Montgomery Hare papers
Scope and Contents
Writings include typescripts and manuscripts of Hare's plays, poems, novels, memoirs, and other writings. Notebooks also contain manuscripts of poems, along with notes, sketches, and drawings. Family correspondence includes letters from Hare to his first wife, Mary (May) Sturges, and letters from Hare to his parents, written while he was away at school. General correspondence includes letters to Hare from writers, friends, and acquaintances, among others, as well as some outgoing correspondence. Personal files include Hare's journals, family papers, and files stemming from his work with the Housatonic Valley Association. Theater files include scripts, correspondence, and other material relating to Hare's work with various theaters, including the Barter Theatre and Parsons Theatre, as well as some theater memorabilia. Audio material includes sound recordings (on reel-to-reel tape and audio cassette) of Hare's work and the work of others, especially dating from the 1950s, and phonograph records containing various sound effects.
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 17-21 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
20.11 Linear Feet ((27 boxes) + 2 record storage boxes, and 1 broadside folder)
Language of Materials
MONTGOMERY HARE (1911-1998)
Hare wrote and directed plays for the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia in the late 1940s, and was also active with the Parsons Theatre and the Penobscot Charitable Trust. His published books of poetry include Three Eagles (1954), To Beat the Air: Poems and Drawings (1964), and Say This of Me (1981). He also wrote novels and his memoirs.
From 1940 on, Hare lived in Cornwall, Connecticut. He was a founder and president of the Housatonic Valley Association, which worked to protect the lands and waters of the Housatonic Watershed.
- American drama -- 20th Century
- American literature -- 20th century
- American poetry -- 20th Century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Barter Theatre (Abingdon, Va.)
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Hare, Montgomery
- Housatonic Valley Association
- Parsons' Theatre (Organization : Hartford, Conn.)
- Poets, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Sound recordings
- Sturges, Mary
- Theater -- United States -- 20th Century
- Guide to the Montgomery Hare Papers
- by Jennifer Meehan
- April 2007
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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