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David Price Film Poster Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2010-045-s-r

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a total of 247 film posters, spanning the majority of the latter half of the 20th century. Posters are of various sizes and include one-sheets, three-sheets and British quads. This material also includes film ephemera such as screening programs and advertising supplements to Variety magazine. Of particular interest are 3 complete sets of Lobby Cards for the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

All one sheet style and quad style posters are folded and contained in carton one and carton two. The remainder of the posters are rolled and held in tube one and two.

Carton 1: One-sheet style film posters. Folder 1 contains 3 sets of Lobby cards for Raiders of the Lost Ark: 1981, one copy of The Video News: vol. One, Issue Seven [Foldout Poster of Raiders of the Lost Ark] ©1984, Official Poster Monthly: Issue 17 [Star Wars Foldout Poster]—© 1978 by Paradise Press and Laurel and Hardy: Our relations, Way Out West, A Chump at Oxford, Saps at Sea: [German mini poster]

Carton 2: Large Format film posters. Folder 2: Advertising Supplements to Variety and Folder 3: Screening Programs.

Tube 1: Contains rolled, double sided film posters separated by genre.

Tube 2: Contains rolled, 3 sheet style posters.

Loose Posters


  • 1961 - 2002

Language of Materials

The majority of this collection is in English. All materials printed in a foreign language can be found under the Foreign Posters series. Languages covered are German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 tubes)


A collection of film posters from multiple genres, spanning the latter half of the 20th century.


This collection is arranged into series by genre and alphabetized.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift of David Price.

Finding Aid for David Price Film Poster Collection
Norman Lee
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Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Chapman University
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