Katharine Hepburn papers 1854-1997 1928-1994


Katharine Hepburn papers 1854-1997 1928-1994

The Katharine Hepburn papers consist of correspondence, scripts, photographs, scrapbooks, programs, contracts, financial papers, production materials, notebooks, and clippings documenting the theatrical career of the legendary actress. A few items from radio, television, and motion picture performances are also included. There are also a number of materials from her files relating to the theater, such as books, programs for performing arts events she attended, and memorabilia relating to 19th and early 20th century actors.

30 linear feet; 65 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6318068

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