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Film & Video Studies / Screen Arts & Cultures

Selected resources useful for conducting research on moving image media of all kinds, including cinema (popular movies, documentaries, animation, etc.), television, and digital media (video games, etc.).

Older magazines designed to appeal to movie fans of the past

Motion Picture Classic Published from 1915-1931. Began as a supplement to Motion Picture Magazine (1915). Also known as Classic (1922-1924) and Classic Pictorial of Screen and Stage (1924).
Print issues from 1915-1917 and 1921-1931 located in Buhr Shelving Facility at call number: 808.25 M916
Motion Picture Magazine Published from 1911-1960s(?). The first movie-fan magazine in America. Also known as Motion Picture Story Magazine (1911-1914), Motion Picture (1938-1951), and Motion Picture & Television Magazine (1951-1954).
Many print issues from 1911-1959 located in Graduate Library and Buhr Shelving Facility at call number 808.25 M92 and are being scanned for Hathi Trust Digital Library and Google Books. Selected print issues from 1911-1915 located in Clements Library Remote Storage.
Photoplay Published from 1911-1977.
Microfilm version of issues from 1912-1977 located in Graduate Library Serials & Microforms (2nd floor) at call number: FILM X2921.