Scope and arrangement
The Romney BrentPapers document his career and contain correspondence, photographs and 2 scrapbooks. The collection is incomplete in that it contains correspondence only from his later years and photographs and scrapbooks from his early career. There is a large gap in the materials for the 1940's and 1950's. Some production photographs were separated to the Theatre Collection photo files. The photographs remaining in the collection are special appearances, the State Department sponsored tours and personal photographs.
The Romney Brent papers are arranged in three series:
- 1969-1975.21 linear feet
The papers consist of letters to Romney Brent from friends and business contacts in the theater. Correspondents include: Ilka Chase, Marc Connelly, Alfred Lunt, Helen Hayes, Lillian Gish, Mary Martin, Lillebel Ibsen, Armina Marshall, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Emlyn Williams and Peggy Wood, among others.
- 1956-1967.21 linear feet
The photographs consist of publicity shots from a variety of tours and special appearances. Included are images from the US State Department Tours, as well as photographs with friends such as Helen Hayes and Peggy Wood. Of special note is the wedding photograph of Viveca Lindfors.
- 1933-19372 scrapbooks on 2 reels of microfilm
Scrapbooks contain clippings documenting the career of Romney Brent from 1935 to 1937. Works included are: Three Men on a Horse, Co-respondent Unknown, East Meets West, The Dominant Sex, Under the Red Robe, Dinner at the Ritz, Nymph Errant, Garrick Gaieties, Man of Destiny, Getting Married, The Inspector General, The Streets of New York, The Pillars of Society, He Who Gets Slapped and The Merchant of Venice, among others