Guide to the Cole Porter Papers, 1943-1971

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 Cole Porter Papers, 1943-1971

Collection number: M0209

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:
1971 May 3
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cole Porter Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1943-1971
Collection number: Special Collections M0209
Creator: Porter, Cole, 1891-1964.
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Restricted : letters are restricted until 2006.

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

Gift of Samuel Stark, 1971.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Cole Porter Papers, M0209, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Composer.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, radio scripts, manuscripts, notes, tapes, reviews of productions, photographs, periodicals, and clippings.

Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Miscellaneous.

Box 4, Folder 2

Alba, Duke of (). 1954.

Box 4, Folder 2

Berlin, Ellin (Mrs. Irving Berlin) (1903 -). 1954.

Box 1, Folder 13

Blanchette, Paul G. (). 1952.

Box 4, Folder 2

Canfield, Mary Cass (). 1954.

 

Cole, Alice ().

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(2).

Box 1, Folder 26

1966(1).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(1).

 

Cole, James Omar (). Cousin of Cole Porter.

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(9).

Box 1, Folder 26

1966(2).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(8).

Box 2, Folder 3

1968(1).

Box 2, Folder 4

1969(5), incl. 1 card.

Box 2, Folder 5

1970(6).

Box 2, Folder 7

1971(1).

Box 1, Folder 2

Darling, Eddie (). n.d.

Box 4, Folder 2

Davis, Brian (). 1954.

Box 1, Folder 2

d'Erlanger, Catherine (). n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

deMenocal, Richard (). 1955.

Box 4, Folder 2

Duff, Juliet (). 1954.

 

Eells, George ().

Box 1, Folder 2

n.d.(2).

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(9).

Box 1, Folder 26

1966(3).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(1).

Box 2, Folder 3

1968(2), incl. 1 card.

Box 2, Folder 5

1970(2).

 

Egan, Tully (). Cole Porter's West Coast Secretary.

Box 1, Folder 23

1963(2).

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(3).

Box 1, Folder 26

1966(1).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(2).

Box 2, Folder 3

1968(1).

Box 1, Folder 4

Gertzen, S. S. (). 1946(2).

 

Green, Abel (1900 -).

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967

Box 1, Folder 26

Hall, Benjamin M. (). 1966.

Box 2, Folder 1

Halliday, Richard (). 1967.

Box 4, Folder 2

Howard, Jean (). 1954.

Box 1, Folder 15

Joffroy, William F. (.). 1954.

 

Kanin, Garson (1912 -).

Box 1, Folder 7

1949(1).

Box 2, Folder 4

1969(1).

Box 1, Folder 24

Kaufman, Norma (). 1964.

 

Kesler, Lew (). Cole Porter's pianist.

Box 1, Folder 2

n.d.(3).

Box 1, Folder 21

1961(1).

Box 1, Folder 22

1962(1).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(1).

Box 2, Folder 4

1969(2).

Box 2, Folder 7

1971(1).

Box 1, Folder 15

Knize, Peter A. (). 1954.

Box 4, Folder 2

Loos, Anita (1893 -). 1954.

 

Moore, Margaret (). Cole Porter's Secretary.

Box 1, Folder 4

1946(11), including 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 5

1947(1).

Box 1, Folder 17

Musgrove, Stanley (). 1956.

Box 1, Folder 25

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison. 1965.

 

Porter, Cole (1893 - 1965).

Box 1, Folder 2

n.d.(1).

Box 1, Folder 3

1943 - 1945(22), incl. 3 cards, 4 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 4

1946(8), incl. 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 5

1947(24), incl. 8 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 6

1948(24), incl. 2 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 7

1949(28), incl. 1 card, 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 8

1949fan mail.

Box 1, Folder 9

1950(21), incl. 1 card, 8 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 11

1950crank mail.

Box 1, Folder 10

1950trip to New York.

Box 1, Folder 12

1951(14), incl. 2 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 13

1952(8), incl. 2 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 14

1953(17), incl. 4 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 15

1954(26), incl. 2 card, 4 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 16

1955(9), including 1 card, 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 17

1956 - 1957(14), incl. 1 card, 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 18

1958(4), incl. 1 card.

Box 1, Folder 19

1959(11).

Box 1, Folder 20

1960(8).

Box 1, Folder 21

1961(5), incl. 1 card.

Box 1, Folder 22

1962(8), incl. 1 card.

Box 1, Folder 23

1963(7).

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(7).

Box 1, Folder 25

[1965](1), excerpt of part of letter, typed by James Cole.

 

Porter, Linda (18 - 1954). Cole Porter's wife.

Box 1, Folder 3

1944(1).

Box 1, Folder 4

1946(1).

Box 1, Folder 6

1948(2).

Box 1, Folder 7

1949(2).

Box 1, Folder 9

1950(7), incl. 2 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 12

1951(6).

Box 1, Folder 13

1952(1), card from Linda Porter's dog, Gracie, in Linda Porter's handwriting.

Box 1, Folder 15

1954(1), telegram.

Box 1, Folder 15

Rathbun, Lee Colgate (). Mrs. Porter's niece. 1954.

 

Smith, Madeline P. (). Cole Porter's Secretary.

Box 1, Folder 6

1948(1).

Box 1, Folder 9

1950(5).

Box 1, Folder 12

1951(2).

Box 1, Folder 14

1953(1).

Box 1, Folder 15

1954(1).

Box 1, Folder 16

1955(2).

Box 1, Folder 17

1956 - 1957(2).

Box 1, Folder 18

1958(4), incl. 1 telegram.

Box 1, Folder 19

1959(6).

Box 1, Folder 20

1960(5).

Box 1, Folder 21

1961(7).

Box 1, Folder 22

1962(7).

Box 1, Folder 23

1963(7).

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(13), incl. 2 telegrams.

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(10).

Box 2, Folder 26

1966(5).

Box 2, Folder 1

1967(8).

Box 2, Folder 3

1968(2).

Box 2, Folder 4

1969(2).

Box 2, Folder 5

1970(8).

Box 2, Folder 7

1971(1).

 

Southern California, University Of. Kate and Cole Porter Memorial

 

Fellowship.

Box 2, Folder 6

1970.

Box 2, Folder 8

1971.

 

Stark, Samuel ().

Box 1, Folder 4

1946(1), telegram.

Box 1, Folder 6

1948(1).

Box 1, Folder 14

1953(1).

Box 1, Folder 17

1956 - 1957(2).

Box 1, Folder 18

1958(4).

Box 1, Folder 19

1959(8).

Box 1, Folder 20

1960(4).

Box 1, Folder 23

1963(1).

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 1, Folder 27

1966(1).

Box 1, Folder 7

Sturges, Howard (). 1949.

 

Sylvain, Faith ().

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 2, Folder 4

1969(1).

 

Sylvain, Hope ().

Box 1, Folder 24

1964(1).

Box 2, Folder 5

1970(1).

 

Sylvain, Laura ().

Box 1, Folder 15

1954(2).

Box 1, Folder 19

1959(1).

Box 1, Folder 25

1965(2).

Box 2, Folder 3

1968(1).

 

Sylvain, Paul (). Cole Porter's valet.

Box 1, Folder 12

1951(6).

Box 1, Folder 13

1952(2).

Box 1, Folder 15

1954(1).

Box 1, Folder 16

1955(2).

Box 1, Folder 17

1957(1).

Box 1, Folder 18

1958(1).

Box 1, Folder 19

1959(1).

 

MANUSCRIPTS, including:

 

Smith, Madeline, What It's Like To Be Secretary To a Famous Man, 2 pp. carbon typescript, 2 copies.

Box 2, Folder 9

Cole Porter memo re Born To Dance, a film made in 1936.

Physical Description: Typescript, 16 pp. dictated notes.
Box 2, Folder 10

RADIO SCRIPTS.

Box 2, Folder 11

COLE PORTER'S PROGRESS, short by George Eells, xerox of typescript.

Box 2, Folder 12

Reviews of George Eell's book.

Box 2, Folder 13

Biography-Discography.

Box 2, Folder 14

DOCUMENTS.

Box 2, Folder 15

ACCOUNTS.

Box 2, Folder 16

NOTES.

Box 3, Folder 1, Box 3, Folder 2

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS. (2)

 

REVIEWS.

Box 3, Folder 3

Let's Face It (1943).

Box 3, Folder 4

Mexican Hayride (1944).

Box 3, Folder 5

Seven Lively Arts (1944).

Box 3, Folder 6

Around the World (1946).

Box 3, Folder 7

Night and Day (1946).

Box 3, Folder 8

The Pirate (1948).

Box 3, Folder 9

Kiss Me, Kate (1948).

Box 3, Folder 10

Out Of This World (1950).

Box 3, Folder 11

Can Can (1953).

Box 3, Folder 12

Cole Porter Festival (1955)

Box 3, Folder 13

Cole Porter's Cookbook.

Physical Description: Looseleaf, carbon typescript.
Box 4, Folder 1

PERIODICALS.

 

American Ballet Theatre. 1940 - 1970.

 

Critics Choice 12/68.

 

Los Angeles, 12/64; 1/65; 2/65.

 

Parke Bernet Auction Catalog of Cole Porter Memorabilia.

 

Playbill, 5/66;11/67.

 

Reader's Digest, 8/66.

 

Saturday Review, 2/22/64.

 

Show Box, 2/65.

 

Time, 1/31/49.

 

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Box 4, Folder 2

Album.

Box 4, Folder 3

Folder.

Box 4, Folder 4

TAPES. 2

 

OVERSIZE: 1

Oversize OS 1

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

Books received with Cole Porter Collection but now shelved elsewhere

 

Boucicault, Dion L., The Yale University Dramatic Association Acting Version Of London Assurance, New Haven, 1910.annotated.

Note

Felton Collection
 

Calahan, Harold Augustin, Geography For Grown-Ups, New York, Harper, 1946.Inscribed For Judy From Pep

Note

Rare Book Collection
 

Crosby, Caresse, The Passionate Years, New York, Dial, 1953.Cole Porter letter, 9/1/53 in front. [Letter is in the collection]

Note

Felton
 

Harriman, Margaret Chase, Take Them Up Tenderly, New York, Knopf, 1945.not inscribed.

Note

Stacks?
 

Hubler, Richard G., (as told to), The Cole Porter Story, New York, World, 1965.not inscribed.

Note

Stacks?
 

Lawrence, Gertrude, A Star Danced, Garden City, Doubleday, 1945.Inscribed Aug. 24, 1945/ Dear Kitty/ I hope you enjoy this./ Sincerely/ Cole Porter

Note

Rare Book Collection
 

Vertes, It's All Mental, New York, Tudor, 1948.Inscribed by Vertes, and Paul Louis ---. inscribed to Cole Porter

Note

Art Library