Digital Collections

License application case files

Identifier: A1418
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 2779
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: This series consists of approximately 73,000 motion picture case files, one for each film submitted for review and licensing. Each case file contains the following: an application for initial license; applications for duplicate licenses; copies of initial and duplicate licenses; a copy of the filmscript (except silent films; for foreign language films a translation is included); examiner's report; amended film transcript if changes were made; and receipts for seals issued. Some case files also contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and promotional ephemera.

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