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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart education papers, 1927-1995

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence, bound school papers, yearbook pages, videotapes, photocopies of photographs, newsletters, and other printed epherema. Dated 1927 to 1995.

Dates: 1927-1995

James Stewart military papers, approximately 1896-1992

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Contains files and records of Stewart's military career from serving in the United States Air Force. Dated circa 1896 to 1992.

Dates: approximately 1896-1992

James Stewart papers on civic involvement, 1968-1995

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13
Scope and Contents

Contains awards, correspondence, photographs, publicity material, award plates, and VHS videotapes associated with Stewart's participation in various non-profit organizations. Dated 1968 to 1995.

Dates: 1968-1995

James Stewart papers on Princeton University, 1932-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, photographs, clippings, videocassettes, and other material associated with Stewart's studies at Princeton. Materials date from between 1932 and 1995.

Dates: 1932-1995

James Stewart personal papers, 1906-1997

Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Contains various genealogical and biographical material and personal memorabilia related to Stewart. Materials date from between 1906 and 1997.

Dates: 1906-1997

James Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157

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

Dates: 1906-1997

John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2152

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