Margaret Croyden papers
Scope and Contents
The Margaret Croyden papers contain writings, research material, photographs, audiovisual material, and personal papers. Writings contain drafts and printed versions and photocopies (of printed versions) of reviews and essays on theater related topics as well as corrected drafts of her fourth book, The Years in between (2011). Video appears to date chiefly to Croyden's tenure with the CBS TV series Camera Three during the 1970s. There are audio recordings and other materials relating to Peter Brook, possibly to Croyden's Conversations with Peter Brook: 1970-2000 (2003). Other materials in the collection include clippings, computer disks, correspondence, photographs, a laptop, and slides.
- 1965 - 2011
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 12, 17 and 34 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 6-11, 16, 35, 38 and 39 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 37: Restricted until 2066. For further information consult appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
The Margaret Croyden 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
Purchased from Locus Solus Rare Books on the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial Fund, 2005. Additional material received in 2011. Gift of Ron Melk and Phyliss Dain, 2015.
Organized into three groupings: November 2005 Acquisition, 2011 Addition to November 2005 Acquisition, and December 2015 Acquisition.
Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. For instance, correspondence and writings can be found in all three groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers will need to consult each acquisition described in the Collection Contents section.
Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.
20.77 Linear Feet ((38 boxes) + 1 broadside)
Language of Materials
The Margaret Croyden papers contain writings, research material, photographs, audiovisual material, and personal papers. Writings include drafts, printed versions, and photocopies of printed versions of reviews and essays on theater-related topics as well as corrected drafts of her fourth book, The Years in Between (Xlibris, 2011). Video recordings appear to date chiefly from Croyden's tenure with the CBS TV series Camera Three during the 1970s. There are audio recordings and other materials relating to theater director Peter Brook and possibly to Croyden's Conversations with Peter Brook: 1970-2000 (Theatre Communications Group, 2003). Other materials in the collection include clippings, computer disks, correspondence, photographs, a laptop, and slides.
Margaret Croyden, American theater critic and journalist and host of the television program Camera Three. In addition to shorter works on the theater, her major publications include Lunatics, Lovers, & Poets: The Contemporary Experimental Theatre (1974), the memoir In the Shadow of the Flame: Three Journeys (1993), Conversations with Peter Brook: 1970-2000 (2003), and The Years In Between: A Reporter's Journey World War II--The Cold War (2011).
Biographical information taken from "Margaret Croyden." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 29 Feb. 2012.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and in some instances minimal organization upon acquisition. Further organization and description were carried out in 2014-2016. Descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing of the collection at the time of acquisition.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Formerly classed Uncat MSS 823.
- American literature -- 20th century
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors -- United States -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Born digital
- Brook, Peter, 1925-
- Camera Three Productions
- Camera three (Television program)
- Critics -- United States
- Critics -- United States -- 20th Century
- Croyden, Margaret, 1922-2015
- Electronic documents
- Grotowski, Jerzy, 1933-1999
- Journalists -- United States
- Journalists -- United States -- 20th Century
- Photographic prints
- Sound recordings
- Video recordings
- Guide to the Margaret Croyden Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- March 2012
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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