Robert Boyle papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

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

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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