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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carl Anderson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1981
    Date (bulk): 1938-1981
    Collection number: 122
    Creator: Anderson, Carl
    Extent: 2.5 linear feet of papers. 2.3 linear feet of photographs. 1 artwork
    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

    Carl Anderson papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Anderson, 1989


    Carl S. Anderson was an American art director, twice nominated for an Academy Award in art direction for THE LAST ANGRY MAN (1959) and for LADY SINGS THE BLUES (1972).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The Carl Anderson papers span the years 1934-1981 (bulk 1938-1981) and encompass 2.5 linear feet of manuscripts, 2.3 linear feet of photographs and 1 artwork. The production files primarily contain plans for sets and locations. The subject files are concerned almost entirely with his professional career as a designer. The photograph series consists of photographic prints and mounted collages of locations, set reference, research and drawings.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Television files; 3. Subject files; 4. Photographs; 5. Graphic Arts.

    Indexing Terms

    Anderson, Carl , 1903-1989--Archives.
    art directors