Guide to the Margery Bailey Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0020
Creator: Bailey, Margery, 1891-1963
Title: Margery Bailey papers
Dates: 1912-1978
Physical Description: 3.25 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence with actors, actresses, theatrical people, dramatists and writers; materials relating to the English Club and the Dramatists Alliance at Stanford, the Shakespeare Festival at Ashland, Oregon, the Institute of Renaissance Studies, and theater productions at Stanford, 1935-36; letters to former students Robert A. Brauns, Myna B. Hughes, H. Arthur Klein, Thomas Seller, and Grace Margaret Webster, 1930-63, collected by Phillip Persky for his edition of "Letters of Margery Bailey," SAN JOSE STUDIES; photocopies of Bailey correspondence regarding John P. Marquand, Clarence Darrow, Gertrude Stein, Robinson Jeffers, Irvin S. Cobb, and Harold Bell Wright; and an unpublished article by Frank de Guerre. Material about Miss Bailey's work includes term papers of her students, her own papers as a student, lecture and research notes, reprints of her articles and papers on the humanities at Stanford.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of estate of Margery Bailey, 1964; gift of Phillip Persky, 2002; photocopies gift of Robert Gros.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Margery Bailey Papers (SC0020). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Alternative Formats

Materials pertaining to John P. Marquand, Clarence Darrow, Gertrude Stein, Robinson Jeffers, Irvin S. Cobb, and Harold Bell Wright are photocopies of originals in private hands.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Margery Bailey was a professor of English at Stanford University from 1914-1963. She was active in Stanford dramatics and was involved in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland, Orgeon as both an actress and as a director.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence with actors, actresses, theatrical people, dramatists and writers; materials relating to the English Club and the Dramatists Alliance at Stanford, the Shakespeare Festival at Ashland, Oregon, the Institute of Renaissance Studies, and theater productions at Stanford, 1935-36; letters to former students Robert A. Brauns, Myna B. Hughes, H. Arthur Klein, Thomas Seller, and Grace Margaret Webster, 1930-63, collected by Phillip Persky for his edition of "Letters of Margery Bailey," SAN JOSE STUDIES; photocopies of Bailey correspondence regarding John P. Marquand, Clarence Darrow, Gertrude Stein, Robinson Jeffers, Irvin S. Cobb, and Harold Bell Wright; and an unpublished article by Frank de Guerre. Material about Miss Bailey's work includes term papers of her students, her own papers as a student, lecture and research notes, reprints of her articles and papers on the humanities at Stanford.

Access Terms

Bailey, Margery, 1891-1963
Brauns, Robert A.
Cobb, Irvin Shrewsbury, 1876-1944.
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
Hughes, Myna B.
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962.
Klein, H. Arthur.
Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960.
Oregon Shakespearian Festival.
Persky, Phillip.
Seller, Thomas.
Stanford University. Dept. of Speech and Drama --Faculty.
Stanford University. Dramatists Alliance.
Stanford University. English Club.
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Webster, Grace Margaret.
Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944.
Actors.
Class notes.
College teachers.
College theater.
Dramatics.
Lecture notes.
Letters.
Research notes.
Theater.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Incoming Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Julia Cooley Altrocchi

Box 1, Folder 1

Maxwell Anderson

Box 1, Folder 1

Fay Bainter

Box 1, Folder 1

Judith Bloch

Box 1, Folder 1

Aldo Bozzini

Box 1, Folder 1

Gilmore Brown

Box 1, Folder 1

Ed Brubaker

Box 1, Folder 2

Ernest Callenbach

Box 1, Folder 2

Katherine Cornell

Box 1, Folder 2

Norman Corwin

Box 1, Folder 2

Jane Cowl

Box 1, Folder 2

Mrs. George Creel

Box 1, Folder 2

Mrs. Lester Denney

Box 1, Folder 2

Alice Dennis

Box 1, Folder 2

Andre Ferrier

Box 1, Folder 2

Thomas Ferte

Box 1, Folder 2

John Gould Fletcher

Box 1, Folder 2

Lynn Fontanne

Box 1, Folder 2

John Golden

Box 1, Folder 2

J. C. MacDonald Hay

Box 1, Folder 2

Helen Hayes

Box 1, Folder 2

Polly Damrosch Howard

Box 1, Folder 3

Eli Jaffe

Box 1, Folder 3

Robert Edmond Jones

Box 1, Folder 3

Walter F. Kerr

Box 1, Folder 3

Alfred Kreymborg

Box 1, Folder 3

Dilys Bennett Laing

Box 1, Folder 3

Robert Tyler Lee

Box 1, Folder 3

Edgar Lee Masters

Box 1, Folder 3

David W. Maurer

Box 1, Folder 3

Burgess Meredith

Box 1, Folder 3

Ronald E. Mitchell

Box 1, Folder 3

Baldwin McGaw

Box 1, Folder 3

N. Richard Nusbaum

Box 1, Folder 3

Philip Pearce

Box 1, Folder 3

Gregory Peck

Box 1, Folder 3

Josephine Peck

Box 1, Folder 3

Robert R. Presnell, Sr.

Box 1, Folder 3

Herman Shumlin

Box 1, Folder 3

Cornelia Otis Skinner

Box 1, Folder 3

Betty Smith

Box 1, Folder 3

C. Aubrey Smith

Box 1, Folder 3

John Steinbeck

Box 1, Folder 3

John van Druten

Box 1, Folder 3

Orson Welles

Box 1, Folder 3

Ann Stanford White

Box 1, Folder 3

William A. P. Stanley

Box 1, Folder 4

Outgoing correspondence, 1952-1963

Box 1, Folder 5

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1, Folder 6

Robert Gros photocopies of manuscripts of the following writers: John P. Marquand, John P. Marquand, Clarence Darrow, Gertrude Stein, Robinson Jeffers, Irvin S. Cobb, Harold Bell Wright

Box 1, Folder 7

Letters of recommendation written by M. Bailey

Box 1, Folder 8

Memos and letters anent review of courses, assignments, etc, for S. U. Dept. of English, 1942-44

Box 1, Folder 9

Survey of the quality of the compositions of Stanford students, 1917

Box 1, Folder 10

Dramatists' Alliance: history and related papers, 1935-56, including letter to Cyril Clemens, Sept. 28, 1940

Box 1, Folder 10A

Dramatists' Alliance: photographs

Box 1, Folder 10B

Dramatists' Alliance: photographs

Box 1A, Folder 11

Dramatists' Alliance: miscellaneous papers

Box 1A, Folder 12

Views on undergraduate education: teaching vs. research, 1954-55

Box 1A, Folder 13

Veterans Theater of the Air

Box 1A, Folder 14

Music of Southern Americas, 1943

Box 1A, Folder 15

Frank de Guerre: unpublished article "David Belasco as I know him"

Box 1A, Folder 16

Term papers submitted to M. Bailey

Box 2, Folder 17

English Club - history

Box 2, Folder 18

Pageant book of the English production of Service, 1919

Box 2, Folder 19

1948 Shakespeare Festival of Oregon

Box 2, Folder 20

1949 Shakespeare Festival of Oregon

Box 2, Folder 21

Institute of Renaissance Studies & Shakespeare Festival Association, 1959-62 (includes class records and final examinations)

Box 2, Folder 22

Course in Shakespearean production at Stanford, summer 1935

Box 2, Folder 23

Shakespeare Guilde of America, 1946-47 production of Othello based on 1935 Stanford production

Box 2, Folder 24

Course in stage classics production at Stanford, 1936

Box 3

Notes, articles, etc., from a file marked "Old Papers" and covering Boswell, Chaucer, dialect, Frankenstein, Jonson, Osborn, Sierra, ballads, Pope, novels, Bunyan, and Ossian.

Box 4, Folder 25

Printed material by and about M. Bailey

Box 4, Folder 26

Unpublished manuscripts: "The man of the world"

Box 4, Folder 27

Manuscript on Celtic origins

Box 4

Bound volume of tests taken by Bailey as a Stanford student, 1912-1913

Box 4

Copy of Bailey's book Whistle for Good Fortune

Box 4

Sample notebook of M. Bailey

 

Addenda March 1966 and April 1994

Box 5, Folder 28

Letters: Bailey to James S. Sandoe, 1944-55 (41); Sandoe to Bailey, 1937-51 (65); Bailey to Wallace Stegner, 1950 (1)

Box 5, Folder 29

"Foreign letters," 1927-28. Handwritten and typed copies. Some by M. Bailey, some inidentified; written while on European sojourn.

Box 5, Folder 30

"The Amateur Traveler" by Bailey

Box 5, Folder 31

Notebook of Bailey

Box 5, Folder 32

"Letters of Margery Bailey," San Jose Studies, Winter 1991

Box 5, Folder 33

Manuscript music for several songs written by Bailey, 1945 and undated, with a letter from James Lawson, 1946