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Balls, John S. (1799-1844), undated
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of a collection of correspondence of playwrights, authors, actors and actresses, and theater managers, and other manuscript materials relating to American and English theater, which were acquired by the Library from various sources as single items or small file groups. Materials span from the 1720s through the 1970s, though the majority are from the 19th century. There is a significant amount of correspondence, along with some drafts of scripts and other writings, notes, contracts, playbills, theater programs, printed plays, photographs, advertisements, clippings, short biographies, and ephemera. Notable figures represented in the collection include Truman Capote, Robert Penn Warren, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, John Wilkes Booth, and Ronald Reagan, among others.
This collection was formerly referred to as "General Manuscripts, Theater."
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
This collection is open for research.
- 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:
Balls, John S. (1799-1844); Princeton University Library Collection of Theater Miscellaneous Manuscripts, TC097, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1