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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1896-1917
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
The Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings and programs relating to the musical career of Witherspoon, a Metropolitan Opera basso and performer of songs in recital. (View full finding aid.)
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Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks
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TC088
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2.5 linear feet (2 flat boxes)
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1896-1917
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The Herbert Witherspoon Scrapbooks consists of newspaper clippings and programs relating to the musical career of Witherspoon, a Metropolitan Opera basso and performer of songs in recital.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1939-1967
Extent: 7.20 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Reginald Lawrence Papers consists primarily of typescripts of plays Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1921) wrote for theater, film, and television, as well as short stories, poetry, outlines and notes for various projects, some letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings. (View full finding aid.)
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Reginald Lawrence Papers
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TC038
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7.20 linear feet (14 boxes)
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1939-1967
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The Reginald Lawrence Papers consists primarily of typescripts of plays Lawrence (Princeton Class of 1921) wrote for theater, film, and television, as well as short stories, poetry, outlines and notes for various projects, some letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1952-1956
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
This collection consists of 175 letters (1952-1956, undated) by the American stage and screen actress Anne Baxter to her publicist and friend Russell Birdwell. (View full finding aid.)
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Anne Baxter Letters to Russell Birdwell
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TC102
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0.4 linear feet (1 archival box)
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1952-1956
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This collection consists of 175 letters (1952-1956, undated) by the American stage and screen actress Anne Baxter to her publicist and friend Russell Birdwell.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1895-1931
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (1 record center carton, 1 archival box)
The Vaudeville Collection consists mainly of playbills of vaudeville productions with souvenir books, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material. (View full finding aid.)
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Vaudeville Collection
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TC080
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1.4 linear feet (1 record center carton, 1 archival box)
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1895-1931
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The Vaudeville Collection consists mainly of playbills of vaudeville productions with souvenir books, printed matter, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
18th-20th century
Extent: 44.8 linear feet
This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe. (View full finding aid.)
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Broadside Playbills
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TC113
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44.8 linear feet
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18th-20th century
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This collection contains broadside playbills from the United States, England, and Europe.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1909-1950
Extent: 1.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes, 1 record center carton)
Julia Marlowe (1866-1950), who was also known as Sarah Frances Frost, was an American actress and Shakespearean performer. Her collection consists chiefly of letters to Ida Rissland Perscheid. Also included are photographs of both Marlowe and her husband, E. H. Sothern, articles by and about them, memorabilia, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. (View full finding aid.)
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Julia Marlowe Collection
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TC045
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1.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes, 1 record center carton)
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1909-1950
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Julia Marlowe (1866-1950), who was also known as Sarah Frances Frost, was an American actress and Shakespearean performer. Her collection consists chiefly of letters to Ida Rissland Perscheid. Also included are photographs of both Marlowe and her husband, E. H. Sothern, articles by and about them, memorabilia, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1934-1979
Extent: 10.1 linear feet (18 archival boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes)
Clinton Wilder (Princeton Class of 1943) was an American theatrical producer. His collection consists of playbills he collected as well as typescripts and production materials of plays he produced. (View full finding aid.)
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Clinton Wilder Collection
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TC085
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10.1 linear feet (18 archival boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes)
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1934-1979
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Clinton Wilder (Princeton Class of 1943) was an American theatrical producer. His collection consists of playbills he collected as well as typescripts and production materials of plays he produced.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
circa 1913-1940
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Willam Churchill De Mille (1878-1955) was an American playwright, producer, and lecturer. The William C. and Cecil B. De Mille Collection consists of playscripts by William, and some co-authored by his younger brother Cecil. (View full finding aid.)
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William C. and Cecil B. De Mille Collection
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TC142
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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circa 1913-1940
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Willam Churchill De Mille (1878-1955) was an American playwright, producer, and lecturer. The William C. and Cecil B. De Mille Collection consists of playscripts by William, and some co-authored by his younger brother Cecil.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1938-1959
Extent: 23.75 cubic feet (11 boxes)
The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938. (View full finding aid.)
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Radio Broadcasting Collection
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TC060
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23.75 cubic feet (11 boxes)
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1938-1959
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The Radio Broadcasting Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for "The Cavalcade of America" and "The Bookman" as well as promotional material for the major radio networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, the Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Municipal Broadcasting System (WNYC). Included is material regarding the coverage of news during the latter years of World War II and copies of clippings about the Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" in 1938.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1901-1976
(Bulk: 1925-1955)
Extent: 60 linear feet (99 archival boxes, 1 12x15 flat box, 4 5.5x12 photograph boxes, 19 8.5x12 photograph boxes, 8 record center cartons, 2 oversize flat boxes)
The Theater Photographs Collection contains still photographs of American actors and actresses as well as scenes from plays and includes clippings and printed matter. (View full finding aid.)
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Theater Photographs Collection
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TC090
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60 linear feet (99 archival boxes, 1 12x15 flat box, 4 5.5x12 photograph boxes, 19 8.5x12 photograph boxes, 8 record center cartons, 2 oversize flat boxes)
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1901-1976
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1925-1955
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The Theater Photographs Collection contains still photographs of American actors and actresses as well as scenes from plays and includes clippings and printed matter.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1923-1940
Extent: 7 linear feet (121 volumes)
Sam H. Harris was an American theatrical producer. His collection consists of bound typescripts of 121 plays, most of which were produced by Harris in the 1920s and 1930s, written by such well-known playwrights as George S. Kaufman, Otto Harbach, John Golden, and Noel Coward. (View full finding aid.)
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Sam Harris Collection
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TC025
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7 linear feet (121 volumes)
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1923-1940
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Sam H. Harris was an American theatrical producer. His collection consists of bound typescripts of 121 plays, most of which were produced by Harris in the 1920s and 1930s, written by such well-known playwrights as George S. Kaufman, Otto Harbach, John Golden, and Noel Coward.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1890s-1955
Extent: 10.2 linear feet (18 boxes, 3 record center cartons)
Consists of the papers of song-writer, playwright, and poet Clare Beecher Kummer. Included are manuscript plays, musical compositions, songs, verse, and correspondence. (View full finding aid.)
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Clare Beecher Kummer Papers
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TC104
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10.2 linear feet (18 boxes, 3 record center cartons)
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1890s-1955
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Consists of the papers of song-writer, playwright, and poet Clare Beecher Kummer. Included are manuscript plays, musical compositions, songs, verse, and correspondence.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1904-1974
(Bulk: 1914-1962)
Extent: 11.2 linear feet (28 archival boxes)
Charles Lawton Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916) was an American playwright and advertising writer. His collection contains ninety-four drafts, fragments, and fully-conceived plays, as well as poems, essays, and an autobiography covering fifty years of his life as a devotee of the theater. (View full finding aid.)
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C. Lawton Campbell Papers
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TC008
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11.2 linear feet (28 archival boxes)
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1904-1974
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1914-1962
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Charles Lawton Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916) was an American playwright and advertising writer. His collection contains ninety-four drafts, fragments, and fully-conceived plays, as well as poems, essays, and an autobiography covering fifty years of his life as a devotee of the theater.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1866-1870
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (5 record center cartons, 1 oversize flat box)
William Showles (1856-1924) was an American circus equestrian. The Showles Circus Costume Collection consists of parts of costumes--caps, shoes, jackets, tights, and an equestrian hat--worn by members of the Showles family, equestrians who traveled with small circuses from the mid-1800s until after the beginning of this century. (View full finding aid.)
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Showles Circus Costume Collection
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TC067
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6.5 linear feet (5 record center cartons, 1 oversize flat box)
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1866-1870
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William Showles (1856-1924) was an American circus equestrian. The Showles Circus Costume Collection consists of parts of costumes--caps, shoes, jackets, tights, and an equestrian hat--worn by members of the Showles family, equestrians who traveled with small circuses from the mid-1800s until after the beginning of this century.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1882-1961
Extent: 34 linear feet (85 archival boxes)
This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection
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TC030
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34 linear feet (85 archival boxes)
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1882-1961
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This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1890s-1942
Extent: 11.6 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942). (View full finding aid.)
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Anonymous Playscripts Collection
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TC112
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11.6 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
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1890s-1942
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Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942).
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1989
Extent: 4.8 linear feet (13 archival boxes)
The Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection contains printed programs, souvenir programs, clippings, and reviews of various ballet companies and choreographers. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection
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TC122
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4.8 linear feet (13 archival boxes)
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1940-1989
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The Miscellaneous Dance Files Collection contains printed programs, souvenir programs, clippings, and reviews of various ballet companies and choreographers.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1814-1933
Extent: 1 box
Consists of theater programs, newspaper clippings, and articles on English actor Edmund Kean, as well as portraits of Kean in various dramatic roles. (View full finding aid.)
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Edmund Kean Collection
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TC131
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1 box
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1814-1933
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Consists of theater programs, newspaper clippings, and articles on English actor Edmund Kean, as well as portraits of Kean in various dramatic roles.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1930-1980s
Extent: 52.8 linear feet (132 archival boxes)
Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Screenplays
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TC111
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52.8 linear feet (132 archival boxes)
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1930-1980s
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Consists of miscellaneous screenplays and related materials, such as continuity, superimposed versions (i.e. script translations), release dialogue scripts, and revisions/drafts. There are also a few information packets--these include interviews with and/or biographies of stars, synopses, and various and sundry other materials meant for release.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1823-1976
(Bulk: 1829-1905)
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was an American actor and author. His collection consists of biographical newspaper clippings, 2 copies of his Autobiography, theatrical criticism and approbation, and clippings on family matters. (View full finding aid.)
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Joseph Jefferson Collection
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TC132
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1823-1976
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1829-1905
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Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was an American actor and author. His collection consists of biographical newspaper clippings, 2 copies of his Autobiography, theatrical criticism and approbation, and clippings on family matters.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1869-1980
Extent: 15.4 linear feet (21 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons)
The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues. (View full finding aid.)
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Performing Arts Serials Collection
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TC110
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15.4 linear feet (21 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons)
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1869-1980
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The Performing Arts Serials Collection consists of serial printed material concerning the performing arts, including circus, dance, film, opera, radio, speech, television, theater, and vaudeville. For the most part, publications are represented by a sample or two issues.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1973
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
The collection consists of letters by American educator and playwright Louis Ellsworth Laflin (Princeton Class of 1924) to George R. Kernodle (a friend from Yale Drama School), written over thirty-three years. Also included are Laflin's notes and papers on Asian/Indian, Egyptian, and Greek drama, copies of six plays written by him, and copies of two essays on the founding and history of Princeton's Theatre Intime. (View full finding aid.)
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Kernodle Collection of Louis E. Laflin
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TC037
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1940-1973
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The collection consists of letters by American educator and playwright Louis Ellsworth Laflin (Princeton Class of 1924) to George R. Kernodle (a friend from Yale Drama School), written over thirty-three years. Also included are Laflin's notes and papers on Asian/Indian, Egyptian, and Greek drama, copies of six plays written by him, and copies of two essays on the founding and history of Princeton's Theatre Intime.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1917-1946
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
Mavis Kalmar was an English stage actress. Her collection consists of correspondence (1917-1946), two diaries (undated), two sketchbooks, and photographs. (View full finding aid.)
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Mavis Kalmar Papers
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TC105
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0.8 linear feet (2 archival boxes)
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1917-1946
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Mavis Kalmar was an English stage actress. Her collection consists of correspondence (1917-1946), two diaries (undated), two sketchbooks, and photographs.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1879-1965
(Bulk: 1930-1960)
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 record center carton)
Consists of playbills, programs, and some other printed material relating to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. (View full finding aid.)
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Gilbert and Sullivan Collection
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TC117
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1 linear feet (1 record center carton)
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1879-1965
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1930-1960
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Consists of playbills, programs, and some other printed material relating to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1850s-1988
Extent: 16 linear feet (18 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons, 1 oversize flat box)
Consists of files (clippings, programs, books, caricatures, etc.) on people involved in theater, from the mid-19th century through the late 1980s, including actors, dramatists, directors, scholars, and designers. (View full finding aid.)
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Theater People Subject Files
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TC106
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16 linear feet (18 archival boxes, 7 record center cartons, 1 oversize flat box)
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1850s-1988
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Consists of files (clippings, programs, books, caricatures, etc.) on people involved in theater, from the mid-19th century through the late 1980s, including actors, dramatists, directors, scholars, and designers.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1922-1937
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Marie Bashkirtseff Collection consists of newspaper and book reviews about her published journal and later biographies about her; one engraved portrait; one engraved illustration. (View full finding aid.)
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Marie Bashkirtseff Collection
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TC135
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1922-1937
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The Marie Bashkirtseff Collection consists of newspaper and book reviews about her published journal and later biographies about her; one engraved portrait; one engraved illustration.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1893-1973
Extent: 7 linear feet (57 scrapbooks in 13 enclosures and 4 record center cartons)
Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters. (View full finding aid.)
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Arthur Friedman Collection of Programs and Playbills
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TC019
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7 linear feet (57 scrapbooks in 13 enclosures and 4 record center cartons)
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1893-1973
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Arthur Friedman is an American collector in music and theater. His collection consists of bound scrapbooks of opera programs and playbills for theater and concert performances covering eighty years of regular attendance by Friedman in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, and various legitimate theaters.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1810-1866
(Bulk: 1825-1855)
Extent: 0.45 cubic feet (1 box)
William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was an English actor and theater manager. The collection consists of selected correspondence, letters written by members of his family, and some letters, articles, and miscellaneous documents about him. A significant number of letters (45) are from Macready's friend, William Frederick Pollock. (View full finding aid.)
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William Charles Macready Collection
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TC042
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0.45 cubic feet (1 box)
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1810-1866
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1825-1855
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William Charles Macready (1793-1873) was an English actor and theater manager. The collection consists of selected correspondence, letters written by members of his family, and some letters, articles, and miscellaneous documents about him. A significant number of letters (45) are from Macready's friend, William Frederick Pollock.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1928
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection consists of two boxes of typescripts, screenplays, and scene descriptions by American playwright and screenwriter Townsend Martin (Princeton Class of 1917) as well as one box of similar material by other authors, such as Willis Goldbeck and Fannie Hurst. (View full finding aid.)
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Townsend Martin Collection
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TC031
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1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1928
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This collection consists of two boxes of typescripts, screenplays, and scene descriptions by American playwright and screenwriter Townsend Martin (Princeton Class of 1917) as well as one box of similar material by other authors, such as Willis Goldbeck and Fannie Hurst.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1800s-1900s
Extent: 6.6 linear feet (14 archival boxes and one record center box)
The Miscellaneous Circus Collection consists of subject files on all aspects of the circus: acts, organizations, and specific performers and circuses. Included are photographs, programs and other ephemera, and clippings. (View full finding aid.)
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Miscellaneous Circus Collection
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TC118
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6.6 linear feet (14 archival boxes and one record center box)
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1800s-1900s
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The Miscellaneous Circus Collection consists of subject files on all aspects of the circus: acts, organizations, and specific performers and circuses. Included are photographs, programs and other ephemera, and clippings.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1931-1979
Extent: 31.95 cubic feet (71 boxes)
Consists of screenplays for over 500 films produced by Columbia Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Twentieth Century Fox, and others. (View full finding aid.)
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Screenplays Collection
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TC064
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31.95 cubic feet (71 boxes)
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1931-1979
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Consists of screenplays for over 500 films produced by Columbia Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Twentieth Century Fox, and others.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1947-1950
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
This collection consists of letters to H. Wright Johnson (Princeton Class of 1948) regarding Harley Granville-Barker, the subject of Johnson's senior thesis at Princeton. Included is Johnson's thesis, typescripts and correspondence concerning The Prevalence of Witches and Weekending, and correspondence between Johnson and George Bernard Shaw who worked closely with Granville-Barker in the English theater. (View full finding aid.)
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H. Wright Johnson Collection on Harley Granville-Barker
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TC029
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1.2 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
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1947-1950
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This collection consists of letters to H. Wright Johnson (Princeton Class of 1948) regarding Harley Granville-Barker, the subject of Johnson's senior thesis at Princeton. Included is Johnson's thesis, typescripts and correspondence concerning The Prevalence of Witches and Weekending, and correspondence between Johnson and George Bernard Shaw who worked closely with Granville-Barker in the English theater.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1929-1958
Extent: 6.4 linear feet (6 boxes, 4 record center cartons)
Contains records concerning plays directed by Bretaigne Windust (Princeton Class of 1929), mainly for the University Players, of which he was a co-founder. (View full finding aid.)
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Bretaigne Windust Collection
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TC087
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6.4 linear feet (6 boxes, 4 record center cartons)
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1929-1958
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Contains records concerning plays directed by Bretaigne Windust (Princeton Class of 1929), mainly for the University Players, of which he was a co-founder.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1900-1969
(Bulk: 1913-1959)
Extent: 5.7 linear feet (4 record center cartons, 3 archival boxes, 1 shoebox [12x15])
The collection consists mainly of playbills of American dramatic productions covering over forty-five years of play-going by T. H. Vail Motter (Princeton Class of 1922) but includes some early 20th-century playbills from the London theater as well as foreign playbills from Greece, Turkey, Belgium, China, Japan, Denmark, Holland, and England. (View full finding aid.)
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T. H. Vail Motter Playbills Collection
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TC052
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5.7 linear feet (4 record center cartons, 3 archival boxes, 1 shoebox [12x15])
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1900-1969
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1913-1959
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The collection consists mainly of playbills of American dramatic productions covering over forty-five years of play-going by T. H. Vail Motter (Princeton Class of 1922) but includes some early 20th-century playbills from the London theater as well as foreign playbills from Greece, Turkey, Belgium, China, Japan, Denmark, Holland, and England.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1923-1961
Extent: 0.90 cubic feet (1 box)
Robert MacArthur Crawford (Princeton Class of 1925) was an American songwriter and singer. His collection consists of sheet music of songs, mainly with patriotic themes. Some of the songs are in his hand but most of them in printed form, including the U.S. Air Force's theme song, "The Army Air Corps." In addition, there are two packages of records (78 rpm) of his songs. (View full finding aid.)
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Robert M. Crawford Songs
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TC010
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0.90 cubic feet (1 box)
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1923-1961
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Robert MacArthur Crawford (Princeton Class of 1925) was an American songwriter and singer. His collection consists of sheet music of songs, mainly with patriotic themes. Some of the songs are in his hand but most of them in printed form, including the U.S. Air Force's theme song, "The Army Air Corps." In addition, there are two packages of records (78 rpm) of his songs.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1979
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979. (View full finding aid.)
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American Ballet Theatre Programs
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TC004
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1.6 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
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1940-1979
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The American Ballet Theatre is an American ballet company founded by Oliver Smith and Lucia Chase in 1940. The collection consists of programs of performances of the Ballet Theatre dance company from its first performance in 1940 until 1979.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1938-1947
Extent: 15.40 cubic feet (36 boxes)
The Radio Scripts Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for various radio programs such as "The Cavalcade of America" (represented by the most scripts), "The Eternal Light," "Books and Authors," "What's New in Books," "Pepper Young's Family," "The Goldbergs," and others. (View full finding aid.)
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Radio Scripts Collection
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TC059
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15.40 cubic feet (36 boxes)
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1938-1947
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The Radio Scripts Collection consists of typescripts of scripts for various radio programs such as "The Cavalcade of America" (represented by the most scripts), "The Eternal Light," "Books and Authors," "What's New in Books," "Pepper Young's Family," "The Goldbergs," and others.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Rare Book Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1803-1923
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
The Playbills Printed on Satin collection comprises 46 playbills printed on satin fabric. (View full finding aid.)
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Playbills Printed on Satin
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TC114
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1.6 linear feet (1 oversize flat box)
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1803-1923
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The Playbills Printed on Satin collection comprises 46 playbills printed on satin fabric.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1922-1958
Extent: 8 linear feet (137 volumes in 8 record center cartons)
The L. Ashton Sly Collection of Musical Scores is a 137 volume collection of vocal scores and/or libretti for one hundred twenty-three musical comedies, comic operas, and operettas, including twenty-eight full production promptbooks. These are arranged alphabetically by title and housed in 8 record center cartons. (View full finding aid.)
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L. Ashton Sly Collection of Musical Scores
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TC068
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8 linear feet (137 volumes in 8 record center cartons)
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1922-1958
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The L. Ashton Sly Collection of Musical Scores is a 137 volume collection of vocal scores and/or libretti for one hundred twenty-three musical comedies, comic operas, and operettas, including twenty-eight full production promptbooks. These are arranged alphabetically by title and housed in 8 record center cartons.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1926-1967
Extent: 37.5 linear feet (83 archival boxes, 1 oversized box)
Consists of the business records of Gerard B. Lambert (Princeton Class of 1908), including correspondence, bills, invoices, and financial statements, which reflect his position as head of the Lambert Pharmacal Co. of St. Louis, developers and manufacturers of Listerine. (View full finding aid.)
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Gerard Lambert Business Records Collection
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C0371
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37.5 linear feet (83 archival boxes, 1 oversized box)
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1926-1967
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Consists of the business records of Gerard B. Lambert (Princeton Class of 1908), including correspondence, bills, invoices, and financial statements, which reflect his position as head of the Lambert Pharmacal Co. of St. Louis, developers and manufacturers of Listerine.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1940-1990
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
This collection consists of papers of Diego, Cuban poet, author, and translator. Included are correspondence between Diego, his wife, various friends and other writers. (View full finding aid.)
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Eliseo Diego Papers
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C0863
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0.25 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
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1940-1990
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This collection consists of papers of Diego, Cuban poet, author, and translator. Included are correspondence between Diego, his wife, various friends and other writers.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1707-1946
(Bulk: 1894-1946)
Extent: 2 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The American Revolution (1923), Charles H. McIlwaine (Princeton Class of 1894) was a professor of history and government at both Princeton (1905-1910) and Harvard University (1926-1946). His papers include notes, lectures, and other miscellaneous personal papers. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles H. McIlwaine Papers
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C0720
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2 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
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1707-1946
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1894-1946
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Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The American Revolution (1923), Charles H. McIlwaine (Princeton Class of 1894) was a professor of history and government at both Princeton (1905-1910) and Harvard University (1926-1946). His papers include notes, lectures, and other miscellaneous personal papers.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1935-1970
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (17 archival boxes)
Visiting Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Princeton and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Edward Kendall conducted biochemical research and is best known for his work on the hormones of the cortex of the adrenal glands. His collection includes typescripts of scientific articles, laboratory notebooks and notes, correspondence regarding patients, and a great deal of printed material. (View full finding aid.)
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Edward Kendall Papers
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C0669
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13.5 linear feet (17 archival boxes)
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1935-1970
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Visiting Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Princeton and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Edward Kendall conducted biochemical research and is best known for his work on the hormones of the cortex of the adrenal glands. His collection includes typescripts of scientific articles, laboratory notebooks and notes, correspondence regarding patients, and a great deal of printed material.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1927-1980s
(Bulk: 1940-1970)
Extent: 9 linear feet (4 record center cartons, 4 archival boxes)
Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works. (View full finding aid.)
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Gerald Eades Bentley Papers
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C0754
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9 linear feet (4 record center cartons, 4 archival boxes)
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1927-1980s
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1940-1970
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Shakespearean scholar Gerald Eades Bentley was a professor of English at Princeton University (1945-1970) and assistant librarian for Special Collections (1971-1973). His papers consists of notes, typescripts, and galleys for three published works, The Jacobean and Caroline Stage (1941-1968), The Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1971), and The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (1984), as well as various speeches, articles, and correspondence about his works.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1776-1916
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (8 record center cartons)
Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856). (View full finding aid.)
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Alfred A. Woodhull Collection
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C0358
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7.5 linear feet (8 record center cartons)
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1776-1916
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Consists of works, correspondence, genealogical information, photographs, miscellaneous material, and printed works of surgeon and medical inspector Alfred A. Woodhull (Princeton Class of 1856).
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
circa 1910-1930
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
The Papers contain manuscripts, lists, and notes of American author and historian Arthur Julian Pilgram (Princeton Class of 1902) for his six-volume work, Military Compendium of Napoleon and His Armies, which covers the Napoleonic and Spanish Wars and the history and organization of the French army. (View full finding aid.)
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Arthur J. Pilgram Papers
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C0549
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2.5 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
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circa 1910-1930
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The Papers contain manuscripts, lists, and notes of American author and historian Arthur Julian Pilgram (Princeton Class of 1902) for his six-volume work, Military Compendium of Napoleon and His Armies, which covers the Napoleonic and Spanish Wars and the history and organization of the French army.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1886-1939
Extent: 22.5 cubic feet (49 archival boxes)
The collection consists of American electrical engineer and Princeton trustee Lewis B. Stillwell's engineering reports, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, maps, and printed matter. His professional correspondence relates to his work as an electrical engineer with several energy companies, while his personal papers contain material related to his service as a Princeton trustee. (View full finding aid.)
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Lewis B. Stilwell Papers
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C0584
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22.5 cubic feet (49 archival boxes)
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1886-1939
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The collection consists of American electrical engineer and Princeton trustee Lewis B. Stillwell's engineering reports, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, maps, and printed matter. His professional correspondence relates to his work as an electrical engineer with several energy companies, while his personal papers contain material related to his service as a Princeton trustee.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1800s
Extent: 5 linear feet (6 photograph boxes, 1 record center carton)
The Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums consists of several hundred photographs and numerous portraits of prominent 19th-century artists and literary, political, and historical figures, compiled by editor and essayist Laurence Hutton. (View full finding aid.)
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Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums
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C0937
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5 linear feet (6 photograph boxes, 1 record center carton)
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1800s
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The Laurence Hutton Photograph Albums consists of several hundred photographs and numerous portraits of prominent 19th-century artists and literary, political, and historical figures, compiled by editor and essayist Laurence Hutton.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1875-1908
Extent: 16.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Joseph Howard Scrapbooks collection consists of journalist Joseph Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings and articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers. (View full finding aid.)
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Joseph Howard Scrapbooks
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C0452
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16.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
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1875-1908
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The Joseph Howard Scrapbooks collection consists of journalist Joseph Howard's scrapbooks of press clippings and articles he wrote over the years for several New York City newspapers.
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Princeton University Library. Special Collections. Manuscripts Division One Washington Road Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA [Contact Us]
1950-1965
Extent: 4.5 linear feet (4 record center cartons)
Consists of papers gathered and generated by Ruth E. and Edward M. Brecher while researching the life of William Francis Mannix (1870?-1920), a journalist, soldier of fortune, grafter, and literary forger, for a proposed biography that was never completed. Included are manuscript drafts, correspondence and documents relating to Mannix's background, psychopathic personalities, and literary forgeries. (View full finding aid.)
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Ruth E. and Edward M. Brecher Collection on William F. Mannix
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C0675
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4.5 linear feet (4 record center cartons)
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1950-1965
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Consists of papers gathered and generated by Ruth E. and Edward M. Brecher while researching the life of William Francis Mannix (1870?-1920), a journalist, soldier of fortune, grafter, and literary forger, for a proposed biography that was never completed. Included are manuscript drafts, correspondence and documents relating to Mannix's background, psychopathic personalities, and literary forgeries.
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