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Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw, [ca. 1810]-1990

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4617
  • Size: 52.2 linear ft. Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Manuscripts, letters, documents, photographs, broadsides, microfilms, videocassettes, audio cassettes, posters, and other materials by and about Shaw, covering all aspects of his varied literary, critical, personal, and political activities

Brothers, Joyce papers,1955-2006.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4254
  • Size: 228.3 cubic ft. Correspondence, Memorabilia, Movie Film, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: Papers of Dr. Joyce Brothers include correspondence, subject files, letters received, scripts, clippings, contracts, awards, photographs, cartoons, slides, and articles and books by Dr. Brothers. Audiovisual Archives of Dr. Joyce Brothers include 463 motion picture films, ca. 796 video tapes, and 184 audio recordings.

Bryant, Laura papers, [ca. 1891]-1961.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2112
  • Size: 29.1 cubic ft. Papers, correspondence, books, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, photographs.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Subject: Social Sciences
  • Abstract: Papers include professional correspondence with colleagues, publishers, and others concerning textbooks; also, her teaching career in general.

Cookson, Peter papers,1966-1987

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4470
  • Size: 1 cubic ft. Scripts and contracts.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Scripts and contracts.

Cornell artists and local video programs

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3867
  • Size: 16 cubic ft Videotapes.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: A 3/4" video-cassette of the work of Cornell University artists. Included on the tape are Archie R. Ammons, John A. Hartell, Peter H. Kahn, Stephen F. Poleskie, and Jason L. Seley; interviews by Johnnie Parrish.

Cornell University Department of Theatre Arts record

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2114
  • Size: 50.1 cubic feet Correspondence, financial records, photographs, printed materials, scrapbooks
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Humanities
  • Abstract: Records of the Department of Theatre Arts (fomerly the Department of Public Speaking and then the Department of Speech and Drama) as well as the Cornell Dramatic Club and the Cornell University Theatre

Drummond, Alexander M. papers, 1917-195

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0435
  • Size: 19.2 cubic fee Correspondence, news clippings, scripts, programs, playbills, lecture notes, theater notes, photographs, recordings and other memorabilia
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: Correspondence, news clippings, scripts, programs, playbills, lecture notes, theater notes, photographs, recordings and other memorabilia relating to various aspects of the field of Speech and Drama

Herrey, Hermann papers, ca. 1939-1971

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3476
  • Size: 16.5 cubic ft. Drawings, paintings, plans and photographs (including glass plate negatives), planning projects, stage designs, industrial designs, furniture, inventions, correspondence, biographical material, lecture notes, talks, reports, and manuscripts
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Architecture and Planning
  • Abstract: Drawings, paintings, plans and photographs (including glass plate negatives) of architectural work, planning projects, stage designs, industrial designs, furniture and inventions. Also includes correspondence, biographical material, lecture notes, talks and reports; writings in city and regional planning, economic development, architecture, theater and related fields. Also, manuscript of a novel written by Herrey in the 1930s; and a play written under the pseudonym of Gilbert Tanner, ca.1960

Loewy, Benno photographs, [ca. 1850-1870]

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3013
  • Size: 14 cubic ft., 56 volumes. Photograph albums.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Abstract: Albums of photographs of famous personages in the arts. Some photographs are formal head and shoulder type, others are full length. Many are of actors portrayed in the roles they played in well known plays. One volume is an alphabetical index to the photograph albums.

Lyman, Elizabeth, collector, theater and concert programs, 1898-1954.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2239
  • Size: .4 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Cornell University
  • Abstract: Programs mainly for productions presented on the Cornell University campus and Ithaca Conservatory, Ithaca College, churches, public schools, movie theaters, and elsewhere in the city of Ithaca, N.Y.; also scattered items from New York City, Salt Lake City, Watkins Glen [N.Y.] Summer Theatre, and Hollywood

McIntosh, David Patrick papers,1965-1989.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 7562
  • Size: 3.5 cubic ft.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Human Sexuality
  • Abstract: Correspondence, journals, poetry, songs, fiction, and plays by David McIntosh. Includes audio tapes of his short opera, Can.

Nathan, George Jean collection, 1913-1958

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4615
  • Size: 14.7 linear ft. Manuscripts, correspondence, articles, clippings, and photographs.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Literary Collections
  • Abstract: Manuscripts, correspondence, printed newspaper articles, clippings, and photographs by, to, or about Nathan, documenting his career as theater critic, author, and editor of the literary newspaper The American Spectator. Includes manuscripts for books and articles by Nathan; extensive correspondence concerning dealings with publishers, authors, and producers; letters from readers and fellow writers commenting on Nathan's work, including letters on the American Mercury and the American Spectator; and manuscripts of plays by other writers, including 18 plays by William Saroyan and 10 by Sean O'Casey. Also included are manuscripts and galley proofs for Nathan's annual Theatre Book of the Year (9 vols., 1942-1951).

Sarnoff, Dorothy Papers, 1920-1998

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3147
  • Size: 28.9 cubic ft. Correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, published material, sheet music, audio and video recordings.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Photographic Collections
  • Abstract: Material relating to Dorothy Sarnoff's personal life and careers as a Singer and Speech Consultant.

Stainton, Walter papers, 1914-1983

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 0573
  • Size: 14.5 cubic ft. Correspondence, printed materials
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: Professional papers, and records of the Cornell Dramatic Club; also student scrapbook

Straight, Beatrice papers, [ca. 1925]-1990

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 4496
  • Size: c. 16 cubic ft. Reviews, playbills, letters, scripts, press releases, photographs, and scrapbooks
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: Reviews, playbills, letters, scripts, press releases, various photographs, and scrapbooks relating to her life and her acting career.

Wharton Releasing Corporation records, ca. 1916-1923

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3924
  • Size: 1.1 cubic ft. Scenarios, scene blockings, company records, and correspondence.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Contains film scenarios and other records of the Wharton Releasing Corporation, an early motion picture company based in Ithaca, New York.

WVBR - live audio

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 3768
  • Size: .5 cubic feet. Audio Recordings, Computer Media
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Subject: Regional History
  • Abstract: Collection includes 35 CDs of WVBR recordings from the 1950s and 1960s

Young, John M. papers, 1937-1965.

  • Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
  • Collection Number: 2851
  • Size: 21 cubic ft. Radio scripts, correspondence, plot synopses, notes, research for some of the scripts, and some fan mail.
  • Subject: Theater and Film
  • Abstract: Mostly radio scripts for "The Right to Happiness." Also, radio and television scripts for "Doctor Eve," "Days of Our Lives," "Attorney at Law," "Road of Life," "From These Roots," "Date with Life," "The Verdict is Yours," "Golden Windows," "The Second Mrs. Burton," "Woman in White," "Zenith," "There Was a Woman," "The Wheels of Time," "The Rising Tides," "Return of Constance Curtis," "Four Corners, U.S.A.," and the "Doris Blake Show." Also correspondence, plot synopses, notes, research for some of the scripts, and some fan mail.