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The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film

The Charles Guggenheim Center for Documentary Film was established in 2004 in honor of four-time Oscar®-winner and past president of the National Archives Foundation, Charles Guggenheim. The Center’s mission was to advance public understanding of the process, challenges, and social impact of documentary filmmaking and to provide the American people and the city of Washington with premier documentary programming and a state-of-the-art film venue in the William G. McGowan Theater. Programs worked to inspire, educate, and introduce more people to the amazing stories in the vast and treasured film holdings of the National Archives.

The National Archives continues to screen documentaries featuring films and records from its holdings. See the full list of public programs.

This program was sunsetted by the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Archives Foundation in 2015.