Finding Aid for the Russell Simpson Papers, 1917-1942

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Russell Simpson Papers, 1917-1942

Collection number: 713

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Myra Villamor
Encoding supervision and revision by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Russell Simpson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1942
Collection number: 713
Creator: Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Russell Simpson (1880-1959) acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway before appearing in moving pictures (1907). Over his career, Simpson appeared in television films and in more than 500 motion pictures. The collection consists of 158 motion picture stills, clippings, correspondence, a bound album of photographs from the film Way down east, in which Russell Simpson appeared, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Russell Simpson, 1960.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Russell Simpson Papers (Collection 713). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Simpson was born in 1880 near San Francisco, California; left for the Alaska goldrush at age 18; enrolled in acting school in Seattle; acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway; entered moving pictures in 1907, arriving in Hollywood to make a film in 1917; appeared in television films, and in more than 500 motion pictures, including Grapes of wrath, Girl of the golden West, My darling Clementine, Romance of Rosy Ridge, Beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend, Saddle tramp, Seven brides for seven brothers, Last command, and Friendly persuasion; he died in 1959.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 158 motion picture stills, clippings, and correspondence. Includes a bound album of photographs from the film Way down east, in which Russell Simpson appeared, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959--Archives.
Actors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Film stills.


Container List

 

Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959

 

Collection of Moving-Picture Stills, Clippings, Correspondence. v.p. 1917-1942

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 158 moving-picture stills, also a bound album of stills from Way Down East, in all of which Russell Simpson, an actor who entered moving-pictures in 1907, appeared. Included also is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Note

Derived from in-house card file.