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Guide to the Wallsten (Robert) Papers, 1920s-1960s
PA Mss 43  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wallsten (Robert) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-1960s
    Collection number: PA Mss 43
    Creator: Robert Wallsten
    Extent: 7.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Papers of actor and writer including correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and literary manuscripts. Wallsten acted on Broadway before serving in the Navy in New Guinea during WWII. After the war, Wallsten wrote plays, teleplays, and short stories and had a long association with Judith Anderson and ghost wrote her unpublished autobiography. Wallsten was married to actress Cynthia Rogers who was involved with the University Players (Falmouth, Mass). Wallsten and Rogers were family friends of the Steinbecks and Wallsten edited the edition of Steinbeck's letters.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Donated by Wallsten, August 2002.



    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wallsten (Robert) Papers, PA Mss 43, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Robert Wallsten, August, 2002.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.
    Anderson, Judith, Dame, 1898-
    University Players (Falmouth, Mass.)
    Wallsten, Cynthia Rogers, d. 1971.
    Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968.

    Scope and Content

    The Robert Wallsten papers is divided into nine series, Series I, Correspondence; Series II, Teleplays; Series III, Stage Plays; Series IV Short Stories; Series V Published Stories; Series VI Dame Judith Anderson Autobiography; Series VII, Photographs and Programs; Series VIII, Scrapbook; Series IX Cynthia Rogers Papers.