Scope and arrangement
The Mildred Sherman papers include biographical materials, correspondence, screenplays, photographs, and subject files that document her personal life and professional career as a performing arts instructor. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and annotated script excerpts Sherman used during her years as a drama teacher. Nearly all of the letters were written to Sherman by her first husband and theatre partner, Herbert Gellendré, and contain information about their professional and personal lives together. Also in the collection are two scripts written by Gellendré.
Biographical materials are comprised of Sherman's marriage certificates, performance programs, press clippings, and resumes. Subject files are made up of press clippings, correspondence, and photographs pertaining to Sherman's former pupils, actors with whom Sherman worked in Seattle and New York, and typed notes on the history of theatre. The miscellaneous file includes artwork, postcards, and greeting cards.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by format.