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Book, Photo, and Manuscript Collection

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The Bradley mss., ca. 1902-1997, consists of the papers of director and film historian David Bradley, 1920-1997. Bradley was born in Winnetka, Illinois. He had made several shorts before attending Northwestern University. Though none of his feature-length films was a commercial success, he is credited with directing Charleton Heston in his first major role as the title character in Peer Gynt (1941). Bradley is best known, however, as a film historian. He collected films from an early age and built an extensive 
collection that includes silent movies to more recent releases. He was a popular instructor at a number of colleges and universities, including UCLA. 

The papers are mostly unarranged and uncataloged. 

The photographs and stills have been arranged and organized in two sections: 

I. List of Photographs from Films
II. List of Photographs of Individuals and Subjects

Original film elements from Bradley productions and excerpts from incomplete feature films are listed in the
Lilly Library's Bradley finding aid. 

Indiana University Lilly Library for more information.


last updated: 10/26/2011