Found 19 collections related to American drama -- 20th century

Sheldon, Edward, 1886-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2740
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This collection contains portions of the original manuscript of Edward Brewster Sheldon's play The Love Feast--a literal translation of the Italian title, Cena delle beffe. Included are Act III, books 1 through 6, and Act IV, books 1 through 3. In... 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
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2279
1.04 linear feet (4 volumes)
Four volumes of inscribed typescripts, with drafts and revisions, of Eugene O'Neill plays dating from 1928 to 1936. Titles include Ah! Wilderness, Days Without End, Mourning Becomes Electra, and Strange Interlude. Each typescript is accompanied by... more
Gordone, Charles
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 691
3 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 archival box)
The bulk of the Charles Gordone Collection pertains to the author's Pulitzer-prize winning play "No Place to Be Somebody," which includes several versions of the play script, programs, letters, playbills, flyers, posters, production and showcase... more
Harris, Willie Thomas
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 613
26 items
Collection consists of eighteen play scripts and one film script. With the exception of one play which was published in Paris, in French, all plays are unpublished. Titles for three act plays include: "Leedsville," 1951 (carbon copy, with minor... more
Benrimo, 1871-1942
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.2 linear feet (4 folders)
Joseph Henry Benrimo (1871-1942) was an American playwright. Collection consists of correspondence, business papers and miscellany relating principally to Benrimo's plays: Peacock Lady, Yellow Jacket, and Willow Tree. Includes the manuscript of... more
Albee, Edward, 1928-2016
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1964-003
Collection consists entirely of scripts of original plays and adaptations from the early career of playwright Edward Albee. It includes typescripts and proofs, many with handwritten revisions, and in various versions. Plays included in the... more
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-029
3.5 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) was founded in 1967 by Miriam Colón (born 1933) as a bilingual theatrical organization that emphasized the dramatic history of Puerto Rico and Latin America. The collection, dated 1960s to 1994 (bulk dates... more
Barnowsky, Victor, 1876-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 214
2.8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence and scripts of Barnowsky's plays including The Hand that Rocked the Cradle and Women at the Helm; outlines or synopses for adaptations of Ibsen's Ghosts, Schiller's Don Carlos and others; drafts of book... more
Bolton, Guy, 1884-1979
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2013-108
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Guy Bolton (1884-1979) was a British-American playwright, librettist, and novelist. He wrote more than 50 plays and musicals, many of which were collaborations with P.G. Wodehouse and George and Ira Gershwin, including Oh,... more
Osborn, Paul, 1901-1988
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-011
4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Paul Osborn (1901-1988) was an American playwright and screenwriter. In 1930, Osborn achieved early success on Broadway with The Vinegar Tree. Other writings include screen adaptations of novels. In 1980, Osborn received a Tony Award for best... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
49 linear feet (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
Negro Ensemble Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 345
180 linear feet (215 archival boxes, 4 flat boxes)
The records of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC), 1967-1993 document the work of the most successful African-American theatrical company in the United States to date. In addition to information about the productions, the records also document the... more
Field, Ronald, 1934-1989
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 296
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ronald Field was a dancer and choreographer. Documenting Field's professional career, his papers contain correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews and scripts relating to his various projects and performances.
American Play Company
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1966-002
49.14 linear feet (117 boxes)
The American Play Company was a New York theatrical agency which represented authors and rights-holders and assisted in the negotiation of theatrical and film licensing. The American Play Company records contain administrative files, contracts,... more
AMAS Musical Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 463
The AMAS Musical Theatre production files consist of documentation for thirty-six plays produced by AMAS, including both original plays and well known plays such as "It's so nice to be civilized," "Bojangles," "Jam," "Juba," "Blackberries," and... more
Horovitz, Israel
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1976-001
17.05 linear feet (41 boxes)
Israel Horovitz (b. 1939) is a playwright, screenwriter, and director. Horovitz is the author of more than 70 plays, including The Indian Wants the Bronx and Line, as well as 4 films and 1 novel. The Israel Horovitz papers date from 1962 to 1989... more
Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-008
Clifford Odets, a leading playwright of the 1930s, was born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1906. He began his performing career as "The Rover Reciter" in local talent shows, on radio, and in local stock theatre companies. In 1929, he acted in small... more
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 649
The Alice Childress papers document Alice Childress's career as a writer and actress, and her activities in the theatre for five decades in New York City. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence, an oral history conducted by Ann... more