James Card

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James Card
Born October 25, 1915
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Died January 16, 2000
Syracuse, New York
Residence East Rochester, New York
Nationality American
Fields Film preservation, film archiving, film history. cinephilia
Institutions George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film
Alma mater Case Western Reserve University

James Card (October 25, 1915 – January 16, 2000) was a film preservationist who established the motion picture collection at George Eastman House, one of the major moving image archives in the United States.

In November 1948, Card joined the staff of the newly created George Eastman House with the initial title of "assistant to the curator", who was Beaumont Newhall. In 1955, he discovered Louise Brooks living as a recluse in New York City and persuaded her to move to Rochester, New York, to be near the George Eastman House. From the museum's inception until his retirement in 1977, Card built the collection and gave it an international identity.[1]


  1. ^ "The Motion Picture Collection". George Eastman House. Retrieved 2010-12-12.