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Guide to the Walter Brennan Papers

Walter BrennanWalter Brennan (1894-1974); Papers, 1895-1974
20.2 cubic feet (30 document boxes, 2 flat boxes, 1 sound recording box, 24 oversized folders)
Location: 0463-0474; 0657; Flat File 2/Drawers 1 & 4
Collection #: 055
Accession #: 97.028

Introduction
The Walter Brennan Papers contains scripts, photographs and personal files of the famous actor. Beginning in 1929 until 1974, Walter Brennan gained worldwide fame through his numerous supporting actor, and legendary western character roles. This collection contains 314 scripts, 1,338 photographs, 46 awards, and 7 personal scrapbooks related to his career and personal life.

Biography
Born July 24, 1894 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Walter Andrew Brennan graduated from Rindge Technical High School, and enlisted in the United States army at the age of 23. As a Private in the 101st Regiment Field Artillery, Brennan spent two years fighting in France during World War I. After discharge in 1919, he spent some time working in Guatemala before settling in southern California. Wanting to be a film actor in the emerging entertainment industry, he became a movie extra in 1929 and took part in such famous early films as The Lariat Kid. His versatility and outstanding acting ability was evident early on in his career as seen in his portrayal of older character roles. This unique talent provided unusual film roles, and subsequently propelled him to stardom. After only 5 years of film experience, Brennan received the first Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Come and Get It. His unique talent to portray older men before turning 40 years old helped him receive character roles, and subsequently propelled him to notoriety. His ability to adapt to older characters was partially due to two serious accidents. He lost half of his teeth in a World War I gas accident and lost the remaining ones in an early movie accident. That fact, coupled with his enormous talent, enabled Brennan to receive 3 Best Supporting Actor Oscars in his lifetime. Besides 1936, Brennan once again received Best Supporting Oscars in 1938 and 1940 for Kentucky and The Westerner.

Even though well known as an outstanding character actor, his most widely recognized work came in western films. Films such as Rio Bravo, The Westerner, and The Texan, helped create his distinctive persona and legendary status. By 1959, his 35th film year anniversary celebration, Brennan was credited with 100 films.

With the explosion of television programs in the 1950's, Brennan gained further popularity through the 1959-1961 series, The Real McCoys. Brennan's Grampa Amos McCoy appeared weekly in millions of homes and became a familiar household character. Continuing through the 1960's and 1970's, Brennan appeared in over 50 feature films, television films, and series' including The Guns of Will Sonnett. At his death from emphysema in 1974, he had achieved the honor, respect, and success, few actors realize in their lifetime.

Scope & Content Note  

The Walter Brennan Papers contains movie, and television scripts from his vast body of work including How the West was Won, The Over-the-Hill Gang, The Westerner, and many The Real McCoys episodes. In addition to the movie and television scripts, publicity, celebrity and family photographs make up a large part of the collection. The balance of the collection contains Walter Brennan's numerous, awards, and personal files.

Series 1: Scripts (1936-1973)
Contains 314 scripts with subseries of Film, Television, and The Real McCoys. The 60 movie and 76 television scripts are indexed alphabetically, while The Real McCoys and Guns of Will Sonnett scripts are indexed in chronological episodic order.

Series 2: Photographs (1895-1972)
Contains 1,338 business and personal photographs. All photographs within the collection are black and white, except as noted. They are organized into Publicity, Public Appearances, Celebrity, Awards, Movies, Television, The Real McCoys, and Personal. All files are alphabetically indexed within each sub series. Most of Walter Brennan's movies and television productions are represented in the photographic series, and publicity photographs range from his early career to his last movie appearances. Personal Photographs include such rare photographs as Walter Brennan's baby photograph, and a World War I uniformed photograph.

Series 3: Negatives & Proofs (ca. 1930s-1960s)
Contains 75 negatives and proofs, primarily business publicity photographs.

Series 4: Contracts (ca. 1963-1966)
Consists of 4 Folders containing 2 employment and 2 joint venture agreements complete the Contract Series.

Series 5: Correspondence (1937-1974)
Contains letters from National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 35th Anniversary Dinner, three miscellaneous letters are alphabetically indexed by folder title.

Series 6: Business Records (1951-1964)
Includes audit Reports related to The Real McCoys along with a television rating report and political material alphabetically arranged by folder title.

Series 7: News Clippings (1937-1970)
Consists of 12 Folders arranged chronologically contain clippings about Walter Brennan's career from 1937 through 1970.

Series 8: Posters
Includes a poster advertising his phonograph record and a smaller poster from the Wells Fargo Bank located in the Flat File Drawer 4.

Series 9: Artwork
Contains acaricature, cartoon, and pen & ink drawing of Walter Brennan and are located in the Flat File Drawer 4.

Series 10: Awards (1939-1971)
Consists of nine Business Awards and 37 Personal Awards alphabetically indexed within the two sub-series. Highlighting the business awards are three Box Office Blue Ribbon awards from 1941, 1957, & 1965. The Personal Award files contain awards given to Walter Brennan during his lifetime including Honorary Citizen, Colonel, and Mayoral awards.

Series 11: Miscellaneous (1917-1966)
Contains Walter Brennan's personal files include his 101st U.S. Army Field Artillery Yearbook, a collection of published materials in relation to sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, and an engraver's block of a film character.

Series 12: Personal Financial Records (1936-1974)
Contains personal income tax returns, audits, check registers, tax distribution cards, cash statements, and check register between the years 1959-1974.

Series 13: Scrapbooks (1935-1974)
Contains seven scrapbooks beginning in 1935 and ending with Walter Brennan's 1974 obituary notice, mostly related to his movie and television career. Two small, and one larger scrapbook contain information related to his personal life.

Series 14: Oversized Materials (1941-1972)
Consists of 17 Folders of oversized materials, from Series 1 through 10 containing scripts, awards, and sheet music.

Series 15: Sound Recording Discs (ca. 1940s)
Includes five recording discs featuring Gene Autry plus a recording disc of the February 20, 1941, NBC broadcast of Sergeant York, part 2.

Subject Terms  

Personal Names:
Brennan, Walter, 1894 - 1974
Cooper, Gary, 1901 - 1961
Lasky
Reagan, Ronald
Roberson, Dale, 1923-
Saylor, Sid
Ziolkowski, Korczak, 1908 -

Films:
Airtrip Stories -"The Lost Squaw Mine" "Indian Lore And a Lone Grave" "Ghost Town's Strange Drama"
At Gunpoint
Bad Day At Black Rock, #99
Bad Day At Black Rock, #146
Bad Day At Black Rock, bound
Banjo On My Knee
Boot Hill
Drums Along The River
Echo Canyon
The Far Country
The Ghost Riders
How The West Was Won
The Little Brown Mare
The Marshal Of Medicine Bend
The Old Cowboy
The Proud Ones
Rawhide Halo, "Shootout At Big Sag"
Return Of The Texan
Rope's End
Shadow Valley
Smoke In The Wind
Support Your Local Sheriff
The Westerner
The Young Country


Television Programs:
"Brush Roper" Screen Directors Playhouse
A Cowboy's Confession
Dodge City, The Fun and the Fury
Over-The-Hill Gang
Over-The-Hill Gang Rides Again
The Real McCoys


Subject Headings:
Western films
Western television programs

Processing Information  

In 1978 the collection was accepted by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and formally assigned an accession number in 1997. At the time of processing, the collection had "WB" catalog numbers assigned to photographs, awards and scripts. The WB numbers remain on the items and upon the series' container lists. Additionally, the collection had been re-boxed and separated into subject folders by the collections department. Basic file order from the original separation and re-boxing became the collection's series' and organization. Pam Bell completed the formal accessioning and container lists in November 2001.

Ownership & Literary Rights  

The Walter Brennan Papers is the property of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Literary right, including copyright, belongs to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the exception of copyrighted artwork images and published literary works, which are the property of the respective copyright holders. For example, scripts in the Walter Brennan Collection are still under copyright by their authors. It is the responsibility of the researcher, and his/her publisher, to obtain publishing permission from individuals pictured, relevant copyright holders, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Restrictions on Access  

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Preferred Citation  

Walter Brennan Papers, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List  

Series 1: Scripts, 1936-1973
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
The Real McCoys
001/001 "The Real McCoys," by Bill Manhoff, 1955
001/002 "Luke Gets His Freedom," by Bill Manhoff & Henry Sharp, 1957
001/003 "Grandpa Makes a Date," by Bill Manhoff, 1957
001/004 "Kate's Dress," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
001/005 "The Great Egg War," by Bill Manhoff, 1957
001/006 "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
001/007 "Grampa Sells His Gun," by Bill Manhoff & Leonard Burns, 1957
001/008 "A Question of Discipline," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
001/009 "It's a Woman's World," by Bill Manhoff, 1957
001/010 "Little Luke's Education," by Bill Manhoff & Leonard Burns, 1957
001/011 "You're Never Too Old," by Arthur Alsber & Nate Monaster, 1957
001/012 "The Matchmaker," by Arthur Dales, 1957
001/013 "The Lady's Man," by Bill Davenport & Jim Fritzell, 1957
001/014 "The Fishing Contest," by Paul Henning & Dick Wesson, 1957
001/015 "A Time to Retire," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/001 "Gambling is a Sinn," by Bill Davenport & Jim Fritzell, 1957
002/002 "The Goodys Come to Town," by Bill Manhoff & Leonard Burns, 1957
002/003 "The Bigger They Are," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/004 "It Pays to be Poor," by Bill Manhoff & Henry Sharp, 1957
002/005 "New Doctor in Town," by Robert O'Brien & Irving Elinson, 1957
002/006 "Let's Be Buddies," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/007 "Grampa & the Driver's License," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/008 "Luke's Mother-in-Law," by Bill Manhoff, 1957
002/009 "The Honeymoon," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/010 "Grampa's Proposal," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1957
002/011 "Grampa's Birthday," by Arthur Dales, 1957
002/012 "Once There Was a Traveling Saleswoman," by Bill Manhoff, 1957
002/013 "My Favorite Uncle," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1958
002/014 "Volunteer Fire Department," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1958
002/015 "For Love or Money," by Bill Manhoff, 1958
002/016 "Kate's Career," by Jack & Irving Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1958
002/017 "When a Fellow Needs a Friend," by Henry Sharp & David Adler, 1958
003/001 "The Life of the Party," by Jack & Irving Elinson, 1958
003/002 "Three's a Crowd," by Bill Manhoff, 1958
003/003 "The New Look," by William Cowley & Peggy Chantler, 1958
003/004 "You Can't Always be a Hero," by Henry Sharp & David Adler, 1958
003/005 "The Homely Boy," by Paul West & Irving Elinson, 1958
003/006 "The Corn Eating Contest," by Judy & George George, 1958
003/007 "Her Flaming Youth," by Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart, 1958
003/008 "The Kissin' Couple," by Bill Davenport & Arthur Julian, 1958
003/009 "Grampa Learns About Teenagers," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1958
003/010 "The Dancing Lessons," by Bill Manhoff, 1958
003/011 "The New Car," by Stanley Shapiro & Maurice Richlin, 1958
003/012 "The New Dog," by Bill Manhoff, 1958
003/013 "And I'll Blow Your House Down," by Phil Shuken & John Greene, 1958
003/014 "The Singing Fool," by Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart, 1958
003/015 "Pepino's Competition," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1958
003/016 "The New Well," by Stanley Shapiro & Maurice Richlin, 1958
003/017 "The Weaker Sex," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1958
004/001 "The Perfect Swine," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1958
004/002 "The New Neighbors," by Irving Elinson & Paul West, 1958
004/003 "Luke's Job," by Chuck Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1958
004/004 "The Great Discovery," by Maurice Richlin & Fred Fox, 1958
004/005 "Surprise Party," by Paul West & Irving Elinson, 1958
004/006 "The Rainmaker," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
004/007 "Guest of Honor," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1959
004/008 "The Wedding," by Bill Manhoff, 1959
004/009 "Grampa Takes the Primrose Path," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
004/010 "Batter Up," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1959
004/011 "The Hero," by Phillip Shuken & John Greene, 1959
004/012 "Two's Company," by Bob Ross, 1959
004/013 "Mrs. Home-maker," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1959
004/014 "The Tax-man Cometh," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
004/015 "Everyone Needs Insurance," by Bob Ross, 1959
004/016 "How to Paint a House," by Charles Stewart & Jack Elinson, 1959
004/017 "The Woodsman," by Norman Paul, 1959
004/018 "The Great Skeet Shoot," by unknown, 1959
005/001 "Decisions, Decisions," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
005/002 "The Actor," by Bill Manhoff, 1959
005/003 "Fire When Ready, Grampa," by Frank Gabrielson, 1959
005/004 "Kate's Former Sweetheart," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1959
005/005 "The Game Warden," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
005/006 "The Screen Test," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
005/007 "Work No More, My Lady," by Henry Sharp
005/008 "The Garden Club," by Norman Paul & Bob White, 1959
005/009 "The Weaker Sex," by unknown, 1959
005/010 "The Big Fight," by Paul Henning & Dick Wesson, 1959
005/011 "The Gas Station," by Bob Ross, 1959
005/012 "Grampa's Blue Yonder," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
005/013 "The Girls at Mom's Place," by Norman Paul & Bob White, 1959
005/014 "The Politician," by Jack Elinson & Chuck Stewart, 1959
005/015 "Pepino Takes a Bride," by Ben Gershman & Bob White, 1959
005/016 "Hot Rod," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
005/017 "The Ghostbreakers," by Henry Sharp, 1959
006/001 "The Marriage Broker," by Ben Gershman & Bob White, 1959
006/002 "How to Build a Boat," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
006/003 "The Artist," by William Danch & Bob White, 1959
006/004 "Stall Fresh," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
006/005 "The Television Set," by Bob White & Ben Gershman, 1959
006/006 "The Lawsuit," by Bill Manhoff, 1959
006/007 "The New Councilman," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1959
006/008 "Cousin Naomi," by Phil Shuken & John Greene, 1959
006/009 "The Essay Contest," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
006/010 "The Mouse That Roared," by Fred Fox & Irving Elinson, 1960
006/011 "The Ambassador Hotel Show," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
006/012 "First Date," by Paul West & Iz Elinson, 1960
006/013 "Oil's Well," by Arthur M. Stander & David Adler, 1960
006/014 "Repeat Performance," by Jack Elinson & Charles Stewart, 1960
006/015 "The Juror," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
006/016 "The Belle of the Ball," by Bob Ross, 1960
007/001 "The Co-op," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/002 "The Antique Dealer," by Bob Ross, 1960
007/003 "The Jinx," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1960
007/004 "The Delegates," by Ben Gersham & Bob White, 1960
007/005 "The Gigolo," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1960
007/006 "The Real Thing," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/007 "McCoys, Ahoy," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/008 "Beware a Smart Woman," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1960
007/009 "Executive Wife," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/010 "Father and Son Day," by Bob White & Ben Gershman, 1960
007/011 "Farmer or Scientist," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/012 "The Librarian," by Budd Grossman, 1960
007/013 "Smothered in Love," by Harry Winkler & Elon Packard, 1960
007/014 "Luke's Hair Problem," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
007/015 "The Hermit," by Danny Arnold, 1960
008/001 "The Legacy," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1960
008/002 "The Geisha Girl," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1960
008/003 "The Horse Expert," by Helen Diller & Andy Brennan, 1961
008/004 "The City Boy," by David Adler & Leo Rifkin, 1961
008/005 "The Investors," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
008/006 "If You Can't Lick 'Em, Join 'Em," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
008/007 "The Rival," by Jim Fritzell & William Davenport, 1961
008/008 "The Good Neighbor Policy," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
008/009 "The Tank," by Harvey Bullock, 1961
008/010 "The Bazaar," by Harry Winkler & Elon Packard, 1961
008/011 "The Swedish Girl," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
008/012 "The Sunday School Teacher," by Harvey Bullock, 1961
008/013 "Baseball Vs. Love," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
008/014 "Theatre in the Barn," by Marx & Manny Manheim, 1961
008/015 "George Retires," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
009/001 "Pepino's Bride," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/002 "The Sorority Girl," by William Raynor & Myles Wilder, 1961
009/003 "Kate Comes Home," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
009/004 "Money in the Bank," by Phil Sharp, 1961
009/005 "Amos McCoy, Leading Citizen," by Harvey Bullock, 1961
009/006 "You Can't Go Home," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
009/007 "The Great Paper Box Fight," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1961
009/008 "Luke McCoy, Boy Dynamo," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/009 "The Matador," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/010 "George's Housekeeper," by Harvey Bullock, 1961
009/011 "The New Piano," by Danny Simon, 1961
009/012 "The Handsome Salesman," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/013 "Cyrano McCoy," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/014 "The Diamond Ring," by Harvey Bullock, 1961
009/015 "The Richest Boy in America," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
009/016 "The Gamblers," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
010/001 "The Marriage Counselor," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1961
010/002 "The Washing Machine," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1961
010/003 "Pepino McCoy, Citizen," by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox, 1961
010/004 "Meeting Hassie's Friends," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
010/005 "The Law and Mr. McCoy," by John Bradford & Ray Brenner, 1962
010/006 "George's Nephew," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1962
010/007 "Double Date," by Paul David, 1962
010/008 "Made in Italy," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
010/009 "Who'e Margie?," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
010/010 "You're As Young as You Feel," by Harvey Bullock, 1962
010/011 "In Grampa We Trust," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
010/012 "Allergies Anonymous," by Danny Arnold, 1962
010/013 "Pepino's Fortune," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
010/014 "Pepino's Vacation," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1962
010/015 "Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble," by Harvey Bullock, 1962
011/001 "The Raffle Ticket," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
011/002 "The Army Reunion," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
011/003 "The Good Will Tour," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1962
011/004 "Three Strikes and Out," by Harvey Bullock & Ray Allen Saffian, 1962
011/005 "The New Housekeeper," by Phillip Shuken & John L. Greene, 1962
011/006 "The Girl Veterinarian," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1962
011/007 "The Love Bug Bugs Pepino," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1962
011/008 "The Health Addict," by Fred S. Fox & Iz Elinson, 1962
011/009 "The Crop Duster," by John L. Greene & Paul David, 1962
011/010 "Sir Fergus McCoy," by Paul David & John L. Greene, 1962
011/011 "Cupid Wore a Tail," by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs, 1962
011/012 "The Other Side of the Fence," by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs, 1962
011/013 "Luke in the Ivy League," by Jim Fritzell & Everett Greenbaum, 1962
011/014 "Luke the Dog Catcher," by John L. Greene & Paul David, 1962
011/015 "The Incorruptibles," by Paul David & John L. Greene, 1962
011/016 Unidentified sheet, n.d.
011/017 Production lists, n.d.
The Guns of Will Sonnett
012/001 Proposal, "Two Rode West," by Dick Carr & Aaron Spelling, 1966
012/002 Letter, Danny Thomas & Aaron Spelling, 1966
012/003 Shooting schedule, 1967
012/004 "No Brag, Just Fact," by Dick Carr, 1966
012/005 "A Son for a Son," by Dick Carr, 1966
012/006-007 "Ride the Man Down," by Dick Carr & Harry Basch, 1966
012/008-010 "Of Lasting Summers & Jim Sonnett," by Dick Carr, 1966
012/011 "Message at Noon," by Dick Carr, 1967
012/012 "A Bell for Jeff Sonnett," by Cliff Gould, 1967
012/013-014 "The Natural Way," by Dick Carr, 1967
012/015-018 "A Grave for James Sonnett," by Edward J. Lasko, 1967
012/019-020 "The Turkey Shoot," by Cliff Todd, 1967
012/021 "Meeting at Devil's Fork," by Clyde Ware, 1967
012/022 "What's in a Name?," by Dick Carr, 1967
012/023 "And He Shall Lead the Children," by Edward J. Lakso, 1967
012/024 "Alone," by Dick Carr, 1967
013/001-002 "Alone," by Dick Carr, 1967
013/003-004 "The Warriors," by Dick Carr, 1967
013/005 Cast list, 1967-1968
Television Programs
013/006 The Dick Powell Show, "The Court-Martial of Captain Wycliff," by Harry Julian Fink, 1962
013/007 Alias Smith & Jones, "Don't Get Mad, Get Even," by John Thomas James, 1972
013/008 Alias Smith & Jones, "21 Days to Tenstrike," by Irv Pearlberg & John Thomas James, 1971
013/009 Arena, television program proposal, by Dick Morean & Dick Webb, n.d.
013/010 The Reader's Digest on Television, "The Brainwashing of John Hayes," by George Bruce, 1955
013/011 Screen Director's Playhouse, "Brush Roper," by Fred Gipson & William Tunberg, 1955
013/012 A Cowboy's Confession, by Stan Jones, n.d.
013/013 Dodge City: The Fun and the Fury, by Vick Knight, 1969
013/014 Duke's Fort, television program proposal, by Aaron Spelling, n.d.
013/015 Excuse Our Dust, "Excuse Our Dust," by Louis C. Graf, n.d.
013/016 The Final Tribute, by Ranald MacDougall, n.d.
013/017 Lux Video Theatre, "Mr. Finchley Versus the Bomb," by Rod Serling, 1954
013/018 Ethel Barrymore Television Theater, "The Gentle Years," by Jack Rubin & Jameson Brewer, 1952
013/019 Hickory Hill, n.d.
013/020 Holloway's Daughters, 1965
013/021 ABC's Movie of the Week, "Home for the Holidays," by Joseph Stefano, 1972
014/001 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Show #12, 1970
014/002 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Show #14, 1969
014/003 Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour, "To Rome With Love," 1970
014/004 The Johnny Cash Show, Show #19, "A Ballad of the West," 1971
015/001 The Leader of the People, 1954
015/002 Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars, "Mister Ears," by Philip MacDonald, 1954
015/003 The Monk, "Send Up a Couple of Murders," by Blake Edwards, n.d.
015/004 My Boy Sam, Show #4, by Jameson Brewer, ca. 1953
015/005 My Boy Sam, Show #8, by Jameson Brewer, 1953
015/006-007 "Over the Hill Gang," by Jameson Brewer, 1968
015/008 ABC's Movie of the Week, "The Over the Hill Gang Rides Again!," by Richard Carr, 1970
015/009 The Red Skelton Show, two sketches, "The Silent Spot," 1969
015/010 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, "Ride a Lonely Trail," by Marion Hargrove, 1957
015/011 To Rome With Love, "The Rose Garden," by John McGreevey, 1970
015/012 September Gun, television program proposal, by Hal Goodman & Larry Klein, n.d.
015/013 September Gun, "September Gun," by Hal Goodman & Larry Klein, n.d.
015/014 To Tell the Truth, 1965
016/001-003 ABC's Movie of the Week, "Two for the Money," by Howard Rodman, 1971
016/004 The Tycoon, "A Dog's Life," by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs, 1964
016/005 The Tycoon, "East Meets West," by Bill Davenport & Charles Tannen, 1964
016/006 The Tycoon, "Harvey Brinkerhoff, Who Needs You?," by Ed James & Seaman Jacobs, 1964
016/007 "Waldo," by Ross Murray, n.d.
016/008 "This Way to Heaven," by Jameson Brewer, n.d.
016/009 Family Theater, "The Wind is No Gentleman," 1954
016/010-011 The Young Crowd, television program proposal and pilot script, by Charles Isaacs, 1965
016/012 Tim Conway Comedy Hour, 1970
016/013 "Mr. Tutt," n.d.
Films
017/001 "At Gunpoint," by Daniel B. Ullman, 1954
017/002-004 "Bad Day at Black Rock," by Don McGuire & Millard Kaufman, 1954
017/005 "Banjo on My Knee," by Nunnally Johnson, 1936
017/006 "Come Next Spring," by Montgomery Pittman & Lillie Howard, 1955
017/007 "Drums Along the River," by Lawrence Roman, 1953
017/008 "The Far Country," by Borden Chase, 1953
018/001 "The Family Band," by Lowell S. Hawley, 1963
018/002-003 "The Ghost Riders," by Stan Jones, 1962
018/004 "Glory," by Peter Milne & Gene Markey, 1955
018/005 "The Gnomobile," by Ellis Kadison, 1965
019/001-002 "Good-Bye, My Lady," by William A. Wellman & A. S. Fleischman, 1955
019/003 "How the West Was Won," by James Webb, 1961
019/004 "The Love Bug Rides Again," by Bill Walsh, 1972
019/005 "The Marshall of Medicine Bend," by Kenneth Gamet, 1955
019/006 "The Movie Murderer," by Stanford Whitmore & Bernard Taper, 1969
019/007 "The Old Cowboy," by Michael McWhorter, n.d.
019/008 "One Day in Eden," by Wilton Denmark, n.d.
020/001 "The Proud Ones," by Joseph Petracca, 1955
020/002 "Shoot Out at Big Sag," by Walt Coburn, 1960
020/003 "Return of the Texan," by Dudley Nichols, 1951
020/004 "Rope's End," 1952
020/005 "Shadow Valley," by George Van Marter, 1971
020/006 "Smoke in the Wind," by Eric Allen, n.d.
020/007 "Support Your Local Sheriff," by William Bowers, 1968
020/008 "Tammy Out of Time" aka "Tammy and the Bachelor," by Oscar Brodney, 1956
021/001 "Tammy Out of Time" aka "Tammy and the Bachelor," by Oscar Brodney, 1956
Miscellaneous Scripts
021/002 Artrip western stories, by Louis & Fullen Artrip, 1955
021/003 "The Big Tree--Gee What A Tree," by Rowland Vance Lee & Albert Hay Malotte, n.d.
021/004 "Boonbay Harbor," by Jameson Brewer, n.d.
021/005 "Boot Hill," by Jack Scholl & Charles Tedford, 1957
021/006 "A Chosen Clay," by Robert Cummings, n.d.
021/007 "The Confession," by William Marshall, n.d.
021/008 "The Conquered Banner," n.d.
021/009 "Echo Canyon," by Geoffrey Homes, 1953
021/010 "His Son," by Samuel Walkov, 1969
021/011 "The Ill Wind," by Montgomery Pittman, 1958
021/012 "The Little Brown Mare," by Stan Jones, n.d.
022/001 "The Little Fellow," by Don Hough, n.d.
022/002 "A Message for Americans," 1963
022/003 "Mister Muckle," by Jameson Brewer, n.d.
022/004 "Monarch the Bum," by Francis Cockrell, 1955
022/005 "Prison Chaplain," by Jack Rubin, n.d.
022/006 "The Sea Dog," by Jameson Brewer, n.d.
022/007 "A Shark - A Whale - and a Minnow," by Robert McAfee Davis, 1973
022/008 Ricochet, "The Stranger," by Blake Edwards, n.d.
022/009 "Uncle Doctor's Little Pills," by William Charles Spatari, 1955
022/010 "Walk Through Hatred," by William Marshall, n.d.
022/011 "The Westerner," by Jo Swerling & Niven Busch, 1939
022/012 "The Young Country, " by John Thomas James, 1969
Series 2: Photographs, 1895-1972
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
Publicity
022/013 Early publicity photographs, 1925-1936 [31]
023/001 Later publicity photographs, 1959-1964 [41]
023/002 Home publicity photographs, 1941-1958 [33]
023/003 Miscellaneous publicity photographs, 1960-1968 [13]
FF2/D01 Oversized publicity photographs, 1966-1970, n.d. [8]
Public Appearances
023/004 Identified public appearances, 1957-1972, n.d. [115]
023/005 Jimmy's Harborside, 1968 [13]
023/006 Movieland Wax Museum, n.d. [5]
023/007 Miscellaneous public appearances, n.d. [57]
Awards
023/008 Academy Awards, 1937-1954 [4]
023/009 California Traffic Safety, 1964 [1]
023/010 Emmy Awards, n.d. [1]
023/011 Freedom Foundation, 1965 [11]
023/012 Fresno Insurance, 1964 [3]
023/013 Honorary Colonel of Mississippi, 1971 [4]
023/014 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1970 [4]
023/015 Northridge Honorary Citizen, 1961 [1]
Celebrities
023/016 Celebrities, 1965, n.d. [14]
023/017 Celebrities, Autographed, 1930-1972, n.d. [16]
FF2/D01 Celebrities, Autographed, "To Frank," n.d. [13]
FF2/D01 Celebrities, Autographed, "To Walter," n.d. [4]
Film Stills
023/018 "All Quiet on the Western Front," Slim Summerville, 1928 [1]
023/019 "At Gunpoint," 1955 [3]
023/020 "Barbary Coast," 1935 [1]
023/021 "Brimstone," 1949 [1]
023/022 "Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President," 1939 [13]
023/023 "The Cowboy and the Lady," Gary Cooper, 1938 [3]
023/024 "Centennial Summer," 1946 [2]
023/025 "Come and Get It," 1936 [7]
023/026 "Curtain Call at Cactus Creek," 1950 [22]
023/027 "Fury," 1936 [1]
023/028 "The Gnomobile," 1966 [25]
FF2/D01 "The Gnomobile," oversized, 1966 [3]
023/029 "The Far Country," 1955 [17]
024/001 "Hidden Hunger," n.d. [2]
024/002 "Home in Indiana," 1943 [8]
024/003 "I'll Tell the World," 1934 [3]
024/004 "Kentucky," Loretta Young, 1938 [20]
024/005 "King of Jazz," 1929 [5]
024/006 "Ladies Must Love," n.d. [1]
024/007 "The Lariat Kid," 1928 [2]
024/008 "The Life of Vergie Winters," 1934 [1]
024/009 "The Little Accident," 1930 [1]
024/010 "Maryland," 1940 [1]
024/011 "Meet John Doe," Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, 1941 [22]
024/049 "My Darling Clementine," 1946 [7]
024/012 "The Moon's Our Home," 1936 [1]
024/013 "Nobody Lives Forever," 1946 [24]
024/014 "The North Star," 1943 [6]
FF2/D01 "The North Star," oversized, 1943 [4]
024/015 "Northwest Passage," 1939 [28]
FF2/D01 "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band," oversized, 1967 [4]
024/016 "Over the Hill Gang," 1969 [2]
024/017 "Over the Hill Gang Rides Again," Fred Astaire, 1970 [5]
024/018 "Phantom of the Air," 1933 [3]
024/019 "The Princess & the Pirate," 1945 [8]
024/020 "The Proud Ones," 1956 [6]
024/021 "Red River," John Wayne, 1946 [6]
024/022 "Return of the Texan," Dale Robertson, 1952 [3]
024/023 "Rio Bravo," John Wayne, 1958 [14]
024/024 "Rise and Shine," 1941 [9]
024/025 "Saint Johnson" aka "Law and Order," 1932 [2]
024/026 "Sergeant York," Gary Cooper, 1941 [17]
024/027 "She's Dangerous," 1936 [4]
024/028 "Shoot Out at Big Sag," 1962 [1]
024/029 "Slightly Dangerous," 1942 [5]
024/030 "Smoke in the Wind," 1975 [9]
024/031 "Stanley and Livingstone," 1939 [19]
024/032 "Swamp Water," 1941 [2]
024/033 "Task Force," Gary Cooper, 1949 [50]
024/034 "The Texans," 1938 [1]
024/035 "These Three," Joel McCrea, 1936 [3]
024/036 "They Shall Have Music," 1939 [17]
024/037 "Three Godfathers," 1935 [2]
024/038 "To Have and Have Not," Humphrey Bogart, 1944 [11]
024/039 "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 1937 [2]
024/040 "To Rome With Love," 1970 [4]
024/041 "The Virtuous Husband," Jean Arthur, 1931 [3]
024/042 "The Way to the Gold," 1957 [7]
024/043 "We're Not Married," 1952 [7]
FF2/D01 "The Westerner," 1940 [6]
024/044 "When Love is Young," 1936 [3]
024/045 "Who's Minding the Mint?," 1966 [10]
Televison Stills
FF2/D01 Project 20, "The End of the Trail," 1965 [7]
024/046 The Ed Sullivan Show, 1957 [2]
024/047 The Fabulous Country, 1972 [8]
024/048 The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1967 [41]
025/001 The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1967 [60]
025/002 The Tall American - Gary Cooper, n.d. [2]
025/003 The Tycoon, 1964 [26]
The Real McCoys
025/004 Artwork photographs [2]
025/005 Identified episode photographs [24]
025/006 Publicity photographs [42]
025/007 RM photographs [16]
025/008 Set photographs [20]
025/009 Unidentified episode photographs [26]
Unidentified Televison and Film Stills
FF2/D01 Unidentified film photographs [6]
025/010 Unidentified film and television photographs [46]
Personal
025/011 Childhood and youth [7]
025/012 Military service [8]
025/013 Ranch [14]
025/014 Home [7]
025/015 Family [58]
026/001 35th wedding anniversary [43]
026/002 Indian Lodge postcards [5]
FF2/D04 Rindge Technical High School football squad, 1914 [1]
026/003 Miscellaneous [24]
FF2/D04 Miscellaneous, oversized, 1897 [1]
026/004 Unidentified [3]
Series 3: Negatives & Proofs, ca. 1930s-1960s
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
026/005 Publicity [15]
026/006 Personal [37]
026/007 The Real McCoys [23]
Series 4: Contracts, 1963-1966
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
Employment
026/008 The Guns of Will Sonnett, 1966
026/009 The Tycoon, 1963
Joint Venture Agreement
026/010 The Savage Trail, 1963
026/011 The Tycoon, 1963
Series 5: Correspondence, 1937-1974
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
026/012 National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1970-1974
026/013 35th wedding anniversary regrets letters, 1959
026/014 Personal, 1937-1940
026/035 William Morris Agency, 1960
026/036 Northland Press, 1973
Series 6: Business Records, 1951-1964
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
026/015-016 Audit reports, The Real McCoys, 1958-1960
026/017 Hawaiian Crusade, 1973
026/018 Political material, 1951-1962
026/019 Televison ratings, The Tycoon, 1964
026/020 Promotional material, Who's Minding the Mint, 1967
Series 7: News Clippings, 1937-1970
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
026/021-033 News Clippings, 1937-1970, n.d.
030/003 New Clippings, oversized, 1950s-1970s
Series 8: Posters, n.d.
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
FF2/D04 The Country Heart of Walter Brennan, n.d.
FF2/D04 Wells Fargo Bank special, The Stagecoach at Sunrise, n.d.
Series 9: Artwork, 1945, n.d.
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
FF2/D04 Caricature, n.d.
026/034 Cartoon by Eddie Moon, 1945
FF2/D04 Pen & ink drawing by Lawrence Stevens, 1945
Series 10: Awards, 1939-1971
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
Business
027/001 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1941
027/002 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1957
027/003 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1965
FF02/D04 Cine, End of the Trail, 1967
027/004 Television Award, California Federation of Women's Clubs, 1959
FF2/D04 35th Anniversary Resolution, 1959
FF2/D04 35th Anniversary Resolution, 1959
Personal
FF2/D04 Apostolic Benediction, 1954
027/005 Arkansas Traveler & Pardon, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1971
027/006 Award, Salem, Massachusetts, 1962
FF2/D04 Birthday congratulations, Culver City, California, 1964
027/007 Century Club, Boy Scouts of America, 1965
027/008 Freedom Foundation, 1965
027/009 Grandfather of the Year, Boy Scouts of America, 1958
FF2/D04 Honorary Aide-de-Camp & Lt. Colonel, Alabama, 1969
FF2/D04 Honorary Aide-de-Camp & Colonel, Kentucky, 1939
FF2/D04 Honorary Aide-de-Camp & Colonel, Kentucky, 1966
027/010 Honorary Colonel, Confederate Air Corps, 1955
FF2/D04 Honorary Colonel, Mississippi, 1971
027/011 Honorary Citizen, Northridge, California, 1961
027/012 Honorary Citizen, San Jose, California, 1960
027/013 Honorary Degree, Morris Harvey College, 1958
027/014 Honorary Degree, Stonehill College, 1968
027/015 Honorary Deputy Marshal, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1964
027/016 Honorary Guest, Rindge Technical High School, 1959
027/017 Honorary Mayor, Fresno, California, 1964
027/018 Honorary Membership, Association of West Virginia Ridge Runners, 1958
027/018A Horatio Alger Award, 1966
027/019 National Good Egg Club, Poultry & Egg Board, 1959
FF2/D04 Paul Revere Patriot, Massachusetts, 1967
027/020 Poem, Happy Birthday, Charles Isaacs, 1966
FF2/D04 Resolution, 70th birthday, Los Angeles, California, 1964
FF2/D04 Senior Citizens Month, Los Angeles, California, 1965
027/021 Tribute, Rindge Technical High School, 1961
027/022 Walter Brennan Day, Camarillo, California, 1970
Series 11: Miscellaneous, 1917-1966
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
027/023 101st U. S. Field Artillery Handbook, 1917
027/024 Sheet music, n.d.
027/025 Korczak Ziolkowski, n.d.
027/026 Publicity photograph mailing envelopes, n.d.
027/027 Desk drawer contents, n.d.
028/001 Walter Brennan portrait printing block, 1966
Series 12: Personal Financial Records, 1936-1974
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
028/001-002 Cash statements, 1973-1974
028/003 Statement of assets and valuation, 1973
028/004 Checking account deposit slips
028/005 Account book
028/006-008 Check register, 1960-1962
028/009-010 Income tax audit reports, 1956-1960
029/001 Income tax return, 1970
029/002 Ventura County property tax assessment, 1971-1972
029/003 Financial papers and reciepts, 1940-1973
Series 13: Scrapbooks, 1935-1974
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
029/004 Green cloth scrapbook, n.d.
029/005 Windmill scrapbook, 1936-1947
029/006 Bostwick family photo books, n.d.
030/001 Pictorial cover scrapbook, 1935-1940
030/002 Walter Brennan/Samuel Goldwyn Studios scrapbook, 1940-1974
031/001 Trip to Washington, D.C. and West Virginia, 1958
031/002 Perry Christian School, Marion, Alabama, 1969
Series 14: Oversized Materials, 1941-1972
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
032/001 "Tim Conway Comedy Hour" script, 1970
032/002 Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour, "To Rome With Love" call sheet, 1970
032/003 "Come Next Spring" script, 1955
032/004 "The Gnomobile" story boards, ca. 1966
032/005 Montie Montana letter, 1972
032/006 "Tammy Out of Time" aka "Tammy and the Bachelor" call sheet, 1956
032/007 Employment contract, "The Guns of Will Sonnett," 1966
032/008 Joint venture agreement, "The Savage Trail," 1966
032/009 "The Over the Hill Gang Rides Again" call sheet, 1970
032/010 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1941
032/011 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1957
032/012 Box Office Blue Ribbon Award, 1965
032/013 Award, Salem, Massachusetts, 1962
032/014 Honorary Colonel, Confederate Air Corps, 1955
032/015 Honorary Citizen, San Jose, California, 1960
032/016 Walter Brennan Day, Camarillo, California, 1970
032/017 Sheet music, 1963, n.d.
032/018 Desk drawer contents, n.d.
Series 15: Sound Recording Discs, ca. 1940s
Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
78 RPM, Analog, Mono, 8 inch
033/001 "Songs of the West" album set cover, Sonora Radio & Television Corp., ca. 1940s
033/002 "Is the Range Still the Same Back Home"/"Home on the Range," Red River Dave, ca. 1940s
033/003 "Empty Saddle"/"Red River Valley," Red River Dave, ca. 1940s
033/004 "Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle"/"Ole Faithful," Red River Dave, ca. 1940s
033/005 "Wagon Trail"/"The Last Round-Up," Red River Dave, ca. 1940s
33 1/3 RPM, Analog, Mono, 10 inch
033/006 VFW-Sergeant York insert, part 2, NBC, 2/20/1941
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