Vivian Richardson retired as the archivist and assistant director of the Arthur F. McClure II Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri.

Articles Authored

Phog Allen. [University of Kansas, University Archives Photo Collection, ku-uaphotos:33979]

Forrest C. “Phog” Allen, whose foghorn voice earned him his nickname, was a masterful,…

Joan Crawford in 1928. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-133571]

Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSueur on March 23, 1908, in what she described as “a drab…

Jane Darwell in a photo taken in 1918. [University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, J. Willis Sayre Collection of Theatrical Photographs, 22471]

Jane Darwell, a pioneering film actress whose career spanned more than sixty years, was…

Jean Harlow in a publicity photo. [New York Public Library Digital Collections, Billy Rose Theatre Collection Photograph File, ID# TH-190010]

Jean Harlow was born Harlean Carpenter in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 3, 1911. Her…

Geraldine Page and Rip Torn on stage in Strange Interlude. [New York Public Library Digital Collections, Billy Rose Theatre Division, Friedman-Abeles Photograph Collection, #5026079]

Geraldine Page was born in Kirksville, Missouri, on November 22, 1924, to Leon Elwin Page,…