Contents and Arrangement

Back Bay - Cavalier, dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Back Bay - Cavalier; C. Lawton Campbell Papers, TC008, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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