Variety – “Looking for original camera negatives of Frank Capra’s movies? Or maybe the screenplays? How about the first 45 rpm record ever made? Or maybe you’ve wanted to see every episode of “The Ed Sullivan Show,” or hear everything FDR said to Congress following the attack on Pearl Harbor?
These and nearly 6 million other artifacts constituting the Library of Congress’ vast film and audio collection — the largest in the world — used to be dispersed in warehouses in five different locations.
Not any more, courtesy of a recent, unprecedented gift from the Packard Humanities Institute that’s just made the lives of many cultural researchers and historians a lot easier.” (via)