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Robert J. Hare Powel papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 494

Scope and Contents

The collection contains writings and other material documenting the early career of playwright Robert J. Hare Powel. Writings include scenarios, outlines, and drafts for scripts of stage plays, most of which appear to date from the late-1920s to mid-1930s. Other materials include correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting Powel's work and theater generally. Correspondence consists of letters to Powel and comments regarding productions of his plays. Photographs consist of stage shots of Yale productions and cartes de visite of actors. The scrapbook contains clippings, printed ephemera, such as theater programs, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1869-1959

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Robert J. Hare Powel 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 Mrs. H. C. Howells (formerly Powel), 1978.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Writings, 1928-1957. II. Other Material, 1869-1959.

Extent

1.92 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.powel

Overview

The papers contain writings and other materials documenting the early career of playwright Robert J. Hare Powel. Writings include scenarios, outlines, and drafts for scripts of stage plays, most of which appear to date from the late-1920s to mid-1930s. Other materials include correspondence, photographs, and a scrapbook documenting Powel's work and theater generally. Correspondence consists of letters to Powel and comments regarding productions of his plays. Photographs consist of stage shots of Yale productions and cartes de visite of actors. The scrapbook contains clippings, printed ephemera, such as theater programs, and photographs.

Robert J. Hare Powel

Robert J. Hare Powel, graduate of the Yale School of Drama (1930) and playwright.

Processing Information

The collection received preliminary processing around the time of acquisition in 1978. During reprocessing of the collection in 2011, writings and other materials were established as separate series and arranged alphabetically by title and material type respectively.

Formerly classed as Za Powel.
Title
Guide to the Robert J. Hare Powel Papers
Author
by Michael Rush and Aubrey Novak
Date
2011
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

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.