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James Stewart papers on films, 1936-1971

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains various correspondence, contracts, scripts, certificates, photographs, 16 mm films, and reference DVDs related to films in which Stewart participated. Dated 1940 to 1996.


  • 1936-1971


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.


20 folders

Language of Materials



Arranged in 41 subseries: 1. Anatomy of a Murder. 2. Bend of the River. 3. Born to Dance. 4. Broken Arrow. 5. Call Northside 777. 6. The Cheyenne Social Club. 7. Come Live with Me. 8. Dear Brigitte. 9. The FBI Story. 10. Firecreek. 11. The Flight of the Phoenix. 12. Fool's Parade. 13. The Glenn Miller Story. 14. The Greatest Show on Earth. 15. Harvey. 16. It's a Wonderful Life. 17. Magic Town. 18. The Man from Laramie. 19. The Man Who Knew Too Much. 20. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. 21. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. 22. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. 23. The Mortal Storm. 24. Night Passage. 25. No Highway in the Sky. 26. No Time for Comedy. 27. On Our Merry Way. 28. The Philadelphia Story. 29. The Rare Breed. 30. Rear Window. 31. Rope. 32. Shenandoah. 33. The Spirit of St. Louis. 34. Strategic Air Command. 35. The Stratton Story. 36. Take Her, She's Mine. 37. Thunder Bay. 38. Vertigo. 39. Winchester '73. 40. You Can't Take it With You. 41. You Gotta Stay Happy.

Arranged chronologically by release date.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Existence and Location of Copies

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

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States