- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
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Correspondence: Aa-Bd, 1949-1969
Collection Description & Creator Information
Arranged in this order: correspondence; McCarter Theatre material; papers of professional organizations; lecture series; articles, notes, and photographs relating to American theater; manuscripts of articles by Downer; lecture notes and course materials; playbooks and promptbooks; miscellaneous research notes; and unfinished projects.
- Custodial History
The collection is open to additions.
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 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.
- 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:
Correspondence: Aa-Bd; Alan S. Downer Collection, TC095, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
- Other Finding Aids
A checklist is available.
- McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, N.J.)
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974.
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000
Harris, Julie, 1925-2013
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993
Hepburn, Audrey, 1929-1993
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
March, Fredric, 1897-1975.