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Collection Overview

Blaney, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1866-1944
Blaney Melodramas
Manuscripts Division
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5 boxes and 1.8 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5


Consists mainly of typescripts of melodramas written by American dramatist Charles E. Blaney.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of typescripts of melodramas written by Blaney, though several represent collaborations with others, including his brother, Harry Clay Blaney. Most of the typescripts are copies, although some are working scripts with holograph editing notations and stage directions added.


Arranged by author.

Collection Creator Biography:

Blaney, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1866-1944

Charles E. Blaney was an American dramatist.

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

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:

Blaney Melodramas; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-5