Black Film and Television Collection
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Scope and Contents
This collection was compiled by librarians in Special Collections and Archives to capture some of the history of Black American involvement in the history of film and television. From silent film era to Blaxploitation films of the 1960s and 70s, this collection holds scripts, lobby cards, press book materials, posters, and other material that show the work of Black directors, actors, producers, and screenwriters.
- Creation: 1919 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/services/rights/
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Language of Materials
Collection of material relating to some contributions of Black Americans to film and television.
- Language of description
- Script of description