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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF DOCUMENTS

Description
The Department of Documents holds an extensive and important collection of primary source material relating to warfare in the twentieth century, largely composed of British private papers and captured German records. The Department’s holdings in relation to film include the papers of Lord Bernstein, the Film Adviser to the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, which consist of official correspondence and reports containing much detail on the production and distribution of films made under their aegis, and the public reaction to them. Also held are a small number of film and television scripts, a few collections of papers of individuals who served with the Film Units of the armed forces, and within the holdings occasional references can also be found in personal diaries and letters to film-going since 1914.
Website
http://collections.iwm.org.uk/server.php?show=nav.00g002
Keywords
London; History; Newsreels; Railways; World War II; Newsfilm; Oral History; Propaganda; Military forces; Palestine; War damage; Aircraft; Royal Air Force; Amateur films; Commonwealth; World War I; Aviation; Germany; Social History; British military forces; Civil defence; Documentary film movement; European History; Genocide; German military forces; German newsreels; Holocaust; Home Front, World War II; Home Guard, World War II; Israel; Navies and naval operations; Royal Flying Corps; Royal Naval Air Service; Soviet newsreels; Training films; Yugoslavia
Access
Prior appointment requested.
Access for outsiders
Yes
Facilities
Reading room, capacity approx 30 seats.
Copyright
Copyright in most collections held by private individuals.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Manuscripts
20-30 collections of personal papers.

Catalogues

Computerised database
INMAGIC DB/TEXTWORKS database.
Printed catalogue
Printed catalogues for larger collections.
Card catalogue
Subject and name-based card index.
Digitised catalogue
No.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. R W A Suddaby
Job title
Keeper
Department
Department of Documents
Telephone
020 7416 5220
Fax
020 7416 5374
Email
docs@iwm.org.uk
Address
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ

Alternate Contact

Name
Mr R W A Suddaby
Telephone
020 7416 5221 / 5222 / 5226
Fax
020 7416 5374
Email
docs@iwm.org.uk

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