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Betsy Palmer Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-028

Scope and Contents

The Palmer Papers is organized into seven series: Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Publications, Radio, Scrapbooks, Television and Oversize.

The bulk of the collection falls within the Photographs series with this containing several sub-series: Film Negatives, Film Prints, Home & Family Photographs, Miscellaneous Celebrity, Photographs, Movie Stills, Photo Shoot Photographs, Rehearsal Photographs, Television, and Theatre Photographs. The bulk of the photographs date from 1954 to 1967.

Correspondence dates from 1959-1986 with main correspondents being Myrna Grant and Mr. and Mrs. James Keddie.

The collection contains several scrapbooks that document Ms. Palmer's career.


  • Created: 1954-1991
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1954-1985
  • Other: Date acquired: 1985


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


6 boxes

3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

The collection came to Wheaton College in 1985 through the efforts of Dr. Myrna Grant.

Other Descriptive Information

The Betsy Palmer Papers highlights the life and work of actress Betsy Palmer. It includes correspondence and photographs, along with other materials, that show her acting career on television, stage and film.

Betsy Palmer Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

501 College Ave.
Wheaton IL 60187-5593 USA