to the Wolfson Archives
The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives
is an official moving image repository and archives of the State of Florida
and is one of the largest institutions of its kind in the United States.
Lynn Wolfson helped found the Moving Image Archives in
1984, along with Ralph Renick and historian Arva Moore Parks. Named in honor of Lynn and
Louis Wolfson II, a leader in Florida's communications industry, the
Archives was created under the joint sponsorship of the Miami-Dade Public
Library System, Miami Dade College, and the University of Miami. Now
exclusively operated by the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College, the
Archives has moved to
its permanent home on the Campus.
The Wolfson Archives' mission is to collect, preserve,
catalog, and make accessible film and video materials which document
Florida’s history and culture. The Archives is an essential resource for the community, State and nation, and provides unique materials to researchers, film and video
producers, and the general public. A year-round screening program features
materials from the Archives' collections and those of other archives
throughout the nation and abroad.
The Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives depends on contributions from its users and
benefactors to operate. In addition to contributions and grants, the
Wolfson Archives seeks donations of any film or video materials, particularly those related to Florida. If you are
interested in the Archives or would like to make a donation, please contact us for more information.