Many Dutch filmmakers, screenwriters and film critics have donated their paper archives to EYE. Because of this, EYE now holds the archives of Bert Haanstra, Fons Rademakers, Pim de la Parra, Wim Verstappen, Frans Weisz and Rudolf van den Berg. These archives include letters, notes, scenario drafts, production reports and budgets.
EYE also collects archives from film organisations and companies. The most comprehensive institutional archive is that of the Nederlands Bioscoopbond, the Dutch association of cinemas, distributors and producers. A unique archive in the collection is that of film pioneer Jean Desmet, which provides insight into the film and cinema business during the 1910s.
Visitors to EYE’s library may consult the database of personal archives.