Scope and Content Note

Bound volumes contain information on films received and the actions taken on each film.

The volumes list the following for each film: the serial number that was issued to films licensed; the applicant name (exchange or distributor); number of original prints; number of duplicate prints; number of reels of film; total film footage; number of seals; amount received for licenses, permits, and seals; title of film; country of origin, if foreign; and action taken (approved, approved with eliminations, or rejected). The later volumes also provide information on Motion Picture Association determinations (either a yes or no response is recorded.) Figures are totaled daily for the various categories of information, and totals are also entered at the end of each month. It is unclear why these films were sent to Albany.