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Rob Brooks Mary Pickford Collection

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Rob Brooks Mary Pickford Collection

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Accession #
Special Collections 0008

Archival Series

Object Name
collection record


Date Made
circa 1910s-2003

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Rob Brooks Mary Pickford Collection

Collection Pertains To Fairbanks, Douglas, Sr.

Collection Pertains To Pickford, Jack

Collection Pertains To Pickford, Lottie

Collection Pertains To Pickford, Mary

Donor Brooks, Rob


Rob Brooks Mary Pickford Collection fonds [artifacts, graphic materials, posters, printed material, textual materials, photographic materials] circa 1910s - 2003.

Mary Pickford (1892-1979) was a Canadian-born film actress and one of the first modern Hollywood stars. One of the most prominent actors of the silent age, she was known as America’s sweetheart. Best known for her roles in "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" (1917) and "The Poor Little Rich Girl" (1917), Pickford later went on to prominence in producing and was highly influential in shaping the Hollywood system. She co-founded both Pickford-Fairbanks studio and United Artists, and was one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Rob Brooks is a Canadian collector and classic film enthusiast who generously donated his Mary Pickford related materials to the TIFF Film Reference Library.

Archival materials collected by Rob Brooks, relating in a variety of ways to the career of Mary Pickford. Includes personal effects, photographs, publications, advertising.

ACCESSION 2009-007; 2011-011

103 artifacts: costumes, props, objects

813 graphic materials (328 units): 7 autographed items, 368 postcards, 69 heralds, 218 lobby cards, 10 commercial endorsements, 4 stamps, 9 ephemera, 2 theatre cards, 13 press books/programs, 35 promotional items, 6 advertisements, 4 membership cards, 68 cigarette & chocolate cards, 5 various/other

48 posters: 32 posters, 17 window cards

60 linear cm. (276 files/units) printed material: 24 sheet music, 13 books, 13 photoplays, 85 promotional materials, 66 magazines, 73 tearsheets, 2 pamphlets

7 linear cm. (4 files) textual records

716 photographic items (361 units): 650 B&W photos (419 – 8 x 10, 16 – 5 x 7; 215 - various/other sizes); 7 colour/tinted photos (8 - 7.5 x 9.5; 1 – 6.5 x 8.5; 1 – 10 x 12.5); 62 glass slides; 1 film strip (nitrate); 1 stereoscope; 1 film frame; 2 sun-pictures

ACCESSION 2018-002:

14 graphic materials: pamphlet, lobby cards

11 photographic materials: photographic prints, lantern slides