Mark Dempsey papers, 1930-1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Dempsey, Mark, 1936-1994
Title
Mark Dempsey papers
Dates
1930-1993 (inclusive)
circa 1951-1993 (bulk)
Quantity
16.57 (16 boxes)
Collection Number
5076
Summary
Correspondence, programs, ephemera, posters, and other materials from Mark Dempsey's career and interest in theater and movies
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Actor and theater researcher (1936-1994). Known as Mark Dempsey in his adult life, he was born Herbert Lee Dempsey in Los Angeles, California; he was the son of Lee and Bessie Hall Dempsey who divorced in 1939. In 1951, Dempsey moved to Seattle with his mother and attended Queen Anne High School. He performed in regional theatre in New York, Pennsylvania and California (1954-1956) and then returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington's School of Drama (1956-1959). Dempsey resided in New York City from the early 1960s until his return to Seattle in 1982 where he lived continuously until his death. His mother, his aunt Rosalie Sipp (aka Irma Beatrice Hall), and grandmother Jessie Hall, all had ties to the Seattle vaudeville theater during the period 1922-1932.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, programs, ephemera, photographs, calendars, posters, and other materials related to Mark Dempsey's life and career in theater and movies and his interest in theater history. Also included are materials about his parents, aunt, and grandmother.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5076-001: Mark Dempsey papers, 1936-1993Return to Top

16.00 (15 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, programs, ephemera, photographs, calendars and other related material. Papers document Dempsey's life and career in theater and movies and his interest in theater history. Also included are materials about his parents, aunt and grandmother.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Museum of History and Industry, 10/23/1997

Description
Mark Dempsey papers

Accession No. 5076-002: Mark Dempsey papers, 1930-1980Return to Top

0.57 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Posters, photographs, sound recordings, and ephemera relating to Mark Dempsey or his family members (circa 1930-1980).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Museum of History and Industry, 2008-03-31

Description
Mark Dempsey papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Actors--United States
  • Theater historians--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Theaters--United States
  • Theater--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Vaudeville--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Dempsey, Mark, 1936-1994--Archives
  • Dempsey, Mark, 1936-1994--Family
  • Dempsey, Mark, 1936-1994--Friends and associates
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Calendars
  • Ephemera
  • Personal correspondence
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)