At IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, we believe preparing for the future means first understanding the past. In classrooms and conferences, through consults and conservation, we proudly offer you a front row seat to history.
We protect a collection of film and video well known as one of the largest and most comprehensive held by any American academic library. To provide a welcoming access point for the collection, which is stored off-site, the Archive’s space on the ground floor of the Herman B Wells Library offers state-of-the-art individual and small group screening facilities and a work room for film conservation. This space allows the Moving Image Archive to strengthen active partnerships with local, national, and international scholars, as well as encourage the use of rare, one-of-a-kind films in an environment designed to exhibit such treasures.
The Moving Image Archive is open by appointment only on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. The exception is on holidays when the Wells Library is closed. To schedule an appointment or to talk to our experts, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-855-7086.
Please note that we do not offer stock footage sales as a service due to lack of staff and resources in this area.