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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1969
    Date (bulk): 1920s-1950s
    Collection number: 227
    Creator: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    Extent: 72 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

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Turner Entertainment


    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was an American motion picture production company formed in 1924. The studio was located in Culver City, California. Metro Pictures Corporation was an American film production company formed in 1915. In 1924 it became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Accounting Department records span the years 1917-1969 (bulk 1920s-1950s) and encompass approximately 72 linear feet. The collection includes studio reports to the home office, general ledgers, and numerous other accounting ledgers. The material relates to MGM and its predecessor, Metro Pictures Corporation.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms