Alan Schneider Papers, 1937-2001 (MSS 103)

OFF-SITE STORAGE: COLLECTION PARTIALLY STORED OFF-SITE (Boxes 84-114 at Annex). ALLOW 3 DAYS FOR RETRIEVAL.
Restrictions: Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.
Restrictions: Director's prompt books for Waiting for Godot (1957) and Endgame (1958), and original typescripts by Samuel Beckett in Box 74 are restricted for preservation. Photocopies are available as surrogates. Requests to view originals must be approved by the director of Special Collections & Archives.

Extent: 58 Linear feet (99 archives boxes, 7 record cartons, 12 card file boxes, 12 flat boxes, 3 map case folders, and 1 film)

Papers of Alan Schneider (1917-1984), a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; and correspondence.

Alan Schneider was born Abram Leopoldovich Schneider on December 12, 1917, in Kharkov, Russia. When the Russian Revolution spread to Kharkov, the Schneiders immigrated to the United States in 1923. His parents, Leo Victor Schneider and Rebecka Malkin Schneider, were both physicians specializing in tuberculosis. They later practiced together at the Maryland State Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Sabillasville, Maryland. Schneider attended high school in Baltimore and began staging productions at summer camp. Schneider entered Johns Hopkins University and studied physics for one year, then transferred to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, to major in political science and literature. He was an award-winning member of the student debate team and president of the college drama group. In 1939 he was awarded a B.A. degree magna cum laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Returning to Baltimore, Schneider worked as a radio announcer and as a speech writer for Postmaster General James A. Farley. He won a fellowship to Cornell University to study drama and received a master's degree in 1941.

During the period 1941-1952, Schneider taught in the Speech and Theater Department of the Catholic University of America. He directed a wide range of contemporary and classical plays, including Jim Dandy in 1941, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Cherry Orchard. At Catholic University, Walter Kerr was Schneider's colleague. During the war years, Schneider worked at the U.S. Office of War Information, where he produced a film promoting War Bonds sales, and he also served with the Public Health Service and the Treasury Department. In 1944 Schneider performed in a Broadway production, playing a G.I. in Maxwell Anderson's Storm Operation.

In these years he established the pattern that would continue throughout his directing career: alternating academic productions with commercial assignments. Schneider joined the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., during its formative years in the late 1940s. Working with Zelda Fichandler, he directed such works as The Glass Menagerie (1951), Desire Under Elms (1952) and The Country Girl (1953) at Arena Stage. In 1953 he directed The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker on Broadway and Anastasia the following year.

In 1956 Schneider began a lifelong association with Samuel Beckett, directing the first U.S. production of Waiting for Godot at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, starring Bert Lahr. The play was heavily criticized and misunderstood at the time, labeled "atheistic and communistic" by critics. Schneider persevered in bringing Beckett's work to the American public. All subsequent American premieres of Beckett's plays were directed by Schneider.

Schneider also established a long association with Edward Albee, directing The American Dream in 1961 and the award-winning Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1963. Schneider also staged Albee's A Delicate Balance; The Ballad of the Sad Café; Tiny Alice; and others. Schneider worked closely with Harold Pinter, directing several of his plays, including The Dumbwaiter; The Collection; and The Birthday Party. As a proponent of innovative theater and new talent, Schneider staged a wide range of dramatic works, including those by Robert Anderson, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Weller and Thornton Wilder.

In 1964 Schneider directed Film, a movie written by Beckett and starring Buster Keaton. Beckett visited the U.S. to supervise the production and worked closely with Schneider to create this award-winning film.

Throughout his career as a director, Schneider was committed to teaching and directing student productions. He served as assistant professor of speech and drama at the Catholic University of America from 1941 to 1952 and as professor of theatre arts at Boston University from 1972 to 1979. Schneider was the director of the Juilliard School Theatre Center from 1975 to 1979. From 1979 until his death in 1984, he was professor of drama and head of the graduate directing department at the University of California, San Diego.

Schneider received numerous awards during his career as a director. In 1949 he was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Grant for the study of European theater. Later, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the study of open stage and a Ford Foundation Director's Grant for work in regional theater. In 1963 he received the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for his direction of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf??, the Village Voice Off-Broadway (Obie) Award for directing The Dumbwaiter and The Collection and the Washington (D.C.) Board of Trade Award "for outstanding contribution to professional community theater in the nation's capital as production director of Arena Stage."

Papers of Alan Schneider, a prominent American theater director who staged the U.S. premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The collection includes Schneider's production files, which contain the director's prompt books with conceptual notes, analysis of theme and characters, and notes on direction; his research files; original writings and manuscripts; play scripts; sound recordings; photographs; and correspondence. Correspondence includes letters between Schneider and other actors, writers and directors, including Edward Albee, Robert Anderson, Zelda Fichandler, William Saroyan, and Tennessee Williams. There are no original letters between Schneider and Samuel Beckett in the papers, though the collection includes a small amount of their photocopied correspondence. The collection was processed in four major stages, and is arranged in 29 series.

Accessions Processed in 1991

Arranged in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) PRODUCTIONS, 4) SUBJECT FILES, 5) TEACHING, 6) WRITINGS, 7) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 8) PHOTOGRAPHS, 9) SOUND RECORDINGS, and 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 1997

Includes Franklin Heller's editorial files related to Alan Schneider's autobiography, Entrances (1986), as well as recordings of conversations between Heller and Schneider, tapes of radio broadcasts about Schneider, and additional biographical material.

Arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 13) MISCELLANEOUS, and 14) AUDIOCASSETTES.

Accessions Processed in 2003

Includes material produced after Schneider's death in 1984, such as correspondence by Eugenie Schneider regarding plays dedicated to the memory of her husband, papers on the Beckett Project, Alan Schneider conference materials (1990), and Schneider's autobiography.

Arranged in eight series: 15) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 16) CORRESPONDENCE, 17) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 18) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 19) PHOTOGRAPHS, 20) SCRAPBOOKS, 21) AUDIOCASSETTES, and 22) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accessions Processed in 2015

Arranged in seven series: 23) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 24) CORRESPONDENCE, 25) PRODUCTIONS, 26) WRITINGS BY SCHNEIDER, 27) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 28) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 29) AUDIOVISUAL RECORDINGS.

Container List

Accessions Processed in 1991

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Includes newspaper and magazine articles about Schneider published during the years 1957 to 1984. Many articles relate to Schneider's work with Samuel Beckett, and are a good source of biographical information about both men.

Box 1 Folder 1-3
Articles about Schneider
Box 1 Folder 4
Articles on Schneider and Beckett
Box 1 Folder 5
Biographical statement
Box 1 Folder 6
Curriculum Vitae
Box 1 Folder 7
List of plays directed by Schneider
Box 1 Folder 8
List of publications, 1944 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 9
Obituaries, 1984

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Includes individual files and collected correspondence containing letters exchanged by Schneider and his theater colleagues. Absent from the collection is original correspondence between Schneider and Samuel Beckett, though there is a small amount of photocopied letters exchanged between them. The Beckett correspondence file contains copies of the letter of condolence written at the time of Schneider's father's death and the last letter Schneider wrote to Beckett. A small amount of correspondence (photocopied) from Beckett is filed with Grove Press correspondence, and in the Production files for Film (1964). Correspondence relating to specific productions may also be filed in the PRODUCTIONS series.

A) General: Individual correspondence arranged alphabetically. Noteworthy correspondents include: Edward Albee, 1961-1964; Robert Anderson, 1956-1967; Hume Cronyn, 1970-1984; Zelda Fichandler, 1952-1959 (photocopies); John Gielgud, 1966-1971; William Saroyan, 1941 (photocopies); and Tennessee Williams, 1952.

B) Collected Correspondence: Includes scrapbooks of letters assembled by Schneider, including notes and letters from Harold Clurman, Edith Evans, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, John Gielgud, George Grizzard, Elia Kazan, Joshua Logan, Lawrence Olivier, Geraldine Page, Harold Pinter, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, and Tennessee Williams. This subseries also contains letters of congratulations and thanks collected by Schneider and a file of letters of condolence written at Schneider's death. One such letter, from Harold Pinter, is of special interest.

General

Box 1 Folder 10
Acting Company, 1983 - 1985
Box 1 Folder 11
Actors' Equity Association, 1981 - 1982
Box 1 Folder 12
Adams, Mason, 1963 - 1972
Box 1 Folder 13
Albee, Edward, 1961 - 1983
Box 1 Folder 14
Anderson, Robert, 1956 - 1981
Box 1 Folder 15
Anthony, Joseph, 1979
Box 1 Folder 16
A Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 17
Bair, Deirdre, 1971 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 18
Ballet, Arthur, 1965 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 19
Barnes, Harry and Betsey, 1970 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 20
Barney, Jay, 1970
Box 1 Folder 21
Beary, John, 1974
Box 1 Folder 22
Beckett, Samuel, 1963 - 1984
Box 1 Folder 23
Bentley, Eric, 1948 - 1984
Box 1 Folder 24
Blitzstein, Marc, 1963
Box 1 Folder 25
Bracken, Eddie, 1978
Box 2 Folder 1
British Broadcasting Corporation, 1965
Box 2 Folder 2
Brown, Pat, 1981
Box 2 Folder 3
Brown, Spencer Curtis, 1960
Box 2 Folder 4
Brynn, Susan, 1982
Box 2 Folder 5
B Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 6
Cameron, Kenneth, 1967 - 1968
Box 2 Folder 7
Cares, Robert, 1965
Box 2 Folder 8
Carter, James Earl, 1980
Box 2 Folder 9
Cates, Gilbert, 1967 - 1968
Box 2 Folder 10
Catholic University, 1971
Box 2 Folder 11
Chevigny, Bell, 1965 - 1968
Box 2 Folder 12
Ciulei, Liviu, 1975 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 13
Coe, Dick, 1963
Box 2 Folder 14
Cogdill, Jack, 1972
Box 2 Folder 15
Cohn, Ruby, 1972 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 16
Cole, Edward, 1965
Box 2 Folder 17
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 1963
Box 2 Folder 18
Columbia University, 1978
Box 2 Folder 19
Corrigan, Mary, 1982
Box 2 Folder 20
Cronyn, Hume, 1970 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 21
C Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 22
Davis, Donald George, 1956 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 23
Deist, Warren, 1948
Box 2 Folder 24
Denis, Reid Marsh
Box 2 Folder 25
Devine, George, 1956 - 1966
Box 2 Folder 26
Diamond, David, 1964 - 1978
Box 2 Folder 27
Dillon, Melinda, 1984
Box 2 Folder 28
Distler, Antonie, 1964
Box 2 Folder 29
Driver, Tom, 1961
Box 2 Folder 30
Drummond, Alexander, 1940
Box 2 Folder 31
D Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 32
Edison, Irving, 1973
Box 2 Folder 33
Eldridge, Carey, 1947
Box 2 Folder 34
Etrog, Sorel, 1972
Box 2 Folder 35
Evans, Dina Rees, 1943 - 1950
Box 2 Folder 36
EVERGREEN REVIEW, 1969
Box 2 Folder 37
Evergreen Theater, 1964 - 1974
Box 2 Folder 38
E Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 39
Fehsenfeld, Martha, 1975 - 1983
Box 2 Folder 40
Fernsworth, Lawrence, 1963
Box 2 Folder 41
Ferrer, Jose, 1978
Box 2 Folder 42
Fichandler, Zelda, 1953 - 1959
Box 2 Folder 43
Fields, Sidney, 1982
Box 2 Folder 44
Finkelstein, Lawrence, 1969
Box 2 Folder 45
F Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 46
Garfein, Jack, 1984
Box 2 Folder 47
Geist, Kenneth
Box 2 Folder 48
Gerland, Hazel, 1970
Box 2 Folder 49
Gibson, Bill, 1971 - 1982
Box 2 Folder 50
Gielgud, John, 1966 - 1971
Box 2 Folder 51
Glover, William, 1980
Box 2 Folder 52
Gordon, John, 1973
Box 2 Folder 53
Gottfried, Martin, 1970
Box 2 Folder 54
Grant, Katie, 1980
Box 2 Folder 55
Greenberg, Avner, 1957
Box 2 Folder 56
Grove Press, 1958 - 1983
Box 2 Folder 57
Guest, Jean, 1959 - 1965
Box 2 Folder 58
Guinness, Alec, 1982
Box 2 Folder 59
G Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 60
Hall, Peter, 1978 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 61
Harper, Thomas, 1966
Box 2 Folder 62
Hartke, Gilbert V, 1954
Box 2 Folder 63
Harvey, Lawrence E, 1962
Box 3 Folder 1
Hayes, Helen
Box 3 Folder 2
Heller, Franklin, 1979 - 1984
Box 3 Folder 3
Hobgood, Burnet, 1975
Box 3 Folder 4
Hoffman, Dustin, 1980
Box 3 Folder 5
Hudson, Lewis, 1978
Box 3 Folder 6
Huerta, Jorge, 1983
Box 3 Folder 7
Hughter, Ames, 1968
Box 3 Folder 8
Hungerford, Helen, 1967
Box 3 Folder 9
Hunt, Bill, 1969
Box 3 Folder 10
Husbands, Harold, 1946 - 1947
Box 3 Folder 11
H Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 12
Indiana University, 1980 - 1981
Box 3 Folder 13
Irving, Jules, 1970 - 1972
Box 3 Folder 14
I Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 15
Jeffry, Alix
Box 3 Folder 16
Jenkins, Paul and Suzanne, 1981 - 1985
Box 3 Folder 17
Jenning, Penny
Box 3 Folder 18
Jensby, Wesley, 1965
Box 3 Folder 19
John, Mary, 1962 - 1979
Box 3 Folder 20
Jones, James Earl, 1978
Box 3 Folder 21
Jones, Preston, 1974 - 1975
Box 3 Folder 22
Juilliard School, 1947 - 1984
Box 3 Folder 23
J Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 24
Kaleen, Ted, 1968
Box 3 Folder 25
Kamlot, Robert, 1967
Box 3 Folder 26
Karchener, Andrea, 1979 - 1981
Box 3 Folder 27
Kazan, Elia, 1948 - 1952
Box 3 Folder 28
Kennebeck, Edwin, 1979 - 1983
Box 3 Folder 29
King, Bruce, 1979
Box 3 Folder 30
Knowlson, Jim, 1971 - 1983
Box 3 Folder 31
Kolatch, Myron, 1963
Box 3 Folder 32
Kuszak, Jerome, 1969
Box 3 Folder 33
K Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 34
Labeille, Daniel, 1970 - 1983
Box 3 Folder 35
Lahr, John, 1964 - 1969
Box 3 Folder 36
Larkin, Francis, 1966
Box 3 Folder 37
Law, Alma, 1980
Box 3 Folder 38
Le Gallienne, Eva
Box 3 Folder 39
Leiser, Erwin, 1967
Box 3 Folder 40
Leontovich, Eugenie, 1966 - 1980
Box 3 Folder 41
Locklair, Wriston, 1978
Box 3 Folder 42
L Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 43
MacLeish, Archibald, 1981
Box 3 Folder 44
Mamet, David, 1979
Box 3 Folder 45
Mathon, Benjamin D, 1983
Box 3 Folder 46
Miller, Arthur, 1956
Box 3 Folder 47
Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 1962 - 1967
Box 4 Folder 1
Molinari, Mario, 1974
Box 4 Folder 2
Morgenstern, Julie, 1982
Box 4 Folder 3
Myerberg, Michael, 1964
Box 4 Folder 4
M Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 5
New York Shakespeare Festival, 1982
Box 4 Folder 6
NEW YORK TIMES, 1973 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 7
Nichols, Harold, 1981
Box 4 Folder 8
N Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 9
O Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 10
Papp, Joseph, 1966 - 1982
Box 4 Folder 11
Parsons, Estelle
Box 4 Folder 12
Pickles, Christine, 1959
Box 4 Folder 13
Pinget, Robert, 1959
Box 4 Folder 14
Pinter, Harold, 1983
Box 4 Folder 15
P Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 16
Reavey, Jean, 1961 - 1976
Box 4 Folder 17
Redgrave, Michael, 1976
Box 4 Folder 18
Ritman, Billy
Box 4 Folder 19
Rockefeller Foundation, 1947
Box 4 Folder 20
Rockefeller, John, 1978 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 21
Ross, Patricia Kerr, 1972 - 1981
Box 4 Folder 22
Russell, John, 1978
Box 4 Folder 23
R Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 24
Salz, Jonah, 1982 - 1983
Box 4 Folder 25
Saroyan, William, 1941
Box 4 Folder 26
Shain, Irving, 1984
Box 4 Folder 27
Shaw, Irwin, 1966
Box 4 Folder 28
Simon, Neil
Box 4 Folder 29
Stevens, Roger, 1981
Box 4 Folder 30
Stieff, Frederick Phillip, 1933
Box 4 Folder 31
Swann, Caroline, 1962
Box 4 Folder 32
S Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 33
Tandy, Jessica, 1974
Box 4 Folder 34
Theatre Communications Group, 1983 - 1984
Box 4 Folder 35
THEATRE QUARTERLY, 1975 - 1976
Box 4 Folder 36
Tuttle, Day, 1947
Box 4 Folder 37
T Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 38
University of California, General, 1981
Box 4 Folder 39
University of California, Drama Department, 1982 - 1984
Box 4 Folder 40
University of Minnesota, 1963 - 1965
Box 4 Folder 41
University of Wisconsin, 1983 - 1984
Box 4 Folder 42
Ustinov, Peter, 1957
Box 4 Folder 43
Vogel, Alison, 1971
Box 4 Folder 44
U-V Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 45
Walker, Alan, 1973
Box 4 Folder 46
Warner, Francis, 1967 - 1968
Box 4 Folder 47
Warrilow, David, 1981 - 1982
Box 4 Folder 48
Weaver, Andrew, 1939 - 1947
Box 4 Folder 49
Whaley, Russell, 1964
Box 4 Folder 50
Wheatley, Tom, 1970 - 1980
Box 4 Folder 51
White, Ruth
Box 4 Folder 52
Whitelaw, Billie, 1981 - 1983
Box 5 Folder 1
Wiesel, Elie, 1984
Box 5 Folder 2
Wilder, Thornton, 1956 - 1975
Box 74 Folder 32
Wilder, Thornton, 1953 - 1975

Primarily cards and letters written by Wilder to Schneider. Includes typescript letter written by Schneider to Wilder regarding Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett, and Schneider's Miami production. Letter dated January 20, 1956.

Box 5 Folder 3
Williams, Tennessee, 1952 - 1964
Box 5 Folder 4
Wilson, Lanford, 1974 - 1981
Box 5 Folder 5
Wilson, Stella Adler, 1976 - 1983
Box 5 Folder 6
Wood, Audrey, 1949 - 1980
Box 5 Folder 7
Woodman, William, 1980
Box 5 Folder 8
Woodward, Joanne, 1968
Box 5 Folder 9
Worth, Irene, 1966 - 1979
Box 5 Folder 10
Wright, Charles, 1965
Box 5 Folder 11
W Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 12
Yeaton, Kelly, 1941 - 1980
Box 5 Folder 13
Zeisler, Peter, 1979 - 1981
Box 5 Folder 14
Zesch, Lindy, 1980 - 1981
Box 5 Folder 15
Y-Z Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 16
Unidentified

Collected Correspondence

Box 5 Folder 17
Congratulations on birth of daughter Viveca, 1955

Correspondence scrapbooks

Box 5 Folder 18
1938 - 1949
Box 5 Folder 19
1950 - 1959
Box 5 Folder 20
1960 - 1969
Box 5 Folder 21
1970 - 1972
Box 6 Folder 1-2
1973 - 1983
Box 6 Folder 3
Letters of condolence, 1984

Letters of congratulations and thanks

Box 6 Folder 4
1947 - 1959
Box 6 Folder 5
1960 - 1969
Box 6 Folder 6
1970 - 1971
Box 6 Folder 7
1980 - 1984
Box 6 Folder 8
Letters of recommendation for A. Schneider, 1933 - 1950
Box 6 Folder 9
Telegrams, Special, 1951 - 1963

PRODUCTIONS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) PRODUCTIONS: Extensive documentation of numerous productions directed by Schneider, collected over the course of his career. Materials include cast sheets, correspondence, contracts, director's prompt books, notes, photos, playbills, programs, sets and scene designs. Of special value are the director's prompt books, which contain notes by Schneider on theme, character, movement, and line readings. Prompt books for premiere productions of Beckett plays provide insight into Schneider's analysis and interpretation of these works. Correspondence between Schneider and authors, producers and others may be found in the production materials of individual plays. Arranged by year and by individual production title.

SQUARING THE CIRCLE (by Valentin Katayev), University of Wisconsin, 1938

Box 6 Folder 10
Photographs
Box 6 Folder 11
Review
Box 6 Folder 12
NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY (by Betty Smith and Robert Finch), Cornell University - Photographs, 1940

JIM DANDY (by William Saroyan), Catholic University, 1941

Box 6 Folder 13
Correspondence with William Saroyan, 1941
Box 6 Folder 14
Director's prompt book
Box 7 Folder 1
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 2
Playbills and programs
Box 7 Folder 3
ATHALIAH (by Jean Racine), Catholic University - Photographs, 1941
Box 7 Folder 4
COUNT ME IN (by Walter Kerr and Leo Brady), Catholic University - Program, 1942

CHILD'S PLAY (by Jacques Blanchard), Catholic University, 1942

Box 7 Folder 5
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 6
Playbills and programs

ROMANCERS (by Edmond Rostand), Catholic University, 1943

Box 7 Folder 7
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 8
Program

STORM OPERATION (by Maxwell Anderson), Belasco Theatre, 1944

Box 7 Folder 9
Photographs of Alan Schneider
Box 7 Folder 10
Reviews and articles

DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF (by Moliere), Catholic University, 1944

Box 7 Folder 11
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 12
Program

LUTE SONG (by Koa-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Catholic University, 1944

Box 7 Folder 13
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 14
Program
Box 7 Folder 15
Review

TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY (by Paul Claudel), Catholic University, 1945

Box 7 Folder 16
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 17
Program

IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST (by Oscar Wilde), Catholic University, 1945

Box 7 Folder 18
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 19
Program

ELECTRA (by Sophocles), Catholic University, 1945

Box 7 Folder 20
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 21
Program

THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY GOES (by James Finchley, Jean Kerr, Joan O'Byrne), Catholic University, 1946

Box 7 Folder 22
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 23
Program

STATE OCCASION (by Clinch Calkins), Catholic University, 1946

Box 7 Folder 24
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 25
Program

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1947

Box 7 Folder 26
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 27
Playbills and programs

SING OUT, SWEET LAND (by Walter Kerr), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1947

Box 8 Folder 1
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 2
Playbills and programs
Box 8 Folder 3
Review
Box 8 Folder 4
LONG GOODBYE (by Tennessee Williams), Theatre Inc., New York - Photographs, 1947

LONG WAY FROM HOME (by Maxim Gorki, adaptation by R. Goodman and W. Carroll), Maxine Elliott Theatre, New York, 1948

Box 8 Folder 5
Correspondence and miscellaneous production materials, 1948
Box 8 Folder 6
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 7
Program
Box 8 Folder 8
Scenic designs and sets by Leo Kerz
Box 8 Folder 9
MAKE A STATUE LAUGH (by Arnold Shulman), American Theatre Wing, New York - Playbills and programs, 1948
Box 8 Folder 10
LUTE SONG (by Kao-Tong-Kia, adaptation by Will Irwin and Sidney Howard), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Playbills and programs, 1948

RELUCTANT LADY (by Maurice Valency), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland, 1948

Box 8 Folder 11
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 12
Program
Box 8 Folder 13
TAMING OF THE SHREW (by William Shakespeare), Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland - Program, 1948
Box 8 Folder 14
VICTORS (by Jean-Paul Sartre, adaptation by Thornton Wilder), New Stages, New York - Correspondence, 1948

MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Dartington Hall, England, 1949

Box 8 Folder 15
Correspondence and program, 1949
Box 8 Folder 16
Photographs
Oversize FB-138 Folder 2
Poster

REAL MCCOY (by John Finch), Catholic University, 1949

Box 8 Folder 17
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 18
Program
Box 8 Folder 19
Scenic designs and sets by Jo Mielziner
Box 8 Folder 20
Telegram

OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), Catholic University, 1950

Box 8 Folder 21
Photographs and proof sheets
Box 8 Folder 22
Program
Box 8 Folder 23
Reviews
Box 8 Folder 24
Telegram
Box 8 Folder 25
BORN YESTERDAY (by Garson Kanin), Cape Playhouse, Dennis, Massachusetts - Program, 1950
Box 8 Folder 26
OVER TWENTY-ONE (by Ruth Gordon), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts - Program, 1950

POST ROAD (by Wilbur Daniel Steele and Norman Mitchell), Falmouth Playhouse, Massachusetts, 1950

Box 8 Folder 27
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 28
Program
Box 8 Folder 29
MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Playbills and programs, 1950

MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (by Jean Giraudoux, adaptation by Maurice Valency), Catholic University, 1950

Box 8 Folder 30
Correspondence, 1950
Box 8 Folder 31
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 32
Program
Box 8 Folder 33
OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University - Review, 1951

GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1951

Box 8 Folder 34
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 35
Program

PRIMROSE PATH (by Robert Buckner and Walter Hart), Playhouse Theatre, Houston, 1951

Box 8 Folder 36
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 37
Program
Box 8 Folder 38
Reviews
Box 8 Folder 39
Telegram

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Catholic University, 1951

Box 9 Folder 1
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 2
Program

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Thornton Wilder), Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, 1952

Box 9 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1952
Box 9 Folder 4
Director's notes
Box 9 Folder 5
Musical score
Box 9 Folder 6
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 7
Program

MACBETH (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University, 1952

Box 9 Folder 8
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 9
Playbills and programs

HASTY HEART (by John Patrick), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952

Box 9 Folder 10
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 11
Playbills and programs
Box 9 Folder 12
Reviews and articles

DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (by Eugene O'Neill), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952

Box 9 Folder 13
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 14
Playbills and programs

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), Catholic University, 1952

Box 9 Folder 15
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 16
Playbills and programs
Box 9 Folder 17
Reviews

LADY PRECIOUS STREAM (by S.I. Hsiung), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1952

Box 9 Folder 18
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 19
Playbills and programs
Box 9 Folder 20
Review

ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953

Box 9 Folder 21
Correspondence with Robert Anderson, 1953
Box 9 Folder 22
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 23
Program
Box 9 Folder 24
Scenic designs

OUR TOWN (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953

Box 9 Folder 25
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 26
Program

HIDE AND SEEK (by Arnold Sundgaard), The Neighborhood Playhouse, New York, 1953

Box 9 Folder 27
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 28
Program

COUNTRY GIRL (by Clifford Odets), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953

Box 9 Folder 29
Photographs
Box 9 Folder 30
Review

MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953

Box 9 Folder 31
Program
Box 9 Folder 32
Review
Box 9 Folder 33
HAPPY JOURNEY (by Thornton Wilder), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C - Playbills and programs, 1953
Box 9 Folder 34
MISER (by Moliere), Catholic University - Programs, 1953

OTHELLO (by William Shakespeare), Catholic University, 1953

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Photographs
Box 9 Folder 36
Program

BAD ANGEL (by Joel Hammil), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1953

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Photographs
Box 9 Folder 38
Playbills and programs

REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER (by Liam O'Brian), Coronet Theatre, New York, 1953

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Photographs
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Program
Box 9 Folder 41
Review

SUMMER AND SMOKE (by Tennessee Williams), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1954

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Photographs
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Program
Box 10 Folder 2
Reviews and articles

ALL SUMMER LONG (by Robert Anderson), Coronet Theatre, New York, 1954

Box 10 Folder 3
Photographs and proof sheets
Box 10 Folder 4
Program
Box 10 Folder 5
Review
Box 10 Folder 6
Telegram

ANASTASIA (by Guy Bolton), Lyceum Theatre, New York, 1954

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Photographs
Box 10 Folder 8
Playbills and programs
Box 10 Folder 9
Review
Box 10 Folder 10
Sketches by Boris Tumarui

TONIGHT IN SAMARKAND (by Jacques Deval and Lorenzo Semple), Morosco Theatre, New York, 1955

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Photographs
Box 10 Folder 12
Program

SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder), 1955

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Miscellaneous production materials, Theatre S. Bernhardt, Paris
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Photographs
Box 10 Folder 15
Playbills and program
Box 10 Folder 16
Photographs, ANTA Theatre, New York
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Review
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Telegram

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, 1956

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Arbitration, Schneider vs. Myerberg
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Correspondence, 1955 - 1956
Box 11 Folder 2
Director's notebook
Box 11 Folder 3
Director's notes
Box 11 Folder 4-5
Director's prompt book (photocopy)
Box 11 Folder 6
Director's prompt book, original

Restrictions Apply

Oversize MC-034-03
Floor plans
Box 11 Folder 7
Notes re: production
Box 11 Folder 8
Photographs (Xerox copies)
Box 11 Folder 9
Programs and publicity materials
Box 11 Folder 10
Prop list, electrical cue sheet, cast list reviews
Box 11 Folder 11
Miami Production
Box 11 Folder 12
New York Production
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Text of play and article re: history of play in THEATRE ARTS MAGAZINE (1956)

LITTLE GLASS CLOCK (by Hugh Mills), Golden Theatre, 1956

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Photographs
Box 11 Folder 15
Program

TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (by Horton Foote), The Arts Theatre Club, London, 1956

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Photographs
Box 11 Folder 17
Playbills and programs
Box 11 Folder 18
Prop list

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (by Arthur Miller), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1956

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Photographs
Box 11 Folder 20
Program
Box 11 Folder 21
Review

GLASS MENAGERIE (by Tennessee Williams), The New York City Center, 1956

Box 11 Folder 22
Photographs
Box 11 Folder 23
Program
Box 11 Folder 24
Review
Box 11 Folder 25
OEDIPUS THE KING (by Sophocles), NBC Television Production - Photographs, 1956

ENCHANTED (by Jean Giraudoux), Boston University, 1957

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Photographs and proof sheets
Box 11 Folder 27
Program
Box 11 Folder 28
Review

CIRCUS OF DR. LAO (by Gwyn Conger Steinbeck and Nathaniel Benchley), Edgewater Beach Playhouse, Chicago, 1957

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Photographs
Box 12 Folder 2
Playbills and programs
Box 12 Folder 3
MISS LONELYHEARTS (by Howard Teichmann), Music Box Theatre, New York - Playbills and photographs, 1957
Box 12 Folder 4
LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (by James Lee), CBS Television - Telegram, 1957

ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1958

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Casting notes
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Contracts
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General correspondence, 1957 - 1959
Box 12 Folder 8
Correspondence with Samuel Beckett (transcripts), 1955 - 1958
Box 12 Folder 9
Correspondence with Lucy Kroll, 1957 - 1959
Box 12 Folder 10
Director's notes
Box 12 Folder 11
Director's prompt book, original

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Box 12 Folder 12
Director's prompt book (photocopy)
Box 12 Folder 13
Financial report
Box 12 Folder 14
Light cue sheets
Box 12 Folder 15
Photographs
Box 12 Folder 16
Programs and publicity materials
Box 12 Folder 17
Reviews
Box 12 Folder 18
Royalty statements from Grove Press, 1958 - 1962
Box 12 Folder 19
Sound cue sheets

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1958

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Photographs
Box 12 Folder 21
Program

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA, HAPPY JOURNEY and THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER (by Thornton Wilder), 1958

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Photographs
Box 12 Folder 23
Playbills and programs
Box 12 Folder 24
Reviews

DESERTERS (by Thaddeus Vane), England tour, 1958

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Playbills and programs
Box 12 Folder 26
Review
Box 12 Folder 27
YEARS BETWEEN, CBS Television Production - Photographs, 1958

KATAKI (by Shimon Wincelberg), Ambassador Theatre, New York, 1959

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Photographs and proof sheets
Box 12 Folder 29
Playbills and programs
Box 12 Folder 30
Review

EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON (by John Osborne), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1959

Box 12 Folder 31
Photographs
Box 13 Folder 1
Program

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), Alley Theatre, Houston, 1959

Box 13 Folder 2
Correspondence
Box 13 Folder 3
Director's notes
Box 13 Folder 4
Photographs
Box 13 Folder 5
Playbills and programs
Box 13 Folder 6
Reviews

SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (by Ray Lawler), Players Theatre, New York, 1959

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Program
Box 13 Folder 8
Review

CLANDESTINE ON THE MORNING LINE (by Josh Greenfeld), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1959

Box 13 Folder 9
Photographs
Box 13 Folder 10
Program
Box 13 Folder 11
SECRET FREEDOM (by Archibald MacLeish), NBC Television - Photographs, 1959

CHERRY ORCHARD (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1960

Box 13 Folder 12
Photographs
Box 13 Folder 13
Program

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Provincetown Playhouse, New York, 1960

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General correspondence, 1957 - 1961
Box 13 Folder 15
Correspondence with Harry Lee Brown, 1959 - 1964
Box 13 Folder 16
Correspondence with Lucy Kroll Agency, 1960
Box 13 Folder 17
Correspondence re: television production, 1960
Box 13 Folder 18
Director's prompt book
Box 13 Folder 19
Photographs
Box 13 Folder 20
Programs
Box 13 Folder 21
Reviews
Box 13 Folder 22
Scripts, annotated by A.S
Box 13 Folder 23
Scripts, annotated in EVERGREEN REVIEW

DETECTIVE STORY (by Sidney Kingsley), Boston University, 1960

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Program
Box 13 Folder 25
Review

TWO FOR THE SEESAW (by William Gibson), Royal Ponciana Playhouse, Palm Beach, 1960

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Program
Box 13 Folder 27
Telegrams

TWELVE ANGRY MEN (by Reginald Rose), Bucks County Playhouse, 1960

Box 13 Folder 28
Photographs and proof sheets
Box 13 Folder 29
Program
Box 13 Folder 30
SKIN OF OUR TEETH (by Thornton Wilder) - Program, 1960

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (by William Shakespeare), N.Y. Shakespeare Festival, 1960

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Photographs and proof sheets
Box 13 Folder 32
Playbills and programs
Box 13 Folder 33
Reviews and articles

RAPE OF THE BELT (by Benn W. Levy), Wilbur Theatre, Boston, 1960

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Playbills and programs
Box 13 Folder 35
Telegram

TWINKLING OF AN EYE (by H.W. Wright and Guy Andros), Actor's Workshop, San Francisco, 1961

Box 13 Folder 36
Playbills and programs
Box 13 Folder 37
Review

AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), York Playhouse, New York, 1961

Box 13 Folder 38
Director's prompt book
Box 14 Folder 1
Playbills, programs, photograph
Box 14 Folder 2
Reviews and articles

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (by Samuel Beckett), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1961

Box 14 Folder 3
Contract
Box 14 Folder 4
Program and review

UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1961

Box 14 Folder 5
Photographs
Box 14 Folder 6
Program

BALD SOPRANO and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA (by Eugene Ionesco and Thornton Wilder), Hofstra College, 1961

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Photographs re: BALD SOPRANO
Box 14 Folder 8
Playbills and programs
Box 14 Folder 9
Review

CHAIRS, LOTTERY and DOCK BRIEF (by Eugene Ionesco, Shirley Jackson, and John Mortimer), University of Wisconsin, 1961

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Photographs
Box 14 Folder 11
Program

HAPPY DAYS (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1961

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Article by George Reavey
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Award from the VILLAGE VOICE
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Caricature drawing from NEW YORK TIMES
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Contract
Box 14 Folder 16
Correspondence, 1961 - 1963
Box 14 Folder 17
Director's prompt book
Box 14 Folder 18
List of references in script to other literary works
Box 14 Folder 19
Photographs
Box 14 Folder 20
Production notes, miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 21
Program
Box 14 Folder 22
Reviews
Box 14 Folder 23
Royalty statements, 1963 - 1964
Box 14 Folder 24
Script, annotated by unknown

CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (by Bertolt Brecht), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1961

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Photographs and postcards
Box 14 Folder 26
Program
Box 14 Folder 27
AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Photographs and proofs, 1961
Box 14 Folder 28
AMERICAN DREAM and WHAT SHALL WE TELL CAROLINE? (by Edward Albee and John Mortimer) - Reviews and articles, 1961

WAITING FOR GODOT (by Samuel Beckett), PBS Television Production, 1961

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Correspondence, 1960 - 1961
Box 14 Folder 30
Director's prompt book
Box 14 Folder 31
Financial statement
Box 14 Folder 32
Reviews and articles

ENDGAME (by Samuel Beckett), Cherry Lane Theater, New York, 1962

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Correspondence, 1962
Box 14 Folder 34
Photographs
Box 14 Folder 35
Reviews
Box 14 Folder 36
AMERICAN DREAM (by Edward Albee), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York - Playbills and programs, 1962
Box 14 Folder 37
BURNING OF THE LEPERS (by Wallace Hamilton), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Playbills and programs, 1962

UNCLE VANYA (by Anton Chekhov), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C., 1962

Box 14 Folder 38
Photographs
Box 14 Folder 39
Playbills and programs
Box 14 Folder 40
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (by William Saroyan), Arena Stage, Washington, D.C. - Program, 1962

MAN'S A MAN (by Bertolt Brecht, adaptation by Gerhard Millhaus), Stanford University, 1962

Box 14 Folder 41
Photographs
Box 14 Folder 42
Playbills and programs

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (by Edward Albee), Billy Rose Theatre, New York, 1962

Box 14 Folder 43
Audition materials and resumes
Box 14 Folder 44
Contracts
Box 15 Folder 1
General correspondence, 1962
Box 15 Folder 2
Business correspondence, 1962
Box 15 Folder 3
Director's notes, 1962
Box 15 Folder 4-5
Financial materials
Box 15 Folder 6
Notes
Box 15 Folder 7
Photographs
Box 15 Folder 8
Playbills and programs
Box 15 Folder 9
Reviews and articles
Box 15 Folder 10
Schedules
Box 15 Folder 11-12
Script

DUMBWAITER and THE COLLECTION (by Harold Pinter), Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 1962

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Director's notes