Guide to the Joseph Henry Steele Papers, 1944-1960

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Joseph Henry Steele Papers, 1944-1960

Collection number: M0167

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1967
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Henry Steele Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1944-1960
Collection number: Special Collections M0167
Creator: Steele, Joseph Henry.
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Mohler, 1967.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Joseph Henry Steele Papers, M0167, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Author and public relations representative of Ingrid Bergman.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the first and final drafts of Ingrid Bergman: An Intimate Portrait by Joseph Henry Steele. It also contains research material and letters pertinant to the writing of the book. Finally, it contains material regarding the literary infringement suit against Dell Publications, Steele and McKay vs. Dell, 1960. There are four boxes containing 19 folders, ca. 200 items. Material is dated 1944-1960 inclusive.
Joseph Henry Steele is an author and was a close friend and the public relations representative of Ingrid Bergman.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

CORRESPONDENCE between Joseph Henry Steele and David McKay Publishers

Physical Description: 38 Outgoing (carbons) 55 Incoming Letters 10 Telegrams 2 Other Carbons

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Kennett Dawson (president), Eleanor S. Dawson (associate editor), Jean Ann Jollett (editorial staff), Carolyn T. Anthony (Publicity), Helen M. Ferrigan (assistant to president), Lelia Ryan, Eva [Textor], Quentin A. Bossi. 8/58-12/59
Box 1, Folder 2,3

RESEARCH MATERIAL, Rough drafts, notes, outlines, travel documents, interviews, itineraries.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some letters:
one fan letter; J. H. Steele--Ernest V. Heyn ( American Weekly), Jul. 24, 1952; Aug. 8, 1952 (all carbons); J. H. Steele--Herb Stern, Nov. 21, 1949 (carbon); Editor of Photoplay-- J. H. Steele, Sept. 1, 1949; J. H. Steele--Adele W. Fletcher ( Photoplay magazine), carbon, Aug. 27, 1949; Francis Inglis--J. H. Steele, Nov. 15, 1944 and Nov. 9, 1944 (both telegrams); Oct. 31, 1944.
Box 1, Folder 4-6

RESEARCH: Clippings and Articles

Box 2, Folder 7

RESEARCH MATERIAL--Joan of Lorraine

Scope and Content Note

Letters:
Helen Joyce--Ingrid Bergman, 6 Feb., 1946; Joseph H. Steele--Maxwell Anderson (Playwrights Producing Co. Inc.), 2 Dec., 1946; Catherine Dunn--Ingrid Bergman, 10 Nov., 1946; Leigh E. Ore (Treasury Dept.)--Joseph H. Steele, 31 Oct., 1946 and 6 Nov., 1946; William Fields--J.H.S., 16 Nov., 1946 (telegram); Victor Samrock--J.H.S., 12 Dec., 1946; Frederick N. Polangin--J.H.S., 18 Oct., 1946; Joseph E. Davies--J.H.S., 4 Oct., 1946, duplicate; William Fields--J.H.S.; William Fields--William A. Ucker (Dept. of State), 23. Oct., 1946 (duplicate).
Stage crew, notes, programs.
Box 2, Folder 8

GALLEYS

Box 2, Folder 9-11

DISCARDED AND REWRITTEN MATERIAL

Box 2, Folder 12

ROUGH DRAFTS

Scope and Content Note

False starts, Chapter outlines, First draft
Box 3, Folder 13

ROUGH DRAFTS

Scope and Content Note

False starts, Chapter outlines, First draft
Box 3, Folder 14,15

ORIGINAL FIRST DRAFT

Box 3, Folder 16, 17

FINAL DRAFT

Box 3, Folder 18

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content Note

Copy of summons of 15 Mar., 1950 (Ingrid Bergman vs. Dr. Lindstrom and others), list of performances, list of awards, notes, Ingrid Bergman's autobiographical statement.
Box 4, Folder 19

STEELE AND McKAY VS. DELL, 1960

Scope and Content Note

Memos, correspondence, statements of facts and disbursements, legal papers, marked copy of magazine article in question.
Letters concerning plagerism case:
correspondents include Harriet F. Pilpel (Greenbaun, Wolff, and Erust attys), Joseph Henry Steele, Julia Perles, Constance Smith.