Collection ID: COL 12 (VAD7503)
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Gugler, Josef
Abstract:
The Josef Gugler collection consists of promotional materials for films produced in or directed by filmmakers from Africa and the Middle East. Over 500 unique films by approximately 350 film directors are represented. Formats include film posters, pressbooks, chirashi flyers, lobby and storefront cards, handbills, photographs, slides, and audiovisual recordings.
Extent:
1149 posters
Language:
Materials are in multiple languages, predominantly French , English , and German , but also Arabic , Hebrew , Japanese , and various other European and Asian languages.
Preferred citation:

[item], Josef Gugler Collection, Special Collection COL 12, Black Film Center & Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Josef Gugler collection consists of promotional materials for films produced in or directed by filmmakers from Africa and the Middle East. Over 500 unique films by approximately film directors are represented.

The posters in this series range from 14 x 10 inches to a 78 x 54.75-inch poster of Campo Thiaroye by Sembène Ousmane. The majority, however, are a mix of sizes ranging from approximately 21 x 16 inches to approximately 62 x 47 inches. Since the posters were printed and distributed throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America, which use slightly different sizing-systems, it is difficult to further classify them by size.

Approximately half of the posters have text in French. Most of the other half are made up of posters in English and German. The remaining 55 items are in Arabic, Bambara, Croatian, Czech, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

The original release dates of the posters go back as early as 1947 (Ibrahim Emaras's Akhaam al-Arab, aka The Wisest Arab), but the majority were released between 1962 and 2010. The most commonly represented countries of production include France, Algeria, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Iran, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, and Turkey, but over three dozen additional countries are also represented.

A description of the full scope and content of the collection and Gugler's biography are available on the main collection finding aid at: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/bfca/VAD5484.

Acquisition information:
The material in this collection was donated by Josef Gugler to the Indiana University Black Film Center Archive in summer 2015.
Processing information:

Processed by Ronda L. Sewald.

Completed in 2016.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into the following three series:

  1. * Subseries 3.1. Pressbooks, approximately 1954-2012
  2. * Subseries 3.2. Chirashi flyers, approximately 1960s-2010
  3. * Subseries 3.3. Handbills, 1950-2010, bulk 1982-2011
  4. * Subseries 3.4. Press kits, 1962-2006
  5. * Subseries 3.5. Lobby cards, store front cards, and oversized publicity photos, 1966-2010
  6. * Subseries 3.6. Photographic materials, 1958-2004
  7. * Subbseries 3.7. Miscellaneous
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:

The materials in this collection are open to the public.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Materials may be used in-house at the BFCA; duplication is permitted only with permission of the Archivist. Use of audiovisual materials may require the creation of a reference copy. If you wish to preview a VHS recording in this collection, please contact the BFCA staff well in advance of your visit.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[item], Josef Gugler Collection, Special Collection COL 12, 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