Harry Carey, Jr. papers

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Harry Carey, Jr. papers

Dates: 1946-1980

Contains certificates, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, programs, letters, screen plays, and telegrams related to Carey's career as an actor.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Carey, Harry, Jr., 1921-2012
  • Call Number: MSS 1786
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Arts & Communications Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Harry Carey, Jr. papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1786; Harry Carey, Jr. papers; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1786, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Actors--United States; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Motion pictures, American; Performing Arts; Western films--United States; Western films--United States--History and criticism--Sources
Genre / Form
Certificates; Letters; Motion picture plays; Periodicals; Programs
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications.
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Finding Aid Title
Carey (Harry) Jr. papers
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Finding aid prepared by Andrea Wyss
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-10-07T15:18-0600
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Biographical History

Harry Carey, Jr. (1921-2012) was an American actor.

Harry George Carey was born on May 16, 1921 in Santa Clarita, California to Harry Carey and Olive Fuller Golden Carey. He served during the Second World War in the United States Navy as a medical corpsman, but was later transferred to work stateside in motion picture production. He married Marilyn Fix in 1944, and they had four children. After the war Carey remained in the film industry, taking up acting like his father. He eventually appeared in over 90 films, many of them Westerns, as well as on television. Carey also worked as a documentary filmmaker and an author. He died on December 27, 2012 in Santa Barbara, California.

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