Nancy Hamilton Papers
Nancy Hamilton Papers, 1862-1992 (Bulk: 1952-1959)
14 boxes (27 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 189
Playwright, Lyricist, Actress, Producer. Collection includes correspondence; promotional material; scripts (some in braille); photographs; original film footage and soundtrack chiefly relating to filming, production and distribution of the Oscar winning documentary film Helen Keller in Her Story (1955). Included are research files, biographical information, correspondence and other papers relating to Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, actress Katharine Cornell, Keller's companion Polly Thomson, and her friend Adele Levy. Of particular interest is original film footage from the production, including trims and out-takes, stills, sound recordings, and footage from other sources. Almost half of the footage has been reformatted to DVD and CD for preservation and research use.
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The Nancy Hamilton Papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following exception: original film footage, audiotapes, and sound recordings are closed.
Owners of copyright to this material are unknown. Permission to cite the papers for quotations or for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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