The collection documents the life and career of comedian Imogene Coca.
Preston, Robert Price, Vincent Prince, William Prokofiev, Sergei (Oversized material housed in Box 6, F2) Rahn, Muriel Rains, Claude Randell, Ron Rathbone, Basil Rawlings, Margarey Raymond, Helen Redgrave, Michael Reed, Florence (see Taylor, Laurette and Florence Reed) Reid, Carl Benton Reilly, Charles Nelson Rennie, James Revere, An...
The papers of sculptor, painter, jewelry designer, and teacher Claire Falkenstein measure 42.8 linear feet and date from 1917 to her death in 1997. There is extensive correspondence with fellow artists, collectors, critics, friends, museums, and galleries. The collection also contains biographical materials, much of it collected and organized by Falkenstein, personal and business records, writings, diaries, exhibition files, commission files, teaching files, photographs, original artwork, scrapbooks, and printed materials. There is a short motion picture film of an interview with Falkenstein featuring the windows she designed for St. Basil's Church in Los Angeles.
The bulk of the collection is music for the five-string banjo, often with piano and/or second banjo accompaniments. Almost no sheets have cover illustrations. Many editions are British and rarely have copyright dates.