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Creator:
Campbell, C. Lawton (Charles Lawton), 1896-
Title:
C. Lawton Campbell Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/bz60cw29p
Dates:
1904-1974 (mostly 1914-1962)
Size:
28 boxes and 11.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-28
Language:
English

Abstract

Charles Lawton Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916) was an American playwright and advertising writer. His collection contains ninety-four drafts, fragments, and fully-conceived plays, as well as poems, essays, and an autobiography covering fifty years of his life as a devotee of the theater.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains ninety-four drafts, fragments, and fully-conceived plays by Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916), as well as poems, essays, and an autobiography covering fifty years of his life as a devotee of the theater. In addition, the collection includes family correspondence as well as letters to friends and business associates, and scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia covering Campbell's earliest years as a boy in Montgomery, Alabama, through his years as a playwright and advertising executive in New York City. Among Campbell's correspondents are Andrew Turnbull and Nancy Milford, authors of Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, respectively, regarding the Fitzgeralds, and there is a special section of memorabilia and printed matter dedicated to ANTA (American National Theatre and Academy), during the years, 1945-1970. In the series devoted to papers of others, there is a project devoted to Stark Young containing copies of letters written by Young to Sir Julian Huxley, Ellen Glasgow, Allen Tate, Maxwell Perkins, Charles Scribner, and other authors, editors, and theater people.

Collection Creator Biography:

Campbell, C. Lawton (Charles Lawton), 1896-

Charles Lawton Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916) was an American playwright and advertising writer.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of the author in 1957-1964 and his estate in 1981.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

C. Lawton Campbell Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/bz60cw29p
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-28

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Related Materials

Campbell was a friend of both Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and the author of an unpublished manuscript, "The Fitzgeralds Were my Friends," in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers (C0188).

Subject Terms:
American drama -- 20th century.
Dramatists, American -- 20th century.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Terms:
Correspondence
Memorabilia.
Photographs, Original.
Scrapbooks.
Names:
ANTA (Organization)
Campbell family.
Campbell, C. Lawton (Charles Lawton), 1896-
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Young, Stark, 1881-1963
Young, Stark, 1881-1963