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Film & Television Studies: Finding Primary Sources

Provides an overview of resources available at Fordham University Libraries on Film & Television Studies.

Primary Sources in Film & Television Studies

Primary sources are original items created during the time period or subject under examination. In Film and Television Studies, primary sources could be films, television programs, advertisements, scripts, posters, production stills, press releases, manuscripts, costumes, articles from newspapers or magazines, interviews with directors, screenwriters and others working on the production or topic under review, and more possibilities.

This page offers a selection of resources to help locate primary sources. Other pages on this guide might also help in your search.

 Search Tips

  • Use specific terms (film title, director name, actor name, production company, etc.) rather than general terms when searching for primary sources.
  • Searching on the open web for primary sources? Use our Evaluating Websites handout to help you decide if the content you found comes from an authoritative source.

Open Access Digital Collections

Oral History, Interview, and Speech Collections

Podcast Interview Searching

Subscription-based Collections

Scripts & Screenplays

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