Cinema Archives

Welcome. The Wesleyan Cinema Archives provides a home for the University's growing collections related to motion picture and television history. Committed to the care and preservation of paper materials, photographs, and memorabilia, the Archive is a connoisseur's collection of artists whose careers reflect unique aspects of cinema. As a rule, we do not collect moving image materials, although some of the collections do contain such items.


Jeanine Basinger and Isabella Rossellini discuss the Ingrid Bergman Collection (housed at the Wesleyan Cinema Archives) and the importance of archiving.

(Watch Part I of the interview below.  Click here to view Part II and Part III of the interview.)


The Cinema Archives is open 9:30-3:30, Monday-Friday. Scholars, students, and other researchers working on bona fide topics are invited to call or write to schedule appointments and to inquire about the materials.

Related Sites

Wesleyan Film Series
Film Studies Dept.
Olin Library Special Collections and University Archives
Davison Art Center
Center for the Arts