Richard Barthelmess scrapbooks

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2014

Descriptive Summary

Title: Richard Barthelmess scrapbooks
Date (inclusive): 1916-1936
Collection number: 124
Creator: Barthelmess, Richard
Extent: 11.3 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Richard Barthelmess scrapbooks, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Barthelmess, 1962


Richard Semler Barthelmess was an American actor active in film from 1916 to 1942. He was nominated for an Academy Award in acting for THE PATENT LEATHER KID (1927) and THE NOOSE (1928).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Richard Barthelmess scrapbooks span the years 1916-1936 and encompass 11.3 linear feet. The scrapbooks were compiled by his mother, actress Caroline Harris Barthelmess. The 50 volumes contain biographical information, clippings, and reviews for more than 50 films that featured Barthelmess.


Arranged in the following series: Not arranged in series.

Indexing Terms

Barthelmess, Richard , 1895-1963--Archives.