The Buster Keaton papers span the years 1900-1999 (bulk 1924-1966) and encompass 2.4 linear foot. The
collection consists of an assortment of material relating to Keaton, including scripts, music, autograph
books, a vaudeville scrapbook, clippings, date books, and photographs. The photograph series document
Keaton's last three decades, with many personal photographs, candids, and snapshots, as well as material
related to his film, stage, and television work. There are also some vintage photographs from Keaton's
infancy, childhood, and vaudeville days, as well as a Keaton family photograph album of snapshots dating
from 1909-1917. Photographs from the collection were published in ?uster Keaton Remembered?(2001) by
Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance, with an afterword by Kevin Brownlow.
Buster Keaton was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter active in film from 1917 to
the mid-1960s. The Academy presented him with a 1959 Honorary Award.
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