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Dramatists, American -- 20th Century -- Archives

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

James Joseph Daly papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 649
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and professional activity of poet and playwright James Joseph Daly. Correspondence in the collection consists chiefly of incoming correspondence from writers, journal editors, publishers, and others, but also includes drafts and carbons of outgoing letters and writings and enclosures. Correspondents include Elizabeth Ames at Yaddo, Kenneth Burke, John Cheever, Padraic Colum, Malcolm Cowley at The New...
Dates: 1916-1949

Owen Dodson collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 103
Scope and Contents: The Owen Dodson Collection consists of correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, artwork, and posters that document the life and work of American playwright and poet Owen Dodson. The bulk of the material was created and accumulated by Owen Dodson in the course of his activities as an author and theater director, though portions of the collection were acquired from other sources.
Dates: 1896-1982, bulk 1936-1982

John Guare papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 411
Overview: The John Guare Papers document the work and life of the playwright and educator John Guare. The papers consist of production files, professional correspondence, writings, writings of others, subject files, personal effects, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and one reel-to-reel sound recording. The bulk of the material spans the years 1962-2010.
Dates: 1914-2010

Montgomery Hare papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 246
Overview: The collection consists of writings, notebooks and sketchbooks, correspondence, personal files, theater files, and audio material, and documents Hare's work as a playwright, producer, and director, and his work in other literary genres.
Dates: 1908-1996

James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976

Larry Kramer papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 722
Overview: The collection documents the career of Larry Kramer as a playwright and author, an advocate for gay rights, and an activist in the fight against AIDS. The collection consists of writings, including manuscripts and drafts of plays, books, screenplays, and articles; AIDS-related material; diaries; correspondence; photographs; printed material; audiovisual material; and other papers. There is also substantial material relating to the founding of Gay Men's Health Crisis and the AIDS Coalition to...
Dates: 1920-2019

James Lapine papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 715
Overview: 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

Eugene O'Neill papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 123
Overview: The Eugene O'Neill Papers document the life of dramatist Eugene O'Neill, especially his life with Carlotta Monterey O'Neill after 1928. Correspondents include O'Neill's lawyers, Harry Weinberger and Winfield E. Aronberg; his agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc.; friends and colleagues; and family members, including his daughter, Oona, his sons, Shane and Eugene, Jr., his third wife, Carlotta, and her daughter, Cynthia Chapman Stram.The collection also contains Carlotta's...
Dates: 1872-1970, bulk 1930-1959

Eugene O'Neill papers addition

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 597
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...
Dates: 1852-1951, bulk 1920-1940

Robert J. Hare Powel papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 494
Overview: The papers contain writings and other materials 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...
Dates: 1869-1959

George Sklar and Miriam Blecher papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1446
Overview: 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

Paula Vogel papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 972
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.
Dates: 1949-2013

Maurine Watkins papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1079
Overview: 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

Max Wilk papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 828
Overview: The collection consists of typescript drafts of books, plays, screenplays, radio plays, teleplays, and notes, transcripts of interviews, and other research materials relating to Wilk's various writing projects; correspondence with friends, professional colleagues, and research subjects; scrapbooks; audiovisual material; printed material including magazines, books, and stage production programs of shows he wrote or attended; posters; music scores; and other materials documenting Wilk's literary...
Dates: 1735-2011, bulk 1944-2005

Eugene Winick papers relating to Eugene O'Neill

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 758
Overview: The Eugene Winick papers relating to Eugene O'Neill consist of correspondence and other papers dating from the mid 1920s through late 1940s. There is correspondence addressed to Eugene and Carlotta O'Neill from publishers, literary agents, law firms, and individuals, with large files for the literary agency, Richard J. Madden Play Company, Random House, Theatre Guild, and the law firm of Harry Weinberger. There are also subject folders for "foreign letters" and "requests" relating to...
Dates: 1923-1949