Scope and arrangement
The Sara Greenspan Theatre Guild Files chiefly contain correspondence, consisting mostly of letters sent to Greenspan in her capacity as business manager for the Guild. Also included in the collection are two programs, a contract for her appearance on The United States Steel Hour, and a brief history of the activities of the Theatre Guild generated by Congressman Emmanuel Celler. Notable among the correspondents are Carlotta Monterey O'Neill (who mainly wrote to Greenspan concerning the allocation of tickets to performances of plays by her husband, Eugene O'Neill) and George Bernard Shaw's secretary, Blanche Patch. Also of interest are several postcards sent to Greenspan during her earliest years with the Guild, from some of the organization's founders, including Theresa Helburn, Philip Moeller, and Helen Westley.