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Quigley Photographic Archive

Identifier: GTM-720825
The Quigley archive is, properly speaking, the photo “morgue” of Quigley Publications, active under various titles since 1915 in motion picture industry trade publishing (Motion Picture Herald, Motion Picture Daily, and others). Primarily an assemblage of publicity photos, the archive is a unique national resource for photographs of motion picture industry people: producers, directors, animators, and their colleagues. Actors and actresses figure less prominently, but are well represented among the approximately 55,000 black-and-white photographs and 3,500 negatives ranging in date from about 1906 to 1972. Of special interest also are smaller files of photographs devoted to motion picture studios, theaters, and equipment.


  • 1906 - 1972


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120 Linear Feet (circa 220 boxes)

Quigley Photographic Archive
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Revision Statements

  • 2015-12-08: Finding aid record updated.
  • 2020-09-11: Completed creation of sub-series and Top-Containers; reordered files into sub-series; collection level notes added.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository