dorothy, Lillian , and Mrs. Mae Gish, Neil Hamilton, William Randolph Hearst, Mae Marsh, William G. McAdoo, Evelyn McLean, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. Bound financial records, 1913-1928, document Griffith's four production companies which include Wark Producing Corporation, Fine Arts Studio, D.W. Griffith, Inc., and G and H Pictures. Publicity scrapbooks, 1915-1932, chronicle the public response to Griffith's films. Family memorabilia, ca. 1898-1946. Killiam-Sterling collection, 1918-1947, contains manuscripts of screenplay dialogue, synopses, etc. G.W. "Billy" Bitzer collection, 1872-1969, documents the career of Griffith's innovative cameraman. Barnet Bravermann research collection, 1897-1954, consists of drafts and research material for an unrealized book on Griffith; includes interviews and correspondence with the filmmaker's associates. Evelyn Baldwin Griffith Kunze collection, 1916-1954.
Reproduction 1982 project (complete set): Microfilm. Sanford, N.C. : Microfilming Corporation of America, ; New York, N.Y. : Museum of Modern Art ; Louisville, KY : University of Louisville. 1982. 36 microfilm reels ; 35 mm + 1 guide (iii, 190 p. ; 28 cm). Guide cataloged separately.
1969-1971 project (only Series 3: Publicity Scrapbooks, 1915-1932): Microfilm. New York : Microfilm Unlimited, 1969-1971. 11 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm. + 4 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Terms of use MoMA: No publication without copyright clearance.
Biographical/historical note Pioneer American movie director and producer. Griffith was influential in the development and popularity of American cinema.
Finding aids D.W. GRIFFITH PAPERS, 1897-1954 : A GUIDE TO THE MICROFILM EDITION. (Microfilming Corporation of America, 1982)
Source of acquisition |*N|3MoMA: Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, financial records, interviews, manuscripts|5NNMoMA
LC subject Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948 -- Archives.
Gish, Mae, Mrs.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993.
Gish, Dorothy.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944.
Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964.
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939.
Hamilton, Neil.
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951.
Marsh, Mae, 1895-1968.
McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941.
McLean, Evelyn.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979.
Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960.
Wark Producing Corporation.
Fine Arts Studio.
D.W. Griffith, Inc.
G and H Pictures.
United Artists Corporation.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Biography.
Motion picture industry.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Other subject Motion picture producers and directors.
Genre/Form Motion picture plays.
Scrapbooks.
Interviews.
Other author Bravermann, Barnet.
Kunze, Evelyn Baldwin Griffith.
Related corporate bodies Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Film.
WorldCat no. 83085079

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