Karen Swenson Collection
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73 Linear Feet (Contains 30 bankers boxes, 6 photo albums, 2 flip-top media boxes, 1 document box, 3 magazine boxes, 16 oversized boxes, and 3 mapcase folders.)
Series 1: Greta Garbo Research Papers
This series contains research and manuscript materials relating to Swenson's book Greta Garbo: A Life Apart, many of the items in this series are in Swedish, German, or Dutch. Newspaper and magazine articles, research relating to Garbo's life and career, home movies, and manuscript drafts make up the bulk of this series.
Series 2: Barbra Streisand Research Papers
This series contains research material used to author Swenson's book Barbra Streisand: The Second Decade. Included in the series are correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, movie posters and press packets, album designs and arrangements, sheet music from Streisand's performances, inventory from the Barwood Archives, and personal papers from when Swenson was Streisand's personal assistant. This series is arranged by production and subject type and makes up the majority of the Karen Swenson Collection.
Series 3: Deanna Durbin Research Materials
This series contains research, sheet music, newspaper and magazine articles on child star Deanna Durbin.
Series 4:Stevie Nicks Research Material
This series contains research regarding musician Stevie Nicks and the band Fleetwood Mac. The materials include fan mail, audio visual material, newspaper and magazine articles.
Series 5: Other Swenson Research Material
This series includes the remainder of the collection that is unrelated to the four above series. These include projects Swenson co-authored, did the research for, or began working on before deciding to go a different direction. The subjects include research for Liza and Judy, information on Marilyn Monroe, and the beginning of a project following the 1984 Olympic Women's Gymnasts. Also included are early work done by Swenson such as college essay assignments, and a musical.
- Karen Swenson Collection
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- 2017 March 13
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