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Guide to the Jill "Billy" Rainsford Papers

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 16, 2017
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Creator: Rainsford, Jill "Billy" (Marguerite), 1905-1994.
Title: Jill "Billy" Rainsford Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-1991
Abstract: Jill Rainsford (1905-1994) was born Marguerite Rainsford (known as Billy), in Brooklyn. She was an actress, songwriter, painter and author, and was prominent in New York's Vaudeville theater and motion picture industry during the 1920s both as an actress and songwriter. The collection includes an unpublished autobiography, correspondence, sheet music and a large number of photographs and memorabilia.
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.030