Department of Film and Video Archive (1907-2009 [bulk 1970-2003])

The archive consists of the records accrued by Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA)’s Department of Film and Video (1970–2003), also known as the Film Program, the Film Section, and the Section of Film and Video. It contains textual and photographic materials that document film and video programs, screenings, finances, exhibitions, grants, meetings, and myriad other activities. Items of significance include one-of-a-kind audio and video recordings of lectures and interviews with artists; letter correspondence with a number of well-known film and video artists such as Stan Brakhage and Hollis Frampton; photographs of artist screening events and workshops hosted by CMOA; and the Film and Video Makers Travel Sheet, a series of published directories that were integral to the dissemination of experimental film and video art in the 1970s and 1980s in the United States and abroad. The museum published the Travel Sheet monthly between 1973 and 1987, and CMOA is the only repository known to have every issue.