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Philip Barry papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 414
Scope and Contents

The Philip Barry Papers document Barry's development and career as a playwright, from his earliest production at Yale in 1919 to his final work in 1949. The Papers are composed chiefly of Barry's notes, sketches, and drafts of his plays, materials relating to production and publication, and correspondence with friends, family, fans, and colleagues in the worlds of theater and literature. Additional materials are also present, including scripts of plays by other authors, college and workshop notes, press clippings, and pamphlets and photographs relating to professional and social organizations.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Philip Barry 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

Acquired from Ellen Barry, 1940-1961 and from unidentified sources.


Organized into five series: I. Writings, 1918 - circa 1949. II. Subject Files, 1921-1949. III. Correspondence, 1921-1949. IV. Other Papers, 1917-1950. V. Plays by Others, 1933-1941.

1917 - 1950
22.28 Linear Feet (54 boxes)
Related Names
Barry, Philip, 1896-1949
Language of Materials