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Linda Lavin Papers, 1940-1995

Linda Lavin Papers, 1940-1995
Mss. 88 L39 and Additions
2.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Papers of Linda Lavin which document her career as a Broadway and television actress, and also as an advocate of women’s rights and equal opportunity. Newspaper clippings, interviews, news releases, and personal letters record her success as a member of Neil Simon’s Broadway play, “Broadway Bound,” for which she received a Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Helen Hayes Award in 1987 as best leading actress.

Newsclippings also record her roles as producer and actress in made for television movies “Lena: My Hundred Children,” “A Place to Call Home,” “I Want to go Home,” and “Sea of Terror.”

Invitations, programs, and playbills record the various benefits, lectureships, and ceremonies in which Lavin has participated as a theatrical figure. Material on the Horizon Art Exchange, the Drama League of New York, the National Commission on Working Women of Wider Opportunities for Women, the National Organization for Women, and the National Mother’s Day Committee, from which Lavin received the 1987 Outstanding Mother Award, and the Stepfamily Association of America, Inc. are included. Letters from California state legislator Tom Hayden mark Lavin’s support in the 1988 Presidential election on behalf of the Democratic Party.

Other URL
Lavin, Linda (1937-)
Actresses--United States
College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Elections--United States--History
Feminism--United States
Feminism and the arts
Women's rights--United States
Clippings (information artifacts)
Press releases

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Linda Lavin.
All accessions unless otherwise noted were a gift of Linda Lavin. Acc. 1988.09 received on 2/17/1988; Acc. 1988.15 received on 4/18/1988; Acc. 1988.19 received on 5/12/1988; Acc. 1988.21 received on 5/27/1988; Acc. 1988.30 received on 8/19/1988; Acc. 1988.49 received on 12/21/1988; Acc. 1989.07 received on 2/7/1989; Acc. 1989.15 received on 3/30/1989; Acc. 1989.30 received on 6/26/1989; Acc. 1989.34 received on 8/3/1989; Acc. 1989.39 received on 9/14/1989; Acc. 1990.10 received on 3/14/1990; Acc. 1990.14 received on 4/9/1990; Acc. 1990.24 received on 5/24/1990; Acc. 1990.38 received on 9/18/1990; Acc. 1990.41 received on 10/12/1990; Acc. 1991.06 received on 1/16/1991; Acc. 1991.52 received on 9/26/1991; Acc. 1991.56A received on 10/28/1991 from Howard Scammon; Acc. 1992.10 received on 3/18/1992 from William D. Eppes; Acc. 1992.41 received on 8/26/1992; Acc. 1994.29 received on 4/14/1994 from Robert Maccubbin and Martha Hamilton-Phillips; Acc. 1995.38 received on 8/7/1995; Acc. 1995.47 received on 8/21/1995; Acc. 1995.51 received on 9/8/1995; Acc. 2001.02 received on 2/2/2001; Acc. 2001.05 received on 3/3/2001.
Related Materials
See the University Archives Audiovisual Collection (UA 58) for recordings of Lavin press conferences at the College of William and Mary; Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance Records (UA 59); Colonial Echo yearbook; The Flat Hat student newspaper; University Archives Photograph Collection (UA 8).
Preferred Citation
Linda Lavin Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Accessions intellectually combined in May 2009 by SCRC staff and further updated in November 2009 by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note
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