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Screenplays and publicity materials featuring African American actors

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0450
The collection contains screenplays and publicity materials of movies that feature African American actors, dating from 1933 to 2004.

Dates

  • 1933-2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

11.23 Cubic Feet (14 containers: 7 record center boxes, 3 letter size boxes, 2 flat boxes (20.5 x 1.5 x 14.5), 1 flat box (15.5 x 3 x 12), 1 legal size box)

Biographical / Historical

Due to the nature of this purchased collection, no biographical or historical information is available.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains vintage screenplays and publicity materials of movies that feature African American actors, dating from 1933 to 2004. Many of the screenplays include handwritten notes and were not necessarily the final version acted out in production. In contrast, the publicity materials include press books, press kits, and DVDs of the final film and television productions.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: Film and television screenplays and publicity materials. They have been ordered in alphabetical order by final release title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from George Robert Minkoff Inc. in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Bex Dansereau and Annie Tang in January 2018. Container list inventory and scope and content notes for each item derive from dealer descriptions. Former film title and final film title of movies have been included with relevant materials.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA