In order for us to proceed with your request, submit the following information to Archive staff at 202.488.6104 or email@example.com:
Print the Archive’s procedures for research and duplication.
The Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive (SSFVA) does not supply copies of archival materials directly to users. Instead, we facilitate duplication requests via several outside video studios, at the researcher's expense. Duplication and shipping fees are paid directly to the lab. Master tapes are shipped from our offsite storage facility to the lab of your choice only ONCE per week. Requests must be submitted by 2 PM on Thursdays. Please plan accordingly when placing orders.
We can email a limited number of low resolution digital video files (streaming quality) to survivors, students, educators, individuals performing family research, liberators, and donors. Written permission must be secured in advance for films that are copyright restricted.
If you want a Hi-Definition (HD) transfer and the existing USHMM format is a videotape source (a Digital Betacam or other analog master), your HD copy can be made from the existing video by the "upconvert" method or from a new film intermediate. If you choose the latter, you will pay a vendor to produce a new film copy that will become the sole property of USHMM. It is from this new film intermediate that your HD copy will be made.
In order to obtain copies, follow these six steps:
Henninger Media Services
2601-A Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Contact: Hannah Baker
Bono Film / Bonolabs
9215 51st Avenue, Suite 11
College Park, MD 20740
Contact: Tim Bono or Bonnie Willette
5708 Arundel Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
Contacts: Rebecca Reynolds