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Mary Wickes Papers (WUA00062)

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Scope and Contents

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Stage Career

Film Career

Television Career

Photographs and Scrapbooks

Washington University

University of California, Los Angeles Material

Professional Correspondence

Personal and Professional Material

Genealogical

Personal Effects

Personal Library

Audio-visual Material

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Mary Wickes Papers (WUA00062), 1908-1996 | WUA University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Mary Wickes Papers (WUA00062), 1908-1996Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1930-1996

ID: WUA/04/wua00062

Primary Creator: Wickes, Mary (1910-1995)

Extent: 47.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

This collection is divided into twelve series as follows:

Series 1: Stage Career

Series 2: Film Career

Series 3: Television Career

Series 4: Photographs and Scrapbooks

Series 5: Washington University

Series 6: University of California, Los Angeles Material

Series 7: Professional Correspondence

Series 8: Personal and Professional Material

Series 9: Genealogical

Series 10: Personal Effects

Series 11: Personal Library

Series 12: Audio-visual Material

Series 13: Oversized Material

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The material in this collection is both personal and professional material that covers much of Mary Wickes’ life from her family life to school days through her long and active acting career.  Much of the material was kept it its original groupings and arrangement, thus some material pertaining to certain subjects may appear in two or more series.

Here you can find the transcript of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton's speech given April 16, 1998 at the dedication of the Isabella and Frank Wickenhauser Memorial Library Fund for Television, Film, and Theater Arts.

Here you can find "In the Draft of an Open Mind," Mary Wickes' Inaugural Adele Chomeau Starbird Memorial Lecture Graham Chapel, Washington University, given April 12, 1988.

Collection Historical Note

Mary Wickes was born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13, 1910.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1930.  She received the Distinguished Alumni Citation from Washington University in 1955.  Later she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree from Washington University in 1969.  Wickes was an actress who had a long career on stage, in film, and on television in performances including Oklahoma!, Sister Act, and The Father Dowling Mysteries.  She died in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 1995.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Access Restrictions:

Personal correspondence of Mary Wickes is closed until 2027 by request of the Trustee of the Mary Wickes Estate.

The production stills in the Mary Wickes Papers are copyrighted works. The copyrights are held by the original creators and their successor agencies, not the estate  of Mary Wickes or Washington University. We will do everything we can to make photographs from the collection accessible to researchers while observing the copyright laws pertaining to photographs in the collection.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to the University Archives by the Estate of Mary Wickes in 1997. Additional material was donated in 2018 by M. Gregory Richards.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives Staff in 1997. Updated by Sonya Rooney in 2009. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in January 2019.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in January 2019.


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Series 1: Stage CareerAdd to your cart.
Includes scripts, photographs, programs, news clippings, and reviews.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of play. Multiple productions of the same play are organized by city in which the play appeared.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) - miscellanousAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Adventures of a Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Antigone, 1962Add to your cart.
UCLA
Folder 4: Anything Goes, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Apple of His Eye, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Arsenic and Old Lace, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Berkshire Playhouse, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Berkshire Playhouse, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Berkshire Playhouse, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Berkshire Playhouse, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Berkshire Playhouse, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Berkshire Playhouse, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Berkshire Playhouse, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Berkshire Playhouse, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Berkshire Playhouse, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Berkshire Playhouse, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Berkshire Theatre Festival, 50th Anniversary Season, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Berkshire Theatre Festiveal, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Blocking notes for various playsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Bloomer Girl, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Christmas Memory, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Christmas Triptych, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Crucible (A.C.T.), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Damn Yankees, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Dandy Dick, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Dark at the Top of the Stairs, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Dark Hammock, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Detective Story, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Dorothy Parker (various scripts) n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Dorothy Parker (Denver Script) / The Singular Dorothy Parker (one woman show), 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Drums of Father Ned O'Casey, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Farmer Takes a Wife, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Foreigner, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Henry IV, Part I, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Heyday, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 3: High Spirits (Houston), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: High Spirits (Los Angeles), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 5: High Spirits (theatre unknown), 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hitch Your Wagon, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hollywood Pinafore, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: House of Blue Leaves (A.C.T.), 1972 - 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: I Gave It Six Months, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Importance of Being Earnest, 1981Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 11: Importance of Being Earnest (William & Mary), 1981Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 12: Jackpot, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Juno and the Peacock, 1974Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 14: Juno and the Peacock, 1974Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 15: Late Christopher Bean, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Light Up The Sky, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: [Lists of agents based in New York, n.d.]Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Little Night Music, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Little Women Follies, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Man Who Came to Dinner, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Meet Me in St. Louis, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Meet Me in St. Louis, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Music Man, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Music Man, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Mystery Cycle (A.C.T.), 1972 - 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 27: [Monologues, n.d.]Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Naughty Marietta, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 29: New Moon, 1949Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oklahoma!, 1978Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 2: Oklahoma!, 1978Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 3: Oklahoma!, 1979Add to your cart.
(folder 3)
Folder 4: Oklahoma!, 1979Add to your cart.
(folder 4)
Folder 5: Oklahoma!, 1979 - 1980Add to your cart.
(folder 5)
Folder 6: Oklahoma!, 1979 - 1980Add to your cart.
(folder 6)
Folder 7: Oklahoma!, n.d.Add to your cart.
(folder 7)
Folder 8: Oklahoma!, n.d.Add to your cart.
(folder 8)
Folder 9: On Approval, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Open Window, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Park Avenue, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Pleasure of His Company, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Prompt scripts for "Hands Across the Sea" and Ways and Means"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Ring Around the Moon, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Scenes - various plays, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Scenes - Anatol's Wedding Morning, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Scenes - Apple of His Eye, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Scenes - Barefoot in the Park, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Scenes - Blithe Spirit, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Scenes - The Boor, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Scenes - Fam & Yam, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Scenes - Fumed Oak, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Scenes - George Washington Slept Here, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Scenes - Glass Menagerie, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Scenes - Hands Across the Sea, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Scenes - Having Wonderful Time, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Scenes - Importance of Being Earnest, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Scenes - Ludlow Fair, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Scenes - Male Animal, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Scenes - Man Who Came to Dinner, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Scenes - Merton of the Movies, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Scenes - My Sister Eileen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Scenes - Pygmalion, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Scenes - Red Peppers, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Scenes - Ring Round the Moon, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Scenes - Royal Family, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Scenes - Scenes from ShakespeareAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Scenes - Ways and Means, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Scenes - The Women, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Scenes - You Can't Take It With YouAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Showboat (Anaheim, California), 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Showboat (St. Louis), 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Songs and Dances, n.d.Add to your cart.
(sheet music for several songs, including Down By the Old Mill Stream, Shine On Harvest Moon, Sonny Boy, and La ci darem la mano)
Folder 45: Spring Dance, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Spring Meeting, 1949Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: St. Louis Municipal Opera, n.d.Add to your cart.
(various productions, unidentified)
Folder 2: Stage Door, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Stars in Your Eyes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Student Prince, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Student Prince, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Torchbearers, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Town House, 1948Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 8: Town House, 1948Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 9: Visit, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Wizard of Oz, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Wonderful Town, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: You Can't Take It With You (A.C.T.), 1972 - 1973Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Costume from Oklahoma!, 1979Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Costume, n.d.Add to your cart.
[from Music Man?]
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Costume, n.d.Add to your cart.
[shoes]

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[Series 3: Television Career],
[Series 4: Photographs and Scrapbooks],
[Series 5: Washington University],
[Series 6: University of California, Los Angeles Material],
[Series 7: Professional Correspondence],
[Series 8: Personal and Professional Material],
[Series 9: Genealogical],
[Series 10: Personal Effects],
[Series 11: Personal Library],
[Series 12: Audio-visual Material],
[Series 13: Oversized Material],
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