GloPAD is a multimedia, multilingual, Web-accessible database containing digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects (such as 3-D images) related to the performing arts from around the world.
preserves and makes accessible approximately 100 hours of video per year documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many cultures and political landscapes of the Americas.
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) provides a digital venue for documenting the expression of social and political life through performance in the many political landscapes of the Americas. HIDVL brings together materials that existed only in small private archives that lacked the resources to care for these extraordinary cultural documents. Using the resources of digital technology, the Hemispheric Institute ensures thelong-term preservation of these rare videos and make them accessible to viewers around the world. The trilingual Artist Profiles: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/artistprofiles/ contextualizes the video collections with photos, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials that viewers might find useful: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/artistprofiles/
Work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915 are featured in this presentation of 150 motion pictures
Selected Digital Image Sites
Researchers and designers often require a broad range of historical
visual images. Below are some resources that serve as good starting
places, though many of them are more focused on fine arts (rather than
film stills and documentation).