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Ralph M. Junkin Papers

Identifier: MsC0200

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Scope and Contents

The Ralph M. Junkin Collection contains a number of silent motion picture film lobby cards and some photographs including portrait stills of Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Buster Keaton, and others. In the miscellaneous section are window cards for such movies as Ben Hur and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; display posters, a large number of press books advertising motion pictures including Babes in Toyland, Ben Hur, Elmer Gantry, Gone with the Wind, Operation Petticoat and South Pacific; commercial advertisements for Baby Ruth, Gilette Blades, and others as well as motion picture theatre lighting catalogues and motion picture projector manuals.

Lobby cards are boxed and on shelves; oversize loose materials are in the Map Cases.


  • Creation: 1914-1966
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1955-1965


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Kerry A. Shermer, April 1994; inventory Compiled by Timothy J. Lyons.


9.00 Linear Feet

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Collection of motion picture stills, theater lobby posters and window cards, display posters, press book material, and technical manuals for projectors and stage lighting. Covers both silent and sound motion picture.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Mrs. Ralph Junkin in 1969.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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