Scope and Content
Title: Mary Servoss Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1910-1968
Collection number: 543
Servoss, Mary, 1881-1968
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Mary Servoss (1881-1968) was a actress. She appeared on stage in Chicago, New York and London. The collection consists of
correspondence, photographs, books, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to Servoss' life and career.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
[Identification of item], Mary Servoss Papers (Collection 543). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Servoss was born in Chicago, Illinois; her first stage appearance was at the Grand Opera House in Chicago playing a small
Lorna Doone, 1905; her first appearance on the New York stage was the following year at the Fourteeth Street Theatre as Alice in
Bedford's hope; she appeared as Portia in Shakespeare's
The merchant of Venice with David Warfield at the Lyceum, 1922; her first appearance on the London stage was at the Duke of York's Theatre as the
title character in
De luxe Annie, 1925; managed summer stock companies in Michigan and Ohio playing Ophelia, Juliet, Beatrice, and Rosalind, 1911-16; died
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, books, scrapbooks, and printed materials related to the life and career
of actress Mary Servoss. Includes correspondence and approximately 100 telegrams (1922-24) from David Belasco. Also includes
81 personal photographs, 111 professional photographs, 3 scrapbooks, and an annotated script for Servoss' role as Portia in
The merchant of Venice.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Servoss, Mary, 1881-1968--Archives.
Belasco, David, 1853-1931--Correspondence.
Actresses--United States--Archival resources.