Dramatists -- United States -- 20th Century
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Jan Erik Bouman collection of James Purdy
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1510
Overview: This collection contains writings of American author James Purdy, correspondence of Purdy and Dutch printer Jan Erik Bouman, photographs, drawings and a sketchbook by Purdy, ephemera, printed material, and computer media. Writings include typescript drafts of poems, novels, plays, and shorter works by Purdy, as well as published versions of Purdy's poems issued by Bouman's Utrecht-based press Hugin & Munin.
Sandi Carroll Papers Relating to Early Productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars
Call Number: JWJ MSS 188
Overview: The papers consist of scripts, notes, rehearsal schedules, venue descriptions and other materials that document the productions of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and on Broadway in New York City, in 1995-1996. The material also provides a record of how characters and dialogue in the play were changed and developed during these productions. Also included are several corrected proofs of the script as it was being prepared for...
James Joseph Daly papers
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...
Lee Wilson Dodd papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 695
Overview: The collection consists of material created by and relating to Lee Wilson Dodd, documenting his career as a playwright and author of fiction. The bulk of the collection consists of drafts and circulating versions of playscripts and other writings by Dodd (including a draft of a single novel, Mouse). Also included are two folders of correspondence, one folder of playbills, and one folder of photographic negatives.
Owen Dodson 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
Jacques Guicharnaud papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 883
Overview: The Jacques Guicharnaud Papers consist of correspondence with literary and teaching colleagues, publishers, family, and friends; autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of plays, literary criticism, and other writings; a small amount of drafts and offprints of literary criticism by colleagues; syllabi, lecture notes, and administrative papers relating to teaching at Yale University and Harvard University; printed material including theater programs and clippings relating to theater in France...
Dates: 1943-circa 2005
A. R. Gurney papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 728
Overview: The A. R. Gurney Papers document the life and career of American playwright and novelist A. R. Gurney and consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and photographs.
Dates: circa 1947-2016
New Dramatists records
Call Number: YCAL MSS 690
Overview: The records date from the organization's founding in 1949 and include administrative correspondence, application files, financial and fund-raising records, internal reports, audio recordings and transcripts of guest lectures and craft discussions, audio recordings of board meetings and play readings, photographs, scrapbooks holding clippings about the organization, artwork and production materials for New Dramatists newsletters and publications, and other files related to the group's management...
Eugene O'Neill papers addition
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
Sarah Ruhl papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1139
Overview: 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.
George Sklar and Miriam Blecher papers
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.
Austin Strong papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 619
Overview: The Austin Strong Papers contain correspondence, theater scripts, artwork, notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, photograph albums, printed material, and professional and personal papers. The papers primarily document Strong's professional work as a playwright, stage designer, theater producer, author, artist, and landscape architect. A small amount of material documents his work as a volunteer air raid warden in the 1940s.
Paula Vogel papers
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.
Maurine Watkins papers
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
Ron Whyte papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 670
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs, audiovisual material, and personal papers that document the life and work of playwright, editor, and activist Ron Whyte (circa 1942-1989). The largest series, Writings, includes drafts and circulating versions of dozens of works of drama and prose by Ron Whyte, including many unproduced plays. The documentation of Whyte's writings also includes material from his time as a student, spanning from high school to...
Mary Hoyt Wiborg papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1408
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, printed material, and electronic files by or relating to Mary Hoyt Wiborg. Materials document her life as an expatriate in France, service as a volunteer nurse in both World Wars, and work as a playwright. Included are letters from Wiborg to her father Frank Bestow Wiborg in 1918, describing her experiences at a French military hospital during World War I, and correspondence with her sisters Sara Murphy and Olga...
Dates: circa 1910s-2017, bulk 1914-1964
Max Wilk papers
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
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...