Scope and arrangement
The George Cochrane Hazelton papers are arranged in thirteen series:
Series consists of personal and professional correspondence to and from George Hazelton up to his death in 1921. After his death, the correspondence is exclusively professional to and from his wife, Byrd Hazelton. The correspondence from Harpo Marx in Box 28,988 folder 8 has been Xeroxed and placed in the CAGE file. Special permission from the curator is required to see the original letters.
This series consists of Hazelton's school yearbook and essays he wrote for school.
Diaries contain detailed information about Hazelton's professional and private life, and provide insight into daily life in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Ledgers provide some, but not extensive, information about Hazelton's finances, and information about a few of his plays.
Heavily annotated by Hazelton.
This series consists of scripts, outlines, scenarios, a film scenario, promptbooks, lyrics, correspondence and clippings related to plays written by Hazelton. Hazelton made several carbon copies when writing, so for each play there are a number of identical typewritten scripts with different handwritten edits. For many of the plays there is also a vaudeville version. Wherever the title of a play was changed, there is a note in the folder listing. Of particular interest is a film scenario of MISTRESS NELL starring Mary Pickford (Box 29,001, Folder 6). There are also plays and written materials by writers other than Hazelton which he used as the basis for some of his plays.
This series consists of theatrical and non-theatrical contracts and legal papers.
This series consists of programs and promotional literature from Hazelton's acting career and productions of his plays. The folder containing programs from his acting career begins the series, and productions of his plays follow in an alphabetical arrangement.
This series consists of articles about Hazelton's acting career and his plays.
This series consists primarily of Hazelton's non-theatrical writings. Included in the series are notes, essays, poetry, short stories, speeches, a novel, and a screenplay.
This series consists of programs from Hazelton's acting career posters, and poster sized photographs.
This series consists of scrapbooks of clippings from Hazelton's acting career and productions, primarily MISTRESS NELL, CAPTAIN MOLLY, and THE YELLOW JACKET. There are also clippings from Edwin Booth's career. The series also contains galleys from the book "The Yellow Jacket," based on the play, and carbon copies of George Hazelton's correspondence. The correspondence is also being microfilmed because the pages are extremely fragile.