University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
William David Grene (1913-2002) was a professor of classics, translator of Greek literature, and founding member of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Spanning the years 1948-2002, Grene's papers include lecture notes, drafts of articles and translations, student material, work by Grene's colleagues, editorial material, administrative records, personal items, and audio and video recordings
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The bulk of the Donald Wolfit Papers (the Theater Papers series) comprises promptbooks, scripts, costume and scenic designs, music, plots, property letters, and other materials for thirty-nine plays, many by Shakespeare, and for a small number of recitals and radio broadcasts. Generally, this series documents Wolfit's role as actor-manager and the contributions of the designer Ernest Stern and Wolfit's music advisor Rosabel Watson. The series also includes administrative and financial records, publicity materials, and world tour files. The latter pertain to Wolfit's and Rosalind Iden's trips abroad in 1959 and 1960 and contain significant quantities of letters from Wolfit's agent John Coast and the Kenyan promoter Donovan Maule
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Charles N. Mann Manuscript for the History of the Arch Street Theatre, 1901-1904, consists of five bound manuscript volumes (Volumes II-VI) that provide a record of every performance at this Philadelphia theater from 30 August 1834 to 18 June 1869. The author, Charles N. Mann, lists in chronological order the date, title, and principal performers of each play presented, and also provides biographical sketches of actors, actresses, and playwrights, notes on critics' reactions to the plays, and other information regarding the history of the Arch Street Theatre. Mann likely drew upon the primary source materials in his own collection to create this richly detailed chronicle of one of the United States' oldest theaters
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Chris Castor (1895-6-?) was a British stage, television, and radio actress, and the first wife of Shakespearean actor Sir Donald Wolfit. The Chris Castor Papers (1876-2004) encompass an assortment of materials from artworks to music manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks. The papers are arranged in series that reflect the broad variety of creators and collectors of material within the papers as a whole
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Sarah Bernhardt Collection contains theatrical production photographs, personal photographs, publicity stills, postcards, theater programs and playbills, clippings, and a scrapbook. Also present are several prints, caricatures, advertisements, and artistic sketches of Bernhardt
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Nearly all of Miss Swanson's sixty-six motion pictures, 1914-1975, are represented by film stills and other materials. This collection does include some of Swanson's film holdings, though most were acquired by George Eastman House in 1967. Coverage is sparsest for her beginnings at Essanay Studios, Sennett/Keystone Studios, and Triangle Company. The Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures period, 1919-1926, is more comprehensively documented with groups of stills and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and publicity items. The substantial correspondence, financial, legal, and production records of the United Artists years, 1925-1933, occupy forty boxes, yet only meagre files for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Fox Films, and Columbia Pictures Corp. represent Swanson's career for the remainder of the 1930s. Records of the scattered later films with RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Warner Brothers, Titanus-Lux Films, and Universal City Studios, Inc. ... Read More
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Contains typescripts and copies of 267 plays, songs, and sketches used by the Group. Also includes six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, programs, and publicity
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Miscellaneous collection of materials used by Christy's minstrel troupe, including conundrums and songs written by George Christy and a variety of printed materials. Volume 2 contains 15 playbills
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Album containing thirty three different Chicago and New York theatre programs from 1910-1912, with ephemera and manuscript notes on performances, including dates, location, criticism, "impressions of the plays", etc