- Major, Clare Tree
- Call number
- MssCol 1849
- Physical description
- 2.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 v.)
- Materials in English
- Preferred Citation
Clare Tree Major papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
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Clare Tree Major (1880-1954) was an English-born actress, stage director and producer. She was founder and director of the Children's Theatre of New York. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, photographs, and personal miscellany. Major's correspondence, 1917, 1926-1954, is with theater managers, actors, teachers, and others interested in children's theatre. Also, correspondence and accounts, 1921-1930, of her husband, John D. Kenderdine, concerning his publishing business; accounts, 1921-1943, of the Children's Theatre; and personal papers including Major's travel diaries.
Clare Tree Major (1880-1954) an English-born actress was the founder and director of the Children's of New York, This group travelled extensively performing dramatizations of classic children's stories many of which. are adopted by her.
The papers include correspondence, 1917, 1926-1954, with theatre managers, actors, teachers, and others interested in theatre for children. There are also correspondence and accounts, 1921-1930, of her husband, John D. Kenderdine, concerning his publishing business and accounts, 1921-1943, of the Children's Theatre.
Source of acquisition
Received from Dorothy Major (Gift)
Accessioned by Rishard Salvate
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328