Welcome to the WPA Film Library

A leading source of stock footage, the WPA Film Library is proud to offer one of the largest and most diverse libraries in the industry.

We offer a comprehensive online experience that allows clients to search, preview, and hand-pick clips directly from our website. We're also a full service archive with a knowledgeable and professional staff, dedicated to helping you find the perfect shot for your production.
Our customers are active in all areas of the media community and include major motion picture studios, advertising agencies, television networks, as well as corporate, multimedia and educational producers.

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Rock, Pop, and Country music from the 1960s.
Our SOUL! collection features music, interviews, and cultural discussions that address African American culture and identity in America during the 1960s and 70s.
Events related to the 1960s African American Civil Rights struggle
Speeches given by Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Racially charged riots of the 1960s
Events surrounding the Assassination and Death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Famous and noteworthy speeches made by the late President John F Kennedy.
The life and Presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States.


"The WPA archive has always come through for me and for my clients. Their footage is a part of most of the documentaries on which I have worked. The staff in WPA have always gone the extra mile (and then some) for my clients and for me as a researcher. Questions are answered quickly and accurately. The WPA archive's rates are among the most fair in the United States. The WPA archive is one of the first I go to on any new documentary project on which I serve as researcher. I look forward to many more years of working with WPA and I encourage other researchers take real time to explore its vast collection."
Rosemary Rotondi, researcher, www.archivalfilmresearch.com
"We love dealing with WPA for a project's film and video clip needs; they are fast, accurate and work with us to make the project happen. A delight to work with and a model for the community."
John Paige Research & Clearances Universal Media, Inc.
"WPA Film Library is a treasure house for filmmakers seeking stock footage. The uniqueness and depth of their collection makes it a must-stop among all the possible sources. WPA makes it easy to get screeners, and affordable to acquire rights. And it's a pleasure to work with them- they're fast, very helpful, and give your project personalized attention."
Mary Fishman Band of Sisters, Limited