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Stewart, James, 1908-1997



  • Existence: 1908 - 1997

Biographical History

James Stewart (1908-1997) was an American actor.

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.

Eyles, A. James Stewart, 1984: CIP t.p. (James Stewart [in title]) pub. info. (Jimmy Stewart)

LC data base, 6/4/84 (hdg.: Stewart, James, 1908-)

NUCMC data from Univ. of Virginia Lib. for Angell, R. Papers, 1896-1981 (Stewart, James Maitland, 1908-)

Motion Picture Almanac, 1988: p. 247 (Stewart, James; actor)

Washington Post, July 3, 1997: p. A1 (Jimmy Stewart; d. July 2, 1997, Los Angeles)

IMDb, Sept. 16, 2010 (b. May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pa.; d. July, 1997 in Los Angeles, Calif.; actor)

Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

Michael J. Bandler papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2210

13 looseleaf notebooks and 2 reels of microfilm containing research for a James Stewart biography.

Dates: approximately 1970

Bandolero!, 1968

 File — Box 7: Series 1, Folder: 17
Identifier: MSS P 768 Series 1 File 341
Scope and Contents

Two stills signed by James Stewart.

Dates: 1968

Collection on The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 1995

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 10
Scope and Contents

Contains memorabilia, clippings, and a video interview on The Jimmy Stewart Museum. Dated 1995.

Dates: 1995

His Wonderful Life: A Tribute to James Stewart

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197235225908]
Identifier: MSS 8583

James Stewart : A wonderful life, 1987

 File — Box 65: Series 1, Folder: 28
Identifier: MSS P 768 Series 1 File 2863

James Stewart audio recordings, 1983 May 21

 Series — Carton 92: Series 14; Series 15
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 15
Scope and Contents

Contains audio recordings related to Stewart, including biographical/historical materials on Stewart and productions with which Stewart was involved. Dated May 21, 1983.

Dates: 1983 May 21

James Stewart awards, tributes, festivals, and appearances, 1962-1993

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 11
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, negatives, scripts, programs, awards, VHS videotapes, plaques, citations, proclamations, cards, calendars, scrapbooks, brochures of festivals, poems, and other records received or associated with Stewart. Dated 1962 to 1993.

Dates: 1962-1993

James Stewart biographies, 1960-1989

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains biographies and interviews, mainly consisting of The Saturday Evening Post serialized story. Dated 1960 to 1989.

Dates: 1960-1989

James Stewart correspondence, 1955-1997

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 9
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to and from James Stewart, as well as event invitations. Includes information on Stewart's business, political, and service activities. Materials date from between 1955 and 1997.

Dates: 1955-1997

James Stewart correspondence, 1955-1975

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 9 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Stewart and fans, friends, and corporations. Dated 1955-1975.

Dates: 1955-1975