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Glenn Close Papers

Identifier: Mss. 93 C62 and Additions

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Collection of papers concerning actress Glenn Close that document her career as a Broadway, television, and screen success. Includes recorded interviews, clippings, invitations, programs, playbills, videos, and other related materials.


  • Creation: 1966-2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1980-1995


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Glenn Close (born 1947) is a six-time Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actress. Close is an Emmy Award- winning TV movie actress, a three-time Tony Award-winning stage actress and has been nominated for seven Emmys and seven Golden Globes. Ms. Close attended the College of William and Mary, where she was involved in campus theatrical productions and graduated a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Arrangement of Materials:

Portions of this collection have not yet been fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to contact a staff member in advance.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Audio and moving image formats may require reformatting before they can be accessed.  Please consult an SCRC staff member for assistance.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 1993.35 gift of approximately 200 items from Glenn Close on 4/30/1993; Acc. 1994.33 gift of approximately200 items from Glenn Close on 4/21/1994; Acc. 1993.67 gift of 1 item from Will Molineux on 11/15/1993; Acc. 1994.41 gift of 16 items from Nancy Marshall, Dean of Libraries on 5/26/1994; Acc. 1994.42 gift of 1 item from Spencer Timm on 5/27/1994; Acc. 1995.12 gift of 5 items from Nancy H. Marshall on 3/20/1995; and Acc. 1997.68 transfer of 2 items from University Archives on 12/11/1997. Acc. 2007.112 gift  of Maxine Spalding (through courtesy of Jenny Bledsoe). Acc. 2009.526 a compilation of material given by others. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.

Related Materials:

All audiovisual material, including videocassettes, CDs, and phonograph records, from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include Pacific Northwestern Hospital Parody ID Card (Mss 2010.601.67).

Separated Materials:

Audio and moving image material is housed with the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection, Mss 1.04.

Artifacts transferred to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03) include Pacific Northwestern Hospital Parody ID Card (Mss 2010.601.67).

Processing Information:

Processed by Daisy Hougan in 1994. Mss. 93 C62 was reboxed, but kept in the same order, using the original box and folder numbers, sometimes combining two boxes together by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Staff, in November 2009. Mss. Acc. 2010.601 was accessioned by Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist, in October 2010. Acc. 2013.195 accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in August 2013. Acc. 2010.601 was arranged and described by Cecile Glendening, Special Collections Staff, in July through September 2013.

Guide to the Glenn Close Papers
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Revision Statements

  • May 24th, 2018: Additional materials have been added to this collection since its original processing and have not yet been fully integrated into the finding aid. Mss. Acc. 2010.601 accessioned by Benjamin Bromley, Public Services Archives Specialist, in October 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository