Renowned Canadian actor William Hutt has forever enriched the Library's L.W. Conolly Theatre Archives with his donation of more than 400 items, including scripts, reviews, articles, correspondence, essays, photos and personal papers. Hutt made the gift the year before his death in June 2007 at age 87. Born in 1920 in Toronto, Hutt served in the Second World War and studied at the University of Toronto's Trinity College before landing a role at the Stratford Festival at age 33. He retired in 2005 after taking part in 39 seasons at Stratford, stretching back to the festival's inaugural performance in 1953.