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Collection Overview

Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Theatrical Autographs Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cv43nw86s
Dates:
1798-1949 (mostly 1870-1935)
Size:
4 boxes and 1.3 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of a collection of letters and autographs of over 120 English, American, and a few European actors, actresses, playwrights, theatrical managers, directors, critics, and others connected with the theater from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters and autographs of over 120 English, American, and a few European actors, actresses, playwrights, theatrical managers, directors, critics, and others connected with the theater from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are letters of Maud Adams, Margaret Anglin, Lawrence Barrett, Daniel Frohman, Olive Logan, and the Sotherns of the United States; George Arliss, Sir Gerald Du Maurier, Harley Granville-Barker, John M. Morton, Viola Tree, and Benjamin Webster of England; and Jacques Copeau of France. In addition, there are two autograph albums. There is also an alphabetical card file (in two boxes) that contains original autographs of theatrical performers and/or index entries to the locations of their autographs in other theater collections in the Manuscripts Division.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Collection History

Acquisition:

The collection was created from different accessions relationg to the same subject.

Appraisal

No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Theatrical Autographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cv43nw86s
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4