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Butterfly McQueen papers, 1960s-1970s
- McQeen, Butterfly
- Butterfly McQueen papers
- 1960s-1970s (inclusive)19601979
- 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.
- Access Restrictions
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.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
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.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- African American actresses -- United States.
- African American motion picture actors and actresses -- United States.
- Social work with African American children.
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
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