The collection consists of correspondence, internal memoranda and notes generated in the course of Luddy's work at the Pacific
Film Archive. The earliest material begins with Luddy's first official position at PFA as program director in 1972, and continues
through his appointment as archive director and curator in 1975, ending with his resignation in 1980, when he left to pursue
a film producing career.
Tom Luddy became the Pacific Film Archive's second director following Sheldon Renan's departure in 1975. Luddy graduated from
the University of California at Berkeley where he obtained a B.A. and during his time as a student he operated several film
societies. Upon graduation, Luddy began his career by distributing international films at Brandon Films in New York City.
In 1972, he returned to Berkeley where he served as program director at the PFA, before becoming archive director and curator
in 1975. Luddy remained in this position until 1980, when he left to join Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios as director
of special projects.
3.75 linear feet; 165 folders
Property rights reside with the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Literary rights are
retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Head of
the BAMPFA Film Library and Study Center.
The collection is open for research use.