Primary sources: Ephemeral films
Ephemeral films are produced for specific purposes at specific times. The genre includes educational, industrial, advertising, and amateur films aimed at promoting ideas, corporations, or products.
This selective list includes some general bibliographies, gateways, and indexes along with some of the more extensive primary source collections available at Lafayette College. For more subject-specific resources or individual titles, consult the library's annotated list of research tools by subject.
- American Memory Motion Picture Collection Collection
- Coverage: 1894-1999
Collection includes over 700 films digitized by the Library of Congress.
- Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive Collection
- Collection of over 1,200 films from the Prelinger Archive documenting everyday life, culture, industry, and institutions in the United States from 1927 to the present.