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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Collection on the James M. 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

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 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 military videotapes, 1960s-1992

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 2 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains United States Air Force videotapes collected by Stewart. Dated from the 1960s to 1992.
Dates: 1960s-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 videotapes, 1984-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 14
Scope and Contents Contains videotapes on Stewart's career, the Air Force, the film industry, and other events associated with Stewart. Dated May 19, 1984 to May 13, 1989.
Dates: 1984-1989

James Stewart papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157
Overview This collection contains personal, historical, biographical, career and legal files of James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart, actor, including video and audio tapes.
Dates: 1906-1997