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Description
The Janus Barfoed collection spans the years circa 1914-1954 and encompasses approximately 62 linear feet. The collection is comprised of clippings and ephemera, lobby cards, press sheets, and photographs related to American B-Western films. The material in the Personality files series is arranged alphabetically by personal name. At the request of the donors, papers and photographs are housed together. Some 200 cowboy actors are represented.
Background
Jens Janus Barfoed was a Danish photograph archivist, a fan of American B-Western films, and a collector of photographs and memorabilia related to low-budget Westerns. He served as the head of the stills archive at the Danish Film Museum. Over the course of his lifetime, Barfoed compiled a personal collection of material related to Western films of the silent era and to those less-publicized second features of the studio era.
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Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.