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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00002

Asian American Film Ephemera Collection

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 this material. Collection is open for research. Materials may be requested for use in the Houghton Library reading room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
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.

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.

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
Link to catalog
Title
Asian American Film Ephemera Collection
Author
Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hfa00002

Repository Details

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

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