Collection ID: LMC 2009

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, Barr, Richard., Foster, Norman, 1900-1976., Herrmann, Bernard, 1911-1975., Hill, Roger, 1895-., Houseman, John., Schaefer, George, 1920-1997, Wilson, Richard Alan, 1915-1991., and Weissberger, L. Arnold.
Abstract:
The Welles mss., 1930-1950 (bulk 1936-1947), consists of the correspondence, papers, and memorabilia of actor, writer, producer, and director Orson Welles 1915-1985.
Extent:
120 Linear Feet and 40 boxes, 147 bound radio scripts, 23 oversize folios, 30 LP boxes
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Welles mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Orson Welles, 1915-1985, was an American actor, writer, producer, and director. He was born George Orson Welles (named for his parents' friend George Ade) on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A child prodigy aided and encouraged by guardian Maurice Bernstein and teacher Roger Hill, Welles had considerable writing and acting experience before the age of twenty. Through the years this multi-talented artist acted and directed on the stage, in radio, film and television; made several recordings; authored plays, film scripts, and a newspaper column; and, as a political activist, contributed considerable energy to the 1944 presidential campaign in support of Franklin Roosevelt.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 1978
Processing information:

Processed by Lilly Library staff.

Completed in 1980, rev. 1997, 2001

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in the following series: I. Correspondence, II. Speeches and Writings, III. Theatre, IV. Radio, V. Recordings, VI. Films, VII. Research Files, VIII. Miscellaneous, IX. Tapes, X. Photographs, XI. Bound Radio Scripts, XII. Oversize, and XIII. Audio.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Welles mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu