For 25 years the Academy Film Archive has been protecting film history with the might and vigor that only the Academy of Motion Pictures could muster up.
Their dedication of resources to the preservation of some of the most famous, renowned films in modern history is unparalleled.
As shown in this Medium post which was written to celebrate their 25th anniversary, after a quarter century of building up from the trenches one of the most fantastic film archives ever, they have yet to lose their stride.
Originally founded with just three staff members, the Archive has grown to include more than 30 archival professionals who manage a collection of more than 190,000 inventoried items from 2,000 separate sources. It’s also supported more than 100 internships, enriching the film archival community and serving as a steward for nearly 1 million pounds of film. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, here are 25 things you should know about the Archive, its work, and its impact on motion pictures.