Janus Barfoed collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Janus Barfoed collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1914-1954
Collection number: 1536
Creator: Barfoed, Janus
Extent: 1 poster
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Janus Barfoed collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sofie and Katrine Barfoed, 2010


Jens Janus Barfoed was a Danish photograph archivist, a fan of American B-Western films, and a collector of photographs and memorabilia related to low-budget Westerns. He served as the head of the stills archive at the Danish Film Museum. Over the course of his lifetime, Barfoed compiled a personal collection of material related to Western films of the silent era and to those less-publicized second features of the studio era.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Janus Barfoed collection spans the years circa 1914-1954 and encompasses approximately 62 linear feet and 1 poster. The collection is comprised of clippings and ephemera, lobby cards, press sheets, and photographs related to American B-Western films. The material in the Personality files series is arranged alphabetically by personal name. At the request of the donors, papers and photographs are housed together. Some 200 cowboy actors are represented.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Personality files; 2. Subject files; 3. Oversize.

Indexing Terms

Barfoed, Janus--Archives.