Maxine E. Fleckner Ducey

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  • Senior Special Librarian
  • Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Expertise and Activities: 

As Archivist for the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research (WCFTR), I collect, preserve, catalogue and make accessible the collections of the WCFTR, and related collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Collections include: manuscripts, film and television programs, publicity stills and other promotional graphics. I administer the WCFTR Film and Photo Archive, and supervise the viewing room.I assist UW students, faculty, and scholars, (from a variety of disciplines and countries) in the design and implementation of research projects using the collections of WCFTR and WHS. I serve as a liaison between Communication Arts students and other film/television/still archives. I consult on archival research in cinema, television and theatre using primary source materials and on the care and maintenance of motion picture film. I served as President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) from 1995-1997. I've been WCFTR Archivist since 1979. My scholarly interests include the history of the theatre and theatrical performance, and the history of photography. I have a personal interest in acting and writing for the theatre, television and radio.


  • M.A. Communication Arts, Emphasis on the history of film and photography, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985
  • B.A. Dramatic Literature, Theatre History and the Cinema, New York University, 1975