Katharine Hepburn papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Katharine Hepburn papers
Date (inclusive): 1907-1995
Date (bulk): 1927-1994
Collection number: 523
Creator: Hepburn, Katharine
Extent: 106 linear feet of papers. 15 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Katharine Hepburn papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Katharine Hepburn was an American actress active from 1932 to 1994. She was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, receiving four best actress awards for MORNING GLORY (1933), GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967), THE LION IN WINTER (1968), and ON GOLDEN POND (1981).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Katharine Hepburn papers span the years 1907-2000 (bulk 1928-2000) and encompass approximately 121 linear feet. The collection consists of scripts, clippings, and production material for Hepburn's film, television, and to a lesser extent, her stage career. There is also extensive correspondence. The photograph series consists of albums and prints of motion picture production and biography photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 3. Stage files; 4. Radio files; 5. Story files; 6. Correspondence, subseries A-B as follows: A. General; B. Fan mail; 7. Scrapbooks

Indexing Terms

Hepburn, Katharine , 1907-2003--Archives