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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00018

Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection

The Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of approximately 800,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters, and other cinema-related ephemera originally amassed by Lothar Just, a Munich-based film publicist. Just's expansive collection began in the gathering of image and source material for the annual film lexicons, the Heyne Filmlexikon and Filmjahrbuch, which he continues to publish.

Dates

  • 1909-2009

Language of Materials

Much of the material is German-language, regardless of the country of origin.

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

1000 linear feet (1000 boxes)

The Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of approximately 800,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters, and other cinema-related ephemera originally amassed by Lothar Just, a Munich-based film publicist. Just's expansive collection began in the gathering of image and source material for the annual film lexicons, the Heyne Filmlexikon and Filmjahrbuch, which he continues to publish.

While the collection contains significant holdings from the silent era, its greatest strength lies in vintage images from the 1930s-1970s, as well as images from the last 40 years. Thanks to Just's and Munich's close connection with the New German Cinema, the collection contains important holdings on postwar German film. The collection is also particularly strong in the areas of German pre-war and very rare Nazi era cinema. In addition, the Just film stills significantly represent North American and European cinema while including excellent materials for internationally known Chinese, Japanese and Latin American filmmakers. Much of the material is German-language, regardless of the country of origin.

Arrangement

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

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased from Lothar Just by the Harvard Fine Arts Library in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by: HFA staff, 2009-2013
Link to catalog
Title
Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection : Finding Aid, G-L
Author
Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hfa00018

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