Rudolph Maté papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rudolph Maté papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1962
Collection number: 492
Creator: Maté, Rudolph
Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Rudolph Maté papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Regina O. Pierce Trust, 2001


Rudolph Maté was a Polish-born cinematographer and director. He emigrated to Hollywood around 1933 and was active in American films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was nominated in the cinematography category for five consecutive years from 1940 to 1944.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Rudolph Maté papers span the years circa 1930-1962 and encompass approximately 3 linear feet. There are awards or programs and a couple contracts related to around a dozen films. In addition, there are clippings, personal correspondence, legal and estate documents, identification cards, real estate records, and photographs.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Maté, Rudolph , 1898-1964--Archives.