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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gilbert Roland papers
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1979
    Date (bulk): 1947-1977
    Collection number: 349
    Creator: Roland, Gilbert
    Extent: 13.3 linear feet of papers. 3.5 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    Gilbert Roland papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Gilbert Roland, 1994-1999


    Gilbert Roland was a Mexican-born actor active in film from 1925 to 1982.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Gilbert Roland papers span the years 1908-1979 (bulk 1947-1977) and encompass 16.8 linear feet. The collection contains film and television scripts; clippings; scrapbooks; unpublished writings by Roland, in the form of screenplays, short stories, and a substantial memoir; correspondence, including letters from Greta Garbo and Clara Bow; and photographs. The photograph series consists of 575 items, including prints, snapshots, proof sheets, negatives, postcards, 35mm color slides, and View Master discs. There are scene, off-camera, and portrait photographs, as well as pictures of sports-related activities, Roland's Army Service, and his appearances on television.


    Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

    Indexing Terms

    Roland, Gilbert , 1905-1994--Archives.