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James Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157
Collection contains personal, historical, biographical, career and legal files of Stewart, including video and audio tapes. These materials document Stewart's activities as an actor and military pilot. Also includes information on his civic and philanthropic activities. Materials date from between 1906 and 1997. Accession added in 2016 consists of 13 digital audio tape recording transfers of various radio shows Stewart was involved with.

Dates

  • 1906-1997

Creator

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

249 boxes (124.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Overview

This collection contains personal, historical, biographical, career and legal files of James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, actor, including video and audio tapes.

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

Arranged in seventeen series: 1. Personal papers. 2. Military papers. 3. Motion pictures papers. 4. Television papers. 5. Stewart radio. 6. Phonograph record appearances. 7. Stage papers. 8. Unproduced/unfinished projects papers. 9. Correspondence. 10. Papers on Jimmy Stewart Museum. 11. Awards, tributes, festivals, and appearances. 12. Speeches. 13. Civic involvement papers. 14. Videotapes. 15. Audio recordings. 16. Scrapbooks. 17. Publications.

Collection is physically arranged in the way it was obtained, but the files are arranged in false series in the repository. These false series are listed below. The extent described is approximate and not chronological. Use the physical repository to locate the physical items.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

Purchased.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased.

Appraisal

Arts and Communications.

Existence and Location of Copies

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

Processing Information

Processed; James V. D'Arc, April 2007.

Creator

Title
Register of the James Stewart papers
Status
completed
Author
James D'Arc
Date
2004
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Revision Statements

  • 2013 December 13: GilEADized to correct small errors. Updated to DACS and CCLA compliance by Anita Hawkins, July 7, 2010. Revised further at the series and subseries level by Cory Nimer, Dec. 13, 2013.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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