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Rob Wagner papers, 1925-1942
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Boxes 1-13

Rob Wagner's Script. A file of the magazine, 1929-1941.

Boxes 14-18

Correspondence, 1925-1942.

Scope and Content Note

Much of this correspondence is in reference to the magazine Script and includes letters from famous movie personalities, some of which are here listed:
  • Charles Chaplin
  • Bette Davis
  • Jimmy Durante
  • Edward Arnold
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
  • Tom Mix
  • Randolph Scott
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Herbert Marshall
  • Adolphe Menjou
  • Noah Beery
  • Norman Bel Geddes
  • Eddie Cantor
  • Joan Crawford
  • Bebe Daniels
  • Cecil B. DeMille
  • Walt Disney
  • Hedda Hopper
  • Jean Harlow
  • Jean Hersholt
  • Walter
  • Huston
  • Darryl Zanuck
  • Edward Everett Horton
  • Frederick Marsh
  • Kenneth Macgowan
  • Mary Pickford
  • Louella Parson
  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Sigmund Romburg
  • Spencer Tracy
  • Lawrence Tibbett
  • Jack Warner (tracings).


Correspondence of movie people has added entries in catalog.
Box 16

Literary figures.

Scope and Content Note

Included with the correspondence is 1 folder of letters from prominent literary figures:
  • William Saroyan, 15 items.
  • Ogden Nash, 2 items.
  • Edgar Guest, 1 item.
  • Irvin S. Cobb, 4 items.
  • Thomas B. Costain, 7 items.
  • Theodore Dreiser, 2 items.


All correspondence is filed alphabetically by separate items, except this folder which is in one group under Literary figures.
Boxes 19-22

Manuscripts by Rob Wagner. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Holograph and typescript (some carbon). 135 items.

Scope and Content Note

These manuscripts are mostly either stories intended for film adaptation or titles written for silent films.
Box 23

Manuscripts by various authors. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Holograph and typescript (some carbon).

Scope and Content Note

  • Some of the manuscripts are unidentified but most include both title and author.
  • With this: 1 manuscript each by William Saroyan and Peter B. Kyne.
Box 24

Ephemera, miscellaneous. 1919.

Physical Description: 45 items.

Scope and Content Note

  • Mostly literature referring to Robert Wagner and his magazine Script.
  • With this: 1 envelope of articles, clippings, pamphlets, correspondence etc. regarding the campaign against censorship in movies.
Box 17

Letters from, to and regarding Upton Sinclair, 1926-1939.

Scope and Content Note

  • 30 letters from Sinclair to Wagner.
  • 6 letters from Wagner to Sinclair and 17 letters from various persons regarding Sinclair.
  • Also, 5 pieces of related ephemera.
Box 27

Records of Rob Wagner's radio program of Script's birthday party.

Physical Description: 11 pieces. (9 × 16 and 2 × 12 records).


Box 27 is stored at the UCLA Film and Television Archive in Hollywood.
Box 26

Original drawings, sketches, layouts, illustrations, posters etc. by Rob Wagner, ca. 1892-1925.

Physical Description: 61 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly intended for reproduction in magazines such as Script, The Royal, Criterion, and Madame.
Box 36

Original drawing for Rob Wagner's Script, by Walt Disney. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: Ink on mat board, covered by cellophane.
Box 25

Articles and editorials clipped from Script, and arranged chronologically. Also articles by Florence Wagner clipped from Script.

Box 28

Clippings - 1930s.


Clippings and Correspondence, v.d.

Box 29

1925, 1936-1939.

Box 30

1922, 1935-1939.

Box 31

1928, 1933.

Box 32

1923, 1918.

Box 33

1938, 1926-1928.

Box 34

1933-1934, 1915.

Box 35

1924, 1919.