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Eliminations bulletins

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of monthly "Eliminations Bulletins" compiled by the Motion Picture Division and distributed to countries and states with film censorship boards to inform them of actions taken on films. Information includes film title, applicant, and film footage in one of three categories: licensed without eliminations; licensed with eliminations (including a description of material determined to be offensive) or rejected. Also included is a listing of changed film titles, containing the old title, new title, and applicant's name.
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Quantity:
2.5 cu. ft.Copies:3microfilm reels;35mm.
Inclusive Dates:
1927-1965
Series Number:
A1417

Arrangement

Reverse chronological order.

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised solely of printed copies of monthly "Eliminations Bulletins" that were compiled by the Division and distributed to other countries and states that had film censorship boards.

The bulletins were distributed in order to inform other censorship boards of actions taken on films each month. Each bulletin lists the film title, applicant, and footage of films in one of three categories: licensed without eliminations; licensed with eliminations (including a description of the scene or a transcript of dialogue which was determined to be offensive); or rejected outright. There is also a listing of changed film titles, containing the old title, new title, and applicant's name.

In many cases, if a film was not made in the United States, the country of origin or its native language would be noted.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Container list.

Series A1423, Alphabetical List of Films Rejected or Films Approved with Eliminations, provides an alphabetical index for some of the bulletins.

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