Universal Pictures Company negatives

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

Descriptive Summary

Title: Universal Pictures Company negatives
Date (inclusive): 1946-1957
Collection number: 1098
Creator: Universal Pictures Company
Extent: 114 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Universal Pictures Company negatives, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Universal Pictures is an American motion picture production company founded in 1912. The studio is located in Universal City, California.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Universal Pictures Company negatives span the years 1946-1957 and encompass 114 linear feet. The collection consists of 8 x 10, 4 x 5, and 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 black-and-white negatives. The motion picture production photographs consist largely of scenes for feature and short films. The biography photographs consist largely of off-camera photographs, portraits, and photographs of actors at home. The subject photographs include offstage publicity, sales conferences, and a 1955 talent show.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Biography photographs; 2. Motion picture production photographs; 3. Subject photographs

Indexing Terms

Universal Pictures Company