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Introducing the Home Movie Archives Database

Posted by April 30th, 2018

The Home Movie Archives Database (HMAD) is a survey of home movies and amateur films in archival collections in the United States. The goal is to create a directory of amateur film holdings in American archives, libraries and museums so that researchers and documentary filmmakers can find home movies more easily. To start, collections and individual films from more than 200 archives are included. The films are searchable by title, description, and creator and the archives are searchable by name and location.

For more information, visit the <HMAD page> under the Projects tab.

The project was made possible through support from the Library of Congress and the Council on Library and Information Resources.


Samuel Fuller’s amateur film “V-E +1” added to National Film Registry.

Posted by December 17th, 2014

Today’s announcement by the Librarian of Congress of 2014’s additions to the National Film Registry includes “V-E +1,” the latest amateur title to be named to the list, Sam Fuller’s harrowing 16mm footage of the concentration camp in Falkenau, Czechoslovakia. Fuller had several screenwriting credits to his name before joining the U.S. Army in World War II, but his career as a director was several years ahead of him when he was one of the infantrymen liberating the camp.  (more…)