Archival organizations often have an interest in the preservation of amateur film and may be able to assist you in the transfer, storage, and exploration of your home movie materials.
If you are searching for an archive or institution that you would like to donate your material to, we have listed a few regional archives that collect home movie material specifically related to that region. You may also try contacting local historical societies in your area.
Located in Palm Springs, California, Deserted Films is dedicated to collecting, caring for and making accessible films shot in the general Palm Springs area — as well as Southern California, surrounding desert regions, and sometimes beyond.
Northeast Historic Film
Located in Bucksport Maine. This regional film archive and repository collects and distributes amateur film and home movies from the North East region.
Chicago Film Archives
CFA collects amateur and home movies from people in Chicago and other regions of Illinois.
Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
TAMIS, based in Knoxville, collects home movies and audio collections from East Tennessee.
Texas Archive of the Moving Image
TAMI’s ever-growing online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas.