- American Play Company
- Call number
- *T-Mss 1993-055
- Physical description
- 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- American Play Company records, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
The American Play Company was a business organization that handled the licensing of plays. Prior to 1914 it was involved in production and purchase, but after that time it dealt exclusively in representing dramatists. The collection is almost entirely contracts between authors and producers for stage, film, and even radio and television dramatizations. It also includes a small amount of correspondence, financial accounts, and the company bylaws and articles of incorporation from 1908.
Source of acquisitionRecords: gift, Steven L. Woods, 04/10/93
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498