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Bijou Theater Records

Identifier: RG02.0002.007

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Scope and Contents

The Records of the Bijou Theater span 1972 to the present and consist of three series: Film Titles, Film Festivals and Compilations, and Calendars and Posters. The Film Titles series, the largest series in the collection, includes promotional fliers, press releases, photographs, scheduling information and other data about the respective film and is arranged alphabetically by film title. The Film Festivals and Compilations series includes similar information pertaining to special events featuring multiple titles. The Calendars and Posters series is arranged chronologically by year.


  • Creation: 1972-


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 / Historical

The Bijou Theater was founded in 1972 by a group of students who sought to bring a variety of independent, art house, foreign and classic films to the University community. According to its mission statement, it is a non-profit, non-commercial student-run organization recognized by the University of Iowa and a commission of the University of Iowa Student Government. As of 2005, it is run by student directors and a 15-member student board of directors. Films are screened at the Iowa Memorial Union and are open to the public.


25.50 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was transferred to the University Archives by the Bijou Theater office in 2005. Additions to the collection continue to accrue. Processed by David McCartney, 2005. Guide posted to the Internet December 2006.

Related Materials

Organizations and Clubs Vertical Files (RG01.0015.004), folder "Bijou Theater"

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242