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Tallulah Bankhead Collection

Identifier: MC-58

Content Description

This colleciton contains photographs, newspaper articles, playbills, posters, audio and visual recordings, scrapbook, and metal pin.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Handling guidelines and use restrictions will be communicated and enforced by archives staff members.

Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use the digitized material for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 to December 12, 1968) was an American actress born in Huntsville, Alabama. She rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s, eventually performing both in Hollywood and on Broadway. By the end of her career, she had amassed nearly 300 roles in television, cinema, and radio programs.

Bankhead was also a civil rights activist, frequently butting heads with her own family over politics.


2 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pam Pauly, 2011

Processing Information

We will use the following statement: “Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.


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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America