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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Southern Methodist University

Collection on the motion picture industry, 1915-1995:

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Collector: Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw collection on the performing arts
Title: Collection on the motion picture industry
Dates: 1915-1995
Abstract: This collection is comprised of paper archival materials relating to the art of cinema, including correspondence, documents, ephemera, lobby cards, manuscripts, photographs, posters, programs and publicity.
Identification: 1990.0002
Quantity: 85 boxes (46.14 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

The materials in this collection were collected by the Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts [which originated as the McCord Theatre Museum at Southern Methodist University] between 1933 and 1990 from various unidentified donors. The material was transferred to the Hamon Arts Library in 1990.

This collection of film materials encompasses many different fields within the subject of cinema during the mid-20th century.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of materials related to the art of cinema, including correspondence, documents, ephemera, lobby cards, manuscripts, photographs, posters, programs and publicity. In addition, it contains material about the 1943 Cabin in the Sky (1943) and Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club (circa 1930). This collection does not contain physical films.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into six series. It is arranged alphabetically by medium and subject. Series 1 and Series 3 represent collections described separately in individual finding aids.
Series 1: Collection of documents on the motion picture industry, 1920-1991
Series 2: Cabin in the Sky, 1943
Series 3: Collection of film lobby cards, 1922-1934
Series 4: Mickey Mouse Club, circa 1930
Series 5: Posters, circa 1918-1965
Series 6: Photographs, circa 1920-1980

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use. Appointment with curatorial staff at Hamon Library is required.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the staff of Jerry Bywaters Special Collections.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which Bywaters Special Collections/Hamon Arts Library assumes no responsibility.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Subjects
Motion picture industry
Document Types
Correspondence
Photographs
Programs
Posters

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Related Materials

This is one of the collections in the Mary McCord/Edyth Renshaw collection on the performing arts. Related materials are located in the Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library of Southern Methodist University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Collection on the motion picture industry, McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

The Collection on the motion picture industry was acquired as a component of the McCord/Renshaw Collection on the Performing Arts. The McCord/Renshaw Collection originated as the McCord Theatre Museum at Southern Methodist University in 1933. It was transferred to the Hamon Arts Library in 1990.

Processing Information

The Collection on the motion picture industry was received in no discernable order. During its processing, the collection was divided into separate files. Folded documents were flattened, and the papers were arranged alphabetically/chronologically by subject and medium, placed in acid-free folders, and stored in acid-free boxes.

Processed by

Emily Grubbs, 2016.

Finding aid written by

Emily Grubbs, 2016.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Collection of documents on the motion picture industry, 1920-1991

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Series 2: Cabin in the Sky, 1943

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Series 3: Collection of film lobby cards, 1922-1934

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Series 4: Mickey Mouse Club, circa 1930

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Series 5: Posters, circa 1918-1965

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Series 6: Photographs, circa 1920-1980

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