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Description
The Kemp Niver collection spans the years 1894-1989 and encompasses 2.7 linear feet. The collection contains research materials, primarily books and periodicals, covering early film history.
Background
Kemp R. Niver was an American film preservationist and collector. Niver received a 1954 Honorary Academy Award for his efforts to transfer the Library of Congress paper print collection to celluloid film.
Extent
2.7 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.