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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Anonymous Playscripts Collection
Repository:
Rare Book Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/zk51vg80q
Dates:
1890-1942
Size:
29 boxes and 11.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxr): Box 1-29
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of miscellaneous anonymous playscripts, arranged alphabetically by title, that are largely undated but appear to range from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century (1942). Most are typed or mimeographed and bound, though a few are handwritten in composition books. The majority are stamped with the name of a theatrical agency (about 80% from "Howard & Doyle Theatrical Agents, Chicago"). Most scripts are American in origin; a very small number appear to be British or European. Sample titles include "The Cotton King," "A Legal Wreck," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "Erma the Elf."

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Collection History

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. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections. 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:

Anonymous Playscripts Collection; Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/zk51vg80q
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Subject Terms:
American drama.
Genre Terms:
Scripts.
Names:
Howard & Doyle Theatrical Agents