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hfa00002

Asian American Film Ephemera Collection

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: hfa00002
Repository: Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Asian American Film Ephemera Collection.
Date(s): 1917-2006
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes and 28 one sheet movie posters)
Language of materials: Much of the material is in English, with the exception of a few foreign language movie posters which are described in the inventory.
Abstract: The Asian American Film Ephemera Collection at the Harvard Film Archive is a curated collection of ephemera, including books, pressbooks, mini-posters, and 28 one-sheet movie posters, portraying the presence and experience of Asians and Asian Americans in American film from the period of approximately 1917-2002.

Acquisition Information:

Collection purchased by Widener Library in 2008 from the dealer, George Minkoff, who compiled it as an aggregated collection.

Processing Information:

Encoded by: Amy Sloper, 2010

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 by patrons and be sent to the Fine Arts Library for use in the reading room. All posters are stored on site at the Harvard Film Archive's Conservation Center and the research liaison should be contacted directly for access to this portion of the collection.

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:

Asian American Film Ephemera Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Within each series, items are arranged by film director, then film title.

Scope and Content

The Asian American Film Ephemera Collection at the Harvard Film Archive is a curated collection of ephemera, including books, pressbooks, mini-posters, and 28 one-sheet movie posters, portraying the presence and experience of Asians and Asian Americans in American film from the period of approximately 1917-2002.
Material in the collection represents 175 films made primarily in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Italy, and France.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Asian Americans in motion pictures.
Asian Americans -- ethnic identity.
Asians in motion pictures -- history.
Minorities in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- history -- 20th century.
Motion pictures in propaganda.
Race relations in motion pictures.
Theatrical publishing.
Color lithographs.
Film posters.
Lithographs.
Lobby cards.
One sheet posters.
Pressbooks.
Stills (motion picture).

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