Memorabilia,artifacts, printed material, and other items collected both jointly and individually by Janet Davis, of Kennewick, Washington, and Larry Townsend, of Rosalia, Washington, relating to silent film star and filmmaker Nell Shipman; together with their research notes and correspondence.
Two scrapbooks compiled by Gertrude B. (Downey) Hein, one consists of letters, typescript poems, and newspaper columns, all written by Hein's sister, Belle Angstadt, of Priest River and Coolin, Idaho; the second constains photos of friends and family, including Belle Angstadt and her friend, filmmaker Nell Shipman, who made silent films at Priest Lake, Idaho.
The Amerigo Serrao Papers contain scripts, synopses, and newspaper clippings that highlight his film projects. Also included are articles about the Italian film industry, photos of the Serrao family, and correspondence between Serrao and Nell Shipman.