The Hattie and Sam McDaniel papers span the years 1900-1957 and encompass 1.0 linear foot. The
material concerning Hattie McDaniel consists of a childhood spelling book and a Christmas card from the
late 1940s, as well as a small amount of publicity and several certificates honoring her after her death.
In addition, there are more than 400 transcription discs for "The Beulah Show," starring Hattie McDaniel
as Beulah in 15-minute radio serializations. The bulk of the material in the papers relates to the actor
and entertainer Samuel Rufus McDaniel, the brother of Hattie McDaniel. Included are film, television, and
radio scripts, as well as a scrapbook. The photograph series includes photographs of Hattie, Sam and Etta
McDaniels documenting their personal lives and professional careers.
Hattie McDaniel was an African-American actress active in film from 1932 to 1949. She earned an
Academy Award for her supporting role in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939). Samuel Rufus McDaniel was an actor
active in film from 1929 to 1960.
1 linear feet of papers.
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.
Available by appointment only.