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Robert J. Hare Powel papers

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.
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.
Organized into two series: I. Writings, 1928-1957. II. Other Material, 1869-1959.
1.92 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Related Names
Powel, Robert Hare (Robert Johnston Hare), 1895-
Language of Materials