American drama -- 20th Century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Philip Barry papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 414
Overview: The Philip Barry Papers document Barry's development and career as a playwright, from his earliest production at Yale in 1919 to his final work in 1949. The Papers are composed chiefly of Barry's notes, sketches, and drafts of his plays, materials relating to the production and publication of his plays, and correspondence with friends, family, fans, and colleagues in the worlds of theater and literature. Additional materials are also present, including scripts of plays by other authors, college...
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...
Nancy Cole Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 749
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Kay Boyle, Donald Gallup, Robert Haas, Marcel Marceau and the artist Henry Miller; photographs; clippings; printed material; sound recordings; and manuscripts relating to the production of Nancy Cole's one-woman show, Gertrude Stein's Gertrude Stein, and other projects, including One of Each.
Donald Clifford Gallup papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 838
Overview: Correspondence, writings, research files, personal papers, photographs, printed material and other papers documenting both the professional and personal activities of Donald Gallup as scholarly bibliographer, editor, curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature, and book and manuscript collector on his own account. The majority of the collection consists of Gallup's own papers, including personal, professional and editorial correspondence; a small amount of personal papers; research...
Dates: 1754-2000, bulk 1920-1995
Gilbert A. Harrison papers relating to Thornton Wilder
Call Number: YCAL MSS 372
Overview: The collection contains research files, interviews, correspondence, writings, and other materials relating to Gilbert A. Harrison's biography of Thornton Wilder, The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder (New Haven: Ticknor & Fields, 1983). Harrison's research files, which include notes, photocopies of correspondence and writings, and clippings, make up the bulk of the collection. In addition to the research files, the collection includes: sound recordings of interviews with members of the...
John Guare papers
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, correspondence, writings, writings of others, subject files, personal effects, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and computer and audiovisual media. The bulk of the material spans the years 1962–2010.
Montgomery Hare papers
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.
Larry Kramer papers
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...
James Lapine papers
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.
Sinclair Lewis papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 268
Overview: The Sinclair Lewis Papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and personal papers documenting the life and work of novelist and author Sinclair Lewis.
Dates: 1866-1964, bulk 1910-1950
Archibald MacLeish Collection Addition
Call Number: YCAL MSS 269
Overview: The Archibald MacLeish Collection Addition consists of material related to the life and career of the American poet Archibald MacLeish received by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library after the processing of the Archibald MacLeish Collection acquired in 1976. The Addition consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, personal papers, and sound recordings documenting MacLeish and his family between 1801 and 1995.
Philip Rose papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 438
Overview: 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...
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.
Delmore Schwartz papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 334
Overview: The Delmore Schwartz Papers document the life and work of the writer, editor, and teacher Delmore Schwartz. The papers consist of writings, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, personal papers and effects, drawings, clippings, and printed material. Writings and notebooks comprise the bulk of the papers. Writings include drafts of poems, stories, essays, reviews, criticism, lectures, and other writings. Notebooks span two decades and document Schwartz's increasingly troubled mind and frantic...
Dates: 1906-1975, bulk 1926-1966
Robert Penn Warren papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 51
Overview: The papers consist of drafts of manuscripts and related material, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting Warren's life from his undergraduate years until his death in 1989.
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
Thornton Wilder papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 108
Overview: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence with family, friends, and literary colleagues; and writings, accompanied by related material. There are smaller amounts of personal papers, printed material, photographs, memorabilia, and audio recordings. The material documents Wilder's life and work, in particular his career as a successful novelist and playwright.Series I, Correspondence, consists of four subseries: Family Correspondence; General Correspondence; First Name Only and...
Dates: 1892-1991, bulk 1935-1975
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
William Carlos Williams papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 116
Overview: The William Carlos Williams Papers document the life and work of poet, prose writer, dramatist, and physician William Carlos Williams. The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, medical records, artwork, sound recordings, newspaper clippings and printed material, and personal papers. The papers primarily document Williams's life as a prolific writer, including drafts of prose, poetry, drama, lectures and readings; and correspondence and writings of others that reveal his...
Dates: circa 1880-1985, bulk 1930-1973
John C. Wilson Theater Collection on Noel Coward
Call Number: GEN MSS 608
Overview: Collection, including playscripts, production files, and printed materials, documenting the professional collaboration between American theater producer and director John C. Wilson and British playwright Noel Coward.