Acquisition Policy


The Television Academy Foundation preserves the legacy of television while educating and inspiring future leaders.


The Interviews: An Oral History of Television is a collection of video oral histories with television industry professionals housed within the Television Academy Foundation. The Interviews aims to chronicle the birth and growth of the television industry as it evolves. For a full list of completed interviews, click here.


The Interviews collection does not contain episodes of television shows, scripts, personal papers, or other ephemera, and we cannot accept donations of these items.

On a case-by-case basis, we may accept donations of oral history collections that focus on the television industry and which complement our in-house collection.

Selection criteria for accepting material may include condition, completeness, copyright status, historical significance, version, format and number of copies already held by the Foundation.



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