The Art Directors Guild collection span the years 1918-2005 and contains 25 linear feet of manuscript material. The collection
consists of scripts and storyboards [reproductions] from produced and unproduced production files as well as television files.
Some notable titles include THE FORTUNE COOKIE (1966), NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959), THE ROBE (1953), RUSSIANS ARE COMING THE
RUSSIANS ARE COMING (1966), THE TAIL OF A CAT (1918), and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983). The subject files consist of books and
periodicals related to production design and art direction, as well as correspondence, programs, and screening invitations.
The Art Directors Guild local 800 is part of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage
Employees (IATSE). The Guild began in 1924 when a group of working art directors formed the Cinemagundi
Club as a social forum. In 1937, the Club became the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors. In 2000,
the Society became the Art Directors Guild. The Guild includes art directors, scenic, title and graphic
artists, illustrators and matte artists and set designers and model makers.
25.2 linear feet of papers
13.9 linear feet of photographs
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or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
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