hfa00025

Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection

Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: hfa00025
Repository: Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection.
Date(s): 1915-2012
Quantity: 17 boxes
Language of materials: The material is in English.
Abstract: The Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection is a concise collection of pressbooks, one-sheet text documents, film stills, posters, lobby cards, slides, and electronic materials, representing the promotion of films from the period of approximately 1925-2007.

Acquisition Information:

Collection accumulated over the course of several years by the staff of the Harvard Film Archive.

Processing Information:

Encoded by: Rebecca Fraimow, 2012

Access Restrictions:

Access is by appointment only at the Fine Arts Library. To consult this material, send an email to HFA@fas.harvard.edu. Boxes can also be requested via HOLLIS and sent directly to the Fine Arts Library for use in the reading room.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically, first by director's name and then by film title.

Scope and Content

The Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection consists of pressbooks, one-sheet promotional documents, film stills, posters, lobby cards, slides, and electronic materials promoting 603 different films produced between 1915 and 2007. The promotional materials date from approximately 1925 to 2007; while some materials are designed to promote the initial releases of the films in question, others were created for the promotion of theatrical re-releases, which makes them difficult to date accurately. The promotional materials are in English and are targeted for the use of theaters in the United States, although a large number of international films are represented.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- history -- 20th century.
Motion picture industry--United States.
Motion picture industry--United States--Marketing.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Motion picture industry--United States--Distribution.
Theatrical publishing.
Pressbooks.
Film posters.
One-sheet posters.
Lobby cards.
Slides (photographic).
Stills (motion picture).
Electronic material.

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