ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
3301 1922-01-13 Contract Printed draft Uniform exhibition contract acceptable to the members of the Law Committee and therefore ready for submis...
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
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...
2030 1922-03-01 By-laws Original membership and By-laws of MPPDA at foundation
66 1922-03-16 Letter Reveals that two women, Miss Connolly and Mrs Speed, have been actively campaigning against censorship in the South, bac...
67 1922-03-24 Letter An impassioned letter from a Southern anti-censorship campaigner ('Please be assured of my continuing interest in your e...
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...
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...
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...
1283 1922-05-01 May 1922: proposals about reorganizing Film Clubs/Boards of Trade to not operate illegally in contravention of the anti-...
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...
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.
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
50 1922-05-25 Memo Summary of the current situation regarding Film Clubs and Film Boards of Trade.
122 1922-05-27 Letter Kent's personal evaluations of members of MPTOA involved in Uniform Contract negotiations.
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.
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...
52 1922-06-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence and telegrams to and from Hays, involving studios and the Labor Council, concerning the unionization disp...
123 1922-06-10 Memo Contains MPPDA and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce membership lists; also a resolution taken at a TOCC meeting author...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
127 1922-06-24 Letter Kirchwey outlines his own understanding of the purposes behind creating a Uniform Contract in the first place. These in...
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...
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
51 1922-07-01 Miscellaneous Items concerning the formation of the National Exchange Managers Association to foster the common interests of distribut...
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...
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...
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...
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...
3296 1922-07-24 Letter Lists MPPDA concessions to exhibitors to date.
204 1922-07-25 Resolution The MPPDA disapproves and condemns the practice of portraying Mexicans in a derogatory and objectionable manner, and res...
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...
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...
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...
3297 1922-09-01 Contract draft Draft of uniform contract by MPTOA, with contentious points underlined.
9 1922-09-05 Letter Proposal for Warner studio cooperation with the Public Relations Committee. Describes public relations progress of Commi...
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 ...
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
42 1922-09-16 Memo Distribution of non-theatrical motion pictures. Burgess feels that the promotion of film use in schools and churches wi...
3298 1922-09-28 Letter On arbitration clause.
12 1922-09-30 Letter Warner Bros.' guardedly negative reaction to Hays' proposals for the public relations Committee, contained in his letter...
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...
41 1922-10-29 Report Distribution Gives physical cost of handling film, per reel, for five companies. Includes total reels shipped, cost pe...
115 1922-10-29 Questionnaire Requests financial information (salaries. postage, cartage etc.), in order to ascertain "the cost of handling posters an...
15 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular Purportedly verbatim comments from those who have previewed non-theatrical films, including 6 educational films from Fox...
16 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular 'Excerpts from Typical Letters': public reaction in support of cleaning up the movies. Names and home towns of the auth...
3249 1922-11-07 Pamphlet The Massachusetts Verdict and Its Significance. Describes the campaign against State Censorship in Massachusetts in Nove...
3219 1922-11-09 Letters Arranging meetings with company publicity directors -- routine.
33 1922-11-10 Memo Report on recent activities of the Public Relations Committee: distribution of Declaration of Purpose, letter-writing, p...
17 1922-11-13 Record of meeting public relations previewing comments not to be used as publicity by producers without consent of organizations
3280 1922-11-20 Letter Letter of advice from the Arbitration Society of America, written at Hays request, on the wording of the arbitration cla...
3300 1922-12-01 Letter Draft of Legal opinion on damages resulting from a broken contract. Refers to Frohlich and Schwartz, The Law of Motion ...
35 1922-12-06 Letter Re new copyright legislation. If we become members of the Berne Copyright Union it would result in a tremendous saving t...
2032 1922-12-06 Bill Bill to Amend the Copyright Law; Tentative draft of Bill to Amend the Copyright Law and Permit the United States to Ente...
36 1922-12-09 Letter Seeks comment on the copyright legislation. Includes a copy of the bill itself.
18 1922-12-12 Record of meeting The question of classifying films following preview: sub-committee formed to consider what action to take. (Their report...
60 1922-12-16 Letter Concerns the successful introduction of movies on a train trip from Chicago to St. Louis. Contains a description of the...
72 1922-12-20 Report religious films -- "there is great need for improvement in the purely religious films designed for use in churches." M...
2017 1922-12-20 Report Report of Sub-Committee of Committee on Public Relations, makes proposals about adaptation, need for improvement in reli...
19 1922-12-22 Telegram Hamner expresses his concern that Public Relations Committee was not consulted before Hays commented on Arbuckle case.
73 1922-12-22 Telegram Joy advises release of statement saying Arbuckle will not re-enter industry until the matter has been discussed with Com...
20 1922-12-23 Miscellaneous Summary of responses by committee members (including resignations) to Hays' report on Arbuckle case; miscellaneous perso...
21 1922-12-23 Telegram Hays explains his controversial statement on the Arbuckle case, which advocated Christian charity rather than outright c...
74 1922-12-23 Memo Public relations committee opinions on Arbuckle case - committee not consulted before Hays action to reinstate Arbuckle ...
75 1922-12-23 Resolution Committee on Public Relations advises Hays not to permit release of any Arbuckle picturesRESOLUTION on Arbuckle, circula...
3218 1922-12-23 Letter Hays has agreed not to permit release of any Arbuckle pictures.
3267 1922-12-23 Telegram RESOLUTION on ArbuckleThe Committee on Public Relations, having received from Mr. Hays a report on the Arbuckle matter i...
3283 1922-12-31 Memo Proposed contract formulated in England may prove suggestive here
3284 1922-12-31 By-laws Draft of by-laws on Board of Arbitration.
3256 1923-01-03 Statement ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR SMITH TO THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE, JANUARY 3, 1923. "Censorship is not in keeping with our id...
3257 1923-01-03 Pamphlet Pamphlet protesting New York Clean Books bill
2 1923-01-04 Press release Press release concerning Public Relations Committee meeting, containing the resolution on the Arbuckle matter taken at t...
22 1923-01-04 Record of meeting The meeting takes place in a mood of crisis over the Arbuckle case, and progressively becomes a forum for statements of ...
76 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Hays retreats from his position on Arbuckle, suggesting he is merely removing himself as an obstacle to Arbuckle's worki...
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