Scope and Content
Title: Wallsten (Robert) Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920s-1960s
Collection number: PA Mss 43
7.5 linear feet
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Abstract: Papers of actor and writer including correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and literary manuscripts. Wallsten acted on Broadway
before serving in the Navy in New Guinea during WWII. After the war, Wallsten wrote plays, teleplays, and short stories and
had a long association with Judith Anderson and ghost wrote her unpublished autobiography. Wallsten was married to actress
Cynthia Rogers who was involved with the University Players (Falmouth, Mass). Wallsten and Rogers were family friends of the
Steinbecks and Wallsten edited the edition of Steinbeck's letters.
Donated by Wallsten, August 2002.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of item], Wallsten (Robert) Papers, PA Mss 43, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Donated by Robert Wallsten, August, 2002.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
Anderson, Judith, Dame, 1898-
University Players (Falmouth, Mass.)
Wallsten, Cynthia Rogers, d. 1971.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.
Scope and Content
The Robert Wallsten papers is divided into nine series, Series I, Correspondence; Series II, Teleplays; Series III, Stage
Plays; Series IV Short Stories; Series V Published Stories; Series VI Dame Judith Anderson Autobiography; Series VII, Photographs
and Programs; Series VIII, Scrapbook; Series IX Cynthia Rogers Papers.