RPTF/ARSC Sound Collections Database

Agnes Moorehead Papers, 1923-1974

The Agnes Moorehead Papers, 1923-1974, include material, mainly scripts, on her work as an actress. They are organized in the categories Radio, Motion Pictures, Television, and Theatre. There are also 104 scrapbooks, whose contents overlap the materials in the other series and include all Moorehead's correspondence (including greeting cards for all occasions), clippings, programs, photographs, and miscellany, 1928-1973. In addition, the collection includes files of materials submitted to Moorehead for her review but rejected by her, and miscellany. This collection extensively documents Moorehead's exceptional career, in which she was continuously employed as an actress, often in several media simultaneously, for forty-five years.
Moorehead, Agnes
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Repository/Collector Type:
College or university
United States
Collection ID:
U.S. Mss 161AN
67.0 c.f. (70 archives boxes and 92 flat boxes)
Content types:
Text and Still image
Text document and Photographic print
Carrier types:
Indexing terms:
Suspense, Radio drama, Theatre Guild of the Air, This I Believe, and Screen Guild Players
Manuscript collection, Photographs, Scripts, and Scrapbook
Access statement:
There is a basic inventory of the audio in the Agnes Moorehead collection but the discs have not been officially processed. There may be condition issues that prevent the discs from being digitized.
Usage statement:
Audio included in collections at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research must be digitized before patrons can access it. If audio has been digitized, no advance notice is needed to access it; if audio needs to be digitized a two week minimum notice is required in order to evaluate and digitize the audio. Access to audio is only available on-site for reference purposes - no reproductions may be made for reference or broadcast without the permission of the copyright holder.
Inventory description:
EAD finding aid
Supporting documentation:
The collection has a finding aid which features details of the materials.
Historical relevance:
Agnes Moorhead was a prominent actress known for her work in radio, television, motion pictures, and theater.
Condition note:
Playable with proper equipment
Programs include Suspense, Theatre Guild of the Air, Screen Guild Players and First Drama Quartette.
Website URL:
View on digicoll.library.wisc.edu
Online finding aid:
View on digicoll.library.wisc.edu
OCLC record:
Local catalog record:
View on search.library.wisc.edu