Collection ID: COL 24
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
African American Contributions to Film
Abstract:
The African American Contribution to Film Collection contains advertising materials, photographs, pressbooks, press kits, and Japanese programs for films and several television series dating from 1934 to 2003 featuring African Americans.
Extent:
11 boxes
Language:
Materials are in English and Japanese
Preferred citation:

[item], African American Contributions to Film Collection, Special Collection AACF, Black Film Center & Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Background

Scope and Content:

Performers represented in the collection include Dorothy Dandridge, Paul Robeson, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Jim Brown, Richard Pryor, Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, and Halle Berry. Highlights include pressbooks for the films Carmen Jones (1954), The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), and Zou Zou (1934), press kits for the films Baby Boy (2001), Do the Right Thing (1989), and Silver Streak (1976), photographic stills for the films Ballad in Blue (1966), Five on the Black Hand Side (1973), Nothing But a Man (1964), and Superfly (1972) and Japanese programs for the films Fatal Beauty (1987), Gothika (2003), Men in Black (1997), and The Nutty Professor (1996).

Acquisition information:
Date of acquisition: March 1, 2009
Processing information:

Processed by Mary K. Huelsbeck.

Completed in March and April, 2009

General note:

In 2022, the Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) transitioned to its current name, the Black Film Center & Archive (BFCA). This finding aid was created under the organizational name Black Film Center/Archive. Upon this organizational name change, all previous references to the BFC/A were updated in this finding aid to match the current name, Black Film Center & Archive.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Archivist.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[item], African American Contributions to Film Collection, Special Collection AACF, Black Film Center & Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library, Room 044
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-855-6041
bfca@indiana.edu