Finding Aid for the William Wolf Melnitz papers, ca. 1920-1989

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Title: William Wolf Melnitz papers
Collection number: 516
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 17 linear ft. (1 document box. 11 cartons)
Date: ca. 1920-1989
Abstract: William Wolf Melnitz (1900-1989) was a theater director in Europe (1923-1939), a professor in the Theater Arts Department at UCLA (1947-60), author, and the first Dean of the College of Fine Arts at UCLA (1961-67). In 1967/68 he became a Professor of Communications and Director of Performing Arts in the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania and later, a Professor of Theater and Director of the Max Reinhardt Archive at SUNY Binghamton (1969 to 1973). The collection consists of Melnitz's correspondence, research notes, drafts, books and theater reviews, education and employment documents, photos, playbills, production notes, course material, lectures, materials about Max Reinhardt and other material relating to Melnitz's career.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Melnitz, William W.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Wolf Melnitz Papers (Collection 516). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

William Wolf Melnitz was born in Cologne, Germany on April 14, 1900; he studied Theater Arts at the universities of Cologne and Berlin (1920-23); was director in various German theaters (Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Kassel, Münster) from ca. 1923 to 1935; then became director in Vienna, Austria (1935-38) and later, director in St. Gallen, Switzerland (1938-39). He emigrated to New York City and married Ruth Alice Beyer Nathanson in 1939, then moved to Los Angeles to work with Max Reinhardt (1941). He started at UCLA as a teaching assistant and lecturer in the Department of Germanic Languages (1942-ca. 1947), then received his MA (1943) and Ph.D. (1947) in German from UCLA. He became instructor, professor and Chair of new Theater Arts Department at UCLA, where he taught courses in theater history, German Expressionism, Brecht, Reinhardt; worked with Kenneth Macgowan to add Film to the Department (1947-61); during this period, he co-authored two plays with Kenneth Macgowan, The living stage (1956) and Golden ages of the theater (1959). He was Acting Dean of the new College of Fine Arts at UCLA in 1960/61 and started the Theatre Group with John Houseman around 1960 as well. From 1961 to 1967 he was the first Dean of the College of Fine Arts, UCLA, which was expanded to include the Dance Department; in 1967/68 he was Professor of Communications and Director of Performing Arts, The Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania; was Professor Emeritus of UCLA in 1968/69 and was Professor of Theater and Director of the Max Reinhardt Archive at SUNY Binghamton from 1969 to 1973. Melnitz died on January 12, 1989.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, research notes, drafts, books and theater reviews, education and employment documents, photos, playbills, production notes, course material, lectures, materials about Max Reinhardt and other material relating to Melnitz' career as theater director, student, professor, author and university administrator.
Portions of the collection are in German.

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:
  • 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 

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4434394 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Melnitz, William W.--Archives.
Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943.
University of California, Los Angeles--Dept. of Theater Arts--Faculty--Archival resources.
College administrators--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Theatrical producers and directors--Archival resources.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Research notes - theater history.

Physical Description: 2 in.
Box 1, Folder 2

Research notes - theater history.

Physical Description: 1.75 in.
Box 1, Folder 3

German Expressionist Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Morton D. May, a circulating exhibition. 1960-1961.

Box 1, Folder 4

3 negatives set design for ????.

Box 1, Folder 5

WWM stationery. Theatre Arts, UCLA.

Box 1, Folder 6

U.S. Bicentennial. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 7

Theatre Arts Prints Stages of the World.

Box 1, Folder 8

Faust: eine Rundschau, Das Theater 1. Jahrgang, drittes Heft. 1921[?].

Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous publications, brochures, clippings, notes, photos, etc. related to theater, UCLA and other institutions dexchol ars[?]. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

The Living Stage (reviews). ca. 1955.

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence. 1949-1967.

Box 1, Folder 12

University of Pennsylvania. 1965-1967.

Box 2, Folder 1

Miscellaneous research files and brochures. ca. 1948-1960.

Box 2, Folder 2

Schiller Bi-centennial SAVE!. 1959.

Box 2, Folder 3

Royce Hall stage diagram unknown play. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous; includes LC Powell's commencement address University of Arizona. ; correspondence ; and bibliography Details of stage construction. May 31, 1961 1966 ca. 1961-1966.

Box 2, Folder 5

Faust lecture. ca. 1949[?].

Box 2, Folder 6

Sidaway T.V. Project. 1980.

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence From June 1, 1979 to December 31.

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence 1980 September 1st through April 12th 1981.

Box 2, Folder 9

IV [notes, etc., on theater history].

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence SAVE! [includes clippings]. 1973, 1983, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 11

Clippings SAVE. 1977, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 12

III Renaissance and commedia.

Box 2, Folder 13

II The Medieval Theater.

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence 1976 March 1 through July 31, 1976.

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence May 15-November 1 1975.

Box 2, Folder 16

Correspondence January 1 through June 30, 1977.

Box 2, Folder 17

VII The International Shakespeare.

Box 2, Folder 18

Correspondence January through July 1983.

Box 2, Folder 19

UCLA Alumni Association Distinguished teaching award. 1982.

Box 2, Folder 20

Miscellaneous publications. ca. 1952-1983.

Box 2, Folder 21

Carole Fink Marc Bloch: an Intellectual Profile. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 22

Research cards.

Physical Description: .5 cu. ft.
Box 3, Folder 1

Theater Arts 202E. Ibsen and Strindberg. Spring 1976.

Box 3, Folder 2

Lecture notes on German drama. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 3

Theater Arts 202E. Readings and lecture notes. Spring 1980.

Box 3, Folder 4

Wm. Melnitz at Royce Hall audio cassette. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 5

Photographs, most by Willy Dose, Bremen, of theater productions. 1930s.

Physical Description: (25 items).
Box 3, Folder 6

Photographs, mostly by Willy Dose, Bremen, of theater productions; includes 1 photo of WWM in audience. 1930s.

Physical Description: (27 items).
Box 3, Folder 7

Photographs, mostly by Willy Dose, Bremen, of theater productions. 1930s.

Physical Description: (24 items).
Box 3, Folder 8

Photographs, by Willy Dose, Bremen, and 2 by Nini & Carry Hess, Frankfurt/Main; includes audience shots Nin[?]. 1930s.

Physical Description: (28 items).
Box 3, Folder 9

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.

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence. July 1-December 31, 1977.

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence. January 1-June 30, 1982.

Box 3, Folder 12

[Russian/Soviet theater]. ca. 1958-1959.

Box 3, Folder 13

Correspondence. ca. 1952-1953.

Box 3, Folder 14

Arrowhead Chancellor's Conference: The Challenge of Year-Round Operations at UCLA. September 27-29, 1963.

Box 3, Folder 15

Miscellaneous. Including Goethe Bi-centennial 1749-1949 and 1949 weekly calendar with WWM as Director, Sprechchor. ca. 1949-1961.

Box 3, Folder 16

Photographs including 2 portraits, 1 of which inscribed to WWM. ; others for illustrations of history of theater book[?]. 1933 1933; n.d.

Box 3, Folder 17

Theater Library Association Membership List. 1977.

Box 3, Folder 18

XI Notes for history of theater in England 1800-1900[?], n.d.

Box 3, Folder 19

The Reinhardt Legacy, program for centennial at UCLA November 19, December 1 and 2, 1973.

Box 3, Folder 20

Proszenium - Dokumentation Max Reinhardt Verfemte Kultur 26. Folge [catalog]. 1873-1943 ca. 1943.

Box 3, Folder 21

The One Act Play Production Handbook. UCLA Department of Theater Arts, by Rex Gunn. c. 1954.

Box 3, Folder 22

Playbill for Woyzeck and the Tenor. UCLA Theater Arts Playhouse. April 25-May 4, 1963.

Box 3, Folder 23

The Taming of the Shrew. Playbill and poster. Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford. 1973.

Box 3, Folder 24

The Servant of Two Master or At Your Service, by Goldoni. State University of New York Binghampton. 1973.

Box 3, Folder 25

UCLA Campus Theater 170 production of Shaw's Candida [includes photos]. 1951.

Box 3, Folder 26

UCLA Campus Theater 170 production of Maugham's The Circle [includes photos by S. David Saxon]. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 27

Miscellaneous , including A Program in Choral Speaking directed by WWM. 1959-1960

Box 3, Folder 28

I The Theater of Antiquity lecture. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 29

Integrated Arts. Theater of Antiquity. ca. 1959-1968.

Box 3, Folder 30

Arena Stage. Washington D.C. ca. 1970s.

Box 3, Folder 31

VI notes and research material. n.d.

Box 3, Folder 32

Max Reinhardt Biography. 1930s-1970s.

Box 3, Folder 33

Course material and correspondence. 1970s.

Box 3, Folder 34

Gerhard Hauptmann Symposium. Includes other UCLA Theater Arts material. ca. 1962.

Box 3, Folder 35

Miscellaneous, including Reinhardt material. 1973-1974.

Box 3, Folder 36

Correspondence. January 1-August 31, 1980.

Box 3, Folder 37

Miscellaneous. 1960-1970.

Box 3, Folder 38

A.E.T.A. [American Educational Theatre Association]'s Graduate Projects for Chairman: Professor Norman Philbrick. 1954.

Box 3, Folder 39

Graduate Committee (PhDs). 1954.

Box 3, Folder 40

Bibliography and chronology for Georg I [The Theater Duke] by Ann Marie Koller. 1984.

Box 3, Folder 41

Miscellaneous publications and meeting programs. ca. 1940-1950.

Box 4, Folder 1

Miscellaneous playbills and publications. 1960s.

Box 4, Folder 2

Franz Werfel/Gedichte. Includes Werfel material ; German correspondence ; WWM's own student papers; research notes; photos of relatives[?]. ca. 1940 ca. 1920s-1940s

Box 4, Folder 3

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.

Box 4, Folder 4

Melnitz Movies programs. ca. 1980-1982.

Box 4, Folder 5-6

Brecht. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 7

[Brecht]. The Theater of Bertolt Brecht. Winter 1983.

Box 4, Folder 8-9

Golden Ages of the Theater (2 of 2). n.d.

Box 4, Folder 10

Illustrations for Golden Ages of the Theater[?]. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 11

Golden Ages of the Theater[?]. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 12

Erster Berich des Lauchstedter Theater-Vereins. 1910.

Box 4, Folder 13

Notes and bibliography for history of the theater. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 14

Miscellaneous. 1975-1978.

Box 4, Folder 15

Miscellaneous research files. n.d.

Box 4, Folder 16

Review of R.D. Jones, Four Directors, Four Productions. 1980.

Box 4, Folder 17

Correspondence. ca. 1973, 1978-1984.

Box 4, Folder 18

UCLA related materials. 1960s-1980s.

Box 4, Folder 19

Review of Theater Arts at UCLA. 1984.

Box 4, Folder 20

Miscellaneous. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 1

A Midsummer Night's Dream. WWM's production notes on a folder. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Elizabeth Taylor incident. 1959.

Box 5, Folder 3

Miscellaneous playbills, announcements, reviews, etc. 1958-1979.

Box 5, Folder 4

Miscellaneous postcards: concentration camps (Treblinka, Auschwitz, Majdanek, Stutthof); Vienna, St. Gallen, Venice, Lugano. ca. 1968-69.

Box 5, Folder 5

Handwritten notes, reviews (?). n.d.

Box 5, Folder 6

Theater programs and reviews - foreign. 1930s-1970s.

Box 5, Folder 7

Correspondence. ca. 1940-1950.

Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence. ca. 1948-1952.

Box 5, Folder 9

Personal items: pay stubs, check registers, driving lessons. 1950s.

Box 5, Folder 10

Ink sketch of WWM. 1981.

Box 5, Folder 11

Photos of WWM. ca. 1945-1947; 1956.

Box 5, Folder 12

Photo of WMM. n.d.

Physical Description: (Matted).
Box 5, Folder 13

Draft review of 27th Annual Convention of the American Educational Theatre Association. n.d.

Box 5, Folder 14

Der Wert der Buehnen - Anweisungen in den Fastnachtspielen des Hans Sachs. (WWM's student paper[?]). June 3, 1943 1943.

Box 5, Folder 15

Stanford (). Summer 1961

Box 5, Folder 16

Clippings (includes announcement of WWM as Dean). 1961.

Box 5, Folder 17

Photos (personal and theater). ca. 1930-1960.

Box 5, Folder 18

Photographs. ca. 1950s.

Box 5, Folder 19

The Deadly Game James Yaffe () set design[?]. 1961 January 18

Box 5, Folder 20

Course lecture notes (in Melnitz's hand) re Ibsen, Strindberg Spring 1980.

Box 5, Folder 21

Lectures: Stanislavsky, Reinhardt (WWM's handwritten notes; German and English). ca. 1947[?].

Box 5, Folder 22-23

Course lectures (Theater Arts 102B ). Fall 1979

Box 5, Folder 24

Reinhardt Archive. 1973; 1981-1982.

Box 5, Folder 25

Biography - (personal). n.d.

Box 5, Folder 26

Biography - (mainly his personnel files, actions). n.d.

Box 5, Folder 27

International Biographical Archives and Dictionary of Central European Emigres. ; WWM response to. 1933-1945 ca. 1978.

Box 6, Folder 1

University of Pennsylvania. Correspondence. 1966-1967.

Box 6, Folder 2

Correspondence. ca. 1970-1984.

Box 6, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1973-1974.

Box 6, Folder 4

Correspondence. August 1-December 31, 1976.

Box 6, Folder 5

Correspondence. January 1-June 30, 1978.

Box 6, Folder 6

Correspondence. April-December 1981.

Box 6, Folder 7-8

Correspondence. July 1 through December 31, 1982.

Box 6, Folder 9

Brecht in America review. ca. 1980.

Box 6, Folder 10

202.F Seminar/Modern Realism. Fall 1982.

Box 6, Folder 11

Stanford (Deanship) Summer 1961, 1960-1962.

Box 6, Folder 12

Clippings. 1961-1963.

Box 6, Folder 13

Research note cards. n.d.

Box 6, Folder 14

University Pacer (University of Rhode Island) vol.2 no.18. With note from Gordon Armstrong. December 12, 1985. 1985.

Box 6, Folder 15

Reinhardt manuscript. n.d.

Box 6, Folder 16

American Symphony Orchestra League. 1967.

Box 6, Folder 17

Notes for speech /Memo from Patty Carew re Commmencement 1967[?] 1967.

Box 6, Folder 18

Twice as Good. 2nd Annual Conference of the California Arts Commission. June 11-15, 1967.

Box 6, Folder 19

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.

Box 6, Folder 20

Theater Arts Department - Staff Directories. Includes other names and addresses on versos of pages. 1964-1966. 1965

Box 6, Folder 21

Promotion to full professor. Letter from Chancellor Allen October 18, 1957.

Box 6, Folder 22

State University of New York, Binghampton (SUNY). 1971-1972.

Box 6, Folder 23

University of Pennsylvania. Appointment clippings, correspondence and press release. January 1967.

Box 6, Folder 24

Young President's Organization/West Coast Cultural Seminar. 1967 March.

Box 6, Folder 25

2nd copies completed scenes and notes. n.d.

Box 6, Folder 26

National Theater Conference roster. 1976 March.

Box 6, Folder 27

Max Reinhardt (WWM's speech). 1973[?].

Box 6, Folder 28

Correspondence. July-December 1974.

Box 6, Folder 29

Max Reinhardt Symposium. UCLA. November 1973.

Box 6, Folder 30

Baroque I and II course lectures. University Extension. 1958.

Box 6, Folder 31-33

Reviews. 1930s.

Box 7, Folder 1

Lady Windermere's Faecher annotated typescript with photos, drawings, etc. 1930s[?].

Box 7, Folder 2

Berlin Before the Deluge: The Golden Twenties. A weekend conference February 1 and 2, 1975.

Box 7, Folder 3

Correspondence. ca. 1955-1973.

Box 7, Folder 4

A Midsummer Night's Dream text annotated by WWM. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 5

Wer lacht zuletzt: Jugendroman fuer den Tonfilm von Lucy[?] Selben[?] copyright by Lucy[?] Selben[?] typescript. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 6

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.

Box 7, Folder 7

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?[?].

Box 7, Folder 8

Theater Arts 24 notes. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 9

Notes on German Expressionism and for Tennessee Williams symposium. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 10

University of Pennsylvania miscellaneous. 1965-1966.

Box 7, Folder 11

Bio-bibliography for 1965-1966.

Box 7, Folder 12

Philadelphia N - Z. 1966-1967.

Box 7, Folder 13

Melnitz in Monterey. May 1966.

Box 7, Folder 14

Melnitz in Toronto. April 1966.

Box 7, Folder 15

Miscellaneous personal and professional. 1923-1968.

Box 7, Folder 16

Correspondence. July 1, 1978-May 31, 1979.

Box 7, Folder 17

Correspondence. January 1-May 15, 1975.

Box 7, Folder 18

Typescript about Arthur Schnitzler and anti-Semitism. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 19

Thomas Mann Symposium. California State University, Northridge. October 1975.

Box 7, Folder 20

Correspondence. Includes Augusta C. Adler. 1964-1965.

Box 7, Folder 21

UCLA Alumni Association University Service Awardee. 1976.

Box 7, Folder 22

Melnitz-Personal (file no.2). Correspondence. 1960, 1965.

Box 7, Folder 23

Emeriti Association (UCLA). 1977.

Box 7, Folder 24

Correspondence. ca. 1980 (mostly 1983).

Box 7, Folder 25

Lecture: the German Theater Today. Includes material from trip to Germany 1961, 1960s.

Box 7, Folder 26-27

Expressionism. 1977-1979.

Box 7, Folder 28

Lectures WWM. History of the Theater, etc. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 29

Qualifying exam questions. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 30

WWM book draft[?]. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 31

German and Austrian theater union photo and membership book. 1921-1936.

Box 7, Folder 32

Theater contracts [in German]. 1924-1935.

Box 7, Folder 33

Education and employment documents. 1924-1935.

Box 7, Folder 34

Swiss identity card with visas, etc. 1939.

Box 7, Folder 35

Reparations correspondence [in German]. 1957.

Box 7, Folder 36

Pension [Germany] correspondence and statements [in German]. 1965-1974.

Box 7, Folder 37

California State Employees Retirement System. 1967.

Box 7, Folder 38

Pension [Austria] payments and correspondence [in German]. 1968-1977.

Box 7, Folder 39

The White Malady by Karel Capek. Translated from the Czech manuscript and New York Times article. 1937.

Box 7, Folder 40

Night Arrival script, with note [not in WWM's hand] by Hans Rothe. n.d.

Box 7, Folder 41

Jean im Deutschen Volkstheater [an article in Die Buehne, Erstes ] with pictures of Bus-Fekete's play directed by WWM. Januarheft 1937 1936-1937.

Box 7, Folder 42

Correspondence. Neues Theater, Frankfurt. 1929 June-1930 January.

Box 7, Folder 43

Ein Sommernachtstraum. Regie: W. Shmelnitzky, Bremen. Haarkunst u. Aufnahme, Fr. Cermak. 1932.

Physical Description: [Photo album].
Box 8, Folder 1

Correspondence from Chicago. 1937, 1942.

Box 8, Folder 2

Expressionism. Spring 1982.

Box 8, Folder 3

Manuscript and typescript from folder Urgent homework. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 4-6

Research - The Living Theater. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 7

Typsecript about Ibsen, not authored by WWM. Durchschlaege + Schmierkonzept Jindh Jewels. n.d.

Physical Description: 20pp.
Box 8, Folder 8

Course lecture Theater Arts 24. 1953.

Box 8, Folder 9

The Contemporary American Drama. Georg I. Altman (title in WWM's hand); Horace, dramatic critic by George Altman (typescript). n.d.

Box 8, Folder 10

Liebelei [by Arthur Schnitzler]. UCLA production. 1970 May.

Physical Description: Photographs.
Box 8, Folder 11

The Living Stage series. UCLA University Extension. April-May 1961.

Box 8, Folder 12

The Living Stage. Correspondence. 1960 October-1961 May.

Box 8, Folder 13

German 229. Expressionism. September 1960.

Box 8, Folder 14

Course 164S, Acting and Directing. Stanford University. 1961.

Box 8, Folder 15

Course 362S Seminar Theater History. Stanford University. 1961.

Box 8, Folder 16

Theater Arts 102, 5A and 272/Tests samples and Schedule of Classes. ca. 1964-1965.

Box 8, Folder 17

Theater Arts 272: Seminar in Theater History. Includes papers and bibliographies. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 18

Trends in Modern Theater, Extension. Winter 1976/77.

Box 8, Folder 19

Theater Arts 202F. Fall 1978.

Box 8, Folder 20

Perspective on Germany. September 26, November 21, 1960-1961[?].

Box 8, Folder 21

National Theater Conference. 1984.

Box 8, Folder 22

The Theater: Wedding of the Fine Arts. Lecture. Temple Israel of Hollywood. March 1962.

Box 8, Folder 23

American Educational Theatre Association Fall Conference. November 3, 1962.

Box 8, Folder 24

Promotions. 1957.

Box 8, Folder 25

Typescript Chapter 10, corrected, editor's correction entered October 9, 1954.

Box 8, Folder 26

Theater Arts 102. Fall 1953-1954.

Box 8, Folder 27

Miscellaneous research notes. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 28

Pennsylvania Players Club. ca. 1967.

Box 8, Folder 29

, Musical Comedy. Music 1325 [Richard Rodgers]. November 1, 1952

Box 8, Folder 30

Naturalism. Fall 1976.

Box 8, Folder 31

A Midsummer Night's Dream. May 28, 1952.

Box 8, Folder 32

Stanford University Press Koller Manuscript. ca. 1982.

Box 8, Folder 33

Week of the Crysal Night - original screenplay by Jonathan S. Kaplan. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 34

Los Angeles theater history. n.d.

Box 8, Folder 35

Annotated script, in WWM's hand of A Winter's Tale, UCLA Playhouse. ; from Blumenthal. 1964 1964.

Box 9, Folder 1-3

United States theater producitons - not UCLA. 1950s-1980s.

Box 9, Folder 4-5

International theater productions. 1938-1962.

Box 9, Folder 6-7

Gersh, Ellyn. The Mark Taper Forum ; a critical assessment. 1967-1982 n.d.

Box 9, Folder 8

Teich, Jessica. Interview with WWM Arthur Schitzler typescript revised re June 2, 1985.

Box 9, Folder 9

Address book and addresses in WWM's hand. n.d.

Box 9, Folder 10

Albrecht, Joseph. Werfel, Alma, Kokoschka, the actor George. Revised July 1977.

Box 9, Folder 11

Miscellaneous photos. 1930s-1970s[?].

Box 9, Folder 12

Miscellaneous photos. 1950s-1980s.

Box 9, Folder 13

Miscellaneous photos. 1960s[?].

Box 9, Folder 14

Miscellaneous publications not authored by WWM; mostly theater and theater history; some UCLA and UC publications. n.d.

Physical Description: .75 cu. ft.
Box 10, Folder 1

Photos from scrapbook Kritiken 1931-1932, 1932-1933.

Box 10, Folder 2

Scrapbook Kritiken reviews from German language newspapers, most in Fraktur type. 1931-1932, 1932-1933

Box 10, Folder 3

Bernhardt, Sarah letter to Ainslie, Douglas, n.d., 189+ inscribed photographs (2) of Bernhardt. ca. 1895, n.d.

Box 10, Folder 4

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[?].

Box 10, Folder 5

State University of New York, Binghampton. ca. 1968-1973.

Physical Description: [Folder of scrapbook contents].
Box 10, Folder 6

Scrapbook of clippings, Munich, Cologne, Muenster ca. 1924-1926.

Box 10, Folder 7

Shakespeare Rare Print Collection, published for private circulation A.D. 1900 gift of Ben and Shirley Talbert on WWM's birthday (1963). 1900.

Box 10, Folder 8

Miscellaneous items including Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles Board of Directors list. n.d.

Box 10, Folder 9

Miscellaneous publications in German. 1962.

Box 10, Folder 10

Miscellaneous. n.d.

Box 10, Folder 11

Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Los Angeles Cultural Seminars. 1967.

Box 10, Folder 12

Brecht, Bertolt. Theater Arts 102B 1983 January ca. 1981-1983.

Physical Description: [Course lecture notes?] and clippings.
Box 10, Folder 13

Theater reviews, playbills, posters, etc. beginning with Koeln. 1920-1935[?].

Physical Description: Scrapbook.
Box 10, Folder 14

Correspondence. Neues Theater, Frankfurt. 1929 June-1930 January.

Box 10, Folder 15

Deutsches Volkstheater ca. 1938.

Box 10, Folder 16

Werfel, Franz; includes postcard from Alma Werfel to WWM . 1947 1944-1964.

Box 10, Folder 17

UCLA College of Fine Arts/ Theater Arts. n.d.

Physical Description: Notes, typescript photocopy.
Box 10, Folder 18

Melnitz authored publications ca. 1951-1963.

Box 10, Folder 19

Miscellaneous typed and handwritten documents re George Pierce Butler and other topics. n.d.

Box 10, Folder 20

Three English theater notes re theater business originals and transcriptions. 1794, n.d. 1808.

Box 11, Folder 1

Das Maerchen scene - notes and 1891 and 1894 editions of Arthur Schnitzler's Das Maerchen. 1891, 1894, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 2

Correspondence (in German). 1933-1948.

Box 11, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1950-1959.

Box 11, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1960-1964.

Box 11, Folder 5

Correspondence. 1965-1969.

Box 11, Folder 6

Correspondence. ca. 1970-1986.

Box 11, Folder 7

Correspondence. n.d.

Box 11, Folder 8

Max Reinhardt. ca. 1965-1985.

Box 11, Folder 9

WWM student papers. ca. 1942.

Box 11, Folder 10

Clippings (miscellaneous) (English and German). ca. 1930s-1970s 1930-1979[?].

Box 11, Folder 11

Miscellaneous (speeches,clippings, notes, brochure for Festschrift for Carl Niessen). 1950s-1970s[?].

Box 11, Folder 12

Miscellaneous publications from UCLA College of Fine Arts and Department of Theater Arts. 1950s-1980s.

Box 12, Folder 1

Manuscript/diary? [not in WWM's hand]. n.d.

Box 12, Folder 2

Macgowan, Kenneth and Melnitz, William, The Living Stage. Prentice-Hall, Incorporated. New York, annotated by WWM. 1955.

Box 12, Folder 3

Blaetter des deutschen Theaters. no.40. 1913[?].

Box 12, Folder 4

Wilde, Oscar, Ein idealer Gatte. Berlin, Vertriebsstelle und Verlag deutscher buehnenschriftsteller u. Buehnenkomponisten G.m.b.H, with annotations by WWM. 1935.

Box 12, Folder 5

Muenchener Kuenstler-Theater Ausstellung Muenchen. 1908.

Box 12, Folder 6

Boothe, Clare, The Women. New York, Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated, with annotations in WWM's hand. c. 1937 1937.

Box 12, Folder 7

Frank, Bruno, Sturm im Wasserglas, Muenchen, Drei Masken Verlag, zweite Auflage, with annotations in WWM's hand. c. 1930 1930.