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June Knight papers, 1858-1987

Author: June Knight
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Papers document Knight's life as a star of stage and screen. The bulk of the material covers her career, which was at its peak in the 1930s. There are some items documenting her personal life when she was younger, but not much on her later years.
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Genre/Form: Costumes
Diaries
Scripts
Scores
Phonograph records
Film stills
Scrapbooks
Love letters
Sketches
Named Person: Cole Porter
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: June Knight
OCLC Number: 57182573
Description: 38 cubic ft. (26 boxes)
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Papers document Knight's life as a star of stage and screen. The bulk of the material covers her career, which was at its peak in the 1930s. There are some items documenting her personal life when she was younger, but not much on her later years.

The personal papers series contains biographical information, diaries, financial and legal files, mementos, and product ideas. The series on Stage and Screen Career includes ephemera, song lyrics, orchestral scores, press kits, programs, scrapbooks, scripts, and sheet music. Correspondence includes correspondence with agents, invitations, fan mail, and love letters. Some correspondence is in French.

The photographs series includes snapshots of June taken throughout her life and career, family photos, fashion and advertising shots, stills from stage and screen performances, news photos, and other publicity shots. The articles and clippings series includes newspaper and magazine articles about June as well as other family members, tear sheets, and pages from disassembled clipping scrapbooks.

Artwork includes sketches, fashion illustrations, and watercolors created by June, portraits of June by other artists, and miscellaneous pieces of art. Audio-Visual Materials contain recordings of June and 8mm home movies. Artifacts include evening gowns, dance costumes, wardrobe trunk, accessories, infant and child clothing, and needlework samples.

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