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Lobby card collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1999

Scope and Contents

This collection contains lobby cards for approximately 7,000 film titles, with the bulk dating from the 1940s to the 1970s. The lobby cards, which were displayed in movie theater lobbies, are usually 14 x 11 inches on card stock and contain photographs and text to publicize the films. This artificial collection was compiled from various sources including film distributors, studios, and individual collectors.

Scope and Contents

This collection is not fully processed.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within circa 1940s-1970s

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

86.6 Linear Feet (77 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains lobby cards for approximately 7,000 film titles, with the bulk dating from the 1940s to the 1970s. This artificial collection was compiled from various sources including film distributors, studios, and individual collectors.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by film title with unsorted cards at the end.

Title
Finding aid for the lobby card collection
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Diann Benti
Date
2021 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States