Scope and arrangement
The collection contains correspondence with puppeteers and puppet organizations, and printed materials which consist of programs, clippings, magazines, lists of puppet books and plays, puppetry newsletters, and pamphlets and handbooks illustrating puppet construction, history, and technique. The newsletters are from the Puppet Guild of Greater New York, the Hamburg Puppet Theater, and Der Puppenspieler, spanning primarily from the 1940s through the 1960s. There are two scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings. Also present are Cleveland's writings on puppets and puppet plays, and photographs of performances of Cleveland's Playbox Puppets. Some of the printed materials were bound together by the Library for the Performing Arts which assigned catalog numbers to all of the materials.
The collection was arranged alphabetically by document type and folder title.