Moving Image & Sound Archive: Home

Specializing in unique moving image and sound collections from Utah and the West

About the Moving Image & Sound Archive

The Moving Image & Sound Archive is part of the Marriott Library's Special Collections Department.  We collect and preserve video and audio recordings that document the history of Utah and the West. Predominantly original and unique and often unpublished, these time-based media collections offer the opportunity to hear the voices of the past and see historic scenes and artistic visions come to life. Originally recorded on a wide array of modern and historic formats, these materials are steadily being digitized so that students, faculty, staff, and community users can access them for research and entertainment.

The Moving Image & Sound Archive is open to everyone.  Although some materials are temporarily unavailable because they are still stored on their original, analog formats, many are accessible from home.  New content is added to the Digital Library on a regular basis.  View and listen to our content there or contact an archivist to request audio or video that hasn't been uploaded yet.

Online Resources

Moving Image & Sound Collections streaming to Campus Computers

Because of copyright considerations, these collections only stream to computers on the University of Utah campus with a hardwired internet connection (not over the wireless network).  Access these collections at home by requesting a personal research copy from one of our archivists.

Moving Image & Sound Collections streaming to the Special Collections Reading Room

Because of copyright considerations, these collections only stream to the Reading Room on Level 4 of the Marriott Library.  Access these collections at home by requesting a personal research copy from one of our archivists.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Moving Image & Sound Archive or access to our collections, please don't hesitate to contact us directly:

Molly Rose Steed, Asst. Head, Moving Image & Sound Archivist molly.steed@utah.edu

Rebecca Roper, Moving Image & Sound Digital Archivist rebecca.roper@utah.edu

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Other Library Multimedia

Not what you were looking for?

We focus on rare materials and obsolete formats.  To find more readily available and commercial movies and albums in the library try the Knowledge Commons on Level 2.  Audio-visual materials can also be found the library Catalog or Digital Collections

For digitized multimedia from the University of Utah and throughout the region check out the Mountain West Digital Library.

Media guides:

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library