Donald Margulies papers
Scope and Contents
The Donald Margulies Papers, which span from 1935-2014, contain extensive writings, drafts, notes, and correspondence related to Margulies life and work. The papers also contain personal and business documents, journals, and financial records, along with audiovisual and born digital materials.
- 1935 - 2014
- Margulies, Donald (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Box 116-119 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 120-122 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Donald Margulies Papers 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
Purchased from Tuna on Rye Productions, Inc., on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2015.
54.33 Linear Feet (122 boxes)
Language of Materials
Donald Margulies (1954-) is an American playwright, writer, and educator who has written for the stage and screen. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Margulies graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Visual Arts. His notable works include The Country House (2014), Time Stands Still (2009) and Brooklyn Boy (2004). His works Sight Unseen (1991) and Collected Stories (1996) were both finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Dinner with Friends (1998) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. Margulies has also won awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture Award in Literary Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Nargulies is a professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.
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- Dramatists -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Dramatists -- United States
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- Playwriting -- 20th Century
- Playwriting -- Study and teaching
- Writers, American -- 20th Century
- Guide to the Donald Margulies Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- January 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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