The Film and Media Archive Guide provides researchers with an introduction to conducting research at the Film Archive. The guide includes information about our collections, tips for Archive users, information about the William Miles Prize, an annual essay contest for undergraduates and graduate students, information about Special Collections' Travel Grant Program, links to digitized material including the complete Eyes on the Prize Interview Transcripts, and links to digitized material currently on the Film Archive's YouTube channel.
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This guide provides a description of the scope and arrangement of the Henry Hampton Collection in the Film and Media Archive of Washington University in St. Louis. It is designed for users who wish to obtain a broad idea of what is contained in the collection, as well as for users who may be interested in physically exploring our holdings.
A video produced by Washington University's Film and Media Archive introducing the Henry Hampton Collection, with a sampling of the types of material housed in the film archive including film, video, manuscript and research materials, and ideas for how to conduct research.
The Policies and Procedures page provides information on Film and Media Archive rules and guidelines for use of archival material. Researchers will also find links to forms for requesting material, request forms for reproduction of archival material, information on services and charges, and information on licensing footage where Washington University, Film and Media Archive is the copyright owner.
All of the interviews from Eyes on the Prize I and II are available online with full text search capability. Eyes on the Prize is a 14-part series which was originally released in two parts in 1985 and 1988. This series, which debuted on PBS stations, is considered to be the definitive documentary on the Civil Rights Movement. Eyes on the Prize won more than twenty major awards and attracted over 20 million viewers. These interviews are part of the Henry Hampton Collection housed at the Film and Media Archive at Washington University Libraries. Each transcript represents the entire interview conducted by Blackside including sections which appeared in the final program and the outtakes. This project is part of Washington University's Digital Gateway and was produced by Digital Library Services and the Film and Media Archive.