The collection contains screenplays and publicity materials of movies that feature African American actors, dating from 1933 to 2004.
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.
Purchased from George Robert Minkoff Inc. in 2004.
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.
Due to the nature of this purchased collection, no biographical or historical information is available.
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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.
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.
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.