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  • Acquisition
  • Biographical note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Contents

  • Title: Robert Sully papers
    Collection number: 1011
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1-3
    Physical Description: 4.42 Linear feet 3 boxes
    Date: 1970s-1997
    Abstract: Robert Sully was an actor and a designer. In addition to working for such well known firms as Raymond Loewy Associates, he also founded his own design firm, the Argonaut Company. He earned a Masters and Ph.D from Claremont Graduate School, and taught at UC Santa Barbara on advertising and culture. The papers include photographs, typescripts, interview transcripts, and letters for a planned photographic essay on concert artists.
    creator: Sully, Robert, 1918-


    Donated by Peter Williams, July 2, 2010.

    Biographical note

    Robert Sully was born on November 20, 1918 in New York City. He was an actor, known for his roles in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Love Letters (1945) and The Heavenly Body (1944). After his acting career, Sully worked in the area of design. He owned Sully Engineering from 1944-1949; became an executive with Raymond Loewy Associates from 1951-1953; and worked as a designer at Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall from 1953-1961. In 1961, he founded the Argonaut Company, specializing in design and planning for commercial, industrial and residential projects. He earned a Masters and Ph.D from Claremont Graduate School. After moving to Santa Barbara in 1992, he taught courses at UC Santa Barbara on advertising and culture. Sully died on May 15, 2007 in Santa Barbara.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Robert Sully papers, Collection no. 1011, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Contents

    Photographs, letters, interview transcripts, typescripts, and of musicians for a planned photographic essay on concert artists.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Ballet Theatre. -- Photographs
    Ashkenazy, Vladimir, 1937- -- Photographs
    Bennett, Tony, 1926- -- Photographs
    Kipnis, Igor -- Photographs
    Marceau, Marcel -- Photographs
    Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999 -- Photographs
    Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985 -- Photographs
    Piatigorsky , Gregor, 1903-1976 -- Photographs
    Rampal, Jean-Pierre, 1922-2000 -- Photographs
    Rostropovich, Mstislav, 1927-2007 -- Photographs
    Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982 -- Photographs
    Segovia, Andrés, 1893-1987 -- Photographs
    Sills, Beverly -- Photographs
    Stern, Isaac, 1920-2001 -- Photographs
    Sully, Robert, 1918- -- Archives
    Sutherland, Joan, 1926-2010 -- Photographs
    Musicians--20th century--Archival resources
    Musicians--20th century--Photographs
    Negatives (photographic)