Photographs, clippings, letters, and articles documenting celebrities of stage and screen with ties to Kentucky collected by Ward Harrison. The collection includes research correspondence and a typescript of I Didn't Know That. Also includes correspondence with celebrities, movie posters, scrapbooks, sheet music, programs from Louisville area theatrical productions, Tarzan comic books, a Billy Vaughn record, and research related to Robert Worth Bingham and his wife. Incudes material, including clippings, relating to Tom Cruise, Diane Sawyer, George Clooney, and Rags Ragland, among others.
Portions of the collection are unprocessed and so unavailable to researchers.
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.
5 linear feet (1 records center box, 1 manuscript box, 2 flats)
Warder Harrison was born in Winchester, Kentucky in 1933, but spent his childhood years in Louisville. He lived for approximately 25 years in Los Angeles, CA, where he collected information and materials relating to stage, screen and other celebrities with Kentucky roots. He returned to the Louisville area in 1981 and began formally researching this area of interest, publishing I Didn't Know That: Kentucky's Ties to the Stage and Screen in 1994 and completing a four-volume loose-leaf set of documentation titled Kentucky Ties of the Stage and Screen around 2000.