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Richard E. Norman film production collection

Identifier: SC 00093

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Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Norman film production collection contains film promotional flyers and brochures produced by Richard E. Norman through Norman Studios from 1919- 1940. Norman became a widely recognized film maker who produced "race" films. These were films that contained all African American casts and targeted an African American audience. Posters include those for films The Crimson Skull (1922) by Richard Edward Norman and The Flying Ace (1926) by Lawrence Criner.


  • Creation: 1919-1940


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. 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, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


2.37 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)



Acquisition Information:

Purchase with the assistance of the Judge H. Lester Hooker Fund.

Guide to the Richard E. Norman film production collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository