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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Farnum Collection
    Dates: 1899-1952
    Collection Number: GC 1093
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: (Boxes: 12 letter, 2 ov, 1 mc folder)
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: Manuscripts, photographs, clippings and ephemera relating to the life of William Farnum and his acting career.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    William Farnum Collection. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Biography/Administrative History

    William Farnum (1876-1953) was a stage actor who became a silent screen film star. His filmography ranged from 1914 to 1938.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Manuscripts, photographs, clippings and ephemera relating to the life of William Farnum and his acting career. Series 1: Biographical Material and Ephemera; Series 2: Speeches and Manuscript Material; Series 3: Programs; Series 4: Correspondence. Collection also contains clippings, film stills and other photographs. Collection also covers his brother Dustin Farnum.

    Indexing Terms

    Motion picture industry.
    Actors and actresses.