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HOLLIS 8173391

Deinard, Benedict Spinoza. Motion Picture Censorship Scrapbooks and Pamphlets, 1914-1922: Finding Aid.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: HOLLIS 8173391
Repository: Harvard Law School Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Deinard, Benedict Spinoza.
Title: Benedict Spinoza Deinard Motion Picture Censorship Scrapbooks and Pamphlets
Date(s): 1914-1922
Quantity: 9 scrapbook boxes, (1 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of materials relating to motion picture censorship gathered by Deinard for his S.J.D. thesis, Some Legal and Historical Aspects of Motion Picture Censorship, by Benedict Spinoza Deinard (HLS '22).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Motion Picture Censorship Scrapbooks and Pamphlets were donated to the Harvard Law School Library by the firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard (in 1908?); this material was almost certainly collected by Benedict Spinoza Deinard (HLS S.J.D. '22) in preparation for writing his S.J.D. thesis, which was titled Some Legal and Historical Aspects of Motion Picture Censorship.

Processing Information:

Processed by Amy Moore, August 1999

Conditions Governing Access:

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. This collection is open to the public, but is housed off-site at Harvard Depository and requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval. Consult the Special Collections staff for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Law School Library holds copyright on some, but not all, of the material in our collections. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be directed to the Special Collections staff. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Harvard Law School Library are also responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations who hold copyright.

Historical/Biographical Information

Chronology

Chronology

Series List/Description

Scope and Contents

The Motion Picture Censorship Scrapbooks and Pamphlets span the years 1914 to 1922. The bulk of the collection is housed within nine scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain clippings, articles, correspondence, memorandum, autographs, and speeches. Additional motion picture censorship materials include works in the form of pamphlets, advertisements and a draft of Bendict Spinoza Deinard's Harvard S.J.D. thesis, Some Legal and Historical Aspects of Motion Picture Censorship.
This collection contains a substantial body of information relative to film and film censorship at the national, worldwide, and local level. The collection offers insight into the shaping of film and censorship laws, the changing moral standards of the early twentieth century, and the technological advances that paralleled the dynamic growth in motion picture popularity.

General

Note: Included in this collection was a February 21, 1922 edition of The London Times that could not be salvaged. The relevance of this to the collection may have been the four-page supplement "Cinema Number." "Compliments of Joe Rogers" was written in pencil on the front page in the upper left corner. This supplement is available on microfilm (HULPR AAN0884).

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Additional Index Terms

Motion picture industry -Germany.
Motion picture industry -Public relations -United States.
Motion picture industry -United States.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Germany.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Kansas.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Massachusetts.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Missouri.
Motion pictures -Censorship -New York.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Ohio.
Motion pictures -Censorship -Pennsylvania.
Motion pictures -Censorship -United States.
Motion pictures -Law and legislation -Massachusetts.
Motion pictures -Law and legislation -United States.
Brady, William A., 1863-1950.
Brady, William A., 1863-1950.
Brisbane, Arthur, 1864-1936.
Casey, John M.
Chase, William Sheafe, 1858.
Cobb, George H.
Cock, Orrin G.
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954.
Hosmer, Helen May, defendant.
Jenks, Almet F.
Jones, D. Herbert, Rev.
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934.
Levenson, Joseph, defendant.
Pathé Exchange, plaintiff.
Quigley, Martin, 1890-1964.
Riesenfeld, Hugo, 1879-1939.
British Board of Film Classification.
National Association of the Motion Picture Industry
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.)
National Committee for Better Films.
Pennsylvania. Appellate Court (1st District)
Pennsylvania. State Board of Censors of Moving Pictures.

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