Graphic Arts Collection

MHL Collections - Graphic Arts Collection

The library’s Graphic Arts Collection encompasses posters and production art. The poster collection includes advertisements from pre-cinema projection displays to current theatrical releases and consists primarily of one-sheet posters from Hollywood films as well as many independent and foreign productions. Production art materials document more than eighty years of motion picture design.  Acquired from designers, collectors and professional organizations, the collection primarily consists of costume and production design drawings, as well as other forms of production art including title art and animation artwork. A small number of paintings and illustrations of individuals prominent in the motion picture industry can be found in the collection.


The library’s Graphic Arts holdings are available by appointment to writers, students, scholars, filmmakers and other qualified researchers.

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