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James Stewart personal papers, 1906-1997

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1
Contains various genealogical and biographical material and personal memorabilia related to Stewart. Materials date from between 1906 and 1997.

Dates

  • 1906-1997

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 publish material from the James Stewart papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

25 folders

50 boxes

Biographical History

James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908–July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, best known for his self-effacing persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career, a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Arrangement note

Arranged in ten subseries: 1. Genealogy. 2. Biographies. 3. Education papers. 4. Personal correspondence. 5. Writings. 6. Financial correspondence. 7. Marriage records. 8. Death records. 9. Photographs. 10. Home movies.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://net.lib.byu.edu/inventories/UPB_MSS2157.pdf

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD copies of miscellaneous film footage are located in folder 244.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States