Found 36 collections related to American drama

Filtering on: x1901 - 1950
Goetz, Ruth
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1166
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ruth Goodman Goetz (1912- ) and Augustus Goetz (1889-1957) collaborated on writing plays for the theatre and movies. Her father, Philip Goodman (1885-1940), was a producer of Broadway plays and musicals. Collection consists of correspondence,... more
Maxwell, John M
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1919
1 v
One of nine typewritten copies. Published in Indianapolis, Ind., 1904.
Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1865-1932
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1013
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865-1932), an American actress known onstage as Mrs. Fiske (born Marie Augusta Davey), appeared in dramas, comedies, and musical comedies. Collection consists of letters from Fiske to Lawrence Eyre chiefly relating to... more
Winter, William, 1836-1917
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3361
.52 linear feet (1 box, 1 volume)
This collection holds papers of the American poet and critic William Winter, with correspondence, manuscript poems, a biographical sketch by his son, Jefferson Winter, and a printed catalogue from the sale of his library and effects after death.... more
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1338
215 p
Original manuscript in the author's handwriting. Try-out in Southampton, L.I.
Thomas, A. E. (Albert Ellsworth), 1872-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2974
.25 linear feet (1 box)
The Albert Ellsworth Thomas papers date from 1901 to 1943. The collection contains letters to Thomas from prominent individuals in theatre, including Henry Miller, Walter Hampden, Daniel Frohman, Ruth Chatterton, and Patricia Collinge. These... more
Mantle, Burns, 1873-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1865
1 v
Typescript, as printed, lacking index of authors and index of casts and players. Written by by Burns Mantle and Garrison P. Sherwood. Contains manuscript notations by authors. Published in New York, 1933.
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1014
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Clyde Fitch (1865-1909) was an American playwright. Collection consists of Fitch's letters, written mostly from New York City to DeWitt Miller, relating to personal matters, and to literary and dramatic work. Also, manuscript of Fitch's play "The... more
Spence, Eulalie, 1894-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 552
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Eulalie Spence was born in Nevis, West Indies on June 11, 1884. She and her family moved to New York in 1902. Ms. Spence was among the pioneer playwrights during the Harlem Renaissance and wrote fourteen plays, five of which were published. She... more
Ryerson, Florence
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2657
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) was an American playwright and screenwriter. Collection consists of Ryerson's diaries, correspondence, notes, and memoranda. Work diaries kept by Ryerson, chiefly at her homes in Beverly Hills and Canoga Park,... more
Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1041
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled... more
Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 148
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Harold Richard Atteridge (1886-1938) was a playwright who wrote musical shows for the theatre in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and other papers, 1909-1939, relating to Atteridge's career and business dealings.... more
Harrison, Richard B.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 205
.8 linear feet
Richard Harrison (1864-1935) was an actor appearing most notably in "Green Pastures." He was also a skilled reader and interpreter of Shakespere. Material pertaining to Harrison's portrayal of "de Lawd" in the play THE GREEN PASTURES written by... more
Price, Eleazer De Forest
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2493
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Typescript of Eleazer De Forest Price's unpublished play, In the Shadow of the Spotlight. The collection contains two copies, both of which are incomplete
Ryckoff, Samuel
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2656
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Typescript of Samuel Ryckoff's It's a Cinch, a semi-factual account of children's camp dramatics
Coit, Dorothy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 589
150 p
Printer's copy, typewritten with author's manuscript corrections.
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1975-003
12.4 linear feet (29 boxes, 1 volume)
Langdon Elwyn Mitchell (1862-1935) was an American playwright, poet and professor of playwriting. The Langdon Mitchell papers consist of drafts of Mitchell's plays, journals and diaries and notes and texts for his lectures.
Dransfield, Jane, 1875-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 837
Collection consists of correspondence, lecture notes and printed matter relating to Dransfield's career as a writer and lecturer. Correspondence is with actors, authors, stage directors and producers, theatre groups, publishers, and literary... more
Stebbins, Rowland, 1882-1948
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2867
4.2 linear feet (13 boxes)
Rowland Stebbins (1882-1948) was a New York theatrical producer who worked under the name Laurence Rivers, Inc. He began his professional life as a stockbroker, started producing plays during the 1920s, and in 1929 became a full-time theatrical... more
Grant, Ethel Watts Mumford, 1878-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2080
Collection contains Mumford's writings, legal papers, correspondence, art work, and printed matter. Writings consist primarily of manuscripts of her plays with some short stories, poems, musical lyrics, and clippings of a literary column she wrote... more
Eustace, Edward J., 1897-1971
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 953
2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Edward J. Eustace (1897-1971) was an American poet, playwright and screenwriter for the Fox Film Corporation. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, drawings, photographs, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1920-1971, is with Eustace's... more
Oppenheimer, George
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-001
4.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
George Oppenheimer (1900-1977) was an American drama critic, screenwriter for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, playwright, author, editor, and one of the co-founders of Viking Press. The George Oppenheimer writings include plays, screenplays, novels,... more
Zunser, Miriam Shomer
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3424
.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Miriam Shomer Zunser (born Manya Shaikevitsch) was a playwright for the Yiddish and English language theater. She was born in Odessa, Russia and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1890. She began her literary career writing for the... more
Drama League of America
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 836
Collection consists of correspondence, financial records, reports, memoranda, and materials on special projects. Correspondence is to and from officials of the Drama League. Other records concern celebrations of drama, contests, and conferences.... more
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2022
5.25 linear feet (6 boxes)
Langdon Elwyn Mitchell (1862-1935), American poet and playwright, used the pseudonym John Philip Varley. His best-known plays were Becky Sharp (1899) and The New York Idea (1906). He taught playwriting at the University of Pennsylvania from 1928... more
New Theatre League
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2133
Papers consist of correspondence, scripts, and administrative materials related to the New Theatre League, a group of theatre professionals working in New York City during the late 1930's and early 1940's.
Mayer, Edwin Justus, 1896-1960
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-126
8.2 linear feet (20 boxes)
Edwin Justus Mayer (1896-1960) was an American screenwriter, playwright, and journalist, most remembered for writing the scripts for two comedies directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The Edwin Justus Mayer papers contain writings and personal files.
Nash, Mary, 1885-1976
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1977-003
8.32 linear feet (15 boxes, 16 volumes)
Mary Nash (1884-1976) was an American stage and film actress most famous for playing Katharine Hepburn's mother in The Philadelphia Story (1940). Her sister Florence Nash (1888-1950) was an American actress, comedienne, and writer. The Mary and... more
Ryerson, Florence, 1892-1965
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-102
5.4 linear feet (2 boxes, 6 volumes)
Florence Ryerson (1892-1965) and Colin Clements (1894-1948) were a married American writing team who created plays, novels, and short stories. The Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements papers date from 1909 to 1965 and contain scrapbooks,... more
Boniface family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 332
Papers of the Boniface and Jones families. The collection, ca. 1828-1902, consists primarily of manuscripts of plays, most of which were written by Joseph Stevens Jones. Also includes prompt books, account books, diaries, and other family writings.