VSAR 328: Video Art History & Theory

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About This Guide

About this guide/VSAR 328

This guide is intended to give you starting points to create your video mash-up option for Project/Paper One. It includes links to public domain media archives, some helpful information about fair use of moving images, and sources that will help you to cite those moving images. Please contact me, Torie Quiñonez, Arts & Humanities Librarian, for further help.

Moving Image Collections

Media Archives/VSAR 328

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)


Harvard Law School Library, “Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media”


Library of Congress’ World Digital Library

(At the top of the page: Explore>Type of Item>Motion Pictures)


Library of Congress' Moving Image Research Center


New York Public Library Digital Collections

Specify “Search only public domain materials” and see “Cite this item” and permalink in each item record


“Search the Commons” tool on the Creative Commons website

(search specifically for media licensed under Creative Commons)



Online archive of avant-garde film, audio, and print


University of Minnesota’s Digital Video Collections Guide

A list of more than 90 individual collections of online video

Fair Use and Public Domain

Citing Moving Images

Need Help?

Torie Quiñonez

Arts and Humanities Librarian
Office Location: 
KEL 3426
Office Hours: 
By appointment

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