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Vietnam on Film
and Television:
Documentaries in
the Library of Congress

Compiled by Victoria E. Johnson
July, 1989

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Appendix II:
Guidelines for Viewing Films and Videotapes at the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room

Room 336, Madison Building Library of Congress Hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

  1. Viewing facilities, which are available without charge, are provided for those doing research of a specific nature leading toward a publicly available work such as a dissertation, publication, or film/television production. We regret that the facilities may not be used for purely personal study or appreciation, or in ways--such as preview--that conflict with commercial distribution.
  2. Graduate students and undergraduates in advanced classes wishing to screen films should first obtain letters from their professors endorsing their projects. The Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound facilities may not be used to make up missed classroom screenings, or to complete class assignments.
  3. Each film may be viewed once by any individual. Although our viewing machines have no fast forward/fast reverse capability, they may be stopped for note taking.
  4. We are unable to accomodate groups. Only the person for whom the appointment has been made may view films.
  5. All viewing is by advance appointment. Waiting time varies, but those persons whose projects involve more than one or two feature films should expect a wait of one or two weeks.
  6. Because many of our collections are stored in remote locations, viewing lists must be received at least three days in advance of appointments. Long lists require one week for preparation.
  7. Viewing lists for films should be arranged in alphabetical order.
  8. A maximum of three features, or their equivalent, may be viewed in one day. Three consecutive weeks of viewing time may be reserved.
  9. Taping or photographing is permitted only with written permission of the copyright owners and/or donors. Any such activity disturbing to others in the viewing room will not be permitted. The Library does not provide equipment for these purposes.
  10. Bear in mind that screening time is limited and must be scheduled. Cancellation without sufficient notice tends to prevent others from having access to the facilities. Please be considerate of others in this regard.

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