ID Date Type Description Summary
115 1922-10-29 Questionnaire Requests financial information (salaries. postage, cartage etc.), in order to ascertain "the cost of handling posters an...
13 1922-10-18 Letter Discussing the promotion of non-theatrical, pedagogic, and religious films as agents of "international amity," and as im...
14 1922-10-18 Record of meeting Includes agreement on previewing procedures and on action to be followed following preview; rationalization of the multi...
12 1922-09-30 Letter Warner Bros.' guardedly negative reaction to Hays' proposals for the public relations Committee, contained in his letter...
3298 1922-09-28 Letter On arbitration clause.
42 1922-09-16 Memo Distribution of non-theatrical motion pictures. Burgess feels that the promotion of film use in schools and churches wi...
11 1922-09-15 Minutes Includes resolution to commission a study on the distribution of non-theatrical films, with which the Federal Council of...
71 1922-09-15 Record of meeting Public relations previewing resolution on non-theatrical films
10 1922-09-12 Memo Proposals for MPPDA public relations action, arising from meeting of 08-15-1922. Involves national headquarters of affi...
198 1922-09-12 Correspondence This is a record of the acceptance of various film corporations into different classes of membership in the MPPDA, from ...
9 1922-09-05 Letter Proposal for Warner studio cooperation with the Public Relations Committee. Describes public relations progress of Commi...
3297 1922-09-01 Contract draft Draft of uniform contract by MPTOA, with contentious points underlined.
129 1922-08-26 Letter The justification for the Film Boards of Trade (Film Clubs) by the man who claims to have originated them. Includes det...
128 1922-08-16 Letter Cohen argues that since the MPPDA and MPTOA have reached an impasse over the Uniform Contract, they should turn to repre...
8 1922-08-15 Record of meeting Appointment of Col. Jason Joy as Executive Officer; "Mr. Will Hays gave an inspiring report of his visit to Hollywood an...
204 1922-07-25 Resolution The MPPDA disapproves and condemns the practice of portraying Mexicans in a derogatory and objectionable manner, and res...
3296 1922-07-24 Letter Lists MPPDA concessions to exhibitors to date.
3294 1922-07-14 Letter The intention is that if a uniform contract is adopted for 1922-23 product, contracts already taken out should be carrie...
53 1922-07-11 Correspondence This material relates to meetings of the Law Committee, mainly routine correspondence confirming meeting dates in 1922 ...
119 1922-07-11 Clipping Decision by Judge Hinman that newsreels (in this case containing a Path bathing beauty) should be subject to the same ce...
6 1922-07-07 Memo MPPDA public relations activity. Proposed organization and role of Committee of Fifteen. Suggestion for formation of lo...
7 1922-07-07 Record of meeting Relationships between the various committees; restatement of the aims of the Public Relations Committee (CPR); employmen...
1 1922-07-06 Court proceedings N.Y. Supreme Court - Hinman's ruling that newsreels cannot be placed outside the control of the Motion Picture Commiss...
51 1922-07-01 Miscellaneous Items concerning the formation of the National Exchange Managers Association to foster the common interests of distribut...
3293 1922-06-30 Letter On another amendment proposed by MPTOA, relating to an advance deposit: The distributors claim that payment on account o...
3295 1922-06-30 Letters routine letters arranging meetings on uniform contract discussions
130 1922-06-26 Miscellaneous Extensive documentation concerning the Uniform Exhibition Contract. Hays is being careful to construct the contract in ...
3292 1922-06-26 Letter Noting the exhibitors want the arbitration clause eliminated. They also wanted other minor amendments, including a spec...
127 1922-06-24 Letter Kirchwey outlines his own understanding of the purposes behind creating a Uniform Contract in the first place. These in...
4 1922-06-22 Resolution Outcome of a meeting at Waldorf-Astoria on 22-06-1922 between Hays and community and industry representatives to "discus...
5 1922-06-22 Record of meeting Addresses delivered at the get-together meeting of the MPPDA at the Waldorf-Astoria, prior to the formation of the Commi...
70 1922-06-22 Speech/address The Dissatisfaction with the Film and a Suggested Plan for dealing with it. Rigidity of distribution system principally ...
3290 1922-06-21 Letter Enclosing a draft contract: "... I hope you will agree with me that this draft marks a decided advance in eliminating, a...
125 1922-06-17 Letter Complaint about a "cheap, deliberate, lying attempt" by the MPTOA to "discredit" the film Reported Missing in the Exhibi...
126 1922-06-17 Telegram Report of cancellations of bookings of Reported Missing as direct result of Exhibitor's Bulletin article. He has secured...
3287 1922-06-16 Memo The practice of members of the FBTs, operating under the so called Hoy system, of black listing Exhibitors through simul...
124 1922-06-15 Press release Announcement of commencement of negotiations between the MPPDA, led by Hays, and the Board of Directors of the MPTOA, le...
3286 1922-06-15 Press release Documents relating to meetings between MPPDA and exhibitor representatives discussing the Uniform Contract in June 1922...
3289 1922-06-15 Exhibitor's Bulletin "What has been accomplished by the MPTOA" and "What the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America is Now Planning to Acco...
3288 1922-06-14 Letter Doubting the workability of an arbitration system with a board divided 50/50 without provision of an umpire and without ...
3291 1922-06-14 Letter Proposing clause for uniform contract. 01-1218 -- 01-1222 principal negotiators reject the suggestion.
123 1922-06-10 Memo Contains MPPDA and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce membership lists; also a resolution taken at a TOCC meeting author...
52 1922-06-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence and telegrams to and from Hays, involving studios and the Labor Council, concerning the unionization disp...
3285 1922-06-03 Letter and memo Comments on MPTOA memo in preparation for negotiations over uniform contract: "I am greatly disappointed ... Why don't t...
3 1922-06-01 List of personnel Names and addresses of the Committee on Public Relations, including the organizations to which they belong. Also lists ...
45 1922-06-01 Court proceedings Complaint in Court of Common Pleas in the County of Philadelphia by a cinema owner against the Film Board of Trade. He ...
57 1922-06-01 Record of meeting First meeting of Membership Committee -- The question of who is important enough to invite to join the MPPDA.
122 1922-05-27 Letter Kent's personal evaluations of members of MPTOA involved in Uniform Contract negotiations.
50 1922-05-25 Memo Summary of the current situation regarding Film Clubs and Film Boards of Trade.
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
2024 1922-05-18 Letters Fox, Godard, Hammons, Laemmle, Loew, Quinn, Selznick, Zukor, appointed as members of MPPDA Executive Committee.
2025 1922-05-18 Letters Fox, Hammons, appointed as members of MPPDA Finance Committee.
2026 1922-05-18 Letters Loew, Joseph Schenck, appointed as members of MPPDA Membership Committee.
117 1922-05-09 Memo The memo is offered as opposition to the Lusk censorship legislation before its final approval by the Governor. It outl...
118 1922-05-09 Clipping Non-Partisan Campaign Bulletin: -- explanation of the legislative demands of Organized Labor in New York State. Attach...
1283 1922-05-01 May 1922: proposals about reorganizing Film Clubs/Boards of Trade to not operate illegally in contravention of the anti-...
121 1922-04-22 Letter Steffes forwards to Hays an aggressively-worded resolution taken at a meeting of the MPTOA. It is in the form of a ques...
55 1922-04-10 Correspondence There is a series of letters requesting attendance at quarterly and special meetings in 1922 and 1923 (04-10-1922 to 11-...
2023 1922-04-10 Letters, memos Routine correspondence about dates of Board meetings, 04-10-1922 to 08-28-1923
3320 1922-04-10 Rules Rules and Regulations for the Establishment of Boards of Arbitration to hear and determine claims and controversies aris...
54 1922-04-07 Record of meeting Certificate of incorporation of MPPDA Includes by-laws, as well as the names and addresses of the directors "until its f...
67 1922-03-24 Letter An impassioned letter from a Southern anti-censorship campaigner ('Please be assured of my continuing interest in your e...
66 1922-03-16 Letter Reveals that two women, Miss Connolly and Mrs Speed, have been actively campaigning against censorship in the South, bac...
2030 1922-03-01 By-laws Original membership and By-laws of MPPDA at foundation
65 1922-02-03 Letter Response to an appeal for funds for National Board of Review (NBR) from producers and distributors. Zukor promises "a l...
3302 1922-01-31 Letter Kirchwey's summary of the legal situation and benefits.
3303 1922-01-31 Memo Kirchwey's summary of the legal situation and benefits
3301 1922-01-13 Contract Printed draft Uniform exhibition contract acceptable to the members of the Law Committee and therefore ready for submis...
49 1922-01-01 Club documents Rules of the F.I.L.M Club, N.Y. It aims to maintain a Credit Bureau for the dissemination and exchange of information a...
48 1921-12-27 Record of agreement Text (12-15-1921) and amended text (12-27-1921) of agreement between F.I.L.M. Club of New York and the N.Y. Theatre Owne...
3253 1921-03-01 Pamphlet OBJECTIONS TO STATE CENSORSHIP OF MOTION PICTURES, REISSUED MARCH, 1921 BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
62 1921-01-01 Memo Complaint about the number and level of taxes to which the industry is subject, especially in view of its patriotic serv...
64 1921-01-01 List of personnel NAMPI "National Association of the Motion Picture Industry 1921-1922". This lists members in all divisions: Executives,...
63 1919-02-19 Letter Wilson thanks Zukor for his cooperation in the previous Liberty Loan campaigns and asks for help with the Victory Libert...
3254 1916-05-20 Pamphlet CENSORSHIP VETO By CHARLES S. WHITMAN When GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK STATE. Measure rejected by Governor because be considere...
116 1914-10-01 Court proceedings Mutual Film Corporation vs. Industrial Commission of Ohio. This is a faint copy, partly illegible. Complaint from Mutu...
2031 1914-07-13 Convention between the United States and Other Powers on Literary and Artistic Copyright. Washington 1914 Treaty Series,...
2029 1914-01-06 Supreme Court judgement Mutual v. Ohio judgement -- copy in poor condition
3250 1912-12-27 Pamphlet IN OPPOSITION TO CENSORSHIP OF MOTION PICTURES. Brief by Mayor Gaynor of New York City (Late Justice of the Appellate Di...
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