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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 35 Collections and/or Records:

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 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 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 personal correspondence, 1948-1994

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains licenses, certificates, itineraries, correspondence, and calendars. Dated 1948 to 1994.
Dates: 1948-1994

James Stewart personal papers, 1906-1997

 Series
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 phonograph record appearances, 1964-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains contracts, records of royalties, phonograph transcription disks, and record sets of radio broadcasts with which Stewart participated. Dated 1964 to 1988. 13 digital audio tape transfers of radio show appearances added in 2016.
Dates: 1964-1988

James Stewart photographs, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 1 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents note Contains photographs of Stewart's life, events, and important people to him. Undated.
Dates: undated

James Stewart publications, 1927-1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2157 Series 17
Scope and Contents Contains eighty-four magazines and newsletters, and twenty books inscribed to Stewart. Dated 1927 to 1994.
Dates: 1927-1994