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New York State Motion Picture Division Inspector Reports

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 motion picture inspector reports, which were completed in an effort to prevent the exhibition of unlicensed films by ensuring compliance with motion picture licensing laws and regulations. Inspectors filled out these forms in an assigned area of a movie theater after viewing each film. Inspector reports note the name of the inspector, date and time of inspection, name and location of theater, name of theater manager, and title of film. On the reverse side of the form is an explanation of any action taken.
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8 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1961-1965
Series Number:
B2718

Arrangement

Chronological by year/month, then alphabetical by last name of inspector.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of motion picture inspector reports, which were completed in an effort to prevent the exhibition of unlicensed films by ensuring compliance with motion picture licensing laws and regulations. Inspectors filled out these forms in an assigned area of a movie theater after viewing each film.

Inspector reports note the name of the inspector, date and time of inspection, name and location of theater, name of theater manager, and title of the movie. On the reverse side of the form is an explanation of any action taken.

Also included in this series are daily summary of inspections forms, compiled on a monthly basis to document the activities of each inspector. For each day of the month, forms note the number of theaters visited, number of films viewed, times of inspection, and remarks.

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Related Materials

Series A1426 New York State Motion Picture Division Daily Schedules of Films Viewed, contains related records.

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