Ralph Junkin Papers
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.
- Majority of material found in 1955-1965
- Junkin, Ralph (Person)
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
Language of Materials
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.
- Advertising specialties
- Brand name products
- Handbooks and manuals
- Motion picture actors and actresses
- Motion picture authorship
- Motion pictures
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Popular culture -- Study and teaching
- Printed ephemera
- Sales catalogs
- Silent films
- Television -- Production and direction
- Television authorship
- Theater -- Study and teaching
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