Frances Richardson collection

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2015

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

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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