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Nancy Dussault (1936- ) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/153

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Scope and Contents

The Nancy Dussault papers fill 17 boxes and span the years 1936-2014.

The collection primarily consists of materials related to her many stage and television performances, including scripts, programs, clippings, and scores.

The Biographical Information series contains Dussault’s baptismal certificate, family photographs, and records from her primary and high school years, including three high school yearbooks. Her college years at Northwestern University are represented by grade reports, progress correspondence, essays, and photographs. Also included in this series is a passport issued in 1974.

Correspondence consists of letters relating to professional matters and thank you notes from students.

The Performance series contains materials related to Dussault’s stage and television performances. Among the highlights are Do Re Mi, The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and some of her earlier performances during her years at Northwestern University.

The Programs and Publications include programs from performances that Dussault was not in and publications with articles about Dussault.

Awards, items from The Bicentennial Celebration in 1976, and Identification Badges from various award ceremonies and the performing arts camp where Dussault taught are all included in Box 7.

The Scores, Posters, and Photographs series all contain performance-related materials, most notably a scrapbook covering her career from 1957-1966.

Costume Details and Other Items include two cast jackets, one from I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road and Singin,’ a pair of boots that were part of Dussault’s costume in The Sound of Music, and a ring binder that held the script for The 1984 Tony Awards.


  • 1936-2014


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


17.00 Boxes

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Nancy Dussault (1936- ), a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Music (1957), is a singer and actress. Her long career includes starring roles in many Broadway musicals and on television. Her collection spans the years 1936-2014 and contains mostly scripts, programs, and news clippings from performances, along with some personal and biographical materials and correspondence.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into eleven series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Performances, Programs and Publications, Awards, The Bicentennial Celebration, Identification Badges, Scores, Posters, Photographs, and Costumes Details and Other Items. Folders within series are mostly arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nancy Dussault.

Method of Acquisition

Nancy Dussault donated her papers to the Northwestern University Archives as Accession #14-191 on November 13, 2014. An addition was donated in August 2016 as Accession #16-103.

Separated Materials

Some duplicates of programs and flyers were removed from the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Mimi Head, 2016. Addition processed by Mimi Head, 2017.

Guide to the Nancy Dussault (1936- ) Papers
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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