Harry Rand collection of posters and promotional material for pornographic films
Contains posters, promotional materials, and press kits related to pornographic films of the 1970s.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
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Extent1.13 linear feet (1 box and 22 folders)
Contains posters, promotional materials, and press kits related to pornographic films of the 1970s, collected by Harry Rand.
Biographical / Historical
Harry Rand (1947-) is a Harvard College and University graduate, (B.A. 1971, Ph.D. 1974) and a curator of the Division of Political and Military History at the Smithsonian Institution. He served formerly as a senior curator of Cultural History at the National Museum of American History and a curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Materials have been minimally processed. The collection has not been arranged.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2020MT-093. Gift of Harry Rand, 2020 January.
Processed by Betts Coup and Diana Myers, 2020.
- Rand, Harry. Harry Rand collection of posters and promotional material for pornographic films, circa 1976-1985 (MS Thr 2035): Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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