Cinema Studies
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Spring 2007, Jude Kiernan, Internship at Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University, New York, NY

Jude Kiernan, working in the Preservation Department’s Film Lab, reported that he and other MIAP interns “made great progress in improving the preservation status of the collection of 356 films” in the Communist Party USA collection of the Tamiment Library/Wagner Labor Archives. Kiernan personally inspected and re-housed (and in some cases repaired) approximately 50 films. Learning the details of film production (camera originals, negatives, inter-negatives, etc.) was the most significant for Kiernan, and he found the process rigorous but extremely valuable.