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Stewart, James, 1908-1997

 Person

Dates

  • 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.

Citation

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 121 Collections and/or Records:

James Stewart papers on Los Angeles Zoo, 1980-1983

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, certificates, and a photograph album related to the Los Angeles Zoo.
Dates: 1980-1983

James Stewart papers on Mercersburg Academy, 1927-1980

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, clippings from school publications, and a videocassette associated with Stewart's studies at Mercersburg Academy. Materials date from between 1927 and 1980.
Dates: 1927-1980

James Stewart papers on motion pictures, 1940-1996

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains various correspondence, contracts, scripts, certificates, photographs, 16 mm films, and reference DVDs of various motion pictures that James Stewart acted in. Dated 1940 to 1996.
Dates: 1940-1996

James Stewart papers on other civic involvement, 1983

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence and speeches related to Stewart's involvement with the American National Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
Dates: 1983

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 papers on radio, 1939-1954

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains scripts, phonograph transcription disks, reference audiotapes, and ten 1/2-inch open reel audio tapes from radio programs with which Stewart participated. Dated 1939 to 1954.
Dates: 1939-1954

James Stewart papers on stage, 1930s-1970

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains books, photographs, and theater programs associated with Stewart. Dated in the 1930s to 1970.
Dates: 1930s-1970

James Stewart papers on television, 1957-1987

 Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains television contracts, 16 mm films, film cans, reviews, articles, photographs, press clippings, correspondence, and other files related to programs with which Stewart was involved. Materials date from between 1957 and 1987.
Dates: 1957-1987

James Stewart papers on television shows, 1957-1987

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains 16 mm films, film cans, reviews, articles, photographs, press clippings, correspondence, contracts, and other files related to television programs with which Stewart was involved.
Dates: Other: 1957-1987

James Stewart papers on unproduced/unfinished projects, 1984-1985

 Series — Box: 19
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains scripts and film concepts for incomplete projects associated with Stewart. Dated April 9, 1984 to November 25, 1985.
Dates: 1984-1985