Academy Awards Show photographs

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

Descriptive Summary

Title: Academy Awards Show photographs
Date (inclusive): 1929-2012
Collection number: 1086
Creator: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Extent: 88 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Academy Awards Show photographs, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Founded in 1927 by 36 of the most influential men and women in the motion picture industry at the time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an honorary membership organization whose ranks now include more than 6,000 artists and professionals working in cinema. It presents the Academy Awards, golden statuettes awarded annually for notable achievement in motion pictures.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Academy Awards Show photographs span the years 1929-2012 and encompass approximately 88 linear feet. The collection consists of photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, slides, and digital images, and generally covers any activities that occurred the day of the Academy Awards show, including the ceremony itself.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences