Scope and arrangement
The Paul Myers papers span the years 1938-1994 (bulk dates 1963-1994). The collection includes correspondence, several folders of miscellaneous items and ephemera, and some material related to the Players.
The Paul Myers papers are arranged in five series:
- 1938-19941 box, 7 folders
Correspondence is predominantly incoming and includes letters from friends and colleagues. Myers corresponded with many people from the theatre community including Brooks Atkinson, Lillian Gish, Phyllis Hartnoll, Sol Jacobson, Elia Kazan, Paul Kozelka, Glenn Loney, Stan Marguiles, Miguel Pinero and Marian Seldes. Correspondence from the 1960's and the1970's mainly concerns library business. Two folders of letters from 1967 are related to the death of George Freedley, Myers' predecessor. Correspondence received after Myers' retirement in 1980 is for the most part personal.
- 1971-19871 folder
Includes correspondence and contracts with publishers regarding writing assignments. The file also includes Myers' article on theatre in the United States for Enclyclopedia International.
- 1968-19872 folders
Correspondence related to Myers' membership in the Players, his work in the library there, and other Players' business.
- ca. 1953-19944 folders
The series includes miscellaneous notes, programs, personal papers, fliers and announcements of speaking engagements and also a manuscript titled: "The Woods Adventure". Written by Albert D. Weissberg, it is an account of the life and career of his uncle, Al Woods.
- 1978-19801 folder
Includes a plastic slipcase with a photo of Dan Laurence as Malvolio and program for Twelfth Night. Also includes an autograph book from Myers' retirement party in 1980.