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MS Thr 588

Young, Roland, 1887-1953. Roland Young drawings, 1922: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 588
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Young, Roland, 1887-1953.
Title: Roland Young drawings,
Date(s): 1922 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Caricature portrait drawings by British-born actor, Roland Young.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Otis Skinner Blodget '53; received: 1989 September 11.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Drawings removed from album and placed into individual folders. Cover of album retained as item (39).

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Roland Young Drawings, 1922 (MS Thr 588). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Roland Young (1887-1953) was a British-born stage, screen and television actor, who is best known as the star of the "Topper" series of movies. Young published a number of books, some included his drawings.


Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject in drawing.

Scope and Contents

Original pen and ink, pencil, crayon pencil, or colored pencil portrait caricature drawings.
Titles are taken from annotations made by artist. Includes portraits of Arthur Houghton, Charlie Chaplin, and many others.

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