Ken Weissman has worked for the United States Library of Congress since 1981, and is now Supervisor of the Film Preservation Laboratory at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpepper, VA. Ken has directed the Library's restoration of such films as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939), The Maltese Falcon(John Huston, 1941),Where are My Children? (Lois Weber, 1916), The Blue Eagle (John Ford, 1926), Big Fella (J. Elder Wills, 1937), and, most recently, a restoration of Paul Robeson's The Emperor Jones (Dudley Murphy, 1933) under a grant from the US National Film Preservation Foundation. Ken was integral in the relocation of the Library of Congress nitrate film collection to the Packard Campus and he is providing his time and his expertise in film storage facilities, and collections moves to aid the Albanian Cinema Project’s initiative to relocate the Albanian Film Archive collections and he is spearheading ACP's second feature film restoration of Tomka and His Friends.
(Founding Board Member)