Finding Aid for the William Wolf Melnitz papers, ca. 1920-1989
- Scene Change, Role Change [oral history transcript] / William W. Melnitz, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1976. Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
- Interview of William W. Melnitz
Subjects and Indexing Terms
German Expressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Morton D. May, a circulating exhibition. 1960-1961.
3 negatives set design for ????.
WWM stationery. Theatre Arts, UCLA.
U.S. Bicentennial. 1976.
Theatre Arts Prints Stages of the World.
Faust: eine Rundschau, Das Theater 1. Jahrgang, drittes Heft. 1921[?].
Miscellaneous publications, brochures, clippings, notes, photos, etc. related to theater, UCLA and other institutions dexchol ars[?]. n.d.
The Living Stage (reviews). ca. 1955.
University of Pennsylvania. 1965-1967.
Miscellaneous research files and brochures. ca. 1948-1960.
Schiller Bi-centennial SAVE!. 1959.
Royce Hall stage diagram unknown play. n.d.
Miscellaneous; includes LC Powell's commencement address University of Arizona. ; correspondence ; and bibliography Details of stage construction. May 31, 1961 1966 ca. 1961-1966.
Faust lecture. ca. 1949[?].
Sidaway T.V. Project. 1980.
Correspondence From June 1, 1979 to December 31.
Correspondence 1980 September 1st through April 12th 1981.
IV [notes, etc., on theater history].
Correspondence SAVE! [includes clippings]. 1973, 1983, n.d.
Clippings SAVE. 1977, n.d.
III Renaissance and commedia.
II The Medieval Theater.
Correspondence 1976 March 1 through July 31, 1976.
Correspondence May 15-November 1 1975.
Correspondence January 1 through June 30, 1977.
VII The International Shakespeare.
Correspondence January through July 1983.
UCLA Alumni Association Distinguished teaching award. 1982.
Miscellaneous publications. ca. 1952-1983.
Carole Fink Marc Bloch: an Intellectual Profile. n.d.
Theater Arts 202E. Ibsen and Strindberg. Spring 1976.
Lecture notes on German drama. n.d.
Theater Arts 202E. Readings and lecture notes. Spring 1980.
Wm. Melnitz at Royce Hall audio cassette. n.d.
Miscellaneous playbills and publications including Golden Ages of the Theater draft revisions and playbill for Bremer Schauspielhaus 1936-37 with introduction by Adolf Hitler. 1936-1937, n.d.
Correspondence. July 1-December 31, 1977.
Correspondence. January 1-June 30, 1982.
[Russian/Soviet theater]. ca. 1958-1959.
Correspondence. ca. 1952-1953.
Arrowhead Chancellor's Conference: The Challenge of Year-Round Operations at UCLA. September 27-29, 1963.
Miscellaneous. Including Goethe Bi-centennial 1749-1949 and 1949 weekly calendar with WWM as Director, Sprechchor. ca. 1949-1961.
Photographs including 2 portraits, 1 of which inscribed to WWM. ; others for illustrations of history of theater book[?]. 1933 1933; n.d.
Theater Library Association Membership List. 1977.
XI Notes for history of theater in England 1800-1900[?], n.d.
The Reinhardt Legacy, program for centennial at UCLA November 19, December 1 and 2, 1973.
Proszenium - Dokumentation Max Reinhardt Verfemte Kultur 26. Folge [catalog]. 1873-1943 ca. 1943.
The One Act Play Production Handbook. UCLA Department of Theater Arts, by Rex Gunn. c. 1954.
Playbill for Woyzeck and the Tenor. UCLA Theater Arts Playhouse. April 25-May 4, 1963.
The Taming of the Shrew. Playbill and poster. Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford. 1973.
The Servant of Two Master or At Your Service, by Goldoni. State University of New York Binghampton. 1973.
UCLA Campus Theater 170 production of Shaw's Candida [includes photos]. 1951.
UCLA Campus Theater 170 production of Maugham's The Circle [includes photos by S. David Saxon]. n.d.
Miscellaneous , including A Program in Choral Speaking directed by WWM. 1959-1960
I The Theater of Antiquity lecture. n.d.
Integrated Arts. Theater of Antiquity. ca. 1959-1968.
Arena Stage. Washington D.C. ca. 1970s.
VI notes and research material. n.d.
Max Reinhardt Biography. 1930s-1970s.
Course material and correspondence. 1970s.
Gerhard Hauptmann Symposium. Includes other UCLA Theater Arts material. ca. 1962.
Miscellaneous, including Reinhardt material. 1973-1974.
Correspondence. January 1-August 31, 1980.
A.E.T.A. [American Educational Theatre Association]'s Graduate Projects for Chairman: Professor Norman Philbrick. 1954.
Graduate Committee (PhDs). 1954.
Bibliography and chronology for Georg I [The Theater Duke] by Ann Marie Koller. 1984.
Miscellaneous publications and meeting programs. ca. 1940-1950.
Miscellaneous playbills and publications. 1960s.
Franz Werfel/Gedichte. Includes Werfel material ; German correspondence ; WWM's own student papers; research notes; photos of relatives[?]. ca. 1940 ca. 1920s-1940s
Max Reinhardt biographical information. Fragmente d. Autobiographie, Notizen fuer die Selbstbiographie m. eigenhaendigen Korrekturn (getippt). Research material, Reinhardt's Miracle; class enrollment lists 1981-1982, v.d.
Melnitz Movies programs. ca. 1980-1982.
[Brecht]. The Theater of Bertolt Brecht. Winter 1983.
Golden Ages of the Theater (2 of 2). n.d.
Illustrations for Golden Ages of the Theater[?]. n.d.
Golden Ages of the Theater[?]. n.d.
Erster Berich des Lauchstedter Theater-Vereins. 1910.
Notes and bibliography for history of the theater. n.d.
Miscellaneous research files. n.d.
Review of R.D. Jones, Four Directors, Four Productions. 1980.
Correspondence. ca. 1973, 1978-1984.
UCLA related materials. 1960s-1980s.
Review of Theater Arts at UCLA. 1984.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. WWM's production notes on a folder. n.d.
Elizabeth Taylor incident. 1959.
Miscellaneous playbills, announcements, reviews, etc. 1958-1979.
Miscellaneous postcards: concentration camps (Treblinka, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Stutthof); Vienna, St. Gallen, Venice, Lugano. ca. 1968-69.
Handwritten notes, reviews (?). n.d.
Theater programs and reviews - foreign. 1930s-1970s.
Correspondence. ca. 1940-1950.
Correspondence. ca. 1948-1952.
Personal items: pay stubs, check registers, driving lessons. 1950s.
Ink sketch of WWM. 1981.
Photos of WWM. ca. 1945-1947; 1956.
Draft review of 27th Annual Convention of the American Educational Theatre Association. n.d.
Der Wert der Buehnen - Anweisungen in den Fastnachtspielen des Hans Sachs. (WWM's student paper[?]). June 3, 1943 1943.
Stanford (). Summer 1961
Clippings (includes announcement of WWM as Dean). 1961.
Photos (personal and theater). ca. 1930-1960.
Photographs. ca. 1950s.
The Deadly Game James Yaffe () set design[?]. 1961 January 18
Course lecture notes (in Melnitz's hand) re Ibsen, Strindberg Spring 1980.
Lectures: Stanislavsky, Reinhardt (WWM's handwritten notes; German and English). ca. 1947[?].
Course lectures (Theater Arts 102B ). Fall 1979
Reinhardt Archive. 1973; 1981-1982.
Biography - (personal). n.d.
Biography - (mainly his personnel files, actions). n.d.
International Biographical Archives and Dictionary of Central European Emigres. ; WWM response to. 1933-1945 ca. 1978.
University of Pennsylvania. Correspondence. 1966-1967.
Correspondence. ca. 1970-1984.
Correspondence. August 1-December 31, 1976.
Correspondence. January 1-June 30, 1978.
Correspondence. April-December 1981.
Correspondence. July 1 through December 31, 1982.
Brecht in America review. ca. 1980.
202.F Seminar/Modern Realism. Fall 1982.
Stanford (Deanship) Summer 1961, 1960-1962.
Research note cards. n.d.
University Pacer (University of Rhode Island) vol.2 no.18. With note from Gordon Armstrong. December 12, 1985. 1985.
Reinhardt manuscript. n.d.
American Symphony Orchestra League. 1967.
Notes for speech /Memo from Patty Carew re Commmencement 1967[?] 1967.
Twice as Good. 2nd Annual Conference of the California Arts Commission. June 11-15, 1967.
Melnitz-Hamilton Air Force Base ; Spring Army Awards Review and Chancellor's Review ; photos of events. 1959 May 19, 1960 May 26, 1960 1960 1959-1960.
Theater Arts Department - Staff Directories. Includes other names and addresses on versos of pages. 1964-1966. 1965
Promotion to full professor. Letter from Chancellor Allen October 18, 1957.
State University of New York, Binghampton (SUNY). 1971-1972.
University of Pennsylvania. Appointment clippings, correspondence and press release. January 1967.
Young President's Organization/West Coast Cultural Seminar. 1967 March.
2nd copies completed scenes and notes. n.d.
National Theater Conference roster. 1976 March.
Max Reinhardt (WWM's speech). 1973[?].
Correspondence. July-December 1974.
Max Reinhardt Symposium. UCLA. November 1973.
Baroque I and II course lectures. University Extension. 1958.
Lady Windermere's Faecher annotated typescript with photos, drawings, etc. 1930s[?].
Berlin Before the Deluge: The Golden Twenties. A weekend conference February 1 and 2, 1975.
Correspondence. ca. 1955-1973.
A Midsummer Night's Dream text annotated by WWM. n.d.
Wer lacht zuletzt: Jugendroman fuer den Tonfilm von Lucy[?] Selben[?] copyright by Lucy[?] Selben[?] typescript. n.d.
State University of New York, Binghamton. The Rhetoric of Ethnic Nationalism: Franz Kafka [by Dr. Carole Fink?]; miscellaneous notes by WWM on Thomas Mann. n.d.
How Green Was My Susquehanna Valley! Festschrift, pictures and documents presented to William and Ruth Melnitz on the occasion of a birthday by Seymour and Carole Fink, etc.... 19?[?].
Theater Arts 24 notes. n.d.
Notes on German Expressionism and for Tennessee Williams symposium. n.d.
University of Pennsylvania miscellaneous. 1965-1966.
Bio-bibliography for 1965-1966.
Philadelphia N - Z. 1966-1967.
Melnitz in Monterey. May 1966.
Melnitz in Toronto. April 1966.
Miscellaneous personal and professional. 1923-1968.
Correspondence. July 1, 1978-May 31, 1979.
Correspondence. January 1-May 15, 1975.
Typescript about Arthur Schnitzler and anti-Semitism. n.d.
Thomas Mann Symposium. California State University, Northridge. October 1975.
Correspondence. Includes Augusta C. Adler. 1964-1965.
UCLA Alumni Association University Service Awardee. 1976.
Melnitz-Personal (file no.2). Correspondence. 1960, 1965.
Emeriti Association (UCLA). 1977.
Correspondence. ca. 1980 (mostly 1983).
Lecture: the German Theater Today. Includes material from trip to Germany 1961, 1960s.
Lectures WWM. History of the Theater, etc. n.d.
Qualifying exam questions. n.d.
WWM book draft[?]. n.d.
German and Austrian theater union photo and membership book. 1921-1936.
Theater contracts [in German]. 1924-1935.
Education and employment documents. 1924-1935.
Swiss identity card with visas, etc. 1939.
Reparations correspondence [in German]. 1957.
Pension [Germany] correspondence and statements [in German]. 1965-1974.
California State Employees Retirement System. 1967.
Pension [Austria] payments and correspondence [in German]. 1968-1977.
The White Malady by Karel Capek. Translated from the Czech manuscript and New York Times article. 1937.
Night Arrival script, with note [not in WWM's hand] by Hans Rothe. n.d.
Jean im Deutschen Volkstheater [an article in Die Buehne, Erstes ] with pictures of Bus-Fekete's play directed by WWM. Januarheft 1937 1936-1937.
Correspondence. Neues Theater, Frankfurt. 1929 June-1930 January.
Correspondence from Chicago. 1937, 1942.
Expressionism. Spring 1982.
Manuscript and typescript from folder Urgent homework. n.d.
Research - The Living Theater. n.d.
Course lecture Theater Arts 24. 1953.
The Contemporary American Drama. Georg I. Altman (title in WWM's hand); Horace, dramatic critic by George Altman (typescript). n.d.
The Living Stage series. UCLA University Extension. April-May 1961.
The Living Stage. Correspondence. 1960 October-1961 May.
German 229. Expressionism. September 1960.
Course 164S, Acting and Directing. Stanford University. 1961.
Course 362S Seminar Theater History. Stanford University. 1961.
Theater Arts 102, 5A and 272/Tests samples and Schedule of Classes. ca. 1964-1965.
Theater Arts 272: Seminar in Theater History. Includes papers and bibliographies. n.d.
Trends in Modern Theater, Extension. Winter 1976/77.
Theater Arts 202F. Fall 1978.
Perspective on Germany. September 26, November 21, 1960-1961[?].
National Theater Conference. 1984.
The Theater: Wedding of the Fine Arts. Lecture. Temple Israel of Hollywood. March 1962.
American Educational Theatre Association Fall Conference. November 3, 1962.
Typescript Chapter 10, corrected, editor's correction entered October 9, 1954.
Theater Arts 102. Fall 1953-1954.
Miscellaneous research notes. n.d.
Pennsylvania Players Club. ca. 1967.
, Musical Comedy. Music 1325 [Richard Rodgers]. November 1, 1952
Naturalism. Fall 1976.
A Midsummer Night's Dream. May 28, 1952.
Stanford University Press Koller Manuscript. ca. 1982.
Week of the Crysal Night - original screenplay by Jonathan S. Kaplan. n.d.
Los Angeles theater history. n.d.
Annotated script, in WWM's hand of A Winter's Tale, UCLA Playhouse. ; from Blumenthal. 1964 1964.
United States theater producitons - not UCLA. 1950s-1980s.
International theater productions. 1938-1962.
Gersh, Ellyn. The Mark Taper Forum ; a critical assessment. 1967-1982 n.d.
Teich, Jessica. Interview with WWM Arthur Schitzler typescript revised re June 2, 1985.
Address book and addresses in WWM's hand. n.d.
Albrecht, Joseph. Werfel, Alma, Kokoschka, the actor George. Revised July 1977.
Miscellaneous photos. 1930s-1970s[?].
Miscellaneous photos. 1950s-1980s.
Miscellaneous photos. 1960s[?].
Photos from scrapbook Kritiken 1931-1932, 1932-1933.
Scrapbook Kritiken reviews from German language newspapers, most in Fraktur type. 1931-1932, 1932-1933
Bernhardt, Sarah letter to Ainslie, Douglas, n.d., 189+ inscribed photographs (2) of Bernhardt. ca. 1895, n.d.
William W. Melnitz, Professor Emeritus scrapbook from the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Theater, State University of New York, Binghampton. 1968-1973[?].
Scrapbook of clippings, Munich, Cologne, Muenster ca. 1924-1926.
Shakespeare Rare Print Collection, published for private circulation A.D. 1900 gift of Ben and Shirley Talbert on WWM's birthday (1963). 1900.
Miscellaneous items including Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles Board of Directors list. n.d.
Miscellaneous publications in German. 1962.
Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Los Angeles Cultural Seminars. 1967.
Correspondence. Neues Theater, Frankfurt. 1929 June-1930 January.
Deutsches Volkstheater ca. 1938.
Werfel, Franz; includes postcard from Alma Werfel to WWM . 1947 1944-1964.
Melnitz authored publications ca. 1951-1963.
Miscellaneous typed and handwritten documents re George Pierce Butler and other topics. n.d.
Three English theater notes re theater business originals and transcriptions. 1794, n.d. 1808.
Das Maerchen scene - notes and 1891 and 1894 editions of Arthur Schnitzler's Das Maerchen. 1891, 1894, n.d.
Correspondence (in German). 1933-1948.
Correspondence. ca. 1970-1986.
Max Reinhardt. ca. 1965-1985.
WWM student papers. ca. 1942.
Clippings (miscellaneous) (English and German). ca. 1930s-1970s 1930-1979[?].
Miscellaneous (speeches,clippings, notes, brochure for Festschrift for Carl Niessen). 1950s-1970s[?].
Miscellaneous publications from UCLA College of Fine Arts and Department of Theater Arts. 1950s-1980s.
Manuscript/diary? [not in WWM's hand]. n.d.
Macgowan, Kenneth and Melnitz, William, The Living Stage. Prentice-Hall, Incorporated. New York, annotated by WWM. 1955.
Blaetter des deutschen Theaters. no.40. 1913[?].
Wilde, Oscar, Ein idealer Gatte. Berlin, Vertriebsstelle und Verlag deutscher buehnenschriftsteller u. Buehnenkomponisten G.m.b.H, with annotations by WWM. 1935.
Muenchener Kuenstler-Theater Ausstellung Muenchen. 1908.
Boothe, Clare, The Women. New York, Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated, with annotations in WWM's hand. c. 1937 1937.
Frank, Bruno, Sturm im Wasserglas, Muenchen, Drei Masken Verlag, zweite Auflage, with annotations in WWM's hand. c. 1930 1930.