Rick Prelinger

Spring, 2021

Rick Prelinger (b. 1953, Washington, D.C.) is an archivist, associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writer, filmmaker, and founder of the Prelinger Archives, a collection of 60,000 advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur films acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002 after 20 years' operation. Rick has partnered with the Internet Archive to make over 6,000 films from Prelinger Archives available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse.