The Sidney Coe Howard papers including correspondence, plays, short stories, articles, scripts, notes, notebooks, transcripts
of diary entries, biographical material, contracts, financial records, clippings and family papers.
Sidney Coe Howard, playwright, was born in Oakland, California, June 26, 1891, the son of John Lawrence and Helen (Coe) Howard.
He attended public schools in Oakland and graduated from the University of California in 1915. As an undergraduate he already
displayed an interest in the theater, collaborating with Frederick Faust (who later achieved fame under the pseudonym "Max
Brand") in writing the junior farce and the senior extravaganza. For Leonard Bacon's poetry seminar he wrote "Sons of Spain,"
a blank verse tragedy which was produced in the Forest Theatre in Carmel, California, in 1914. From Berkeley Howard went to
Harvard to attend Professor George Pierce Baker's famous "47 Workshop" in playwriting.
29 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 cardfile box, 3 oversize folders (38 linear feet)
2 digital objects (2 images)
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