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John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart

Dates: 1981-1998

Publicist's records for Jimmy Stewart, covering the period 1981-1998. Includes correspondence of both Stewart and Strauss, newspaper and magazine articles, event programs, videocassettes, photographs, and a movie-poster jigsaw puzzle.

  • Extent: 3 cartons (3 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Stewart, James, 1908-1997. -- Strauss, John, 1913-2001
  • Call Number: MSS 2152
  • 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: Collection closed to public research except by permission of curator of Arts & Communications Archives.
Languages and Scripts
Arranged in four series: 1. John Strauss paper programs and videotapes regarding James Stewart, circa 1983-1995; 2. John Strauss chronological papers concerning James Stewart, circa 1983-1997; 3. John Strauss files on James Stewart, circa 1981-1997; and 4. John Strauss jigsaw puzzle of movie poster, 1997.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John Strauss files on publicity for James Stewart must be obtained from the Head of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 2152; John Strauss files of publicity for James Stewart; Arts and Communications Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 2152, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the creator in 1998.
Acquisition Information
Donated; John Strauss; 1998.
Other Finding Aids
Item-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS2152.xml
Subject Terms
Stewart, James, 1908-1997; Actors--United States; Media and Communication; Social Life and Customs
Genre / Form
Articles; Jigsaw puzzles; Letters; Photographs; Programs; Videocassettes
Processing Information
Processed; James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie; 1998.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications. Collection deals with the performing arts, especially motion pictures and journalism.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Strauss (John) files on publicity for James Stewart
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by James V. D'Arc and John N. Gillespie
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:35-0700
Finding Aid Language
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

John Strauss was a publicist for actor Jimmy Stewart.

John Strauss was born on April 2,1913. Before becoming a publicist, Strauss worked as a Warner Brothers film salesman in Buffalo, NY. In 1945 he transferred to the Warner Brothers publicity department in Burbank, CA. For the next 52 years, Strauss represented various celebrities, including those of Hollywood's "Golden Age" such as Lucille Ball, Jule Andrews, Jack Lemmon, as well as Jimmy Stewart.

He died September 21, 2001 at the age of 88.

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