Introducing the Yale Film Archive

January 15, 2021

The Yale Film Study Center has been renamed the Yale Film Archive. The new name is intended to better reflect the archive's critical support for teaching and research as well as its leadership in fostering a vibrant film culture at Yale through collection, preservation, and public access. It also highlights the group's work within the archival community developing and implementing standards for the care of film at Yale.

Film Archive staff will continue to provide all the same services and resources for students and faculty as under the old name.

The renaming coincides with the Film Archive's move from the Whitney Humanities Center to newly renovated space in Sterling Library that will open to the Yale community after the pandemic.

At this time, archive staff are working remotely and offering online teaching and research consultations. Current students, faculty, and staff may use links in Quicksearch and Orbis to request DVDs, Blu-rays, and VHS tapes from the archive's 50,000-item video collection for contactless pickup in the Sterling nave or delivery via the mail-to-address service. (Only faculty, students, and staff who are authorized to be on campus may use contactless pickup. See the library's COVID-19 updates for more information on access to library spaces and services during the pandemic.)