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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 26
Manuscripts and Archives 10
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections 8
Gilmore Music Library 1
American drama -- 20th Century 8
Drama 8
Photographs 7
Theater -- United States 7
Drama -- Study and teaching 6

Semen and Pavel I︠U︡shkevich papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 290

Writings and correspondence by or relating to the I︠U︡shkevich brothers and their family. Includes family photographs, and corrected typescripts of stories, plays and screenplays in Russian and in translation.

Dates: 1892-1985, bulk 1892-1930


Call Number: OSBORN FC39

Collection of notes, etc., from his papers.

Dates: [18th century]

Leon Katz papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1409

The Leon Katz Papers contains research files, writings, personal papers, professional papers, correspondence, subject files, photographs, printed materials, computer media, and audiovisual materials by or relating to Leon Katz.

Dates: 1914-2016 and undated

James Lapine papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 715

The papers consist of material created and accumulated by James Lapine in the course of his creative and professional activities as a playwright and director. Material includes scripts, production notes and files, correspondence, writings, printed material, audiovisual material, and photographs documenting Lapine's work on individual plays and productions, and the process of bringing a play or musical to the stage.

Dates: 1966-2018

William Julius Mickle papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 159
Abstract: The William Julius Mickle Papers document aspects of the literary and naval careers of William Julius Mickle. The collection includes correspondence from literary figures such as William Ballantyne, William Bowles, David Garrick, Francis Gentleman, Isaac Reed, and John Sim, and from family friend and naval patron Commodore George Johnstone; manuscripts of several works by Mickle, including The Concubine and The Death of Socrates; and papers relating to Mickle's service as prize agent for...
Dates: 1753-1825

Miscellaneous Scripts Collection

Call Number: DRA 38

This collection consists of scripts written for the stage, screen, and television. It includes scripts from the “American Playhouse” PBS television series and the Federal Theatre Project.

Dates: 1938-2002, bulk 1978-1986

Donald Oenslager papers

Call Number: MS 1416

The papers include clippings, albums, photographs, glass slides, and set designs documenting the career of Donald Oenslager as educator and set designer.

Dates: 1925-1974

Philip Rose papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 438
Abstract: The Philip Rose Papers consist of correspondence, notes, contracts, photographs, drawings, printed material, and audiovisual recordings documenting the work of theatre producer Philip Rose. Rose's production files comprise the bulk of the collection, documenting the shows he produced in varying degrees of detail; the productions Purlie Victorious, Purlie, A Raisin in the Sun, Shenandoah, and Split Second are particularly well documented. Files for most productions include legal and financial...
Dates: 1944-2007

Sarah Ruhl papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1139

The papers include writings, teaching files, and other materials documenting Ruhl’s career as a playwright and essayist and teacher of poetry, playwriting, and modern drama.

Dates: 1990-2017

Redd Foxx scripts

Call Number: JWJ MSS 242
Scope and Contents:

The collection include scripts used by Redd Foxx on the television show Sanford and Son from all six seasons of the show. Some of the scripts include Redd Foxx’s annotations. Also included are sheet music, some of which were used for Sanford and Son and other Redd Foxx performances. The dates listed for the scripts are the dates in which the scripts were created.

Dates: bulk circa 1953-1976

Richard Brinsley Sheridan collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 284

The collection contains letters by, to and concerning Sheridan, including letters by Sheridan to Robert Barclay, the Duke of Bedford, and Samuel Whitehead; and writings by Sheridan, including four manuscript copies of the School for Scandal, one with annotations and corrections in Sheridan's hand; a holograph draft of a comic opera, The Foresters; and notes for Affectation, a projected comedy.

Dates: 1769-1814

George Sklar and Miriam Blecher papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1446

The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, personal papers, and other papers by or relating to George Sklar and Miriam Blecher.

Dates: 1898-2001

Jules Supervielle collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 444

Contains drafts of various plays and poems, and a printed version of Debarcaderes, which has been annotated by Supervielle; and letters and drafts of letters from Supervielle, including one to Felisberto Hernández.

Dates: 1922-1947

Norman Walsh Taylor papers

Call Number: DRA 50

The collection contains material created by Norman Walsh Taylor related to his time at Yale Drama School, Union Theological Seminary, and other playwriting endeavors. It includes theatrical production photographs, scripts, class notes, and some biographical memorabilia.

Dates: 1925-1995

Maurine Watkins papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1079

The Maurine Watkins Papers, which span from 1890 to 2012, contain writings, including scripts and short stories, printed material, correspondence, photographs and other papers by or relating to Maurine Watkins. Watkins was a journalist and playwright whose most well-known work was the play "Chicago," which Bob Fosse adapted into an award-winning musical.

Dates: circa 1890-2012

Constance Welch papers

Call Number: MS 1841

The papers consist of correspondence written to Constance Welch primarily by former students, some on the occasion of her retirement from Yale University, and a desk diary, 1952.

Dates: 1944-1976

Frank Percy Wilson Papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 157

The Frank Percy Wilson Papers contain correspondence, research files, and notes for articles and projected longer works, including an edition of Tabacco; the British Academy biography of E. K. Chambers; and works on Elizabethan vocabulary and proverbs.

Dates: 1912-1961

William Kurtz Wimsatt papers

Call Number: MS 769
Abstract: The papers are entirely professional including a small amount of correspondence, teaching materials, unpublished speeches and writings, copies of his published works, subject files and notes. Wimsatt's teaching materials, which contain bibliographies, notes on his readings, and outlines for class presentations, make up more than half of the papers. Copies of almost all of Wimsatt's published work together with the related correspondence are also in the papers. His advocacy of the New...
Dates: 1935-1975

Yale Dramatic Association records concerning stage blue

Call Number: RU 858

The records consist of the budget, tickets, an invitation, a program, a script, and a commemorative publication documenting the Yale Stage Blue production.

Dates: 2000

Yale School of Drama Doctor of Fine Arts Dissertations

Call Number: DRA 27

The collection consists of dissertations written in partial completion of the requirements for the Yale School of Drama Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

Dates: 1958-2014