Scope and arrangement
The Jean Elliott - Joshua Logan correspondence and ephemera consists of letters written by Joshua Logan to Jean Elliott, his cousin. The letters span 1920 to 1989 (1989 letters are to his widow, Nedda Harrigan Logan) and tell of Logan's career and family life. Of special interest is the 1920 letter which is a thank you from a young Logan for a pleasant summer visit to his cousins. The ephemera in the collection consists of photographs, programs and clippings collected by Jean Elliott about Joshua Logan. The photographs include early images of Joshua Logan and his sister and a 1943 portrait of him in his army uniform. Programs include tributes to Joshua Logan.
The Joshua Logan correspondence and ephemera is arranged in two series:
- 1920-19899 folders
The correspondence includes letters written by Joshua Logan to his cousin, Jean Elliott. Personal and professional matters are often discussed. Of special note is a childhood letter written by Joshua Logan to his cousins thanking them for an enjoyable visit.
- ca. 1918-19898 folders
The ephemera series consists of clippings, photographs and programs documenting Joshua Logan's life and career. The clippings tell of his professional success noting such productions as Mr. Roberts, South Pacific and The Wisteria Trees. The bulk of the clippings however, are biographical, relating the life and social whirl of Joshua Logan and his wife, Nedda Harrigan Logan. Photographs in the series include childhood pictures of Logan and his sister as well as a portrait of him in his World War II uniform. Programs are mainly for tributes to Joshua Logan.