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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Wallace papers
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1992
    Date (bulk): 1915-1951
    Collection number: 50
    Creator: Wallace, Richard
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet of papers. 0.5 linear feet of photographs.
    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

    Richard Wallace papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Louisa Wallace Jacobs and James Jacobs, 1989-1994


    Clarence Richard Wallace was an American director. He was a projectionist from 1908 to 1912. After World War I, Wallace went to work for Fox Film Corporation as an editor and, eventually, as a director. He was active as a film director from 1921 to 1949.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Richard Wallace papers span the years 1912-1992 (bulk 1915-1951) and encompass 2 linear feet. The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, including a single script for THE YOUNG IN HEART (1938), a small amount of correspondence, and drafts of writings by Wallace. The majority of material is found in the scrapbooks, which include publicity clippings and reviews for the period from 1916 to 1939. The photograph series consists of three large and two small photo albums containing biography and subject photographs.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files; 3. Scrapbooks; 4. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    Wallace, Richard , 1894-1951--Archives.