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Emile de Antonio papers, 1868-1989 (bulk 1950s-1980s)

De Antonio, Emile

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 75.8 cubic feet (112 archives boxes, 31 record center cartons)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm)
    • 132 videorecordings
    • 695 reels of film
    • 567 audio recordings
    • 529 photographs
    • 51 contact sheets
    • 16 color transparencies
    • 52 negatives
    • 6 posters, and
    • 2 clipping files; plus
  • OCLC ocn613705083
  • Finding Aids
    • Register


  • RESTRICTED: As of March 22, 1996, De Antonio's journals (Box 120-Box 123) remain restricted until their publication. All other materials in the Emile de Antonio collection are available for research use.
  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: Although the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) owns de Antonio's records, it does not own the copyright for any of his films.


  • Papers, mainly 1950s-1980s, of Emile de Antonio (1919-1989), a documentary filmmaker whose work has been characterized by critical exploration of themes in contemporary politics and society. Included are biographical information, correspondence, and extensive files on films produced or considered for production. Produced motion pictures are documented by correspondence, research material, legal and financial records, scripts, production notes, promotion and distribution information, and reviews. This collection includes extensive film, video, and audio tape, as well as some three-dimensional objects.


  • A portion of the films and videorecordings in this collection are cataloged separately in addition to being on the finding aid.
  • A small portion of this collection is available only on microfilm.
  • Materials mostly in English with some French, Swedish, Italian, German and Vietnamese.
  • Presented by Emile de Antonio (and others), New York, New York, in 104 installments, 1971-2013; with some materials presented by Robert F. Roeming, Betty Sheinbaum, Ursula Bowring, and Martin and Anne L. Peretz.
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