Gilbert Roland papers

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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

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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 The collection contains film and television scripts; clippings; scrapbooks; unpublished writings by Roland, in the form of screenplays, short stories, and a substantial memoir; correspondence, including letters from Greta Garbo and Clara Bow; and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.