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

    Title: Frances Richardson collection
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1969
    Date (bulk): 1940s-1950s
    Collection number: 184
    Creator: Richardson, Frances
    Extent: .4 linear feet of papers. 28 artworks.
    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

    Frances Richardson collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Frances Richardson, 1986


    Frances Richardson was an American librarian. She was director of the Research Department at 20th Century-Fox, where she was employed for 42 years.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Frances Richardson collection spans the years 1936-1969 (bulk 1940s-1950s) and encompasses less than 1 linear foot of manuscripts and 28 artworks. The collection consists primarily of production design drawings for 20th Century-Fox films. Artists include Edward Graves, David Hall, Addison Hehr, Dale Hennessy, Mark Miller, Harold Michelson, Stan Parkhouse, Jim Reynolds, and Jack Martin Smith.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Graphic Arts.

    Indexing Terms

    Richardson, Frances , 1897-1995--Archives.
    research librarians