Found 178 collections related to Theater -- United States

Gilder, Rosamond
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1987-004
5.5 linear feet (14 boxes)
The Rosamond Gilder Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, magazines, promotional literature and other material relating to the career of Miss Gilder. The files primarily deal with Miss Gilder's involvement with... more
Halliday, Richard
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1960-006
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of autographs of prominent stage figures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as a few famous individuals from other walks of life. Some of the autographs are appended to brief notes, others are written on the backs of... more
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2000-016
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio)
Richard Mansfield, actor, was born in Berlin in 1854. He began his career on the London stage but by 1882 he had migrated to the United States and was appearing in the New York theater. Mansfield was instrumental in introducing the works of George... more
Rohman, Richard, 1900-1984
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ + n.c. 28,328
5 lin. in. (1 box)
The Richard Rohman collection contains clippings, correspondence, programs, scripts and other material that document Mr. Rohman's career as a writer.
Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8-MWEZ 21,227-21,233
1 linear foot (5 boxes)
Robert Benchley, humorist, critic, actor, writer and director was born in 1889 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His writing career began as early as his college days as president of the LAMPOON, in which he wrote many articles. His reputation as a... more
Schnitzer, Robert C.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1999-028
19.25 linear feet (43 boxes)
The papers document the careers of Robert C. Schnitzer and Marcella Cisney, actors, producers, administrators, and educators. The American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), The University of Michigan, The Theatre Guild American Repertory... more
Brent, Romney, 1902-1976
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1998-011
The Romney Brent papers document his career and contain correspondence, photographs and two scrapbooks. The collection is incomplete in that it contains only correspondence from his later years and photographs and scrapbooks from his early career.... more
Polakov, Lester
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Vim 1992-025
7.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Lester Polakov, set and costume designer, was born in 1916. He began his career designing sets in summer stock from 1936-1940. From 1938-1941 he worked on Broadway shows as an assistant to designers such as Harry Horner, Boris Aronson, and Albert... more
Bayfield, St. Clair, 1875-1967
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-004
2 linear feet (4 boxes, 6 scrapbooks)
St. Clair Bayfield (John St. Clair Roberts), a character actor known for his many Shakespearean roles, was born August 2, 1875 in Cheltenham, England. After Mr. Bayfield died on May 19, 1967, his widow, Kathleen Bayfield, helped to establish an... more
Campbell, Sandy
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1982-004
.21 linear feet. (1 box of material)
Sandy M. Campbell, a professional actor from the mid-1940s through the end of the 1950s, knew and worked with a number of prominent stage and screen actors of the period, and corresponded with many of them. The Sandy M. Campbell correspondence... 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.
Strudwick, Shepperd, 1907-1983
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1984-003
6 linear feet, (15 boxes)
The Shepperd Strudwick Papers is composed of correspondence, newspaper clippings, programmes, memorabilia, scripts, and other material relating to the career of Shepperd Strudwick. The papers document in detail the rise of Strudwick's career from... more
Adair, Jean, 1873-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1953-001
The Jean Adair papers document the early part of Ms. Adair's career through clippings, correspondence, photographs and ephemera. The materials span the years 1914-1936, though most of the collection documents the years 1914-1928.
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
Moscowitz, Jennie, approximately 1868-1953
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-011
Jennie Moscowitz was a star of the theater and radio. Her papers, though sketchy, document her life and career as an actress of the stage and radio.
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
Curtis, Jack, 1942-
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-019
.1 linear feet (1 portfolio), 40 cm
Jack Curtis was a theatrical manager. The Jack Curtis contracts date from autumn 1937, and consist of sixteen copies of the same 'standard minimum' contract for actors. There are thirteen contracts for the play BORN IN A TRUNK, and three contracts... 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.
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
Thompson, Hallett
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1951-004
(1 portfolio)
Hallett Thompson (1871?-1938) was an actor and playwright, active from the late nineteenth century until well into the twentieth. While based in his hometown of Gloucester, Mass., during 1898-1900, Thompson was touring the Eastern United States... 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
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
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
Milliken, James F
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2004
.5 linear feet (1 box)
James F. Milliken was a theatrical agent in New York City. Collection consists of letters from actors asking for employment and from theatrical managers asking for actors or plays. Most of the letters were written from places outside New York City... more