Finding aid of the Raven Grey Eagle Collection

Katrina Vaughan
Autry Library
Autry National Center of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 667-2000 ext. 383
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Autry National Center of the American West. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Raven Grey Eagle Collection

Collection number: MSA.3

Autry Library

Autry National Center of the American West

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Katrina Vaughan
Date Completed:
July 2006
Encoded by:
Cheryl Miller
© 2010 Autry National Center of the American West. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Raven Grey Eagle Collection
Dates: 1958-1988
Bulk Dates: 1967-1970
Collection number: MSA.3
Creator: Raven Grey Eagle
Creator: Florio, Andy
Collection Size: 2 linear feet
Repository: Autry National Center. Institute for the Study of the American West
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Abstract: Materials related to the life and career of Western actor Raven Grey Eagle, a.k.a. Andy Florio.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


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Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification] Raven Grey Eagle Collection, MSA.3. Autry Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Doreen Donaldson.

Biography / Administrative History

Raven Grey Eagle, real name Andy Florio, was a musician, actor and stunt man. He portrayed Native Americans in numerous television roles. Though he was a convincing Native American, it is likely he was Italian American. He was also a professional drummer and played a Native American drummer for many television shows. The Native American culture interested him and he hand-crafted Native American clothing, tools and weapons. Often Raven Grey Eagle used these hand crafted items for props in his television roles.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Raven Grey Eagle Collection contains 60 items ranging in date from 1958-1988. The archive is organized into four series: Music, Personal Papers, Publicity, and Television. The Music portion of the collection contains business cards of Andy Florio and Photographs. The Personal Papers series contains correspondences, legal documents, pamphlets and photographs. The Publicity section holds Press Releases, and publicity photos of Raven Grey Eagle. Finally, the Television section, the majority of the collection, consisting of, applications, cards, contracts costumes, financial documents, programs, and scripts.


Arranged by genre.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Raven Grey Eagle.
Florio, Andy.
Screen Actors Guild.
Swing out sweet land (Television program : 1970) Westward Ho the wagons (Motion picture : 1956) Northwest passage (Television program : 1958-1959) Great bank robbery (Motion picture : 1969) Broken Arrow (Television program : 1956-1960) Maverick (Television program : 1957-1962) Bonanza (Television program : 1959-1973) Gunsmoke (Television program : 1955-1975) Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater (Television program : 1963-1967) Daniel Boone (Television program : 1964-1970) Death Valley Days (Television program : 1952-1975) Branded (Television program : 1965-1966) Southwest to Sonora (Television program) Honda (Television program : 1967) Here come the brides (Television program : 1968-1970) Medical center (Television program : 1969-1976)
Raven Grey Eagle.
Dusty's trail (Television program : 1973) The wild wild west (Television program : 1965-1969) The iron horse (Television program : 1966-1968) The quest (Television program : 1976) The shakiest gun in the west (Motion picture : 1968)
Indians in motion pictures.
Indians in television programs.
Indians in popular culture--United States.

Genres and Forms of Material

Film stills.
Legal documents.
Lobby cards.
Finding aids.