Scope and Contents
The collection consists of writings, correspondence, family papers, teaching materials, photographs, posters, awards, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of playwright Paula Vogel. Writings include scripts, drafts, production materials, research materials, clippings, and other papers relating to plays by Vogel including Hot and Throbbing, How I Learned to Drive, Civil War Christmas, The Mineola Twins, and others.
- 1949 - 2013
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Box 38 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 37, 39, 40, 51, 52 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Digital files (student records): Restricted until 2095. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Digital files (financial records): Restricted until 2065. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
The Paula Vogel 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 Paula Vogel on the Adele Gutman Nathan Theatrical Collection Fund, 2014.
Organized into eight series: I. Writings, 1970-2009. II. Correspondence and personal papers, 1949-2013. III. Teaching materials, 1970-2009. IV. Photographs and slides, circa 1970s-2013. V. Posters, 1970-2009. VI. Awards and recognitions, 1990-2009. VII. Audiovisual materials, circa 1990s. VIII. Electronic media, circa 2000s.
43.92 Linear Feet ((43 boxes) + 7 broadside, 2 art)
Language of Materials
Paula Vogel (b. 1951) is an American playwright, university professor, and advocate for gay and lesbian rights. She won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn 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.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- American literature -- 21st century
- Audiovisual materials
- Born digital
- Dramatists -- United States -- 20th Century
- Dramatists -- United States -- 21st century
- Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Dramatists, American -- 21st century -- Archives
- LGBTQ resource
- Vogel, Paula -- Archives
- Women authors
- Guide to the Paula Vogel Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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