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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 military motion pictures, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains United States Air Force 16 mm motion pictures and display cases. Undated.
Dates: undated

James Stewart military papers, approximately 1896-1992

 Series
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 photographs, 1896-1970s

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Contains photographs, portraits, and albums, mainly of Stewart, but also contains Charles Dolan's World War I scrapbook. Dated 1896 to the 1970s.
Dates: 1896-1970s

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 motion picture contracts, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains contracts and other legal files related to Stewart's association with various film studios. Undated.
Dates: undated

James Stewart motion picture photographs and other material, undated

 Sub-Series — Box: 17
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains publicity photographs and membership cards. Undated.
Dates: undated

James Stewart papers on Boy Scouts of America, 1980 May 21

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains a plate, award, and film print related to Stewart's involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. A reference DVD is also included.
Dates: 1980 May 21

James Stewart papers on civic involvement, 1968-1995

 Series
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 films, 1940-1996

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains various correspondence, contracts, scripts, certificates, photographs, 16 mm films, and reference DVDs related to films in which Stewart participated. Dated 1940 to 1996.
Dates: 1940-1996

James Stewart papers on Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, 1986-1995

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 13 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains photographs, publicity materials, awards, videotapes, and other material related to the Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon.
Dates: 1986-1995