Anthony Slide Collection
Wednesday March 28th 2007, 10:55 am
Filed under: Collection Announcements

An internationally-known film scholar and writer, Anthony Slide founded the journal Silent Picture and was resident film historian at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences until 1980. He has been a freelance writer since that time, and has edited several major series and written more than thirty books relating to film, radio, television, and the theater. Slide’s recent books include Before Video: A History of the Non-Theatrical Film (1992), The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville (1994), Early American Cinema (1994), On Actors and Acting: Essays (1998), and The Ultimate Directory of Film Technicians (1999). A detailed inventory of the Anthony Slide Collection is available, and the collection is open for research in the Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University.

The collection includes research materials, notes, and correspondence relating to Slide’s books, essays, reviews, and lectures, as well as original motion picture production materials, such as cast lists, synopses, scripts, and shooting schedules. Printed materials in the collection include press releases and promotional materials from the film industry, theatrical programs and playbills, and numerous periodicals.

Researchers interested in using the Anthony Slide Collection’s rich resources are encouraged to contact the Popular Culture Library in advance.