Film Preservation Guide: The Basics for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Source: National Film Preservation Foundation
Movies have documented America for more than one hundred years. Since Thomas Edison introduced the movie camera in 1893, amateur and professional filmmakers have used motion pictures to tell stories, record communities, explain the work of business and government, and illustrate current events. They captured, with the immediacy unique to the moving image, how generations of Americans have lived, worked, and dreamed. By preserving these films, we save a century of history.
152 page manual on Film Preservation