Valerie SoRelle collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Valerie SoRelle collection
Date (inclusive): 1927-1981
Date (bulk): 1930-1960
Collection number: 1433
Creator: SoRelle, Valerie
Extent: 5 linear feet of papers. 3 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Valerie SoRelle collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of United Artists Corporation, 2009


Valerie SoRelle was a television, radio, and stage actress. She developed a friendship with Mary Pickford and Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and also befriended actresses Julie Adams and Jane Withers.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Valerie SoRelle collection spans the years 1927-1981 (bulk 1930-1960) and encompasses 8 linear feet. The collection consists of general subject files, files on Charles "Buddy" Rogers, scrapbooks with clippings of movie stars, photographs, and photograph albums on "Buddy" Rogers. The general subject files contain material collected by SoRelle, including clippings, correspondence, periodicals, programs for events, and miscellaneous documents and artifacts. The "Buddy" Rogers subject files consist of a book, "Abie's Irish Rose," featuring images from the film adaptation with Rogers; clippings; correspondence relating to Rogers, Pickford, and Pickfair; invitations to events at Pickfair and elsewhere; sheet music from the films of Rogers and Pickford; periodicals; radio transcripts; promotional material for a film produced by Rogers and Pickford, SLEEP, MY LOVE (1948); and miscellaneous documents and artifacts.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Subject files, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Buddy Rogers; 2. Oversize; 3. Scrapbooks, 4. Photographs.

Indexing Terms

SoRelle, Valerie--Archives.