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- Windust, Bretaigne, 1906-1960
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Bretaigne Windust Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 10 boxes and 6.4 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-10
Contains records concerning plays directed by Bretaigne Windust (Princeton Class of 1929), mainly for the University Players, of which he was a co-founder.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains photographs, programs, reviews, articles, circulars, and inter-office communications concerning plays directed by Windust (Class of 1929), mainly for the University Players (Falmouth, Massachusetts), of which he was a co-founder. Actors and actresses represented in the photographs include Ina Claire, Madge Evans, Henry Fonda, Lynn Fontanne, Howard Lindsay, Joshua Logan, Alfred Lunt, Myron McCormick, Ted Shawn, Kent Smith, Ruth St. Denis, Dorothy Stickney, and Margaret Sullivan. There are also are notebooks of scripts and production material for the television series of Life With Father, and the director's working scripts for the films June Bride and The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky and for the theatrical productions of Finian's Rainbow, The Girls in 509, and Idiot's Delight. A scrapbook covering Windust's participation in Theatre Intime during his years at Princeton is also included in the collection.
Arranged in this order: plays associated with the University Players at Falmouth, Massachusetts; television scripts and production material, mainly for Life With Father; director's working scripts; and a scrapbook. The University Players material is in alphabetical order and has a checklist.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Bretaigne Windust (1906-1960) was an American director and actor. Windust graduated from Princeton in 1929 and was co-founder of the University Players.
At least some of the materials were a gift of Bretaigne Windust's widow, Irene Windust.
- 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:
Bretaigne Windust Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Motion picture plays -- United States.
- Genre Terms:
- University Players
Claire, Ina, 1893-1985
Evans, Madge, 1909-1981
Fonda, Henry, 1905-1982
Fontanne, Lynn, 1887-1983
Lindsay, Howard, 1889-1968