Butterfly McQueen papers, 1960s-1970s

Overview of the Collection

McQeen, Butterfly
Butterfly McQueen papers
1960s-1970s (inclusive)
0.1 cubic feet (1 oversized envelope)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
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There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Butterfly McQueen (b. 1911) was an African American actress. The films she was in include "Gone with the Wind", "Affectionately Yours", "Mildred Pierce", "Duel in the Sun", and "Amazing Grace". While living in Harlem in the 1970s, she did community relations and recreation work for the City Park System. She is in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

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The Butterfly McQueen papers contain three publicity photographs, and one photograph of her working with children in Harlem. There is an autobiographical manuscript of eighteen pages signed by her, of her thoughts about her life, social causes, movies starring Blacks, and the presidency of Richard Nixon.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Butterfly McQueen at the date of processing.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African American actresses -- United States.
  • African American motion picture actors and actresses -- United States.
  • Social work with African American children.

Geographical Names

  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Autobiography.
  • Photographs.