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Harvard Film Archive

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States. It also presents an ongoing series of public screenings of classic and contemporary cinema.

 
 
 
 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Contact by Phone
(617) 495-4700
Contact by Email / Web
rsennett@fas.harvard.edu
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Official Website
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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138
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The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States. It also presents an ongoing series of public screenings of classic and contemporary cinema.

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States. It also presents an ongoing series of public screenings of classic and contemporary cinema.

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States. It also presents an ongoing series of public screenings of classic and contemporary cinema.

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest and most significant university-based motion picture collections in the United States. It also presents an ongoing series of public screenings of classic and contemporary cinema.

 

Collections

 

Overview

The Archive's collection of over 25,000 audiovisual items includes important examples of contemporary and classic world cinema, documentary, avant-garde, Hollywood movies, American independent film, animation, educational films and newsreels. The HFA's collections also include audio recordings of visiting filmmakers as well as paper ephemera, including posters and stills, from the promotion of films of various countries. See HFA Collections.

 
 

LIBRARY STAFF

 
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Visitor
  • The Harvard Film Archive collection is available to Harvard faculty and students as well as researchers and scholars from outside the University. All research inquiries should be submitted via e-mail to Bob Sennett (rsennettatfas [dot] harvard [dot] edu), Bibliographer and Research Liaison for Film. The films in the Harvard Film Archive collections do not circulate for private use by individuals; however, films are available for Harvard classroom screenings and loans to other film archives and institutions. Students, filmmakers, artists and researchers may use the collections on-site at the Harvard Film Archive. The Cinematheque screenings are open to the general public. See About the Public Film Program.

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • The Carpenter Center has an elevator which services the HFA. Listening assisted devices are available during public screenings for the hearing impaired.