Prelinger Archives

The Prelinger Archives,¬†founded by Rick Prelinger in 1983, is dedicated to preserving films. The collection includes “over 60,000 ‘ephemeral‘ (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films,” as mentioned on the “About” page. This page also includes details concerning the rights of these films, which fall under a Creative Commons license. More information on usage is available at the “Prelinger Archives FAQ” page.