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Abstract

The Gregory Peck papers at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences serve as a case study to demonstrate the value of a collection beyond its expected scope. In this case, four examples are used to highlight how the Peck papers move far beyond the confines of Hollywood by encompassing topics including Hawaii on the eve of its statehood, politics, international fan culture, and post-World War II Japan as seen through the lens of an American GI.

Author Biography

Clare Denk is an archivist in the Special Collections Department of the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the past, she has worked at the Getty Research Institute, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, and the Library of Congress. She earned her BA in Historic Preservation and American Studies from the University of Mary Washington and her MA in Moving Image Archive Studies from UCLA.

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