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Guide to the Julie Haydon Papers, 1908-1995
Table of Contents
- Julie Haydon, born in 1910, in Oak Park, Illinois, was a stage and screen actress who originated the role of Laura in Tennessee Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie" in 1944. She was an actress-in-residence at the College of St. Theresa, Winona, Minnesota from 1967-1977, and lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin from 1977 until the time of her death in 1994. The collection, mostly photocopies, consists mainly of clippings about Haydon and her husband, George Jean Nathan. It also contains correspondence, playbills, photographs and a deconstructed scrapbook. The La Crosse Public Library Archives does not hold the originals for this collection.
- Collection Title
- Julie Haydon Papers
- Date of Materials [inclusive]
- Haydon family
- Call Number
- MSS 146
- 0.4 cubic feet
- Physical Description
- 1 box
- Language of Materials
- La Crosse Public Library Archives
[Identification of item], Julie Haydon Papers, MSS 146, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI
Julie Haydon was born Donella L. Donaldson on June 10, 1910, in Oak Park, Illinois. She was a stage and screen actress who got her start in Hollywood in the 1930s, and later performed on Broadway. In 1944, Haydon originated the role of Laura in Tennesse Williams' play "The Glass Menagerie."
In 1955, Haydon married writer and critic George Jean Nathan, who died three years later. After his death, Haydon made guest appearances in university plays around the country. She was actress-in-residence at the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota, from 1967-1977, and lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1977 until the time of her death on December 24, 1994. Professional actress and director Patricia Angelin serves as executrix for Haydon and describes herself as her "surrogate daughter."
Scope and Contents
The Julie Haydon Papers consist of biographical material; correspondence from her family, husband George Jean Nathan and others; playbills; photographs and a deconstructed scrapbook.The bulk of the material consists of clippings pertaining to Julie Haydon and her husband George Jean Nathan. The majority of the collection is comprised of photocopies.
Materials in the Julie Haydon Papers are arranged alphabetically by topic.
La Crosse Public Library Archives January 2013800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
Access to Materials
Materials in this collection are available for patron use.
Received in multiple accessions; 1993 (Accesion no. 1993.002), and several additional accessions prior to 1989 and in 1993.
Processed by Peg Jerome, January, 2013; finding aid written by Peg Jerome, January, 2013.
Existence and Location of Originals
The La Crosse Public Library does not own the original materials for any copies found in this collection; all originals are held by Patricia Angelin.
Controlled Access Headings
- Haydon family
- Haydon, Julie, 1910-1994
- Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958
- Actresses--United States--20th century
- Character actors and actresses--United States--20th century
- Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--20th century
Biographical Material, 1966-1994
Clippings-Julie Haydon, 1960-1995
Clippings-George Jean Nathan, 1946-1958
Correspondence-George Jean Nathan, 1937-1949
Playbills and Programs, 1965-1980