Jane Ardmore papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library © 2013

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jane Ardmore papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1920s-1960s
Collection number: 460
Creator: Ardmore, Jane
Extent: 23 linear feet of papers.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Jane Ardmore papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jane Ardmore, 2000; with additions from Carol Hauer, 2002


Jane Ardmore was an American celebrity journalist, author, and biographer (for Eddie Cantor and Joan Crawford). She wrote under the name Jane Kesner Ardmore and Jane Kesner Morris. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 1932, where she served as the senior editor of the school newspaper.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Jane Ardmore papers span from the 1920s to the 1960s and encompass approximately 23 linear feet. The collection contains interviews, research, correspondence, and scrapbooks.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Subject files; 3. Biography; 4. Scrapbooks

Indexing Terms

Ardmore, Jane , 1911-2000--Archives.