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William Collier Sr. papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Collier Sr. papers
    Date (inclusive): 1897-1961
    Date (bulk): 1900s-1920s
    Collection number: 152
    Creator: Collier, William, Sr.
    Extent: 3 linear feet of papers.
    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

    William Collier Sr. papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Chatty Collier Eliason, 1988


    William Collier Sr. was an American actor. From the 1890s through the late 1920s Collier starred in numerous plays. Collier appeared in films as early as 1915 with Mack Sennett. A noted character actor, often in filmed versions of plays, he appeared in dozens of films in the 1930s.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The William Collier Sr. papers span the years 1897-1961 (bulk 1900s-1920s) and encompass 3 linear feet. The collection contains script material, clippings, programs, correspondence, some drawings, Friars Club dinner programs, flyers and souvenir books for Friars Club Frolic, miscellaneous legal material, several pieces of short verse by Collier, and scrapbooks.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files (Unproduced); 2. Stage files; 3. Subject files; 4. Scrapbooks.

    Indexing Terms

    Collier, William, Sr. , 1864-1944--Archives.