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Personal Papers, 1863-2002 (bulk 1926-1990) (continued)
Roger L. Stevens, 1863-2002 (bulk 1926-1990) (continued)
BOX-FOLDER 398/1 Artwork: "A seasonal portrait," 1962
Signed MV
BOX 414 Artwork: portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964
Note: Features metal plate engraved as follows: The President's Club, 1964 / Roger L. Stevens / Best Wishes Lyndon B. Johnson
BOX 408, 423 Artwork: portraits of Roger L. Stevens, undated
BOX 433 City Entertainment Corporation medallion, 1957
BOX 406 Empire State Building address book commemorative box, undated
BOX 406 Medal celebrating 1,300th anniversary of Bulgaria, circa 1985
BOX-FOLDER 246/4 National Theatre (Washington, D.C.) seat plate and number, undated
BOX 407 Novelty license plate: "Roger," undated
BOX-FOLDER 398/2 Theatrical broadside for Arch Street Theatre, 1863, 1989
Framed and inscribed by Ralph E. Becker
BOX 434 Watch, undated
BOX 435 Wooden bowl undated
Memorial service
BOX-FOLDER 246/5-6 Attendees, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 246/7 Guest books, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 246/8, 424/1 Invitation and planning, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 247/1, 398/3 Obituaries, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 247/2 Paintings, 1958-1985
BOX-FOLDER 247/3 Passports and visas, 1936-1993
BOX-FOLDER 4 Album, 1915-1918
BOX-FOLDER 247/4-5, 413/4 Family and youth, 1913-1990 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 247/6 "Koshare" production still, 1966
Note: Inscribed by Louis W. Ballard
BOX-FOLDER 399/1 NASA Apollo-Soyuz mission, 1975
Note: Signed by American astronauts and Russian cosmonauts
BOX-FOLDER 247/7, 399/2, 424/2 Portraits, circa 1955-1989
BOX-FOLDER 248/1 Roger, Christine, and Christabel, 1937-1982 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 413/5 Roger and Christine portraits by Cecil Beaton, circa 1955
BOX-FOLDER 248/2 Snapshots, 1947-circa 1996
BOX-FOLDER 248/3-5, 399/3-8 United States Presidents and Vice-Presidents, circa 1963-1996
BOX-FOLDER 248/6 to 249/1, 399/9, 424/2 With others, circa 1953-circa 1995 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 249/2 to 251/1 Programs, 1942-1997
Choate School
BOX-FOLDER 251/2-4 "The Choate Brief," 1926-1928
BOX-FOLDER 413/6 "The Choate News," 1927-1928
BOX-FOLDER 399/10 Diploma, 1928
BOX-FOLDER 252/1 Assignments, ephemera, and report cards, 1927-1929
BOX-FOLDER 252/2 Miscellaneous school papers, 1921-1928 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 252/3, 413/7 University of Michigan, 1928-1931
BOX-FOLDER 415/1 Scrapbook, 1917-1926
BOX-FOLDER 415/2-5 Scrapbook, 1953-1973
BOX-FOLDER 427/1-2 Scrapbook, 1966-1988
BOX-FOLDER 252/4 United States Navy, 1943-1945, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 252/5 Wedding anniversary, 50th, 1987-1988
BOX-FOLDER 252/6-7 Wills and estate documents, 1949-1991, 2002
BOX 253-258 Christine G. Stevens, 1932-2001
Christine Gesell Stevens was born on March 10, 1918, in St. Louis, Missouri, the only child of Robert E. Gesell (1886-1954) and Cora Lees Gesell (1883-1976). The family moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1923, when Robert Gesell became chair of the Department of Physiology at the University of Michigan. A folder of Robert Gesell's personal correspondence and papers is included in this subseries. Christine attended the University of Michigan and later studied at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit. Several of her drawings are collected here, although some of the sketchbooks may contain the work of her daughter Christabel. Christine drew the Stevens' annual Christmas card, many examples of which are housed here. Also present is correspondence with and between her mother and daughter and letters from her in-laws, Stanley and Florence Stevens. One full document box consists of condolence letters and cards sent to Christine Stevens after her husband's death in 1998.

In 1951, Christine Stevens founded the Animal Welfare Institute and remained a lifelong advocate for the fair and ethical treatment of animals. Detailed logs of AWI's first decade are found in this subseries, as is correspondence with fellow animal rights activist Madeline Bemelmans. Business papers and financial records document some of Christine Stevens's investments in her husband's real estate endeavors. Both Christine Stevens and her mother were listed as individual investors for several projects, and their names appear throughout the Real Estate Files. Christine Gesell Stevens died on October 10, 2002, in Washington D. C.

Arranged alphabetically by material type or subject matter.
BOX-FOLDER 253/1 to 254/3 Animal Welfare Institute logs, 1953-1961
BOX-FOLDER 254/4 Bills and receipts, 1952-1956
BOX-FOLDER 254/5 Business papers, 1951-1992, 2001
BOX-FOLDER 254/6 Christmas card designs, 1998 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 254/7 Christmas lists, 1955-1978
BOX-FOLDER 255/1-18 Condolence cards and letters, 1998
BOX-FOLDER 256/1 Bemelmans, Madeleine, undated
BOX-FOLDER 256/2 Best, Geoffrey and Marigold, 1954-1964
BOX-FOLDER 256/3 Bohland, Gustav, 1955-1958
BOX-FOLDER 256/4 Dole, Bob, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 256/5 Hume, C. W., 1955-1956
BOX-FOLDER 256/6-9 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1953-1998 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 256/10 Sonnenberg, Benjamin, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 256/11 Stevenson, Adlai E., 1956 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 256/12 Wilson, Nancy Ross, 1956, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 256/13, 399/11 Drawings and sketchbooks, undated
BOX-FOLDER 257/1-2 Gesell, Cora Lees, 1955-1964 and undated
Correspondence with Christine G. Stevens
BOX-FOLDER 257/3 Gesell, Cora Lees, 1952-1991
Personal papers
BOX-FOLDER 257/4 Gesell, Robert, 1932-1937
Personal papers
BOX-FOLDER 257/5 Gough, Christabel Stevens, 1955-1964 and undated
Correspondence with Christine G. Stevens
BOX-FOLDER 257/6 Gough, Christabel Stevens, 1944-1964
Correspondence with Cora Lees Gesell
BOX-FOLDER 257/7 Stevens, Florence O. and Stanley G., 1944-1957 and undated
Correspondence with Christine G. Stevens
BOX-FOLDER 257/8 Financial records, 1948-1967, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 257/9 Jewelry insurance policies, 1958-1971
BOX-FOLDER 257/10 Photographs of Christine, Christabel, and the Gesell family, 1939-2001 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 258/1 Testimony in favor of H. R. 9743, 1965
BOX-FOLDER 258/2 Travel documents, 1952-1994
BOX-FOLDER 258/3 Wills and estate documents, 1950-2000
BOX-FOLDER 258/4 Writings and notes, 1946-1948 and undated
BOX 258-262, 399-403, 406-407, 409-410, 416-418, 422, 424, 427, 431-434, 436 Awards and Honors, 1958-1998
This series consists of certificates, citations, medals, plaques, and other three-dimensional awards given to Roger L. Stevens in recognition and appreciation of his contributions to various arts organizations; colleges and universities; and city, state, and national governments. In addition to being awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal for the Arts, Stevens was also named a Knight Commander of the British Empire and received medals from the governments of Austria, Germany (West), Italy, and Sweden. Stevens was granted at least 13 honorary degrees, including one from the University of Michigan, an institution he briefly attended. Also found in this series are awards for shows Stevens produced, including a Drama Desk award for Annie (1977); an Outer Critics Circle award for She Loves Me (1994); and Tony Awards for Death of a Salesman (1984) and On Your Toes (1983). Folders also contain correspondence, programs, itineraries, and photographs connected to the awards ceremonies and events.

Arranged alphabetically by the granting organization or government.
BOX-FOLDER 399/12 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Distinguished Service Award, 1974
Includes: Remarks
American Conservatory Theatre
BOX-FOLDER 258/5, 424/3 Conservator of American Arts, 1983
BOX 436 Conservator of American Arts, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 399/13 American Educational Theatre Association, Distinguished Service Award, 1966
American Film Institute
BOX-FOLDER 399/14 Distinguished service certificate, 1972
BOX-FOLDER 258/6, 399/14 Honorary degree, 1991
BOX-FOLDER 399/14 Trustee emeritus certificate, 1997
American National Theatre and Academy
BOX-FOLDER 416/1 National Artist Award, 1983
BOX 406 National Artist Award, 1983 April 23
Medal on ribbon
BOX-FOLDER 258/7 American Theatre Association, ATA/ITI World Theatre Award, 1978
American Theatre Wing
BOX-FOLDER 258/8-9 Correspondence, nomination certificates, 1962-1994
BOX 432 Special Tony Award for Roger L. Stevens, 1971
BOX 432 Tony Award for Outstanding Revival: Death of a Salesman, 1984
BOX 432 Tony Award for Outstanding Revival: On Your Toes, 1983
BOX-FOLDER 258/10, 416/2 American University, honorary degree, 1979
BOX-FOLDER 258/11 Amherst College, honorary degree, 1968-1969, 1992
Includes: Photograph
BOX-FOLDER 258/12, 261/2 Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Bridging Award, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 258/13, 262/1 Association of American Dance Companies, Distinguished Service Award, 1970
BOX 418 Ataturk Centennial Committee, recognition plaque, 1981 May 19
BOX-FOLDER 258/14 Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver, 1979
BOX 406 Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver, 1979
Medal in original box
BOX-FOLDER 399/15 Baltimore, honorary citizen, 1977
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