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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Boyle papers
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1979
    Date (bulk): 1930s-1960s
    Collection number: 345
    Creator: Boyle, Robert
    Extent: 30 linear feet of papers. 6.3 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert Boyle papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert F. Boyle and Emily Boyle, 1993-2010


    Robert Boyle was an American art director and production designer who was active from 1941 to 1991. He received four Academy Award nominations in the art direction category and a 2007 Honorary Award.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Robert Boyle papers span the years 1933-1979 (bulk 1930s-1960s) and encompass approximately 36.3 linear feet. The collection contains production design drawings, continuity drawings, pencil drawings, and photographs. There are also original drawings by director Alfred Hitchcock. The photograph series consists primarily of prints, transparencies, and slides of production, location, research, and biography photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Additions, subseries A-E as follows: A. recieved 2003; B. received 2004; C. received 2010; D. received December 2010; E. received 2011; 2. Photographs, subseries A-B as follows: A. Biography; B. Motion picture production

    Indexing Terms

    Boyle, Robert F. , 1909-2010--Archives
    art directors
    production designers