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Collection Overview

Stevens, E. J., compiler
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
The Hardy Players Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 0.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2


Consists of material relating to productions of plays adapted from Thomas Hardy novels and short stories by the English amateur theater company The Hardy Players.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of typewritten scripts, photographs, programs, announcements, and other items relating to English amateur theater productions of plays adapted from Thomas Hardy novels and short stories. Six scripts, or actors' sides, contain notations believed to have been made by Thomas Hardy. The collection was compiled by E. J. Stevens and his daughter, Vera Stevens Mardon, both members of "The Hardy Players," an amateur theater company in Dorchester, England, formerly the Dorchester Debating and Dramatic Society.


Organized and arranged in this order: scripts, original musical score manuscript, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Hardy Players were an amateur theater company in Dorchester, England, formerly known as the Dorchester Debating and Dramatic Society.

Collection History


Purchased from David Holmes in 1988. (AM 2001-86)

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder list prepared by Lisa Yankowitz '13 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

The Hardy Players Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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