The material in the collection is varied and includes scripts, shot lists, productions notes, correspondence, contracts, accounts, press material, programmes, and theses. Some of the individual collections held include:
The Lord Killanin Collection
Highlights of this collection include correspondence and files relating to John Ford and two of his films, The Rising of the Moon, and Gideon’s Day.
The Pat Murphy Collection
Of particular interest are the storyboards and screenplays for Maeve and Anne Devlin, as well as material on Sean MacBride Remembers and Birmingham Six: Parade of Innocence.
The Tiernan MacBride Collection
A valuable record of the development of the Irish Film Industry, this collection contains material relating to his work with the Irish Film Theatre, Film Producers Association, the ITGWU, and the Irish Film Board.
The Horgan Collection
This collection gives an intriguing glimpse into the day-to-day running of the Horgan Picture Theatre, Youghal, Co. Cork. The collection includes photographs, screenings diaries, exhibitor’s diaries, ticket sales records, and accounts. One of the original 35mm Kamm projectors from the cinema is on now display in the IFI Library.
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