The AFM Local 47 Archives Department is dedicated to preserving and maintaining contract files for a variety of engagements. We have Phonographic, Motion Picture/TV Film, Commercial, Videotape, Radio, Local 767 (pre-amalgamation) contracts as well as membership applications and assumption agreements.
Our archive includes:
At present, our archives are currently not staffed. Research is available on an extremely limited basis.
Fees: $30/hour with a three-hour minimum
Payment must be received prior to research. Local 47 members receive up to one hour of complimentary consultation time to determine the extent of effort necessary to fulfill your request.
When making requests for document research, the Archive Department needs as much information as possible about your requested item for the inquiry to be successful. The following information is required when requesting a document:
Contact: 323.993.3130, email
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Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm
Materials are available for your on-site enjoyment. View a complete listing of our Library materials.
To be able to use the library, all you have to do is deposit your driver's license with the Archivist at the EMD office. An item can be checked out of the library to be read on the premises. Your driver's license will be returned to you when you return the item.
The Local 47 Library accepts donations of books related to music and musicians. New additions are publicized in our monthly member publication, Overture. If you would like to donate a book, please write "Donated by (your name and date)" on the inside cover and send to the Overture office at Local 47, 817 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90038.