The William Collier Sr. papers span the years 1897-1961 (bulk 1900s-1920s) and encompass 3 linear
feet. The collection contains script material, clippings, programs, correspondence, some drawings, Friars
Club dinner programs, flyers and souvenir books for Friars Club Frolic, miscellaneous legal material,
several pieces of short verse by Collier, and scrapbooks.
William Collier Sr. was an American actor. From the 1890s through the late 1920s Collier starred in
numerous plays. Collier appeared in films as early as 1915 with Mack Sennett. A noted character actor,
often in filmed versions of plays, he appeared in dozens of films in the 1930s.
3 linear feet of papers.
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