Kemp Niver collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kemp Niver collection
Date (inclusive): 1894-1989
Collection number: 125
Creator: Niver, Kemp R.
Extent: 2.7 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

Important Information for Users of the Collection


Available by appointment only.

Publication rights

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.

Preferred Citation

Kemp Niver collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kemp Niver, 1989


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.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

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.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Scrapbooks.

Indexing Terms

Niver, Kemp R. , 1911-1996--Archives.