Found 90 collections related to Dramatists

Kirkland, Jack, 1902-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1981-012
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Mostly manuscripts by playwright and producer Jack Kirkland. Also a small amount of production material and legal and personal papers.
Besoyan, Rick
Music Division | JPB 15-71
5.56 linear feet (19 boxes)
The Rick Besoyan papers (1942-1979) document Besoyan's songwriting career and are primarily comprised of scripts, sheet music, and sound recordings.
Patrick, Robert, 1937-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-006
22 linear feet (42 boxes)
Robert Patrick was a founding father of the off-off Broadway scene; it's most produced and most prolific playwright. He was also a contributor to the growth of gay theater. Patrick is now best known for his play Kennedy's... more
Slesin, Aviva
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-110
2 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection documents the creation of the film The Ten Year Lunch. Slesin acquired significant materials from numerous sources about the core group of the Round Table including Marc Connelly, Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott, Harold Ross,... more
Behrman, S. N. (Samuel Nathaniel), 1893-1973
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 248
The S. N. Behrman Papers document the literary career and personal life of the playwright and essayist. The date span of the papers is 1912-1987. They include personal and professional correspondence; diaries; notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts,... more
Frankel, Doris, 1909-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division
5.67 linear feet (14 boxes)
Doris Frankel (1909-1994) was an Emmy Award-winning American dramatist who wrote for television, radio, and theater production. The Doris Frankel papers (1922-1993) document Frankel's career as a dramatist and contain scripts, synopses outlining... more
Stahl, Irwin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-017
10.71 linear feet (16 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Irwin Stahl was a theatrical director, playwright, actor, and educator. The Irwin Stahl theater files date from 1893 to 1988 and contain scripts, sheet music, programs, clippings, sketches, notes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Wellman, Mac
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-027
2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Mac Wellman is an American playwright and poet, known for his experimental work in theatre. He is the author of more than 60 plays, including Cellophane, Terminal Hip, and Sincerity Forever. The Mac Wellman papers, Additions date from 1979 to 2008... more
Furth, George, 1932-2008
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-005
23.17 linear feet (58 boxes); 384 Kilobytes (3 computer files)
George Furth (1932-2008) was an American playwright, librettist and actor, most famous for writing the books for two Stephen Sondheim musicals, Company and Merrily We Roll Along. The George Furth papers contain professional and personal papers,... more
Mabley, Edward, 1906-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-009
9.82 linear feet (21 boxes, 1 volume)
Edward Mabley (1906-1984) was an American writer for theater, radio, and television, and author of the book Dramatic Construction: An Outline of Basic Principles. The Edward Mabley papers (1920s-1985) document his writing career through scripts,... more
Dransfield, Jane, 1875-1957
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2012-032
7.63 linear feet (19 boxes)
Jane Dransfield (1875-1957) was a playwright, poet, and lecturer on theater. The Jane Dransfield papers (1892-1957) document the creation, publication, production, and reception of her work, especially her plays. The papers also document her work... more
Bumbalo, Victor
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-192
2.94 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Victor Bumbalo papers date from 1969 to 2013 and document Bumbalo's career as a playwright and television writer. The collection includes scripts, clippings, photographs, and publicity material.
Hoffman, Aaron, 1880-1924
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2007-023
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
Aaron Hoffman (1880-1924) was a playwright, best known as a writer for vaudeville. The Aaron Hoffman papers (1900s-1926) contain scripts, synopses, notes, and background material for Hoffman's plays, vaudeville acts, and films. The papers also... more
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-040 [Text]
129.4 linear feet (287 boxes); 32 reels microfilm
Primarily documenting the career of playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, this collection consists of correspondence, material relating to production of his works, draft and development material for unproduced works and other writings,... more
Kester, Paul, 1870-1933
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1641
43 linear feet (42 boxes)
Paul Kester (1870-1933) was an American dramatist and author. He wrote popular novels and also plays which were produced on Broadway with well-known American and British actors. His older brother, Vaughan Kester (1869-1911) was a journalist and... more
Egbuna, Obi B.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 944
2.62 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Obi Egbuna papers consist of the personal papers and manuscripts of this Nigerian novelist, short-story writer, and political activist.
Collins, Kathleen, 1942-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 938
3.87 linear feet (11 boxes)
Kathleen Collins (1941-1988) was a playwright, filmmaker, director, novelist, short story writer, and professor of film history and production. Her papers include personal matter, correspondence, printed matter, and various drafts of her writing.
Locke, Robinson, 1856-1920
Billy Rose Theatre Division | NAFR+
107.94 linear feet (518 volumes, 574 other items)
The Robinson Locke collection consists of scrapbooks and portfolios containing clippings, programs, photographs, prints, letters and other ephemera documenting American theater history.
Duberman, Martin B.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 848
69.44 linear feet (164 boxes); 726.94 kb (434 computer files); 165 audio files, 109 cassettes
Martin B. Duberman, b.1930, is a historian and playwright who taught history in universities for over fifty years. He is the author of the play In White America, biographies of Charles Francis Adams, James Russell... more
Mosel, Tad
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1979-006
7.92 linear feet (19 boxes)
The papers document the career of Tad Mosel, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, performer, biographer, and writer for television and film.
Goetz, Ruth
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1166
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Ruth Goodman Goetz (1912- ) and Augustus Goetz (1889-1957) collaborated on writing plays for the theatre and movies. Her father, Philip Goodman (1885-1940), was a producer of Broadway plays and musicals. Collection consists of correspondence,... more
Goetz, Ruth
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-003
The Papers of Ruth and Augustus Goetz contain documentation of their lives and collaboration as playwrights.
Besoyan, Rick
Music Division | JPB 03-18
2.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Rick Besoyan was a California-born librettist, composer, director and lyricist. He is best known for his musicals Little Mary Sunshine, (1959), The Student Gypsy or “The Prince of Liederkranz”,... more
Chesley, Robert, 1943-1990
Music Division | JPB 10-3
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
The Robert Chesley Scores contains music composed by Chesley, in the form of manuscript scores and sketches. Personal papers which pertain to his work as a composer include correspondence, reviews and programs, and publications of the Society of... more
Schneider, Alan, 1917-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-002
This collection of correspondence, production files, scripts, and ephemera documents the career of director and theater educator, Alan Schneider, famed for his productions of the works of Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter.
Charash, Jacob, ca. 1880-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 520
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Jacob (Jack) Charash (ca. 1880-1949) was a press agent, theatrical manager, dramatist, and translator of plays from Yiddish and German. He was co-founder and co-director of the Anglo-Jewish Theatre, a unit of the WPA Federal Theatre Project.... more
Atteridge, Harold Richard, 1886-1938
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 148
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Harold Richard Atteridge (1886-1938) was a playwright who wrote musical shows for the theatre in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and other papers, 1909-1939, relating to Atteridge's career and business dealings.... more
Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1041
.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Harriet Ford (1868-1949) was an American playwright in New York City. Collection consists of letters to Ford from people prominent in the theatre and in literature, letters by Ford to others, autographs, poems, Christmas cards, a play entitled... more
Cowl, Jane, 1884-1950
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 682
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Jane Cowl (1884-1950) was an actress, playwright and theatrical producer. She appeared in her most famous acting roles in the 1920s and 1930s and co-authored several plays during this period with Jane Murfin. During World War II she was... more
Gabriel, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf), 1890-1952
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1098
Collection consists of drama critic and novelist Gilbert Gabriel's writings, correspondence, photographs, and printed matter. Writings include annotated typescripts of his novels; synopses of plays; reviews; drafts of articles, short stories,... more
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