National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records,

Title
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971.
Author
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.)
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid
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Additional Authors
Description
100 linear feet (179 boxes, 19 v., 52 trays)
Uniform Title
National Board of Review magazine.
Subject
Genre/Form
Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (Charles Reilly)
Biography (note)
  • The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.) was created in 1909 as the New York Board of Censorship of Motion Pictures. The New York Board became the National Board of Censorship when it took the place of local boards in various cities. In 1916 the name was changed to the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBRMP) signifying a fundamental change of policy: the Board would no longer dictate standards of morality in motion pictures. Its primary responsibility became the education of the viewing public; it published reviews and recommended movies which were considered by the reviewers to have achieved distinction. Publications of the Board included the National Board of Review Magazine which was superseded in 1950 by Films in Review.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2100
Author
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.)
Title
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures records, 1907-1971.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence and other records reflecting the Board's opposition to censorship of motion pictures and its efforts to improve the quality of films. Correspondence, 1910-1971, is with motion picture companies, agencies, distributors, directors, actors, field representatives, censors, community officials, schools, and clubs and organizations interested in movies. Collection includes records, 1916-1948, of the National Committee for Better Films; and NBRMP materials such as records of the Board of Directors, committee papers, financial accounts, writings, speeches and interviews by staff members and others, periodicals, questionnaires, investigators' reports and reviews, photographs, printed matter, and ephemera.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.) was created in 1909 as the New York Board of Censorship of Motion Pictures. The New York Board became the National Board of Censorship when it took the place of local boards in various cities. In 1916 the name was changed to the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NBRMP) signifying a fundamental change of policy: the Board would no longer dictate standards of morality in motion pictures. Its primary responsibility became the education of the viewing public; it published reviews and recommended movies which were considered by the reviewers to have achieved distinction. Publications of the Board included the National Board of Review Magazine which was superseded in 1950 by Films in Review.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Barry, Iris, 1895-1969.
Flaherty, Robert Joseph, 1884-1951.
Gessner, Robert.
Grierson, John, 1898-1972.
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948.
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954.
Ince, Thomas H.
Jacobs, Lewis.
Lorentz, Pare.
Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Weinberg, Herman G.
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.)
National Committee for Better Films.
Added Title
National Board of Review magazine.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2100
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