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Title: Dorothy Stickney Papers

Dates: 1884-1960s

Collection Number: 10090

Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet

Abstract: Papers consist of a speech, playbills, advertisements, photographs, programs, scripts, a poster, literary manuscripts, and newspaper clippings. Most of the collection deals with Stickney's roles in the plays "Life with Father" and "Life with Mother." The collection contains a photograph of and letter by Dorothy’s father, Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney, a pioneer physician who moved to Dickinson, ND, in 1884. A photograph of Dorothy as a child, a portrait of Dorothy and sister Marjorie, and a portrait of Dorothy's mother, Margaret (Hayes) Stickney.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Dorothy Stickney in 1954.

Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

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BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Dr. Victor Hugh Stickney, M.D. first letter from Dakota Territory to his father in Vermont (1884?), and "The Pioneer Doctor" by V. H. Stickney, reprinted fron the Journal-Lancet, Jubilee Number, June 1921, 1884 & 1921

2 Play and talk by Dorothy Stickney: “A Lovely Light” manuscript (two copies), copyright August 1958, and talk at women’s luncheon, Dickinson, May 9, 1954 (two copies), 1954 & 1958

3 Playbills, programs, and advertisements, 1948-1960

4 Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1948-1954

5 Childhood portrait - Dorothy Stickney, c. 1901 (1 photograph - 10090_01_05_01)

6 Dorothy Stickney professional photographs, 1920s-1960s (24)
10090_01_06_01 Dorothy Stickney as “Mollie Malloy” in “The Front Page,” 1928 or 1929
10090_01_06_02 Dorothy Stickney in “Life With Mother,” between 1948 and 1949
10090_01_06_03 The original family in “Life With Father,” between 1939 and 1945
10090_01_06_04 Dorothy Stickney as “Vinnie” in “Life With Father,” “this was from a snapshot taken at our farewell party backstage at the Empire Theatre. We were leaving the play after having been in it for five years.” 1945
10090_01_06_05 Dorothy Stickney as “Vinnie” in “Life With Father,” between 1939 and 1945 (also duplicate)
10090_01_06_06 Dorothy Stickney as “Vinnie” in “Life With Father,” portrait by John Falter which hung in the Empire Theatre until it was torn down, photo taken between 1939 and 1945
10090_01_06_07 Howard Lindsay in “Life with Father,” between 1939 and 1945
10090_01_06_08 Howard Lindsay in “Life with Father,” between 1939 and 1945
10090_01_06_09 Howard Lindsay as “Clarence” in “Life with Father,” between 1939 and 1945
10090_01_06_10 Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay in “Life With Mother,” between 1948 and 1949
10090_01_06_11 Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay as “Vinnie” and “Claire” in
“Life With Mother,” between 1948 and 1949 (cropped)
10090_01_06_12 Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay as “Vinnie” and “Claire” in
“Life With Mother,” between 1948 and 1949 (same as
10090_01_06_11 except not cropped)
10090_01_06_13 Night photograph of the outside of the Empire Theater, between 1948 and 1949
10090_01_06_14 Night photograph of the outside of the Empire Theater, between 1948 and 1949 (same as 10090_01_06_13)
10090_01_06_15 Dorothy Stickney as “Margaret Munson” in “Kind Sir” with Mary Martin and Charles Boyer, between 1953 and 1954
10090_01_06_16 Dorothy Stickney in “A Lovely Light,” 1960
10090_01_06_17 Dorothy Stickney in “A Lovely Light,” 1960
10090_01_06_18 Dorothy Stickney in “A Lovely Light,” 1960
10090_01_06_19 Dorothy Stickney in “A Lovely Light,” 1960
10090_01_06_20 Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay for the occasion of being given honorary Master of Arts degrees at Bowdoin College, New Brunswick, Maine, 1951
10090_01_06_21 Dorothy Stickney in costume for unidentified play, ca. 1950
10090_01_06_22 Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, authors and producers of the new melodramatic comedy “The Great Sebastians” starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Lyndsay and Crouse won the Pulitzer Prize for their play “State of the Union,” 1956
10090_01_06_23 Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay at a yearly anniversary party, between 1945 and 1947
10090_01_06_24 Howard Lindsay in the library of the Players Club, New York, 1964?

7 Copy negatives and modern reprints

(loose) Clarence Day’s Life with Father, made into a play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York, copyright 1939, 1940 by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, and Katherine B. Day (autographs of Dorothy Stickney, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse) (two copies)

(loose) Clarence Day’s Life with Mother, made into a play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York, copyright 1948, 1949 by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, and Katherine B. Day (autographs of Dorothy Stickney, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse) (two copies)

OVERSIZE - IN MAP FOLDER, DRAWER 411

- Photograph - hands of Dorothy Stickney and Howard Lindsay on original manuscript of
"Life With Father" (photo ID 10090_01)

- Photograph - Dr. Victor Hugo Stickney, M.D. on horseback, as he was leaving on a ride into the range country to minister to the sick, c. 1885? (photo ID 10090_02)

- Portrait - Dorothy and sister Marjorie Stickney, c. 1902? (photo ID 10090_03)

- Portrait - Margaret (Hayes) Stickney, c. 1885? (photo ID 10090_04)

- Photograph - unidentified Indians at encampment, c. 1880s or 1890s (photo ID 10090_05)

- Photograph - stockyard scene, Stickney Ranch, Dickinson, c. 1902 (photo ID 10090_06)

- Poster - “Life with Mother” at the Empire Theatre (ID 10090_07)

- Poster - “Life with Mother” on tour (ID 10090_08)

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