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James Stewart papers on motion pictures, 1940-1996

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains various correspondence, contracts, scripts, certificates, photographs, 16 mm films, and reference DVDs of various motion pictures that James Stewart acted in. Dated 1940 to 1996.


  • 1940-1996


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.

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

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.


73 boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in three subseries: 1. Motion picture contracts. 2. Papers on films. 3. motion pictures photographs and other material.

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File-level inventory available online.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States