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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Span 179

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library collection of lobby cards


Collection of lobby cards for advertising films circa 1960s-1980s.


  • circa 1960s-1980s

Language of Materials

Mainly in English and Spanish. Small amount of French.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


3 linear feet (8 flat boxes)
Lobby cards for advertising films, chiefly American, Asian, and Mexican titles, in English, French, and Spanish languages circa 1960s-1980s. Includes complete and partial sets of lobby cards.

A unique feature of the collection is the inclusion of foreign language lobby cards for well-known American films.

Themes include sex, drugs, and rock and roll.


Arranged in 8 flat boxes in no particular order. The contents within each container are grouped together in sets relating to individual film titles.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III; received: 2012 April. Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by: Elise Ramsey.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, 1957-2009, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library collection of lobby cards (MS Span 179): Guide.
March 1, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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