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Finding Aid for the Russell Simpson Papers, 1917-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Russell Simpson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1942
    Collection number: 713
    Creator: Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Russell Simpson (1880-1959) acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway before appearing in moving pictures (1907). Over his career, Simpson appeared in television films and in more than 500 motion pictures. The collection consists of 158 motion picture stills, clippings, correspondence, a bound album of photographs from the film Way down east, in which Russell Simpson appeared, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Russell Simpson, 1960.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Russell Simpson Papers (Collection 713). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Simpson was born in 1880 near San Francisco, California; left for the Alaska goldrush at age 18; enrolled in acting school in Seattle; acted with touring companies and appeared on Broadway; entered moving pictures in 1907, arriving in Hollywood to make a film in 1917; appeared in television films, and in more than 500 motion pictures, including Grapes of wrath, Girl of the golden West, My darling Clementine, Romance of Rosy Ridge, Beautiful blonde from Bashful Bend, Saddle tramp, Seven brides for seven brothers, Last command, and Friendly persuasion; he died in 1959.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 158 motion picture stills, clippings, and correspondence. Includes a bound album of photographs from the film Way down east, in which Russell Simpson appeared, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959--Archives.
    Actors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Film stills.