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The Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC) is a vital access point to the UCLA Film & Television Archive's vast collection, serving faculty, scholars, students, writers and professionals at UCLA and beyond. ARSC coordinates appointments for on-site viewing at the Instructional Media Lab in Powell Library. With ARSC's assistance, visitors have conducted research for hundreds of class assignments, dissertations, publications and film and television productions.
About the UCLA Film & Television Archive
The Archive is internationally renowned for rescuing, preserving and showcasing moving image media and is dedicated to ensuring that the visual achievements of our time are available for learning and enjoyment. One of the largest moving image repositories in the world, the Archive maintains more than 450,000 holdings of rare films, television programs, news footage and radio recordings in a state-of-the-art facility in Santa Clarita, California.
The work of the Archive includes:
- Cataloging moving image materials
- Conservation, restoration and digitization
- Facilitating research and learning for students, scholars and the general public
- Year-round screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village
- Licensing footage for new documentaries, TV shows, museum exhibitions and more