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Janet Davis and Larry Townsend Collection on Nell Shipman, 1986-2000
Overview of the Collection
- Davis, Janet; Townsend, Larry, 1947-2009
- Janet Davis and Larry Townsend Collection on Nell Shipman
- 1986-2000 (bulk)19862000
- 0.25 linear feet, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- MSS 251
- Memorabilia,artifacts, printed material, and other items collected both jointly and individually by Janet Davis, of Kennewick, Washington, and Larry Townsend, of Rosalia, Washington, relating to silent film star and filmmaker Nell Shipman; together with their research notes and correspondence.
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
- Access Restrictions
Collection is available for research.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Clippings documenting the revival of interest in the 1980s and 1990s in silent filmmaker Nell Shipman (1892-1970), who made some of her films at Priest Lake, Idaho, 1922-1924; together with Townsend's correspondence with other park officials and researchers about Shipman's years at Priest Lake and the park's screening of her films. Includes a few early clippings (1916-1918) about Nell Shipman.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Laurence G. Townsend was a park manager at Priest Lake State Park in Idaho and a resident of Rosalia, Washington.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[item description], Janet Davis and Larry Townsend Collection on Nell Shipman, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Gifts of Janet Davis and the estate of Larry Townsend, 2008-2009.
See also: Nell Shipman Papers
Tom Trusky Papers
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970
- Silent films--United States