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Please visit https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/about/guidelines/images-and-documents/ to see the complete version.
We encourage the inclusion of iconographic and documentary materials such as portrait, publicity still, frame enlargement, and reproductions of texts such as fan magazine articles, short [auto]biography, screenwriting manual, correspondence, studio payroll, contract, death certificate, and scenario.
Format: Please submit as high resolution jpgs (300 dpi).
Captions must be short, film titles in italics with date as below, identify pioneer by primary occupation: a, w, d, p, e and o: a= actress, w= writer, d= director, p= producer, and e= editor, o= other (anything else). Provide source for image in caption (abbreviated). PC = private/personal collection.
[Fig. 6. One-sheet for The Little American (1917). AMPAS]
[Fig. 9. Jeanie Macpherson (w/d/a) with Cecil B. DeMille. PC]
[Doc 2. Jeanie Macpherson (w/d/a) Death Certificate. PC]
Whether from your own private collection or from commercial source, we need a statement on letterhead from each source referring to all images or documents. It should state: “The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University Libraries has the permission of ________to use images of ___________in the Women Film Pioneers Project online resource.” Source of each image or document is identified in caption. Example: AMPAS= Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences or PC = Personal Collection. See Image Attribution Key for a full list of abbreviations.
The publisher, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, Columbia University Libraries, uses images and documents submitted by contributors as a non-profit educational tool to illustrate written text designed for global, perpetual online display.
Whether images and documents are from your own private collection, a nonprofit archive, a family member, or a commercial source, we need as much information as possible as in examples below. The editors will contact you if we need further paperwork. At the very end of the Profile and Essay, list images with as much descriptive information as possible, as in the Jeanie Macpherson Submission_Model.
Note: The Women Film Pioneers Project is not an image clearinghouse. Users may contact archive or commercial source credited on each image. The source credit PC (contributor or family member) indicates private holding, designed to discourage inquiries. The Project does not respond to inquiries about sources.