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Eugene O'Neill papers addition

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 597

Scope and Contents

The Eugene O'Neill Papers Addition contains correspondence, financial and legal records, and other materials relating to American playwright Eugene O'Neill and his wife Carlotta O'Neill. Correspondence consists of incoming correspondence only, chiefly to Eugene O'Neill, though there are also letters addressed to Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill jointly and to Carlotta. Correspondents include theater figures Virgil Geddes, Robert Edmond Jones, Kenneth Macgowan, and George Jean Nathan, among others. Financial and legal records consist chiefly of financial records relating to Eugene O'Neill, such as bills and receipts and stock statements, but there are also legal records relating to O'Neill's parents, James and Ella O'Neill. Other materials include clippings, photographs, printed ephemera, and a suitcase. Clippings relate chiefly to Eugene O'Neill, his father James O'Neill, and literary matters. Photographs include snapshots and studio portraits of Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill and others.

Dates

  • 1852 - 1951
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in English; some materials in French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Eugene O'Neill Papers Addition 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 McIntosh and Otis, Inc., 2009.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Correspondence, 1927-1948. II. Financial and Legal Records, 1880-1949. III. Other Materials, 1852-1951.

Associated Materials

Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123), Eugene O'Neill Collection (YCAL MSS 124), and Agnes Bolton Collection of Eugene O'Neill (YCAL MSS 122).

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet ((6 boxes) + 3 broadside folders)

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.oneilladd

Overview

The Eugene O'Neill papers addition contains correspondence, financial and legal records, and other materials relating to American playwright Eugene O'Neill and his wife Carlotta O'Neill. Correspondence consists of incoming correspondence only, chiefly to Eugene O'Neill, though there are also letters addressed to Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill jointly and to Carlotta. Correspondents include theater figures Virgil Geddes, Robert Edmond Jones, Kenneth Macgowan, and George Jean Nathan. Financial and legal records consist chiefly of financial records relating to Eugene O'Neill, such as bills and receipts and stock statements, but there are also legal records relating to O'Neill's parents, James and Ella O'Neill. Other materials include clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera.

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953)

A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123).
Title
Guide to the Eugene O'Neill Papers Addition
Author
by Michael L. Forstrom
Date
April 2012
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

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