The Ben Turpin papers span the years circa 1903-1951 and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection
contains clippings, fan mail, vaudeville sketches, three scrapbooks, and photographs.
Ben Turpin was an American actor active in film from 1907 to 1940. The cross-eyed comedian is best
known for his work in Essanay and Mack Sennett silent films.
2 linear feet of papers.
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