the Eameses’ massive archive—one million items, including their films—went to the Library of Congress after Ray died in 1988. Now the stewards of The Work of Charles and Ray Eames, the Library of Congress is at work creating preservation-quality copies of their films. They’ve done 20 already with more to come.
In this article, Herman Miller’s WHY Magazine details three recently preserved Eames films: S-73 Sofa Compact, Soft Pad, and Fiberglass Chairs—Something of How They Get the Way They Are.
Also worth watching, Eames: The Architect and the Painter.