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Sid Caesar papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1245

Content Description

The bulk of this collection consists of Sid Caesar's copies of scripts from his many television programs and appearances, including Your Show of Shows, Caesar's Hour, Sid Caesar Invites You, The Sid Caesar Show, and others. It also includes related correspondence, screenplays, subject files, and reference materials, as well as recordings of Your Show of Shows and other programs related to Caesar.

Dates

  • circa 1950-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 24-27 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sid Caesar Papers 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Karen Caesar, 2018, 2020.

Arrangement

Organized into two groupings: January 2018 acquisition; and March 2020 acquisition.

Extent

25.33 Linear Feet (27 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.caesar

Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar (1922-2014), American comic actor and writer.

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 as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Guide to the Sid Caesar Papers
Author
by Caderyn Owen Jones, Leigh Golden, and Michael Rush
Date
October 2020
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

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Location

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Opening Hours

Access Information

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