James Stewart personal papers, 1906-1997
Scope and Contents
Contains various genealogical, biographical material and personal memorabilia related to Stewart. Materials date from between 1906 and 1997.
- Stewart, James, 1908-1997 (creator, Person)
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
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.
Language of Materials
Arranged in ten subseries: 1. James Stewart genealogy, 1906-1969. 2. James Stewart biographies, 1960-1989. 3. James Stewart education papers, 1927-1995. 4. James Stewart personal correspondence, 1948-1994. 5. James Stewart writings, 1961. 6. James Stewart financial correspondence, 1969-1997. 7. James Stewart marriage records, 1994 February-March. 8. James Stewart death records, 1997 July-August. 9. James Stewart photographs,. 10. James Stewart 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.