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Home Movie Archives Database

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 as comprehensive a directory as possible of amateur film holdings in American archives, libraries and museums.

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

Contributing to HMAD

If you are a caretaker of amateur film collections, we invite you to submit information about your holdings using this Google Form:


  • For this phase, we are only searching for items in publicly-available archives, museums and libraries in the United States, not in private collections.
  • In addition to home movies we are looking for amateur films produced by hobbyists and film club members.

You may also contact project director Dwight Swanson at swanson@centerforhomemovies.org with any information about collections that you may know of.