Home Vision Entertainment collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Home Vision Entertainment collection
Date (inclusive): 1930s-1990s
Collection number: 1542
Creator: Home Vision Entertainment
Extent: 10 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Home Vision Entertainment collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Chicago Film Archives, 2010


Home Vision Entertainment was founded in Chicago in 1986 to distribute home video of public television programming. In the 1990s, the company shifted its focus to home video distribution of independent and international film, building upon its partnerships with Janus Films and the Criterion Collection. In 2005, Home Vision Entertainment was taken over by Image Entertainment.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Home Vision Entertainment collection spans the 1930s-1990s and encompasses 10 linear feet. The collection consists of prints, negatives, slides, and transparencies of motion picture production, television production, biography, and subject photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Motion picture production; 2. Television production; 3. Biography; 4. Subject

Indexing Terms

Home Vision Entertainment