Black Film Promotional Material Collection
This significant collection of non-film promotional material documents how blacks were portrayed in films from 1915 to 1980. The collection contains ca. 2,700 promotional items including photographic stills, programs, trade advertisements, advertising materials, advertising supplements, lobby cards, pressbooks, and posters, representing approximately 400 films, ranging in date from 1915 to the 1980s. While most of the material is of American origin, there are a small number of programs printed in Denmark and the United Kingdom that cover rare titles. Likewise, there are rare fliers, lobby cards, photographic stills, posters, and pressbooks printed in Australia, France, Germany, Latin America, Poland, Romania, and the United Kingdom.