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MS 471 - Annie Oakley Collection from Estate of William Self


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MS 471 - Annie Oakley Collection from Estate of William Self | McCracken Research Library

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Title: MS 471 - Annie Oakley Collection from Estate of William SelfAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Self, William Edwin (1929-2010)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 12/05/2011

Biographical Note

William Self was born June 21, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science in 1943. He worked a year in advertising before beginning a career in acting in 1944. From 1944 to 1952 he acted in over 30 films. From 1952 to 1999 Self worked as a producer for various television and film studios.

Bill married Margaret Flynn in 1941. They remained together until her death in 2007. He has two children, Edwin and Barbara. Self was a Trustee of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, the John Tracy Clinic for Deaf Children, and The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He was also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Directors Guild of America, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  Self died on November 15, 2010.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: c/o Barbara Malone

Acquisition Method: Donation

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Allen, Mary Jester - With William SelfAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Oakley, Annie - With Family Members - PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Self, William - Re: Annie Oakley Film, 1984Add to your cart.
With Bess Edwards (descendant of Annie's brother) re: Annie Oakley film.  Includes note pad with notes from conversations.
Folder 4: Self, William - Re: Annie Oakley FoundationAdd to your cart.
Includes photographs.
Folder 5: Self, William - Re: Annie Oakley Books and Film, 1981-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Self, William - Re: Custer and Cody Collectibles, 1985Add to your cart.
Letter from Mr. Joseph Rubinfine regarding antique documents by William F. Cody and George Armstrong Custer he has for sale.  Includes photocopies of the documents in question.
Folder 7: Self, William - With Members of Annie's FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Self, William - Re: Films and Books with Mark Resnick and OthersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Oakley, Annie - With Frank "Jimmie" Butler and Fern SwarttoutAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Self, William - Re: Annie OakleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Self, William - Re: J.H. Moses, and Fred StoneAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Winters, John - With Bess EdwardsAdd to your cart.
Series 2: FinancialAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Framed check written to Harper & Turner, 1919-03-12Add to your cart.
Series 3: LegalAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Libel Lawsuit - NY Supreme Court Ruling, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder OS 2: Land Transfer - Darke County, Ohio, 1939Add to your cart.
Series 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15-18: Photograph PrintsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Photographic NegativesAdd to your cart.
Folder OS 3: Photograph AlbumAdd to your cart.
Series 5: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.1: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: "Baby Look At You Now".  Pageant.  Vol. 6, No. 9.  p. 139, 1950-03Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "From Circus Fame to Lace and Silver Hair, Annie Oakley's Advice to Women"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Keenan, Walter J.  "The Life of Annie Oakley".  Muzzle Blasts., 1939-12; 1940-01; 1940-02;Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Taylor, Mark.  "Annie Oakley: A Shooting Legend".  American Rifleman. Vol. 131, No. 12.  p. 44., 1983-12;Add to your cart.
Folder 24-25: Various Newspaper Clippings and PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.2: BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Kasper, Shirl.  "Annie Oakley" - Edit copy, no imagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Levine, Ellen.  "Ready, Aim, Fire!", 1989-07;Add to your cart.
Autographed by Author.
Folder 28: Oakley, Annie.  "Autobiography?" - Handwritten Chapter on TrainwreckAdd to your cart.
Possibly about 1902 Train Wreck.
Folder 29: Sayers, Isabelle.  "The Rifle Queen", 1973Add to your cart.
2 copies.  1 copy autographed by author.
Folder OS 5: Kasper, Shirl.  "Annie Oakley" - Scrapbook copy with pictures and notesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.3: IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Illustration - Deakin, V. - Illustration of Annie Oakley's Birthplace in Woodland, OhioAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.4: MusicAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Knight, Robert.  "Wild West Waltz, Dedicated to Miss Annie Oakley"Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.5: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Farm Life School.  "Annie Oakley: Her Career and Experiences", 1920-03-19;Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Oakley, Annie.  "Answers to Ten Questions I Am Asked Every Day.", 1903Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5.6: PeriodicalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Taking Aim - Annie Oakley Foundation, 1990-2005Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence between Bess and William.
Sub-Series 5.7: ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Folder OS 4: Rough Rider, Buffalo Bill's Wild West, 1899Add to your cart.
Series 6: Audio and Visual MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6.1: AudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Cassette Tape - Irene Black (niece) and Bess Edwards (grandniece) about Annie Oakley, 1988-04-24Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Cassette Tape - Annie Oakley on Cavalcade of America, Starring Agness Morehead RT 22:50 by Annie Oakley FoundationAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Audio Cassette - "Annie Oakley" by Tanya GriffithAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6.2: VideoAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Film - "Annie Oakley" - 16mm film printAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Film - "Rodeos and Circuses" with Annie Oakley, Fred Stone, and Will Rogers - 16mm film printAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Video - "Annie Oakley: Little Miss Sure Shot" 90 minute film for television - proposal, 1999Add to your cart.
Series 7: ObjectsAdd to your cart.
Folder OS 1: Framed certificate of authenticity for "Rifle Pin" by Bea Hunt, 1996-01-29Add to your cart.

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