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   Press Kits Collection, 1988-2002.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Press Kits Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1708
Bib ID:10639417 View CLIO record
Title:Press Kits Collection, 1988-2002.
Physical description:5 linear ft. (4 record cartons).
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arrangement by issuing studio or production company.

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Description

Scope and Content

Information in press kits includes press releases, credit and cast lists, production information, cast biographies, plot summaries, position papers, photographs, both of the film and of behind-the-scenes, Cds, slides.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Press Kits Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers Processed 2/6/2914 Patrick Lawlor

Finding Aid will be written 2014 Patrick Lawlor

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 7, 2014 Finding aid written in English.
    2014-02-07 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Audiovisual Materials.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press Kits.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Motion pictures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Press kits are infomative packages of infomation about motion pictures issued to the press in order to disseminate information and engender interest. Press kits are used primarily by newspapers and other print media to prepare reviews, and thus there is little demand for complex marketing techniques and gimmicks. Press kits are often packaged in attractive heavy-stock folders featuring a reproduction of the theatrical poster. While many press kits are no more than photocopies of credits and plot summaries, others are more complex, incorporating elaborate scenarios and abstracts, photographs, cds, slides, etc.

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