Aileen Archive (Ltd.) was established in 1994 for the purpose of managing the copyright of the photographic work MINAMATA by W. Eugene Smith and Aileen M. Smith. MINAMATA was renowed LIFE photographer W. Eugene Smith's last work. The photographs were taken during 1971-1974.
Aileen Archive activities include providing MINAMATA photographs to the media, museums, schools, publications and the public, as well as undertaking lectures and discussions on environmental issues pertaining to Minamata. Aileen Archive provides services at low cost or pro bono to citizen organizations and groups working on behalf of Minamata Disease (methyl mercury pollution) victims.