How to find what you want and get the transfers you need
You’re working on a documentary and you realize that a piece of footage that will help tell your story might be available through the National Archives. How can you get a digital copy of it? Henninger Media Services has been transferring film for the National Archives for over 25 years. While we typically enter the picture once you’ve found the materials you need and have an approved Item Approval Request List (IARL), we hope to make the whole process a little more transparent, from start to finish.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) oversees a vast collection of records including historical documents, photographs, films, videotapes and audio recordings. There are many research projects that might bring one to NARA, but we’ll focus on film, video and sound recordings since those are our area of expertise.