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Collection Overview

Creator:
Enright, Sara, 1888-1963.
Title:
Sara Enright Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zn42m
Dates:
1934-1948
Size:
17 boxes, 446 items, and 7.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-17
Language:
English

Abstract

The Sara Enright Papers consists of papers relating to Enright's role as theatrical agent to performers, many of whom were and are well-known, as well as to aspiring actors and actresses. The collection includes legal contracts (originals and carbons), correspondence of Enright, miscellaneous material containing commission receipts, and playbills.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of papers relating to Enright's role as theatrical agent to performers, many of whom were and are well-known, as well as to aspiring actors and actresses. The collection includes legal contracts (originals and carbons), correspondence of Enright, miscellaneous material containing commission receipts, and playbills. The correspondence contains requests for interviews by young performers, announcements by actors of their imminent return from military service during World War II, requests to be "kept in mind" by clients whose present plays are ending, cover letters in which commission checks are enclosed, and friendly letters by long-term clients. Besides actors and actresses, the correspondence includes letters from producers such as Moss Hart, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Brock Pemberton, and Richard Aldrich. Some of the older performers represented in the collection are Madge Evans, Zasu Pitts, Monty Woolley, and Louis Calhern.

In addition, there is correspondence by newcomers in the 1940s who went on to have outstanding careers, such as Geraldine Page, John Forsythe, and Philip Bourneuf, as well as letters by Jocelyn Brando and Betty Caulfield about their siblings, Marlon Brando and Joan Caulfield, whose careers later eclipsed their sisters'. Paul A. Foley, stage manager, actor, and director, is well-represented in the collection.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

NOTE: Not all of the above categories are listed. The last two categories are not listed but are arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Enright, Sara, 1888-1963.

Sara Enright (1888-1963) was an American actress and talent agent.

Collection History

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:

Sara Enright Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/vq27zn42m
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-17