Russell Simpson papers

Russell Simpson papers

Dates: 1920-1940

Collection contains photographs, oil portrait, correspondence, press clippings, posters, a scrapbook, audio tapes, and personal documents relating to Simpson's early life and his work as an actor, including some correspondence from 1910-1920. Key motion pictures are "Godless Men" (1920), "Shadows of Conscience" (1921), "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940).

  • Extent: 2 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.). -- 1 carton (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Simpson, Russell, 1880-1959
  • Call Number: MSS 2336
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: No public access without permission of curator.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2336; Russell Simpson papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2336, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Materials gathered by Simpson during his lifetime, donated by his granddaughter, Susanne Strobl Moran and Pam Ogden, a close family friend.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Susanne Strobl Moran; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Subject Terms
Godless men (Motion picture); Grapes of wrath (Motion picture); Shadows of conscience (Motion picture); Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Motion picture actors and actresses; Performing Arts
Genre / Form
Audiotapes; Letters; Newspapers; Paintings; Photographs; Posters; Scrapbooks
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Simpson (Russell) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Garrett Schroath
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-23T17:51-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Motion picture character actor, 1914-1959.

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Ben Harry
Curator - Arts & Communications Archives