Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Press kits collection, 1988-2002

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1708
Bib ID 10639417 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Title Press kits collection, 1988-2002
Physical Description 5 linear feet (4 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arrangement by issuing studio or production company.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. 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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed Patrick Lawlor 2/6/2914.

Finding Aid will be written Patrick Lawlor 2014.

Revision Description

2014-02-07 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiovisual materials Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press Kits Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Motion pictures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.