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Dorothy Jordan papers, 1920-1939

Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 8 Sub-Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings, motion picture advertising, photographs, sound recordings, and other material by Jordan. Items primarily document Jordan's film career, and date from the 1920s and 1930s.


  • 1920-1939


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Dorothy Jordan was born August 9, 1906, in Clarksville, Tennessee, to Theresa Harrison and Edward Peter Jordan. After starting in Broadway, Dorothy became a film actress in Hollywood, beginning with "Taming of the Shrew" in 1929. In 1933, Dorothy married film director and producer Merian C. Cooper, and they were married until his death in 1973. Dorothy retired from acting in 1956. She died in Los Angeles on December 7, 1988.


1 folder

3 oversize folders

6 phonographs

1 sound tape reel

1 oversize box

1 sound cassette

Language of Materials