COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00025
Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection
The Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection is a concise collection of pressbooks, one-sheet text documents, film stills, posters, lobby cards, slides, and electronic materials, representing the promotion of films from the period of approximately 1925-2007.
Language of Materials
The material is in English.
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.
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.
Extent17 linear feet (17 boxes)
The Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection consists of pressbooks, one-sheet promotional documents, film stills, posters, lobby cards, slides, and electronic materials promoting 603 different films produced between 1915 and 2007. The promotional materials date from approximately 1925 to 2007; while some materials are designed to promote the initial releases of the films in question, others were created for the promotion of theatrical re-releases, which makes them difficult to date accurately. The promotional materials are in English and are targeted for the use of theaters in the United States, although a large number of international films are represented.
Materials are arranged alphabetically, first by director's name and then by film title.
Collection accumulated over the course of several years by the staff of the Harvard Film Archive.
Encoded by: Rebecca Fraimow, 2012
- Electronic material.
- Film posters.
- Lobby cards.
- Motion picture actors and actresses.
- Motion picture industry--United States--Distribution.
- Motion picture industry--United States--Marketing.
- Motion picture industry--United States.
- Motion picture producers and directors.
- Motion pictures -- United States -- history -- 20th century.
- Motion pictures.
- One-sheet posters.
- Slides (photographic).
- Stills (motion picture).
- Theatrical publishing.
- Harvard Film Archive Promotional Materials Collection
- Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID