“The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been collecting film–related items since 1927 and has the largest collection of its kind in the world – over 13 million photographs ; 250,000 film and video assets; 71,000 screenplays; 67,000; and 137,000 pieces of production art.
The collections also include nearly 1,800 special collections of film legends such as Saul Bass, Pactricia Cardodo, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Eiko Ishioka, Hattie McDaniel, and Kimberly Peirce. These collections contain production files, personal correspondence, clippings, contracts, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and storyboards, among other items. Since 2008, the Academy Museum has been actively collecting three-dimensional objects, and today its holdings number approximately 8,000 items including cameras, projectors, magic lanterns and pre-cinematic optical toys, visual effects devices, costumes, backdrops, to acquire, preserve, digitize, and exhibit a broad and diverse range of film-related materials. ” – Academy Museum of Motion Pictures