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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 and promotion materials

The Library’s script collection is comprised of a virtually complete body of Swedish original scripts, as well as scripts for subtitling foreign film. We also have promotion materials, such as cinema programmes. All our members are welcome to view the collection. Please note that it's all for reading at the Library only. Use the holdings information listed on The Swedish Film Database when making your request.

Booking routine for above mentioned material

Requests are made by email to bibliotek@filminstitutet.se With the request you also book a room for a specific date (or dates). Your request and booking must have been confirmed no later than 3 pm the day before your visit. Please plan your visit ahead to make sure there is a room available and that we can fulfill your request. The amount of archival material you can request might be limited. We ask you to:

• Book a room for a specific date (or dates)
• Specify your request as thorough as possible, in one email
• Await confirmation of your request

Press clippings

The Library’s archive of press clippings 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 microfiche. Order forms can be found at the loans desk, and all material is for reading at the Library on the microfiche readers. You can also email your request - bibliotek@filminstitutet.se.

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