Finding Aid for the Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning, 1959

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning,
Date (inclusive): 1959
Collection number: 468
Creator: Morton, Marjorie
Extent: 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.
Repository: 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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning (Collection 468). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

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, Rumpelstiltskin, 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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Chorpenning, Charlotte B. (Charlotte Barrows).
Morton, Marjorie--Archives.


Container List

 

Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning 1959

Creator/Collector: Morton, Marjorie
Physical Description: (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes assembled in preparation for a thesis on Charlotte Chorpenning and her work with children's theatre [Los Angeles, ca. 1959].

Note

Mrs. Morton was a student in the UCLA Theatre Arts Department.