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"The Free Company Presents . . ." Collection

C0126

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Creator - cre:
Boyd, James, 1888-1944.
Title:
"The Free Company Presents . . ." Collection
Date:
circa 1941
Call Number:
C0126
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
Location:
rcpxm
Language:
English
Abstract:
Consists of manuscripts of the three radio plays in, and the introduction to, The Free Company Presents . . . (1941), compiled by James Boyd.
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Biography/History

In 1940, American novelist James Boyd (Princeton Class of 1910) organized the Free Company of Players, a group of American writers that produced a series of original radio plays in response to what they saw as antidemocratic attitudes prevalent in America due to the growing war in Europe.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2008

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2013-06-13T11:48:19.129-04:00

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Radio plays -- United States.
Subject(s)
  • Radio in propaganda.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda.
  • World War II
  • World War II

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Collection Inventory

Autograph Manuscript of "Introduction" by James Boyd, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

14 pp.

Typescript of "Introduction" by James Boyd, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

6 pp.

Typescript (mimeo) with extensive holograph additions and corrections of "A Boy Named John" by James Boyd, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

31 pp. Play previously entitled "The Manger Baby," and published as "One More Free Man"

Typescript (mimeo) with holograph corrections of "His Honor, the Mayor" by Orson Welles, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

31 pp. Includes 1-page intro by Boyd.

Autograph Manuscript and Typescript of "Above Suspicion" by Sherwood Anderson, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

34 pp. Holograph manuscript portions in hand of James Boyd.

Typescript with holograph corrections of "Above Suspicion" by Sherwood Anderson, circa 1941. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

16 pp.