David Pierce is a historian and archivist. His research examines the connections between film history, copyright, distribution, exhibition, and ownership, and his articles have appeared in American Film, Film Comment, American Cinematographer, Film History, The Moving Image, and The Journal of Film Preservation. His report, The Survival of American Silent Feature Films: 1912–1929, was published in 2013 by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress. Mr. Pierce founded the Media History Digital Library to provide free and open access to the printed record of the motion picture, broadcasting, and recorded sound industries.
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