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Papers, 1921-1984

Emerson, Faye, 1917-1983

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Sound Recordings; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 7.0 c.f
    • 2966 photographs
    • 6 disc recordings
    • 20 tape recordings, and
    • 376 film reels
  • Finding Aids
    • Case file


  • Papers of actress Faye Emerson reflecting her private and professional life, particularly her work in television, radio, film, and theater. Included is extensive biographical information consisting of clippings, chronologies, research materials compiled by her son, William Crawford III, his tape-recorded interviews with Ms. Emerson's associates, a draft biography by Mr. Crawford, and a book about the family written by Ms. Emerson's mother; press releases; clippings and reviews relating to her public appearances; correspondence; memorabilia; awards; contracts; radio and television scripts; theater programs and playbills; transcripts of interviews with Ms. Emerson; drafts and clippings of Ms. Emerson's newspaper column and other articles written by her; extensive photographs of Ms. Emerson, her family, and friends (including second husband Elliott Roosevelt and third husband Skitch Henderson); disc recordings of her radio and television programs; kinescopes of her television programs "The Faye Emerson Show" and "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town"; and a few home movies.