Guide to the Theater collection, 1849-1964

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Theater collection, 1849-1964

Collection number: M0124

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1967
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Theater collection,
Date (inclusive): 1849-1964
Collection number: Special Collections M0124
Creator:
Extent: 3 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Various sources.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Theater collection, M0124, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Correspondence by persons connected with the theater including actors, producers and writers, some articles, etc. on the history of the theater, a number of playscripts, drafts and prompt copies. ca. 1885-1954

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

BARCLAY, ELOISE

 

Theatrical Fragments from a Decade: 1850-1860. 1933carbon typescript with ms. corrections.

Box 1, Folder 2

BARRYMORE, JOHN. 1882-1942.

 

1. to Ray Lyman Wilbur. Apr. 19, 1926.

Physical Description: T.L.S.
 

2. to D. S. Jordan. Oct. 25, 1929.

Physical Description: T.L.S.
 

3. to Mrs. D. S. Jordan. Nov. 14, 1929.

Physical Description: T.L.S.
 

4. T.L. (carbon) to Mrs. D. S. Jordan to Barrymore. Nov. 23, 1929. not sent

Scope and Content Note

copy of Sargent portrait of Barrymore in Bender Room.
Box 1, Folder 2a.

*Booth, Junius Brutus 1849, Dec. 18to I. Sefton

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 3

CLARKE, B. H., COLLECTION OF LETTERS

 

1. Oliver Larkin to B.H.C. Mar. 30, 1922with Apr. 2addition.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

2. Oliver Larkin to B.H.C. Apr. 14, [1922?]

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

3. Oliver Willis to B.H.C. Jul. 15, 1937

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

4. A.P.C.S. Willis to B.H.C. Jul. 21, 1937

 

5. is to B.H.C. Oct. 9, 1937

Physical Description: T.L.S. Wil
Box 1, Folder 4

CORNELL, KATHARINE. 1898-

 

to Mrs. M. C. Sloss. Jun. 18, 1932with cvr.

Physical Description: T.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 5

CREEL, BLANCHE BATES (Mrs. George). 1873-1941.

 

to Mrs. M. C. Sloss. n.d.with cover.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 6

DOUGLAS, WILLIAM

 

An Account of the London Theatres from the Restoration to the present time [1885]

Box 1, Folder 6a

Daily Agustin Apr. 9, 1886A.L.S. to Mr. [Morrell?]

Box 1, Folder 7

FILMS

 

1. Feb. 7, 1936.Conference of National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Relating Community Activities with University Interest in Motion Pictures Sawyer Falk.

Physical Description: Carbon.
 

2. Collins vs. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer et al. Appeal and complaint for infringement of copyright, unfair competition to James M. Collins' Test Pilot.

Box 1, Folder 7a

Forbes-Robertson, Sir Johnston

 

1. 1912 Jan. 24 :ALS to [?]

 

2. 1928 Dec. 2 :ALS to W.D. Vincent (with cover)

 

3. 1929 Jan. 6 :ALS to W.D. Vincent (with cover)

Box 1, Folder 8

FREIBERGER, EDWARD

 

to Agnes Ethel Tracy. Jun. 28, 1896.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 9

GERBERDING, MRS. ELIZABETH

 

1. from Bertha N. Graham. [1911]

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

2. from Joseph D. [Reding]. Jun. 14, 1913.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

3. om M. Meyerfeld, Jr. Feb. 3, 1911

Physical Description: T.L.S. f
Box 1, Folder 10

GRUBE, MAX

 

Geschichte der Meininger (History of the Meininger). Carbon of original typescript of translation by Ann Marie Koller.

Box 1, Folder 11

HAMPDEN, WALTER (stage name of Walter Hampden Dougherty) 1879-

 

to Mrs. M. C. Sloss. Apr. 15, 1933and cvr.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 12

HERSHOLT, JEAN

 

to Dear Dr. Lyman Wilbur. Apr. 14, 1941.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 13

LANG, ANTON. 1875-1938. (of Oberammergau)

 

1. to Charlotte Knoch with note by Tony Schumacher. Both in German on postcard & typescript in German.

Physical Description: A.N.S.
 

2. to unknown. Oct. 8, 1909.in English.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 13a

Payne, John Howard. Facsimile AMsS of Home Sweet Home & portrait

Box 1, Folder 14

ROBSON, MAY (real name: Mary Robison). 1865-1942.

 

to Mrs. M. C. Sloss. Feb. 7

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 15

SKINNER, OTIS. 1858-1942.

 

2 to Mrs. M. C. Sloss. Apr. 12 & 15, 1932.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 16

THOMPSON, ISABEL IRVING (known as Isabel Irving). 1871-

 

to Helen Sutliff. n.d.

Physical Description: A.N.S. and A.L.S.
Box 1, Folder 17

JACK, SAM T.

 

to Friend Waldron and printed program.

Physical Description: A.L.S.
 

PLAYSCRIPTS

Box 1, Folder 18

BROWNELL, ATHERTON

 

The Unseen Empire.

Physical Description: Copy of first draft. Typescript with some ms. corrections.
 

COTTRELL, H. D., DRAMA COLLECTION ( 1890s;handwritten copies with clippings and printed material inserted)

Box 1, Folder 19

1. Passion's Slave by John A. Stevens. Handwritten copy by Cottrell.

 

2. The Golden Giant by Clay M. Greene

 

3. Hazel Kirke by Steele Mackaye.

Box 1, Folder 20

4. & 5. Monte Cristo adapted from Dumas

Box 2, Folder 21

6. Jean Valjean Act 6.

 

7. Louis XI - Henry Irving's version translated from the French of Casamir Delavigne.

 

8. no title - about a professor.

Box 2, Folder 22

DE MILLE, HENRY CHURCHILL. 1853-1893 and BELASCO, DAVID. 1854-1931.

 

Men and Women 1890.

Physical Description: Typescript [original?] with ms. corrections and stage directions.

Scope and Content Note

Stamped on several pages: Alice Kauser, 1432 Broadway, New York
Box 2, Folder 23

ECHEGARAY Y EIZAGUIRRE, JOSÉ. 1832-1916.

 

The World and His Wife. Adapted by Charles Francis [Nirdlinger] from El Gran Galeato. Prompt copy of Sir John Martin Harvey 1863- who produced the play as Slander in 1908.

Physical Description: Typescript in English
Box 2, Folder 24

EURIPEDES

 

Medea. Translated from Greek by Melba I. MacLeod, adapted by Lolo Robinson and O. G. Breckett. Copyright 1950.

Physical Description: Mimeograph copy.
Box 2, Folder 25

[GILLETT, FRANK]

 

1. The Love for Three Oranges.

Physical Description: mimeo copy.
 

2. The House Bernarda Alba.

Physical Description: mimeo with ms. corrections.
 

GRAY, HENRY DAVID

Box 2, Folder 26

1. The Way It Was.

Physical Description: typescript. (carbon)
 

2. The Call of Bohemia.

Physical Description: mimeo and carbon
Box 2, Folder 27

3. And the Gods Laughed.

Physical Description: typescript
 

4. A Superficial Girl.

Physical Description: carbon
 

5. Skyrocket

Physical Description: carbon
Box 3, Folder 28

6. The Shadow on the Sun.

Physical Description: typescript
 

7. Rest Haven

Physical Description: typescript
Box 3, Folder 29

8. The People's Choice

Physical Description: typescript
 

9. A Girl of Yesterday

Physical Description: typescript
 

10. The Counterfeit Wife

Physical Description: typescript
Box 3, Folder 30

HAUPTMANN, GERHARD. 1862-

 

The Beaver Coat. Translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan.

Physical Description: typescript
Box 3, Folder 31

JEFFERS, ROBINSON

 

Tower Beyond Tragedy. Arrangement and by Edwin Duerr.

Physical Description: 3 T.L.S. Typescript prompt copy with ms. corrections by arranger, printed program.
Box 3, Folder 32

DICKSON, SAMUEL

 

Stephen C. Massett. NBC radio script for Rickey's San Francisco Hour Nov. 28, 1954.

Physical Description: 2 typed copies and 1 T.L.S. of _________ Rickey.
Box 3, Folder 33

NICHOLS, DOROTHY

 

The Unpossessed.

Physical Description: Mimeo with ms. correction and program.
Box 3, Folder 34

PEASE, VERA JANE

 

Scrapbook of her theater or recital clippings.

Physical Description: 3 letters and a deed.
Box 4, Folder 35

RISKIN, ROBERT

 

You Can't Take It With You

Physical Description: carbon.
Box 4, Folder 36

SAVAGE, GEORGE, JOHN McRAE AND SOPHIE ROSENSTEIN

 

Burnt Laurel. re: Christopher Marlowe.

Physical Description: 2 type script copies.
Box 4, Folder 37

SCHNITZLER, ARTHUR

 

1. A Farewell Supper

Physical Description: typescript
 

2. The Wedding Morning

Physical Description: typescript
Box 4, Folder 38

TAYLOR, CHARLES

 

From Rags to Riches

Physical Description: carbon
Box 4, Folder 39

TAYLOR, SAMUEL W.

 

The Square Needle

Physical Description: mimeo
Box 4, Folder 40

Van Wyck, William. Lorenzo, Magnificent de Medici.

Physical Description: Typescript with ms correction.
Box 5, Folder 41

Sheaan, Diana Forbes-Robertson

 

My Aunt Maxine: The Story of Maxine Elliott Galley proof, marked by Cam Stark for indexing of names.

Box 5, Folder 42

Correspondence, 1961 - 1964

Note

Gift of Sam Stark, May 31, 1968.
 

1961, Oct. 14,Diana Forbes-Robertson Sheean to Samuel Stark re: her search for information about Maxine Elliott and J.P. Morgan's relationship.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1961, Oct. 16,San Stark to Diana Sheean with his ideas about Morgan and Maxine, and other general information.

Physical Description: draft of letter,
 

1961, Oct. 19,D.S. to S.S. re: lunch with Elsa Maxwell, probability of a Morgan-Elliott relationship, biographies of her sisters and self.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1961, Oct. 23,S.S. to S.S. with suggestions as to when to write for moreinformation.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1961, Oct. 26,D.S. to S.S. re: why Johnston Forbes-Robertson (D.S.'s father mentioned Maxine se little in his own book.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1961, Oct. 27,S.S. to D.S. re: Cole [Forter] and Catherine D'Erlanger, copy for an ad in Variety for Mrs. Sheean's book.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1961, Nov. 6,S.S. to D.S. with an idea that a friend of his might have information on Morgan.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1961, December],D.S. to S.S.,

Physical Description: Christmas card.
 

1963, June 26,D.S. to S.S. re: his offer to do the name checking and indexing of her book.

Physical Description: ALS,
 

1963, June 26,D.S. to Jim [Abagian] re: her index, progress with book, lack of warmth toward Maxine.

Physical Description: xerox of ALS,
 

1963, July 12,Marshall A. Best, Viking Press, to S.S. re: his offer to check theatrical facts.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, July 18,S.S. to Marshall Best re: time needed for checking.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1963, July 19,D.S. to S.S.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, July 24,Marshall Best to S.S. re: time galley proofs will be ready

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, July 25,D.S. to S.S.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Sept. 28,D.C. to S.S. re: typing of book, corrections, misgivings.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

[1963, Sept.?],S.S. to D.S.

Physical Description: draft
 

1963, Oct. 14,Marshall Best to S.S., clean copy being sent.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Oct. 23,S.S. to D.S., suggestions for improving book.

Physical Description: drafts,
 

1963, Oct. 26,D.S. to S.S., her reaction to his criticisms.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Oct. 29,S.S. to Marshall Best.

Physical Description: drafts,
 

1963, Oct. 31,D.S. to S.S. re: corrections, reaction of London Publishers,

Physical Description: TLS,
 

[1963, Oct. 29?],S.S. to D.S., completed reading manuscript, suggestions, corrections.

 

1963, Nov. 11,Marshall Best to S.S. re: reading the book from a theater point of view, adding a theater appendix.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Nov. 21,S.S. to Marshall Best.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1963, Nov. 12,D.S. to S.S., Manuscript off to printers.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Nov. 21,S.S. to D.S. reply.

Physical Description: draft,
 

1963, Dec. 12,D.S. to S.S. re: theatrical biography, list of pictures to be included.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Dec. 13,D.S. to S.S., theatrical bio.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Dec. 17,Edwin Kennebeck, Viking Press, to S.S.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1963, Dec. 20,S.S.[to D.S.] notes on theatrical biography, corrections.

Physical Description: drafts,
 

1963, Dec. 22,S.S. to Viking.

Physical Description: drafts,
 

1964, Jan. 10,Viking to S.S.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1964, Jan. 15,S.S. [to Viking]

Physical Description: drafts
 

1964, Jan. 17,Viking to S.S.

Physical Description: TLS,
 

1964, Jan. 25,S.S. to Viking.

Physical Description: drafts,
 

1961, Jan. 29,Viking to S.S.

Physical Description: TIG,
Box 5, Folder 43

Clippings, Reviews, Miscelleneous. 1940-1961.

Box 6

Card file. Original index to My Aunt Maxine