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George Pierce Baker papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 385

Scope and Contents

The George Pierce Baker Papers contain scripts from a scenario workshop that he taught at Yale and student papers from other courses.


  • 1910-1949


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The George Pierce Baker 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

Early acquistion information unknown. Transferred from Yale School of Drama, 2007.


3.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The George Pierce Baker Papers contain scripts from a scenario workshop that he taught at Yale and student papers from other courses.

George Pierce Baker (1866-1935)

George Pierce Baker was an American drama educator. He graduated from Harvard University in 1887 and from 1888 to 1924 was a faculty member in the English Department. While at Harvard, he played a key role in starting the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University Library; he created the Harvard Dramatic Club; and he founded Workshop 47 to provide a forum for the performance of plays developed for his English 47 class. Baker was unable to convince Harvard to offer a degree in playwrighting and in 1925 he accepted a position at Yale University. At Yale, he helped found the Yale School of Drama and remained there until his retirement in 1933.

Processing Information

This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call numbers: Uncat ZA MS Baker and Uncat MSS 940.

Guide to the George Pierce Baker Papers
by Beinecke staff
May 15, 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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