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Guide to the Katherine Drummond Shakespeare Collection MS 226
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  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical Notes
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

  • Title: Katherine Drummond Shakespeare Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 226
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1942
    Abstract: This collection contains a 40-volume set of Shakespeare’s plays previously owned by Katherine Drummond, and includes photographs from Shakespearean performances held at the Old Globe Theatre.
    creator: Drummond, Katherine

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Alison Hennessey on May 31, 2012.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

    Katherine Drummon Shakespeare Collection, MS 226, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    “The New Temple Shakespeare” edition of William Shakespeare’s plays was originally published in 1894. This edition, edited by M.R. Ridley with engravings by Eric Gill, was published between 1934 and 1936. Katherine Drummond acquired the volumes, apparently as gifts, between 1935 and 1942.
    The California Pacific International Exposition in Balboa Park (1935-1936) was accompanied by performances of several Shakespeare plays at the Old Globe Theatre. Many of the actors in the productions went on to have notable acting careers performing on Broadway and in television and film, including Joe A. Callaway. Callaway had a prestigious acting career and is currently remembered through the Joe A. Callaway Awards established by its namesake to recognize excellence in acting. Franklin Heller went on to direct the famous television show, “What’s My Line?” for 17 years. Other notable actors include, Boris Aplon, Carl Benton Reid, Irene Tedrow, Bertram Tanswell, Jack Woolley (later known as Jackson Woolley), Jackson Perkins, Martha Ellen Scott, and Rhys Williams.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number 931229.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Some dust jackets are torn. (May 24, 2012)

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged in order of publication.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains 39 volumes of plays by William Shakespeare as well as one introductory volume on the playwright, published from 1934-1936. Most of the volumes have an inscription with the month and year the volume was gifted to Katherine Drummond. Some volumes contain photographs with signatures of actors who performed in one or more of Shakespeare’s plays at the California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936). Photographs are affixed onto the pages corresponding to the plays performed by the actors.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Many loose photographs in "King Henry VIII" volume (Box 1, folder 15).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aplon, Boris
    Aston, Ruth
    Bolton, George Taylor
    California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.).
    Callaway, Joe A.
    Coghlan, Austin
    Cutting, Richard
    Dvorak, Elsie
    Ferall, Michael
    Foote, Harriet
    Franklin, William
    Galbraith, Robert
    Gallagher, Donald
    Gardner, Frank
    Gilbert, Lauren
    Gray, Everett
    Hagan, R. Lyle
    Hayward, Joyce
    Heider, Fred
    Heller, Franklin
    Jackson, Mary, 1910-2005
    Leoyle, Honora
    McCarthy, Charles
    McDermott, Thomas
    Nachtman, Robert
    Nestle, Jack B.
    O'Neal, Charles, 1904-1996
    Perkins, Jackson
    Phillips, Bernard
    Power, Kendall
    Reid, Carl Benton, 1893-1973
    Rosenova, Olga
    Runnion, Guy
    Scott, Martha Ellen
    Selby, Sarah, 1905-1980
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. All's well that ends well
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Antony and Cleopatra
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. As you like it
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Comedy of errors
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Coriolanus
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Cymbeline
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Hamlet
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Henry V
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Julius Ceasar
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry IV
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VIII
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King John
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Lear
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard III
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Richard II
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Love's labour's lost
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Measure for measure
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merry wives of Windsor
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Much ado about nothing
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Othello
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Pericles
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Rape of Lucrece
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Romeo and Juliet
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Tempest
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Timon of Athens
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Titus Andronicus
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Twelfth night
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Two gentlemen of Verona
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter’s tale
    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    Sievers, Wieder
    Sommers, Gordon
    Spater, Richard
    Spreckels Theatre.
    Swetland, William, 1913-2003
    Tanswell, Bertram, 1905-1984
    Tedrow, Irene
    Wess, Norman
    Willard, John, 1885-1942
    Williams, Rhys, 1892-1969
    Woolley, Jackson
    Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
    Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, Calif.)
    Plays
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Theater