George Stevens papers

Special Collections
Margaret Herrick Library
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Beverly Hills, California 90211
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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Stevens papers
Date (inclusive): 1907-1976
Date (bulk): 1940s-1960s
Collection number: 100
Creator: Stevens, George
Extent: 228 linear feet of papers. 18.6 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

George Stevens papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


George Cooper Stevens was an American director and producer active in film from 1922 to 1970. He was a life member of the Academy and served on the Academy Board of Governors. For his service, the Academy presented him with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1953).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The George Stevens papers span the years 1925-1976 (bulk 1940s-1960s) and encompass 247 linear feet. The collection contains scripts; production files, including accounting, casting, correspondence, locations, previews, production, publicity, and research; story files, including original stories, screenplays, playscripts, synopses, summaries, story ideas, lists of stories, reviews, clippings, correspondence, and memos; biographical material; contracts; correspondence; daily record books; financial records; real estate documents; scrapbooks; and photographs. The photograph series consists of more than 24,000 items, including prints, snapshots, negatives, and color transparencies and slides. There are production, biography, family, and personal photographs.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files, subseries A-B as follows: A. Produced; B. Unproduced; 2. Television files (Unproduced); 3. Story files; 4. Subject files; 5. Personal papers; 6. Scrapbooks; 7. Photographs, subseries A-B as follows: A. Motion picture production; B. Subject

Indexing Terms

Stevens, George , 1904-1975--Archives