Our archives
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Document Archive

The Swedish Film Institute Library contains unique collections of company and personal archives, scripts, programmes and press cuttings.

Company and personal archives

Two of the organisations that have left their archives with us are the old film company Svenska Biografteatern, and cinema owners’ association Sveriges Biografägareförbund. The personal archives contain material from some of the best-known Swedish film personalities, including Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Victor Sjöström.
If you are involved in research and wish to view this material, please feel free to contact the Library. An overview of our archives can be found here.

Original scripts

The Library’s script collection is comprised of a virtually complete body of Swedish original scripts, as well as scripts for subtitling foreign film. All our members are welcome to view the collection. Please note that all scripts are for reading at the Library only.

Press cuttings

The Library’s archive of cuttings allows you to read what was written about film in Sweden’s daily newspapers up to and including May 2002. The archive contains articles on some 53,000 films and 16,000 film personalities, and is stored on microfilm. Order forms can be found at the loans desk, and all material is for reading at the Library on the microfilm readers.

Please contact us before your visit if you are interested in studying our archive material: bibliotek@filminstitutet.se