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Hilliard-Nunn Black Film & Film Literature Collection

Special Collections 

Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts - African American Cinema

An archival collection of African American cinematic history with over 300 pressbooks (illustrated campaign and advertising catalogs sent to theatre owners), press kits (media packages including biographies, promotional essays, and illustrations), programs, and over 1000 photographs and slides. 

Jim Liversidge Collection 

This American pop culture collection contains miscellany and ephemera pertaining to African American cinematic and television history, including a poster of The Flying Ace I1926), a "race filmdirected and produced in Jacksonville, Florida at Norman Studios. 

Note: Special Collections materials are non-circulating and are not available for check out. For questions concerning the Belknap and Jim Liversidge Collections, please contact the Smathers Library at Please visit the Libraries' COVID-19 information page for up-to-date information on current library policies and services

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Streaming Film Databases 

Digitalia Film Library

Keywords: Film, Documentaries, International, Multilingual 


Films on Demand

Keywords: Film, Documentaries, Black Lives Matter, HBO Films, PBS, Califronia Newsreel 


Film Platform 

Keywords: Documentaries, Educational, African American Studies Collection 

Black Film Studies Journals 

Black Camera

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