Scope and arrangement
The Dorothy Greener Papers consist of correspondence, writings and clippings scrapbooks documenting the career of Dorothy Greener. Included in the writings are revue sketches by Michael Stewart, humorous writings and her school compositions.
The Dorothy Greener papers are arranged in three series:
- 1947-19612 folders
This series includes letters, notes, and opening night telegrams to Ms. Greener from friends and colleagues. Among the correspondents are Red Buttons, Ezra Stone, Frederic March, and Lew Gilbert.
- 4 folders
This series consists of humor pieces and school compositions by Ms. Greener and revue sketches from Come What May and Razzle Dazzle by Michael Stewart. There are a few unidentified sketches and lyrics. Also included is a biographical outline of Ms. Greener's life and career compiled by Paul Rawlings.
- 1942-19661 box 4 folders
There are three scrapbooks. The first is filled with newspaper articles written by Ms. Greener from 1942-1947. The second, photocopied for preservation purposes, contains clippings about many of her performances and her articles which appeared in Etude Magazine. Programs for The Bells Are Ringing, On the Town, and Chicago [by Maurine Watkins] were removed and added to the Theatre Collection Program Files. The third scrapbook consists of clippings from 1955-1960.
Ephemera consists of clippings from 1956-1966, two pencil sketches, a pen and ink drawing [of Dorothy Greener probably in Leave It to Jane], and a promotional handout.