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Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 188

Description of the Papers

The papers consist of scripts, notes, rehearsal schedules, venue descriptions and other materials that document the productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on Broadway in New York City, in 1995-1996. The material also provides a record of how characters and dialogue in the play were changed and developed during these productions. Also included are several corrected proofs of the script as it was being prepared for publication by Penguin USA.

Dates

  • 1995 - 1996

Creator

Language of Materials

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

This collection may be housed off-site at Yale’s Library Shelving Facility (LSF). To determine if all or part of this collection is housed off-site please check the library’s online catalog, Orbis; material for which the location is given as “LSF” must be requested 36 hours in advance. Please consult with Beinecke Access Services for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sandi Carroll, 2016.

Arrangement

Arranged by production and type of material.

Extent

2.09 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.carroll

Overview

The papers consist of scripts, notes, rehearsal schedules, venue descriptions and other materials that document the productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on Broadway in New York City, in 1995-1996. The material also provides a record of how characters and dialogue in the play were changed and developed during these productions. Also included are several corrected proofs of the script as it was being prepared for publication.

Sandi Carroll

Sandi Carroll is an American actor, educator, director and producer. She received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Boston University, and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Virginia. In 1995 and 1996, Carroll worked as August Wilson’s assistant and dramaturg on early productions of his play Seven Guitars.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

Material formerly housed in three-ring binders was removed for preservation purposes.
Title
Guide to the Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars
Status
Completed
Author
Susan Brady
Date
March 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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