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Haley Robertson collection on James Dean Festival

Identifier: L465

Scope and Contents

This collection, collected by Haley Robertson, includes programs from the 41st Annual James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana from 2016 and a brick from Fairmount High School, which James Dean attended. The building was demolished in 2016 prior to the Festival that year.


  • 2016

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana. His mother died when he was nine and he was raised by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. Following grade school, Dean moved to New York to pursue acting. He later went on to Hollywood where he had major roles in three films: East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956). He died in a car collision while driving his Porsche Spyder in Cholame, California on September 30, 1955.

Historical Note

The James Dean Festival occurs annually in late September in Fairmount, Indiana. Events include "Museum Days", a four day long remembrance celebration with showings of Dean's films, a James Dean look-a-like contest, and the James Dean Run.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 custom box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Haley Robertson on 2016/09/26.


Further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/05/18 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2017/05/18 by Lauren Patton.
Haley Robertson collection on James Dean Festival
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.