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MC 372

Hull, Josephine, 1877-1957. Papers of Josephine Hull, 1898-1954: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 372
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Josephine Hull, 1877-1957
Title: Papers of Josephine Hull, 1898-1954
Date(s): 1898-1954
Quantity: 1.58 linear feet (1/2 file box, 1 folio box) plus 1 oversize plaque)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Music scores, posters, photographs, etc., of Josephine (Sherwood) Hull, stage and screen actress.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 784
These papers of Josephine (Sherwood) Hull were given to the Schlesinger Library by Shelley F. Hull, a nephew of Josephine Hull, in August 1964.

Processing Information:

Reprocessed: February 1986
By: Anne Engelhart, Martha Hodes

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Josephine Hull as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Josephine Hull Papers, 1898-1954; item description, dates. MC 372, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Josephine Hull, 1871-1957 (A-94) and Papers of Josephine Hull, 1899-1960 (MC 371.).


Josephine Sherwood Hull, stage and screen actress, was born Mary Josephine Sherwood in Newtonville, Massachusetts. Although she never divulged the exact date of her birth, on the basis of Radcliffe College entrance examination records it seems likely that she was born on January 3, 1877. In 1910 she married Shelley Hull, a young actor who died nine years later from influenza. Hull died on March 12, 1957, in New York City. For detailed accounts of her life, see Dictionary of American Biography, 1956-1960, and Dear Josephine, the Theatrical Career of Josephine Hull (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963) by William Glasgow Bruce Carson.


This collection consists of manuscript and published music scores by Josephine Hull, theater programs, posters, clippings, certificates, and photographs.

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Additional Index Terms

Hull, Shelley, 1885-1919
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae