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Lobby card collection
1999  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library
    Title: Lobby card collection
    Identifier/Call Number: 1999
    Physical Description: 86.6 Linear Feet 77 boxes
    Date (bulk): circa 1940s-1970s
    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.
    Language of Material: English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Arrangement

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Lobby card collection, Collection no. 1999, Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Advertising -- Motion pictures -- United States
    Motion pictures -- Archival resources
    Lobby cards