Be part of a passionate community of people working to preserve our media heritage and make it available today and for future generations. Membership is open to any interested individual, institution, organization or corporation.
It is a community of archivists, librarians, collectors, curators, students, educators, artists, technologists, researchers, distributors, exhibitors, service providers, consultants, and advocates. Being a member provides an opportunity to learn from each other, share information, and work together as part of a global network dedicated to preserving and providing access to our cultural heritage.
AMIA is honored to recognize these outstanding members for their dedication to the association and to the field. Please note that this information is only that which has been volunteered to us by colleagues, friends, and family. Please email us to share additional information on a deceased member.
Paul Spehr (1931-2019)
Paul was a one of the early members of AMIA and a Silver Light recipient. His work at the Library of Congress lead to a lifelong passion for film history and preservation. He worked at the library from 1958- 1993 where he retired as the acting Chief of the Motion Picture and Recorded Sound Division. More >
Eileen Bowser (1928-2019)
Recipient of AMIA’s first Silver Light Award in 1994, Eileen Bowser was a distinguished film archivist and historian, serving as Film Curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art for more than twenty years. More >