How can I donate film and television related materials to the Library of Congress?

The Moving Image Section evaluates donations based on criteria such as

  • Uniqueness, i.e. does it duplicate our existing holdings?
  • Does it fill a gap in our collections?
  • Does it come without rights restrictions?

We also consider physical condition, storage requirements (space and re-housing), preservation needs and impact on accessioning. We do, on rare occasions, purchase material, but give priority to gift offers that come with no restrictions or obligations.

For further information, please contact:

Rob Stone, Moving Image Curator
Phone: (202) 707-0851

Mike Mashon, Head of Moving Image Section
Phone: (202) 707-5698


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We cannot provide subject research for stock footage or copying of most of the films and videos in our collection.

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Please send written correspondence to:

Moving Image Research Center
101 Independence Ave. SE
James Madison Building, LM 336
Washington, D.C. 20540-4690