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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.


Box and Folder Listing


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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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Series 9: GenealogicalAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence and documents concerning Wickes' ancestors; also includes Wickes family photos, including childhood photos of Mary Wickes. Publicity photos from Mary Wickes' acting career are found in Series 4.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John R. Thomas (MW grandfather)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John R. Thomas (MW grandfather) - discharge papers, Masonic lodge reinstatmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: John R. Thomas Family GenealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: August WickenhauserAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Frank Wickenhauser (MW father)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Isabella Wickenhauser (MW mother)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Isabella Wickenhauser (MW mother), Christmas 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Margaret Shannon ("Aunt Hes")Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Mary Wickenhauser - baby bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Mary Wickenhauser - Beaumont High School Class of 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Mary Wickenhauser - childhood portraitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Mary Wickes - passportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photographs, unidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: 6830 Pershing Purchase, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 6830 Pershing Sale 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bride Book, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Childhood MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Estate of Belle Rentchler, 1932 - 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Estate of John R. Thomas, 1920 - 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Graduation Program - Harrison School, June 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Guardianship of Jerard Brooks Atkins, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Scottish Rite Woman's Club - Roster, 1938 - 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Shiloh Cemetery and Family DataAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Three Centuries of WickenhausersAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Family Photographs and MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Girl Graduate: Her Own BookAdd to your cart.
(Graduation from Harrison School, June 14, 1922)
Folder 2: Yeatman Life, January, 1925Add to your cart.
(Yearbook, Yeatman High School St. Louis, Missouri)
Folder 3: Yeatman Life, June, 1925Add to your cart.
(Yearbook, Yeatman High School St. Louis, Missouri)
Folder 4: Yeatman Life, January, 1926Add to your cart.
(Yearbook, Yeatman High School St. Louis, Missouri)
Folder 5: Caduceus, June, 1926Add to your cart.
(Yearbook, Beaumont High School St. Louis, Missouri)

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]


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