Found 131 collections related to Theater -- United States

Filtering on: x1951 - 2000
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-1991
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1992-034
Eva Le Gallienne, actress, director and producer, founded Civic Repertory Theatre and also taught acting at the White Barn Theatre. Her papers contain a small selection of correspondence, photographs and handwritten notes.
Schindler, Ewald, 1891-1948
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ 28410
.5 linear feet, (1 box)
The Schindler papers consist of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, pencil drawings, programmes, production schedules, and other material related to the career of Ewald Schindler. The collection includes extensive correspondence... more
Cherry, Ewing, d. 1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-020
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Ewing Cherry was an American stage actor with years of touring experience. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Ewing Cherry (sometimes billed as V. E. Cherry) made his stage debut in WITHIN THE LAW in Chicago in 1916. Soon afterwards Cherry was working in... more
Ward, Fannie, d. 1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-033
1 linear foot (6 volumes)
American actress on stage and film, Fannie Ward was probably most famous for her apparently successful efforts to appear forever young. Born circa 1868, she made her stage debut in 1890, was in Hollywood films 1915-1919, and called the perennial... more
Dalrymple, Jean
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1971-003
86 linear feet (89 boxes)
The Dalrymple Papers primarily consist of correspondence with individuals and organizations (financial and theatre related agencies) connected with both proposed and produced productions at City Center venues, the Brussels World’s Fair, the New... more
Wilson, J. P., d.1958
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-071
(1 portfolio)
English character actor J. P. Wilson, known to friends and family as Josh, began his stage career in England where he toured for six years with Sir Frank Benson, and later appeared in a number of plays in the United States. Among J. P. Wilson's... more
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.
MacColl, James A., 1912-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,327
5 lin. in. (1 box)
The James A. MacColl collection contains correspondence, photographs, programs, scripts and other material documenting Mr. MacColl's career as a performer and a writer.
Nugent, Elliott, 1899-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/26107-117.
3.7 linear feet (11 boxes)
Elliott John Nugent, actor, playwright, producer, and director, was born on September 20, 1896, in Dover, Ohio, the son of John Charles Nugent and Grace Mary Fertig. Nugent's most notable work is the Broadway play, THE MALE ANIMAL (1941)... more
Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-004
2.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Child actress, best known for playing the title roles in the original LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1888-1889) and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, Elsie Leslie returned to the stage as a young adult to star in THE RIVALS (1898) and other plays. Born Elsie... more
Williams, Emlyn, 1905-1987
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-026
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Emlyn Williams was an actor, director, novelist, essayist, and playwright best known for NIGHT MUST FALL and THE CORN IS GREEN. Born in 1905 in Mostyn, Flintshire, Wales, where most of his family and friends mined coal, Emlyn Williams was inspired... more
Higgins family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1997-032
The Higgins Family papers consist of correspondence, contracts, photographs and hanging plots and document this family's career in the theater. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Thomas R. Higgins from his friend actress Evelyn... more
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1964-002
17 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Hallie Flanagan papers span the years 1923-1963 and reflect many aspects of her career: teaching and directing, writing and speech-giving, and her leadership of the Federal Theatre Project. Correspondence makes up a large part of the... more
Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-005
The Harold Clurman papers contain notebooks and journals, director's annotated scripts, manuscript drafts and annotated typescripts of Clurman's books, and photograph scrapbooks documenting his career as a director, critic and writer. The... more
Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1957-001
.2 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Harold Clurman, director, author, teacher, critic, and occasional actor, was born Harold Edgar Clurman on September 18, 1901, in New York City, son of Samuel M. and Bertha (Saphir) Clurman. Mr. Clurman was co-founder of the Group Theatre (1931)... more
HB Playwrights Foundation and Theatre
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-106
42.91 linear feet (108 boxes)
This collection contains the records of HB Playwrights Foundation and the personal and professional papers of its founders, actors Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen. The Foundation was formed in New York City in 1964 to allow a space for playwrights,... more
HB Studio
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-105
8.27 linear feet (22 boxes, 2 other items)
This collection contains the records of HB Studio, an acting school founded by actor Herbert Berghof in New York City in 1945, and the personal and professional papers of Berghof and his wife, actress Uta Hagen. Material includes correspondence,... more
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-026
29 linear feet (42 boxes)
The Helen Hayes papers span the years 1817–1963 and consist of correspondence, the majority from friends and colleagues; speeches and writings, including drafts and handwritten index cards of speeches; clippings from her earliest days in theater... more
Champlain, Helene
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1986-013
The Helene Champlain papers consist of her personal and professional correspondence and span the years 1932-1969. The largest portion of letters is from Peter Rollo, whom she corresponded with for over 30 years. These reveal important aspects of... more
Hunt, William E.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-013
.1 linear feet. (1 portfolio), 28 cm
James Hanley (1901-1985) was a British playwright and novelist whose books often had seafaring themes, and whose plays included THE INNER JOURNEY and SAY NOTHING. He also co-edited a book on the singer Fyodor Chaliapin. James Hanley died on Nov.... more
Stearns, James Hart
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1998-041
3 linear feet (3 boxes, 104 items)
Costume sketches and 1 box with a maquette by James Hart Stearns.
Lucker, Leo, 1912-1977
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-033
.1 linear feet. (1 portfolio)
Leo Lucker was an actor whose credits included the plays SEASON OF CHOICE and NINA. Born in Chicago, Leo Lucker attended Northwestern University and later taught drama at Georgia State College. He toured with the Lunts in I KNOW MY LOVE, with... more
Van Druten, John, 1901-1957
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1958-002
The John Van Druten papers consist of diaries, correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and ephemera documenting his life and career. The papers span the years 1901-1957 and give excellent insight into Van Druten's creative processes. Missing from the... more
Van Druten, John, 1901-1957
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3134
Collection of correspondence, book reviews, typescripts of plays and books written by Van Druten, and clippings. Correspondence, 1938-1957, consist of letters concerning his writings and personal letters between Van Druten and his friend,... more
Belden, James Orson, 1914-1998
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-043
The collection documents both the long-time correspondence between James Belden and Lillian Gish and his admiration for her which is illustrated in his documentation of her career. The correspondence spans the years 1936 to 1991 and contains many... more
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-011
The Lillian Gish papers (75 lf.) span the years 1909-1992 and consist of correspondence including letters from friends, family, fans and business associates, personal papers, business, legal and financial documents, scripts, writings, photographs... more
Abarbanell, Lina, 1880-1963
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1963-001
.8 linear feet
The Lina Abarbanell Papers consist of production files, correspondence, manuscripts and outlines of plays and other writings of her husband, Edward Goldbeck and her daughter, Eva. The papers span the years 1886 to 1963. However, the materials are... more
Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1988-005
The Living Theatre was founded by Judith Malina and Julian Beck in 1947. The records consist of scripts and related performance papers. Also included are business papers, financial records, clippings, diaries, photographs and correspondence. There... more
Anspacher, Louis Kaufman, 1878-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 110
Papers consist of correspondence and theatrical writings, ca. 1903-1960 of Louis K. Anspacher, playwright, author, lecturer, and occasional actor.
Claire, Ludie, 1922-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/21426
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Ludie Claire collection consists of scripts written by Ludie Claire as well as a prompt book of LIFE WITH FATHER by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay. Clippings and photographs in the collection relate primarily to her work in the production... more
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