13 boxes (6 linear ft.)..
Organized into the following series: I. Family records; II. Literary manuscripts; and III. Theatrical records.
Family correspondence, financial and legal records, theatrical scripts, including radio scripts from the Ethel and Albert series, photographs, and clippings concerning the professional careers of Alan Bunce and Ruth Nugent Bunce. Also contains correspondence of the actor J.C. Nugent (1868-1947), Alan Coe Bunce, and Alan Nugent Bunce.
Alan Coe Bunce (1903-1965) and his wife Ruth Elizabeth Nugent Bunce were successful actors of the stage and radio. The family of Alan Bunce, (reported by his grandson Andrew Bunce, in August 2008), believes Alan Bunce's true birth date to be 1900.
The following persons (and others) are also represented in this collection: Alan Nugent Bunce (1933-2008) was the son of Alan Coe Bunce and Ruth Elizabeth Nugent Bunce and was born in New York and died in Massachusetts. He was a writer and editor for the Christian Science Monitor; Elliott Nugent (1899-1980) was an actor, playwright, producer and stage performer who entered film with the coming of sound and became a director in 1932; J.C. (John Charles) Nugent (1878-1947) was an stage and film actor, and a playwright and theater commentator for Variety; and Peg Lynch (b.1917- ) was a writer and radio actress. She was the creator, writer, and star of the television show, Ethel and Albert.
Electronic finding aid represents only a portion of the full collection.
Bunce Family and Nugent Family Papers (MS Thr 400). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Electronic finding aid available http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01706.