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DuMont Howard papers
1991-18  
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Description
Dumont Howard (1954-1988) was a music critic and librettist who was the author-in- residence for the Lilliput Players children’s musical theater, producing works that his Bay Area Reporter obituary called “marked by wit, intelligence, and sophistication missing from most children’s theater, an adroit blend that appealed to adults and young people.” The collection includes scripts, scores, and publicity for Howard’s musicals, as well as personal and business correspondence, subject files, photographs, scrapbooks, and personalia.
Background
Dumont Howard (1954-1988) was a music critic and librettist who was the author-in-residence for the Lilliput Players children’s musical theater, producing works that his Bay Area Reporter obituary called “marked by wit, intelligence, and sophistication missing from most children’s theater, an adroit blend that appealed to adults and young people.” Howard was also the music critic for the San Francisco Sentinel, and his short stories, reviews and celebrity interviews appeared in numerous other publications, including Cracks in the Image, an anthology of gay fiction.
Extent
5 linear feet (4 cartons)
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Availability
Collection is open for research.