James Stewart personal papers, 1906-1997
Scope and Contents note
Contains various genealogical and biographical material and personal memorabilia related to Stewart. Materials date from between 1906 and 1997.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the James Stewart papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
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.
Arranged in ten subseries: 1. Genealogy. 2. Biographies. 3. Education papers. 4. Personal correspondence. 5. Writings. 6. Financial correspondence. 7. Marriage records. 8. Death records. 9. Photographs. 10. Home movies.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://net.lib.byu.edu/inventories/UPB_MSS2157.pdf
Existence and Location of Copies
DVD copies of miscellaneous film footage are located in folder 244.