James Stewart papers on films, 1940-1996
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.
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 41 subseries: 1. Anatomy of a Murder. 2. Bend of the River. 3. Born to Dance. 4. Broken Arrow. 5. Call Northside 777. 6. The Cheyenne Social Club. 7. Come Live with Me. 8. Dear Brigitte. 9. The FBI Story. 10. Firecreek. 11. The Flight of the Phoenix. 12. Fool's Parade. 13. The Glenn Miller Story. 14. The Greatest Show on Earth. 15. Harvey. 16. It's a Wonderful Life. 17. Magic Town. 18. The Man from Laramie. 19. The Man Who Knew Too Much. 20. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. 21. Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation. 22. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. 23. The Mortal Storm. 24. Night Passage. 25. No Highway in the Sky. 26. No Time for Comedy. 27. On Our Merry Way. 28. The Philadelphia Story. 29. The Rare Breed. 30. Rear Window. 31. Rope. 32. Shenandoah. 33. The Spirit of St. Louis. 34. Strategic Air Command. 35. The Stratton Story. 36. Take Her, She's Mine. 37. Thunder Bay. 38. Vertigo. 39. Winchester '73. 40. You Can't Take it With You. 41. You Gotta Stay Happy.
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.