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James King Bidwell papers

Call Number: MS 2044
Scope and Contents

This collection mainly consists of correspondence written to James King Bidwell's parents, Howard King and Ruth Louella Kinney Bidwell, and to Marilyn Fox, Bidwell's future wife while an undergraduate student in Yale College from 1952 to 1956. Also included are photographs by Bidwell as well as their negatives. The correspondence is quite voluminous as Bidwell wrote several times a week to his parents and later to Fox. The correspondence discusses his daily activities, such as the classes he took, the amount of time he studied, and the various shows he worked on with the Yale Dramatic Association (Dramat), as a stagehand and set builder. The photographs he took are mainly of the Yale University campus and his dormitory room in Timothy Dwight residential college. He also took some photographs of himself and his roommates.

Language of Materials

The material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by James King Bidwell, whether such works are at Yale or physically located elsewhere in the world, was transferred to Yale University. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James King Bidwell, 2015.


This collection is arranged by document type.

1952 - 1956
.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Names
Bidwell, James K.
Language of Materials