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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
3.34 linear feet ((8 file boxes) plus 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder, 21 photograph folders)
Series I, Family and biographical, contains some family papers, diaries of both Hull and of her mother, Mary Tewksbury Sherwood, and Hull's correspondence with friends and family. The diaries contain short entries, recording visitors, trips, and daily activities. The correspondence contains some letters from Hull, but is made up primarily of letters to her from friends and associates; many speak of the pleasure that her performances have brought them. This series also includes the transcript of a radio interview with Hull and programs of events at which Hull was guest of honor or was given an award.
Series II, Professional papers, consists of scripts, programs, publicity, and contracts spanning the years of Hull's acting career. There are also a few records of two organizations with which she was affiliated, and scrapbooks of reviews and programs of plays in which either she or Shelley Hull appeared. The Cambridge productions in which she appeared before and after her graduation from Radcliffe College are represented by scripts and programs dating from 1897 through 1901.
Series III, Photographs, includes family pictures, portraits of Hull, and photographs tracing her professional career and other activities.
- I. Family and biographical
- II. Professional papers
- III. Photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Josephine Sherwood Hull were given to the Schlesinger Library in November 1960, July 1963, December 1979, and September 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner. Charles Turner, Josphine Hull's nephew and attorney-in-fact, had donated some of Hull's possessions and papers to the Radcliffe Alumnae Association in 1957. Costumes and other material were given to the "Dramatic Association" and to the Harvard Theatre Collection; the remaining papers came to the Schlesinger Library in 1960. A separate collection of letters was transferred to the library in 1979 from the Radcliffe College Archives.
- Box 1: Folders 1-19v
- Box 2: Folders 20v-26a
- Box 3: Folders 27-35
- Box 4: Folders 36-48
- Box 5: Folders 49-60
- Box 6: Folders 61-73v
- Box 7: Folders 74-86v
- Box 8: Folders 87-114+
By: Anne Engelhart
- Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Papers of Josephine Hull, 1871-1957: A Finding Aid
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