Recent Additions

Recent Additions

The MHDL catalog currently includes 2,845,814 pages of digitized books and magazines from the histories of film, broadcasting, and recorded sound. That's quite a large number, and we hope to keep it continually growing! Check out this page to see items that have recently been added to the MHDL collections.

To determine which materials are available for digitization, we check the U.S. copyright status of all titles. We reviewed every copyright renewal for serials (magazines) published from 1923 to 1950, and for titles after those dates, we search the copyright records for the status of the major publications published from 1951 to 1963. The copyrights for nearly all of these media industry, fan and technical publications were not renewed, and those pre-1964 works are now in the public domain.

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Recent Items:

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The cinema as a graphic art : on a theory of representation in the cinemaNilsen, VladimirJanuary 1, 1959Search on LanternClick here to read

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The cinema and the public: a critical analysis of the origin, constitution, and control of the British Film InstituteAshley, WalterJanuary 1, 1934Search on LanternClick here to read

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The cinema 1952{"Manvell, Roger, 1909-1987","Baxter, R. K. Neilson"}January 1, 1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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The blue book of the screenWing, RuthJanuary 1, 1923Search on LanternClick here to read

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The audio-visual handbookDent, Ellsworth Charles, 1899-1983January 1, 1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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The art of sound pictures{"Pitkin, William R., 1877-","Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947"}January 1, 1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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The advance of photography : its history and modern applicationsGarrett, A. E. (Albert Edward)January 1, 1911Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinematographic annual : volume 2 : 1931{"Hall, Hal","Stull, William"}January 1, 1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cinematographic annual 1930 : volume oneHall, HalJanuary 1, 1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Cine-film projection : a practical manual for users of all types of 16-mm. and narrow gauge film proHill, Cecil A.January 1, 1952Search on LanternClick here to read

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Charlie ChaplinHuff, TheodoreJanuary 1, 1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Censored : the private life of the movie{"Ernst, Morris L. (Morris Leopold), 1888-1976","Lorentz, Pare"}January 1, 1930Search on LanternClick here to read

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Celluloid : the film to-dayRotha, Paul, 1907-1984January 1, 1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Camera secrets of Hollywood : simplified photography for the home picture maker{"Bruce, Robert C., 1887-1948","Dowling, Pat"}January 1, 1931Search on LanternClick here to read

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Came the dawn : memories of a film pioneerHepworth, Cecil M., 1874-1953January 1, 1951Search on LanternClick here to read

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Building theatre patronage : management and merchandising{"Barry, John F.","Sargent, Epes Winthrop, 1872-1938"}January 1, 1927Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brief for the United StatesMotion Picture Patents CompanyJanuary 1, 1914Search on LanternClick here to read

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Brief for appellees motion picture patents company and Edison manufacturing companyGeorge Melies CompanyJanuary 1, 1913Search on LanternClick here to read

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F. H. Richardson's bluebook of projectionRichardson, F. H. (Frank Herbert), 1866-1943January 1, 1935Search on LanternClick here to read
F. H. Richardson's bluebook of projectionRichardson, F. H. (Frank Herbert), 1866-1943January 1, 1942Search on LanternClick here to read

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Best broadcasts of 1938-39Wylie, Max, 1904-1975January 1, 1939Search on LanternClick here to read

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Baby Peggy's own story bookCary, Diana Serra, 1918-2020January 1, 1924Search on LanternClick here to read

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Amateur talking pictures and recordingBrown, Bernard B., 1898-1981January 1, 1933Search on LanternClick here to read

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Amateur movie makingMcKay, Herbert C. (Herbert Couchman), 1895-1971January 1, 1928Search on LanternClick here to read

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ActorviewsStevens, AshtonJanuary 1, 1923Search on LanternClick here to read