Film, Television, and Media

We collect material in a variety of formats that support the study of film, television, and media. Our areas of focus include history, theory, practice, criticism, audience, industry, and digital studies related to film, television, and media. We have an extensive collection of print and media related materials in Western European and non-Western European languages, and film-related collections in Asian languages.

For collecting purposes, we pay special attention to the needs of students and scholars of the Department of Film, Television, and Media. Our collection reflects the interdisciplinary nature of film, television, and media studies, supporting the interests of students and scholars in English language and literature, communication, comparative literature, history, art and art history, and Asian, Germanic, Romance, and Slavic languages.

In addition to traditional print and electronic research and scholarly materials, our collection includes biographies, published screenplays, photo books, and historical press kits on microfilm. 

Important related collections 

Essential to the study of film, television, and media is our film and video collection of audiovisual materials. Archival and primary source material documenting the careers of various film directors are part of the Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers collection. In addition, the Donald Hall Collection contains audiovisual materials and screenplays.

Documentary filmmakers working in Africa.

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Philip A Hallman

Film Studies Field Librarian

734-615-0445

phallman@umich.edu

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