Scope and Content
Title: Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning,
Date (inclusive): 1959
Collection number: 468
Creator: Morton, Marjorie
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Charlotte Chorpenning (Charlotte Barrows, 1872-1955) co-founded the Children's World theatre (late 1940s). The theatre was
known for producing and adapting fairy tales and children's literary classics for plays. The collection consists of correspondence
and notes assembled by Marjorie Morton, a student in the UCLA Theater Arts Department, for a thesis on Charlotte Chorpenning
and her work with children's theater.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Charlotte Lee Barrows was born January 3, 1872; attended Iowa Agricultural College; BL, Cornell University, 1894, attended
Harvard University (1913-15), winning the John Craig prize in 1915; married John C. Chorpenning; taught school in Denver (1901-04)
and English in Minnesota (1904-13, 1915-1920s); dramatic director, Recreation Training School, Hull House, Chicago; member
of Speech department, Northwestern University; head of the Children's Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago,
1931-52; worked with U.S.O. during World War II; co-founder, Children's World theatre in late 1940s; known for producing and
adapting fairy tales and children's literary classics for plays; adaptations include
Jack and the beanstalk,
The return of Rip Van Winkle, and
Hans Brinker and the silver skates; she died in January 1955.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence and notes assembled by Marjorie Morton, a student in the UCLA Theater Arts Department,
for a thesis on Charlotte Chorpenning and her work with children's theater.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Chorpenning, Charlotte B. (Charlotte Barrows).