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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00002

Asian American Film Ephemera Collection

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1917-2006

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.

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on physical access to the paper portion of this collection. Collection is open for research. The Harvard Film Archive's manuscript collections and paper-based materials are accessed through the Houghton Library Reading Room. This material is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Researchers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

Access to posters by appointment only. Applications to consult this material should be directed to the staff of the Harvard Film Archive.

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 Harvard Film Archive, owner of the original material.

Extent

5 linear feet (5 boxes and 28 one sheet movie posters)

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Lobby Cards, Pressbooks, Books and Miscellaneous Items
  2. II. One-Sheet Movie Posters

Within each series, items are arranged by film director, then film title.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

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

Title
Asian American Film Ephemera Collection
Author
Harvard Film Archive, Harvard University
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hfa00002

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University Repository

The Harvard Film Archive is one of the largest university-based motion picture collections in the United States, with a collection of 40,000 audio visual items, a growing number of manuscript collections, and nearly one million still photographs, posters, and other promotional materials from around the world and from almost every period in film history. The HFA's collection of paper materials, including the documentation of individual filmmakers as well as promotional materials such as posters, film stills, and ephemera are accessible to Harvard affiliates as well as to outside researchers.

Contact:
24 Quincy Street
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 496-6750