Media History Digital Library
In 2009, film historian David Pierce sought to improve this research landscape by founding the Media History Digital Library. Mr. Pierce knew the breadth of publications that existed, and he knew the institutions and private collectors who possessed original copies (not simply the microfilm). He found generous individuals willing to fund the digitization of important magazine, and borrowed from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, and private collectors.
In 2017, the MHDL reached the milestone of expanding its collection to over 2 million pages.