William G. B. Carson Papers 1783-1966
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William G. B. Carson Papers, Accrual 2
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I. Material Relating to Dear Josephine . [series]: (ca. 747 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, notes and research, drafts, editorial material, and reviews all relating to Dear Josephine, Carson's biography of American actress Josephine Sherwood Hull.


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I. 1. Correspondence. [subseries]: (ca. 617 items.)   
Scope: The correspondence is divided into subseries based on the file arrangement as received from Carson.


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I. 1. a. Hull Women Correspondence. (ca. 68 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the author of the letter.


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I. 1. b. Hull Men Correspondence. (ca. 114 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the author of the letter.


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I. 1. c. Correspondence regarding Josephine Hull and Radcliffe College. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the author of the letter.


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I. 1. d. Correspondence requesting information about Josephin Hull. (ca. 52 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the recipient.


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I. 1. e. Background Correspondence and research notes. (ca. 37 items.)   
Scope: The first three items are research notes and the rest are correspondence arranged alphabetically by last name of recipient.


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I. 1. f. First Draft Correspondence. (ca. 332 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the author of the letter.


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I. 2. Notes and Research. [subseries]: (ca. 56 items.)
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I. 2. a. Quotes from Hull's correspondence, Notes on various plays, Reviews of Hull's acting. (ca. 6 items.)
 
I. 2. a. i.-iii. Quotes from Hull's correspondence.
 
I. 2. a. iv. Notes on various plays.
 
I. 2. a. v.-vi. Reviews of Hull's acting.   
Scope: This includes six envelops containing notecards. The cards are divided into three envelops because they were each rubberbanded separately.


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I. 2. b. Transcript of Hull's Diary, 1897-1930. (1 item.)
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I. 2. c. Correspondence, Josephine Sherwood Hull to Jane Elliott Server (Mrs. J. Archer O'Reilly), 1905-1950. (ca. 10 items.)
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I. 2. d. Correspondence and play programs. (ca. 6 items.)
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I. 2. e. Correspondence and clipping on "The Skinners." (2 items.)
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I. 2. f. Cast of Road Company of Fata Morgana , directed by Josephine Hull. (2 items.)
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I. 2. g. Correspondence Re: Theodore Sherwood. (2 items.)
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I. 2. h. Books. (4 items.)   
Scope: This includes Halt a Hundred Radcliffe Women; Decennial History, Class of 1899; Radcliffe '89.


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I. 2. i. Magazine & Jornal Articles. (ca. 7 items.)
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I. 2. j. 35th Anniversary Report and Clippings, Radcliffe Class of 1899. (ca. 3 items.)
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I. 2. k. Correspondence: Anthony Michel and George Young. (ca. 6 items.)
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I. 2. l. Usable Snapshots and Studio & Publicity Photographs Lists. (ca. 4 items.)
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I. 2. m. Photographs. (3 items.)
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I. 3. Drafts. [subseries]: (ca. 24 items.)
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I. 3. a. Index. (1 item, ca. 1000 cards.)   
Scope: This is a card file box arranged alphabetically. The cards are grouped in paperfolders alphabetically as divided by Carson. At the end is a separate set of notecards which list the name of people and thoughts on Josephine Hull.


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I. 3. b. Index with corrections. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically and has corrections marked in pencil and in red pen. It lists the names of a person, place, or event and page numbers they appear on.


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I. 3. c. Index. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically. It lists the names of a person, place, or event and page numbers they appear on.


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I. 3.d. Hull Odds & Ends. (ca. 12 items.)   
Scope: This includes correspondence, notes, and a "very tentative first draft."


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I. 3. e. " Hull's Diary " First Draft of First Draft, Part I and Part II. (3 items.)   
Scope: These items were originally in one large envelop, but they were too big to fit in one folder so they are in two folders labeled Part I and Part II.


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I. 3. f. Dear Josephine Rough Draft, Chapters I-VII. (1 item.)
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I. 3. g. Dear Josephine Rough Draft, Chapters VIII-XX, Part I and Part II. (1 item.)   
Scope: This item was originally in one large envelop, but it was too big to fit in one folder so it is in two folders labeled Part I and Part II.


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I. 3. h. Dear Josephine Setting Copy with Index, Part I - Part III. (1 item.)   
Scope: This item was originally in one large envelop, but it was too big to fit in one folder so it is in two folders labeled Part I, Part II, and Part III.


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I. 3. i. Dear Josephine Typescript and Harvey program and menu, Part I - Part III. (3 items.)   
Scope: One of the items was originally in one large envelop, but it was too big to fit in one folder so it is labeled Part I, Part II, and Part III.


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I. 4. Editorial Material. [subseries]: (ca. 12 items.)
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I. 4. a. Editorial Miscellany. (ca. 9 items.)
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I. 4. b. Galleys. Stored in PROOFS-C. (3 items.)
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I. 5. Reviews. [subseries]: (ca. 38 items.)   
Scope: These items were originally in one scrapbook. Includes some correspondence.


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II. Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis. [series]: (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of teaching notebooks and a scrapbook.


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II. 1. Teaching Notebooks. [subseries]: (4 items.)
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II. 1. a. American Stage, 1700-1830, 1830-1900. (1 item.)   
Scope: The material was originally found in a three-ring binder. The material in the last paper folder was found in the back pocket of the three-ring binder.


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II. 1. b. American Stage History II. (1 item.)   
Scope: The material was originally found in a three-ring binder. The material in the last paper folder was found in the back pocket of the three-ring binder.


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II. 1. c. Dramatics 431, 461. (1 item.)   
Scope: The material was originally found in a three-ring binder. The material in the last paper folder was found in the back pocket of the three-ring binder.


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II. 1. d. Dramatics, 453, 454. (1 item.)   
Scope: The material was originally found in a three-ring binder. The material in the last paper folder was found in the back pocket of the three-ring binder.


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II. 2. Scrapbook. [subseries]: (1 item.)   
Scope: This scrapbook includes correspondence from students, about Dear Josephine, and the W. G. B. Carson Theatre and Drama Collection and Library Fund.


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III. Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances. [series]: (24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of diaries Carson kept about theatrical and music performances he attended from 1913 to 1966 and other items related to his research on theatre and music performances.


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III. 1. Obituary for Harry Stanton Elliot. [subseries]: (2 items.)
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III. 2. Portland Express article on David Perkins, January 3, 1951. [subseries]: (2 items.)
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III. 3. Diaries documenting performances. [subseries]: (20 items.)
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III. 3. a. Diary documenting performances. September 1913 - June 1915. (1 item.)
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III. 3. b. Diary documenting performances. September 1915 - December 1919. (1 item.)
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III. 3. c. Diary documenting performances. January 1920 - January 1921. (1 item.)
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III. 3. d. Diary documenting performances. January 1921 - March 1922. (1 item.)
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III. 3. e. Diary documenting performances. October 1922 - April 1923. (1 item.)
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III. 3. f. Diary documenting performances. September 1923 - July 1925. (1 item.)
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III. 3. g. Diary documenting performances. August 1925 - April 1926. (1 item.)
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III. 3. h. Diary documenting performances. April 1926 - December 1927. (1 item.)
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III. 3. i. Diary documenting performances. January 1927 - December 1930. (1 item.)
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III. 3. j. Diary documenting performances. January 1931 - November 1934. (1 item.)
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III. 3. k. Diary documenting performances. January 1935 - June 1939. (1 item.)
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III. 3. l. Diary documenting performances. October 1939 - December 1943. (1 item.)
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III. 3. m. Diary documenting performances. January 1944 - December 1947. (1 item.)
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III. 3. n. Diary documenting performances. October 1947 - November 1948. (1 item.)
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III. 3. o. Diary documenting performances. November 1948 - December 1951. (1 item.)
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III. 3. p. Diary documenting performances. January 1952 - July 1953. (1 item.)
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III. 3. q. Diary documenting performances. August 1953 - December 1956. (1 item.)
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III. 3. r. Diary documenting performances. January 1957 - May 1960. (1 item.)
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III. 3. s. Diary documenting performances. June 1960 - July 1965. (1 item.)
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III. 3. t. Diary documenting performances. October 1965 - May 1966. (1 item.)
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IV. Realia. [series]: (1 item.)   
Scope: Silk U.S. Flag in leather pouch.