William S. Hart (1864-1946) Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s

Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
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2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: William S. Hart (1864-1946) Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s
Dates: 1890-1949
Collection Number: P-075
Creator/Collector: Hart, William S. (William Surrey), 1864-1946
Extent: 33 linear feet (Boxes: letter, 5x7, 6 ov; ov folder in mc-26)
Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, California 90007-4057
Abstract: Photographs, negatives. Views of the Hart Ranch in Newhall during construction and after completion; pictures of silent screen cowboy star William S. Hart, his sister Mary Ellen, and others at the Ranch; stills from Hart films arranged by film title; portraits of Hart with his horse Fritz, with fellow actors and co-stars. There are numerous portraits of Hart from his early theater days through his film career.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

William S. Hart (1864-1946) Collection, ca. 1890s-1940s. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Biography/Administrative History

Stage and motion picture actor, film director, author. Best known for his roles in western films.

Scope and Content of Collection

Photographs, negatives. Views of the Hart Ranch in Newhall during construction and after completion; pictures of silent screen cowboy star William S. Hart, his sister Mary Ellen, and others at the Ranch; stills from Hart films arranged by film title; portraits of Hart with his horse Fritz, with fellow actors and co-stars. There are numerous portraits of Hart from his early theater days through his film career. Part of the William Surrey Hart Papers (Gen. Col. 1012). See also: P-98 (William S. Hart County Park Research Files.) See also MSS-247, MSS-251.

Indexing Terms

Motion picture actors and actresses.
Silent films.
Western films.
Newhall (Calif.)