Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

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Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

IU AVC Shipping Room, 1946The Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA), formerly the Indiana University Libraries Film Archive, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive academic film collections. The archive contains more than 71,700 items spanning nearly 80 years of film production, including many rare and last-remaining copies of influential 20th-century films. Its collections are curated, catalogued, and preserved by IU Libraries film specialists, ensuring not only that these films last for generations, but also that they be easily searchable and accessible, providing unlimited educational, cultural, and scholarly opportunities.

IULMIA is a member of the distinguished International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the leading association for film preservation, as well as the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). The IULMIA collections are housed within the state-of-the-art Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF), which maintains a consistent temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit and a stable relative humidity of 30 percent. Within this environment, the treasures of this unique archive may be preserved for hundreds of years.

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