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)
1916-2000 (inclusive)
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
Boise ID
Telephone: 2084263990
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.

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Preferred Citation

[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

Acquisition Information

Gifts of Janet Davis and the estate of Larry Townsend, 2008-2009.

Related Materials

See also: Nell Shipman Papers

Barry Shipman Papers

Tom Trusky Papers

Gertrude B. Hein Scrapbooks

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970
  • Silent films--United States