Carl Anderson papers

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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

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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