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titleMaynard L. Parker negatives, photographs, and other material
repositoryThe Huntington Library
collection titleMaynard L. Parker negatives, photographs, and other material consists of 57,892 black-and-white negatives, color transparencies, black-and-white prints, and color prints; 39 presentation albums; and 17 boxes of office records, 1930-1974. Created primarily by Maynard Parker, the archive documents the residential and non-residential work of architects, interior designers, landscape architects, artists, builders, real estate developers, and clients associated with these fields, foremost among them the magazine House Beautiful. Also included in the collection are photographs taken by other individuals, such as architect Cliff May and Parker's assistant, Charles Yerkes.

Background
Maynard L. Parker (1901-1976), known to friends and family as "Mike," was born and raised in Vermont. Parker worked in the Boston, Massachusetts region at a variety of jobs, including office boy, machinist, and gardener, before turning to photography as a profession. Parker traveled to California three times in the 1920s, finally settling in Los Angeles in 1929. He and his wife, Annie, lived in the Echo Park neighborhood, where Parker built a house at 2230 Lemoyne Street designed by a draftsman in architect Richard Neutra's office.

The New England saltbox-style house served as residence and studio, as well as the backdrop for many of Parker's published photographs. Parker's personal interests included home renovation, self-improvement, archery (he appeared as an extra in the 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood), and building furniture. He was also, according to his daughter, a "frugal New Englander," health conscious, a consummate storyteller, an avid hiker, and a gardener [See photocopies of Maynard and Annie Parker's journals, and interview transcript with Ann Carawan and Diane Parker, February 14, 2008, in collection files].

Collection Number:
photCL MLP

Preferred Citation
photCL MLP, Maynard L. Parker negatives, photographs, and other material.

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extent230 boxes, 159.38 linear feet
formatsPhotographs Prints Negatives Photograph Album Ephemera
accessAccess is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Publication Rights Copyright for the photography of Maynard L. Parker has been assigned to the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108. All requests for permission to publish photographs in any and all formats must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs.
record sourcehttp://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=3970
finding aidIn repository and online at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt6k4034m6
acquisition informationGift of Ann Carawan, Elizabeth Buxton, and Diane Parker Carawan, 1995; Ann Carawan, 2000.
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titleKing Vidor Collection, 1924-1941 (bulk 1941).
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe King Vidor Collection consists of photographs, scripts, props, publicity materials, production reports, studio memos, and other production materials primarily from the 1941 film H. M. Pulham, Esquire. Also in the collection is a typescript of Vidor's 1936 film The Texas Rangers and an accompanying photo of Vidor, and four additional photographs of Vidor dating from around 1924.

Photographs constitute the bulk of the materials and include costume, makeup, set, production, and film stills. The film's stars, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn, Van Heflin, Fay Holden, and Bonita Granville, are depicted in many of the photos. Publicity photos of actors and actresses considered for casting but not selected are also present.

Scenes and settings are documented with twenty production design sketches, and with architectural drawings and models for six of the movie's sets. Costume sketches include twenty-two original women's gowns by Robert Kalloch and thirty-three men's wardrobe sketches by Gile Steele.

The tools of film making are represented by various props, a production board with shooting schedules, a scene slate, and a small brass periscope. Daily reports and production, footage, and wardrobe breakdowns track the financial and business aspects of the film. Comment cards from members of a preview audience accompany editing notes from the preview. The original musical score by Branislaw Kaper is documented with one folder of sheet music, memos, editing notes, and photographs of the orchestral recording


Location
Harry Ransom Center Archival Materials (Film)

Call No.
HRC-FI Vidor, King
extent20.16 linear feet
formatsPhotographs Printed Materials Ephemera Typescript Notes
accessOpen for research
record sourcehttp://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/vidor.html
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder level control, is available in the repository and on the internet http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/vidor.html
acquisition informationGifts, 1936, 1941
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titleKing W. Vidor papers, 1936-1982.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, printed material, photographs, and film outtakes (transferred to videotape) regarding Vidor as art collector and his work on a film about Andrew Wyeth.

Included are: correspondence, 1941-1982, and printed material, 1936-1947, regarding Vidor's purchases, sales and loans, and donations of paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, Diego Rivera, and Grant Wood, including letters from dealers, buyers, museums, appraisers, and publishers, mainly regarding Benton's "Negro and Alligator" and Wood's "Arbor Day."
Material relating to Vidor's uncompleted film on Andrew Wyeth, entitled "Metaphor: King Vidor Meets With Andrew Wyeth" includes a letter from Wyeth, 1975, regarding Vidor's film, The Big Parade and "Metaphor," photographs, negatives, and motion picture film outtakes (70 min. transferred to VHS video format), mostly of Vidor's visit with Wyeth and his wife Betsy at Chadd's Ford, Pa., discussing the influence of The Big Parade on Wyeth's work, and including many clips of scenes from The Big Parade.

Bio / His Notes:
Filmmaker, art collector; Los Angeles, Calif.
extent0.2 linear ft. + 2 reels motion picture film
formatsCorrespondence Printed Materials Photographs Film
accessUnmicrofilmed; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1985 by the King Vidor Trust.
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titleKing Vidor Papers, 1825-1970.
repositoryBrigham Young University Library
collection titleCorrespondence, movie scripts, real estate contracts, and movie set designs. The correspondence deals with personal and motion picture production matters. The collection includes eight scripts are for movies made from the 1925 to 1956.

Bio/History:
American movie producer.

Location
HBLL Special Collections Manuscript Collection

Call Number
1130 HBLL/ MSS 1732
extent10 linear inches
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Business Papers
accesscontact repository for any restrictions.
record sourcehttp://catalog.lib.byu.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi/57i6Xwci8D/LEE/221130042/60/548/X
finding aidContact repository for further details
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titleKing Vidor Papers, 1920-1965.
repositoryUniversity of California, Los Angeles
collection titleCollection consists of materials related to Vidor's career as a motion picture director and producer. Contains annotated scripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera for 22 films including The big parade, Duel in the sun, Northwest passage, and Stella dallas.

Bio/History:
King Wallis Vidor was born Feb. 8, 1894 in Galveston, TX; made fifty-six feature films in forty years; married Florence Arto, 1915 (divorced 1925); married Eleanor Boardman, 1926 (later divorced); married Elizabeth Hill; his directorial debut was The turn in the road (1919); made Hallelujah! (1929), the first sound picture with an all black cast; best known for The big parade (1925), The crowd (1928), The champ (1931), Stella Dallas (1937), and Duel in the sun (1947); wrote an autobiography, A tree is a tree (1953); retired from films in the late 1950s; taught a graduate cinema class during the 1960s at UCLA; received Edinburgh Film Festival award for career achievements, 1964; after receiving five Academy Award nominations during the course of his career, he was granted a special award for his innovations in cinema, 1979; died of congestive heart failure, Paso Robles, CA, on Nov. 1, 1982.

General Info:
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

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

Preferred citation:
Cite as: King Vidor Papers (Collection 934). Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Associated materials:
Filming of Duel in the sun [oral history transcript] Ray Rennahan, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1969. Available at Dept. of Special Collections, UCLA.

UCLA Library notes
Held at SRLF; use MC4795500 for paging purposes.

extent7 linear ft.)
formatsBusiness Papers Correspondence Photographs Ephemera
accessCOLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.
record sourcehttp://www.library.ucla.edu/
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available at repository.
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titleSwami Vidyatmananda Collection, 1923-1986.
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe Swami Vidyatmananda Collection comprises correspondence to Vidyatmananda as well as correspondence he gathered through his association with the Vedanta Society of Southern California and the Centre Védantique Ramakrishna in France.

Three distinct groups are present: letters between Christopher Isherwood and Swami Vidyatmananda, 1950-1986; correspondence to Lady Sandwich (the former Amiya Corbin) from Aldous Huxley, John Van Druten, Christopher Isherwood, Walter De la Mare, E. M. Forster, and Gerald Heard, 1944-1977; and letters to the French diplomat Martha Vanek from Jan Masaryk, René Fülöp-Miller, and Igor Stravinsky, 1923-1930.

One postcard is jointly authored by Isherwood and King Vidor. Photographs of Isherwood, his mother, and his brother, and of Stravinsky are also present.

Biographical Note
Author, monk in Ramakrishna order, born John Yale in 1913.

Location
Harry Ransom Center Archival Materials (Literary Manuscripts)

Call No.
HRC-MS Vidyatmananda, Swami
extent(.42 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Postcards Photographs
accessLimited photocopies can be provided upon receipt of written authorization from the copyright holder.
record sourcehttp://catalog.lib.utexas.edu
finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control, is available in the repository and on the internet http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/vidyatamananda.html.
acquisition informationThis collection was gathered and donated in two parts by Swami Vidyatmananda. Vidyatmananda personally collected the Isherwood correspondence over the years 1950-1986. There is a note given by Vidyatmananda at the start of the Lady Sandwich correspondence explaining how he came to be in possession of the remaining materials. Lady Sandwich was affiliated with the Hollywood Vedanta Center contemporaneously with Vidyatmananda, enabling him to assemble her correspondence. Martha Vanek had been a member of the Centre Védantique Ramakrishna in Gretz, which Vidyatmananda came to be the manager of many years later. Acquisition: Gifts, 1998-1999 (G11087, G11499)
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titleStudio archive, 1904-1980 (bulk 1936-1955).
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleContains records documenting every aspect of David O. Selznick's Hollywood studio operations including script development, production, publicity, finances, and distribution. The records follow film's pioneer days in New York through the heyday of the studio system in Hollywood, to the rise of television. Besides Selznick's independent productions such as A Star is Born (1937), Gone with the Wind (1939), and Rebecca (1940), the archive documents his association with three major studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Paramount, and RKO.

Arranged according to the departmental division of Selznick's studio, the archive traces the evolution of films from story purchase through script development, casting, design, production, exploitation, distribution, and reissue. Though most of the materials document Selznick's independent career, there are also records concerning his personal affairs, his father's career, as well as films Selznick developed but never produced. The archive touches on virtually every major Hollywood person, studio, and event of the early 20th century.

The archive is highlighted by David O. Selznick's personal files, found in Series I, and arranged in 28 sub-subseries. These records document Selznick's personal involvement in every aspect of his business and chronicle his life. Found in this subseries are clippings, confidential and personal files, coproduction and loanout files, correspondence, calendars, financial and legal files, interoffice files, MGM, Paramount, and RKO files, Myron Selznick estate files, photographs, safe deposit files, story files, talent files, and writers files.

Biographical Note
American film producer.

Location
Harry Ransom Center Archival Materials (Film)

Call No.
HRC-FI Selznick, David O.
extent1940 linear feet
formatsBusiness Papers Financial Records Legal Papers Correspondence Estate Papers
accessOpen for research
record sourcehttp://catalog.lib.utexas.edu
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available in the repository. The archive can be searched at box and/or file level on The University of Texas at Austin's online library catalog.
acquisition informationPurchase and gifts, 1981- .
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titleMargaret Cousins Papers, 1921-1973.
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleCorrespondence, typescripts of published and unpublished material, photographs, galley proofs, speeches, printed materials, and memorabilia document Cousins' life from her high school years through her career as writer and editor. Files for her books, short stories, and articles are quite extensive (15 boxes), with most of the short stories and articles represented by both a typescript and the printed version. Includes typescripts for Lyndon Johnson's memoir, The vantage point, and Lady Bird Johnson's A White House diary, as well as two articles by Margaret Truman, all of which Cousins edited. Materials from her years at Doubleday include memoranda from other editors, minutes from editorial meetings, and correspondence with authors and literary agents.

Among the personal items are correspondence with friends and associates, as well as documentation of her homes, especially her house near Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Biographical Note
Writer of several books and over 200 short stories. Editor for Doubleday & Company, Good housekeeping, and Ladies' home journal. Also published under pseudonyms Avery Johns and William Masters. Member of the Author's Guild of the Author's League of America.

Note
Memorabilia, including four framed sketches by H.W. van Loon, have been removed to the Vertical File. Books have been separately cataloged.

Location
Harry Ransom Center Book Collection

Call No.
HRC-MS Cousins, Margaret
extent14.5 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Typescript Printed Materials Photographs Ephemera
accessOpen for research
record sourcehttp://catalog.lib.utexas.edu
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available in the repository.
acquisition informationGift of Ms. Cousins, 1973.
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titleAlice Henderson Rossin Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949).
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe collection comprises correspondence, literary manuscripts, notes and notebooks, clippings, galley proofs, photographs, and date books ranging in date from 1861-1987, reflecting various aspects of not only Henderson's life, but also those of her husband, artist and architect William Penhallow Henderson, and her daughter, Alice Oliver Henderson Evans Rossin Colquitt.

Henderson's published and unpublished works are represented by transcripts, notes, galley proofs, and clippings, and her involvement with Poetry: A Magazine of Verse (1912-22) and the Poetry anthologies are reflected in correspondence with editor Harriet Monroe, Ezra Pound, and attorney Roberts Walker. Other correspondents include: Witter Bynner, D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, Vachel Lindsay, Mary Austin, Edgar Lee Masters, Haniel Long, Carl Sandburg, and Ralph Fletcher Seymour, among others. There is extensive family correspondence, notably with Mabel Dodge Luhan, especially during periods of financial and marital difficulity in the 1930s.

After Alice and William Henderson moved to Santa Fe, NM, in 1916, they became interested in Native American issues, especially those surrounding the local Navajos. Through their individual talents, the Hendersons founded or supported projects such as the Poet's Round-up, the Navajo House of Religion (now the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian), the Eugene Manlove Rhodes Memorial Association, the Writer's Edition, the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project guide to New Mexico, and the Pueblo-Spanish Building Company, all of which are represented in the collection.

continued much of her parents' work. She revived the Poet's Round-up in 1968, exhibited her father's art works, and worked with both of her parents' biographers. Her personal correspondence, primarily from the 1930s, includes letters from King Vidor, Lady Bird Johnson, Oliver La Farge, R.F. Seymour, and Jouett and Dorothea Todd, as well as family members. Rossin served as a board member of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation from 1962-78. Family correspondence that she added to this collection includes letters between her second mother-in-law, Clara Rossin, and composer Ernest Bloch, music critic Lawrence Gilman, and violinist Joseph Szigeti, 1912-28.

Biographical Note
American poet, editor, and writer on Southwestern topics.

Location
Harry Ransom Center Archival Materials (Literary Manuscripts)

Call No.
HRC-MS Henderson, Alice Corbin
extent30 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Notes Notebooks Clippings
accessOpen for research
record linkhttp://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/henderson.hp.html
record sourcehttp://catalog.lib.utexas.edu
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available in the repository, including a family tree and an index to family members.
acquisition informationGift and purchase, 1977-88.
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titleReminiscences of King Wallis Vidor: oral history, 1958.
repositoryColumbia University Libraries
collection titleEarliest experiences with motion pictures, experiments with makeshift equipment; Vitagraph; career as director at First National, Metro, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; description of making various films including "The Big Parade" and "Street Scene"; advent of sound; responsibility of the director; impressions of D.W. Griffith, John Gilbert, Lillian Gish.

Note(s): Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin.

Bio/History: Moving-picture director.

Location (guide): Oral History, 801 Butler (Non-Circulating)

Call Number: NXCP88-A47
extent49 leaves. Tape: 1 reel.
formatsTranscript Sound Recording
accessPermission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
record sourcehttp://clio.cul.columbia.edu/
finding aidName index available.
acquisition informationForms part of: Popular arts project, part I
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titleFilming of Duel in the sun oral history transcript: recollections of Ray Rennahan, Lee Garmes, and King Vidor.
repositoryUniversity of California, Los Angeles
collection titleRennahan, Garmes, and Vidor recall their work on Duel in the sun, working with David O. Selznick and others, and technical details of filming and lighting.

In: Oral history of the motion picture in America Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles

Note(s):
Transcript of a four-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Dept. of Theater Arts; the UCLA Oral History Program provided technical advice.

Bio/History:
Cinematographers (Rennahan, Garmes), producer (Garmes), and directors (Garmes, Vidor).

Location
YRL Special Collections Stacks

Call Number
304/ 17
extentv, 37, 29, 31 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
formatsTranscript
accessAudiotape recordings also may be accessed in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections.
record sourcehttp://www.library.ucla.edu/
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