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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

Oversized 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 6: University of California, Los Angeles Material],
[Series 7: Professional Correspondence],
[Series 8: Personal and Professional Material],
[Series 9: Genealogical],
[Series 10: Personal Effects],
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Series 5: Washington UniversityAdd to your cart.
Includes material from Mary Wickes' years as an undergraduate, her Distinguished Alumni Citation and honorary degree, and material related to her teaching at the University.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adele Chomeau Starbird Memorial Award, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Adele Chomeau Starbird Memorial Lecture, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bulletin of Washington University: Catalogue of The College of Liberal Arts, February 20 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Class of 1930, 50th Year Reunion, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Commencement, 1930Add to your cart.
(graduation from W.U.)
Folder 6: Commencement, 1969Add to your cart.
(folder 1) (honorary Doctor of Arts degree)
Folder 7: Commencement, 1969Add to your cart.
(folder 2) (honorary Doctor of Arts degree)
Folder 8: Commencement, 1969Add to your cart.
(folder 3) (honorary Doctor of Arts degree)
Folder 9: Directory of Faculty and Students, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Washington University
Folder 10: Distinguished Alumni Awards, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Loie Fuller poster - appraisal, 1973Add to your cart.
(hangs in Mallinckrodt Center, entrance to Edison Theatre)
Folder 12: Glass Menagerie, 1968Add to your cart.
(Artist in Residence, in the Performing Arts Dept.)
Folder 13: Homecoming Grand Marshal, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Mallinckrodt Center Dedication, 1973Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 15: Mallinckrodt Center Dedication, 1973Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 16: Performing Arts Department - Acting Seminar (Drama 441),1977Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 17: Performing Arts Department - Acting Seminar (Drama 441),1977Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 18: Photo of MW as a W.U. student, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Rose of ArizonaAdd to your cart.
[n.d. but this is a production MW took part in while a student]
Folder 20: Scripts from time as student at WU, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
(folder 1)
Folder 21: Scripts from time as student at WU, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
(folder 2)
Folder 22: Southern California Alumni Banquet, 1955Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: WU Hatchet Yearbook, 1929Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Academic robes worn by Mary Wickes at the 1969 Commencement ceremony, when she received her honorary degree.Add to your cart.

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[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],
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