IU Libraries Moving Image Archive

IU Libraries Moving Image Archive

1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000, United States
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The Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) is one of the world’s largest educational film and video collections. The archive contains more than 86,000 items spanning nearly 80 years of film and television production, including many rare and last-remaining copies of influential 20th-century films. IULMIA is a member of the distinguished International Federation of Film Archives, the leading association for film preservation.

Our Collections

Agency for Instructional Technology papers, 1966-2012

The Agency for Instructional Technology (formally 1973-2015) was a non-profit organization based in Bloomington, Indiana that produced and distributed educational television and multimedia programs to schools in the United States and Canada. This collection contains the organization's administrative records, publications, and production files.
Collection ID: VAE1281
Collection ID: VAE4582

Dr. Gregory A. Waller film catalog collection, 1915-1992, bulk 1940-1971

Dr. Gregory A. Waller (born 1950) is a film historian, author, and current Provost Professor in Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. His research focuses on non-theatrical cinema, small gauge film, and film venues. The collection consists of catalogs and other ephemera related to small gauge film distribution, exhibition, and equipment with strong representation of educational films, government films, religious films, and films for home viewing. Some materials also include feature films and film strips. The collection spans nearly 80 years of film history and includes more than 450 items. The bulk of material originates from the World War II era and the subsequent 3 decades, when 16mm film was a popular and commonly used format for entertainment and information sharing. In addition to catalogs, the collection also includes advertisements, exhibition programs, and trade papers collected by Waller to aid in his research.
Collection ID: VAE4382

Edward and Naomi Feil paper collection, 1937-2011

The Edward and Naomi Feil collection, 1937-2011, consist of papers, scripts, correspondence, business records, production materials, ephemera, photographs, and films created by Edward and Naomi Feil. Contents are both of a personal nature as well as related to the business Edward Feil Productions and gerontological research of Naomi Feil.
Collection ID: VAE3471

Goshen College film collection, 1963-1985

Goshen College is a private Mennonite liberal arts college in Goshen, Indiana. The college was founded in 1894 and in 1906 established the Mennonite Historical Library, one of the most extensive collections of Anabaptist materials in the world. This collection contains 16mm films that were formerly part of the Library's circulating collection during the 1970's and 1980's. Films from the Mennonite Historical Library primarily focus on improving interpersonal communication, business and management skills, and exploring concepts of diversity such as racial prejudice, Native American traditions, and the emerging awareness of lesbian motherhood. As such, the collection reflects the Anabaptist principles of mutual aid and equality for all.
Collection ID: VAE4585

Indiana University Audio-Visual Center teacher's guides collection, 1928-2004

The Indiana University Audio-Visual Center (IU-AVC) was a service of the Indiana University Extension Division that produced, collected and distributed educational films and videos to institutions and organizations throughout the United States. The films, videos and all paper documentation that made up this century old film distribution unit of Indiana University was transferred to the IU Libraries in the early 2000's. As part of what is now the core holdings of the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, in addition to the films and videos that made up the early years of the Archive, the paper teacher's guides that correspond to instructional films and videos spanning the late 1920's into the early 2000's are an important historical record of this history.
Collection ID: VAE3268

Media School video game periodical collection, 1960-2014, bulk 1982-2007

The Media School Video Game Periodical Collection includes more than 4300 catalogs and magazines related to various aspects of games and gaming, with special emphasis on video and computer games, computer programming, and home video formats and equipment. The collection is comprised of two accessions of print materials gifted to IU by Stony Brook University Libraries and The Strong National Museum of Play in 2016 and 2018, respectively. These collections were brought to IU through Media School professor Dr. Raiford Guins, who is a leading expert on video game history and preservation. Notable items include complete runs or strong representation from the following publications: Antic: The Atari Resource, Amiga World, DieHard GameFan, EGM2, Game Developer, GamePro, Next Generation, Nintendo Power, and the Official U.S. Playstation Magazine. Collection is described to the item-level.
Collection ID: VAE4381

Peter Batty collection, 1986-1988

Peter Batty (born 1931) is a writer, director, and producer from the United Kingdom. He has written, directed and produced documentary films since 1973. This collection contains administrative records and production files from Batty's television mini-series, The Divided Union.
Collection ID: VAE1552

Robert Berry collection, 1962-2011

Robert Berry (born 1940) is an actor, playwright, and teacher. While a student in the Theater Department at Indiana University Bloomington in the summer of 1962, he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a feature-length psychological horror film, "House of Dreams". The film, which was shot entirely without professional help with a budget of $10,000, is perhaps the first feature-length film created primarily by Indiana University students. The film was shot in Decker and Vincennes, Indiana and utilized the historic Sam Jordan House as the haunting centerpiece of the story. "House of Dreams" premiered in Vincennes on September 11, 1963. Given the involvement by local citizens and representation of small Southern Indiana towns, it was heralded locally as a distinctly "Hoosier" film.
Collection ID: VAE4580

Robert Goodman collection, 1958-2006, bulk 1987-1994

Robert Goodman (born 1953) is a writer, director, producer, and educator from Pennsylvania. He has produced documentaries, commercials, marketing videos, and other non-theatrical film and video works since 1977. Goodman has served as CEO of Goodman Associates, Inc. since its inception in 1986. This collection contains administrative records, professional activity documentation, and production files from Goodman's career.
Collection ID: VAE0789

Teaching Film Custodians paper collection, 1960-1962

Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. (TFC) began in the 1920s and merged with Indiana University in 1973. The mission of the company was to provide educational films to schools, colleges and universities and to promote the value of the motion picture. This collection of paper materials consists of dubbed newsreel scripts in five languages and their English translations.
Collection ID: VAE3472

William Shirk Poorman collection, 1980-2003

William "Bill" Shirk Poorman (born 1945) is a retired American escape artist, actor, entrepreneur, and longtime Indianapolis radio personality. He uses his middle name (also his mother's maiden name), Shirk, as his professional surname. He is frequently billed as the "Modern Day Houdini" for his elaborate and death-defying stunts. Between 1976 and 1980, Poorman set eight world records, including the fastest escape from a straitjacket and the fastest jail break. His work as an escape artist inspired him to write, produce, and star as a fictionalized version of himself in the 1983 film "The Escapist". This collection contains material related to the production of "The Escapist" and Poorman's career as an escape artist.
Collection ID: VAE4584