The Library of Congress has inherited the personal archive of comedian Jerry Lewis.
The collection includes films, documents and other media spanning his 70-year career.
Lewis’ television career is included as well, with copies of his appearances with his onetime partner Dean Martin on the “Colgate Comedy Hour” which aired on NBC from 1950 to 1955 as well as guest appearances on “The Tonight Show.”
Test footage as well as home movies are part of the collection as well, which will be available to qualified researchers in the Library’s Motion Picture and Television Reading Room in Washington, D.C.
The Jerry Lewis collection will actually be stored and preserved at the LIC Packard Campus in Culpepper, Va.