G. William Jones Film & Video Collection


The G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at SMU Libraries supports the communities of the Meadows School of the Arts, the University, and global moving image preservation and research. Its primary purpose is to support education and research through the study, preservation, and presentation of moving images. To this end, the Collection maintains moving images in a wide variety of formats, examples of related equipment, print materials associated with moving images, and a climate-controlled storage facility.

History of the Collection

Founded as the Southwest Film/Video Archives, the collection began in 1970. In 1995, the collection became the G. William Jones Film and Video Collection in honor of its founder. Dr. Jones was a tireless collector as well as a devoted scholar and teacher in cinema and religious studies.