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John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2152

Scope and Contents note

Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.

Dates

  • 1981-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection closed to public research except by permission of curator of Arts & Communications Archives.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart must be obtained from the Head of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

John Strauss was a publicist for actor Jimmy Stewart.

John Strauss was born on April 2,1913. Before becoming a publicist, Strauss worked as a Warner Brothers film salesman in Buffalo, NY. In 1945 he transferred to the Warner Brothers publicity department in Burbank, CA. For the next 52 years, Strauss represented various celebrities, including those of Hollywood's "Golden Age" such as Lucille Ball, Jule Andrews, Jack Lemmon, as well as Jimmy Stewart.

He died September 21, 2001 at the age of 88.

Extent

1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)

3 cartons (3 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.

Arrangement note

Arranged in four series: 1. John Strauss paper programs and videotapes regarding James Stewart, circa 1983-1995; 2. John Strauss chronological papers concerning James Stewart, circa 1983-1997; 3. John Strauss files on James Stewart, circa 1981-1997; and 4. John Strauss jigsaw puzzle of movie poster, 1997.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2152.xml

Custodial History note

Donated by the creator in 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; John Strauss; 1998.

Appraisal note

Arts and Communications.

Collection deals with the performing arts, especially motion pictures and journalism.

Processing Information note

Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 1998.
Title
Register of John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart
Status
Completed
Author
James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Date
1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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