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Collection Overview

Tyler, George Crouse, 1867-1946
George C. Tyler Papers
Manuscripts Division
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67 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-67


Consists primarily of correspondence between Broadway producer George C. Tyler and many well-known theater people including dramatists Eugene O'Neill and Booth Tarkington.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Tyler and many well-known theater people including the dramatists Eugene O'Neill and Booth Tarkington; and performers such as George M. Cohan, George Arliss, Laurette Taylor, Helen Hayes, and the Lunts. Also included in the collection are documents, account books, photographs, scrapbooks, playbooks, musical scores and scripts, memorabilia, and a typescript of Whatever Goes Up (1934), Tyler's autobiography.


Arranged in this order: correspondence, documents, a typescript of Whatever Goes Up, photographs, musical scores and scripts, scrapbooks, account books, and playbooks.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tyler, George Crouse, 1867-1946

George C. Tyler was a prolific producer and director of Broadway plays.

Collection History


Purchased in 1941. Additional material purchased from East Coast Books in 1994 and donated by Cuyler Grenville in 2005.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder list added by Peter Runfola '2012 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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:

George C. Tyler Papers; 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 1-67

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Existence and Location of Copies

Published under same title (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1934)

Subject Terms:
Theatrical producers and directors -- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Genre Terms:
Account books.
Photographs, Original.
Tarkington, Booth (1869-1946)