Scope and arrangement
The Earl Sydnor papers are arranged in two series:
The Personal series includes biographical materials, general correspondence, and a souvenir booklet from the Air Transport Command, Pacific Division, of the Army Air Force (AAF). The series also contains correspondence regarding his appearance in The American Home Magazine in 1945, and a scrapbook (volume 2) documenting the article and the ensuing controversy.
The Professional series contains correspondence regarding his acting career. Also in this series are articles, reviews, and programs related to the productions in which he appeared. Sydnor's published and unpublished poetry and short stories are also in this series, along with two scrapbooks - volume 1 documenting his acting career and WWII service, and volume 3 recording his professional endeavors.