William G. B. Carson Papers 1783-1966
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William G. B. Carson Papers, Accrual 4
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I. Material Relating to Early New Mexico History. [series]: (ca.198 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence and research relating to early New Mexico history and Carson's work editing the diary of his great-great-grandfather, William Carr Lane, who was the first governor of New Mexico from 1852 to 1853.


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I. 1. Correspondence. [subseries]: (ca. 191 items.)   
Scope: This is arranged alphabetically by last name of the author. It also includes some carbons of Carson's letters. Some folders include research material.


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I. 2. Research. [subseries]: (ca. 7 items.)   
Scope: Consists of general research notes and notes on people and places, correspondence, and newspaper articles on forts.


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I. 2. a. Notecards of general research notes. (1 item, ca. 500 index cards, 3.5x5 inch.)
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I. 2. b. Notecards of research notes on People and Places. (1 item, 45 index cards, 4x6 inch.)
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I. 2. c. Correspondence from Department of State, Washington (Photostats). 1852-1853. (1 item.)   
Scope: This includes six letters from the Deparment of State, Washington from 1852 to 1853. Two letters are adressed to William Carr Lane, Governor of New Mexico (Carson's great-great-grandfather).


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I. 2. d. Newspaper articles from The Southwesterner and handcopied letter regarding Fort Webster. (4 items.)   
Scope: This includes seven articles from three editions (November 1962, December 1962, January 1963) of The Southwesterner that relate to early New Mexico history. The newspapers are stored in OVERSIZE. There is also one handcopied letter regarding Fort Webster.


box-folder   4-17/19-68  
II. Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities. [series]: (ca. 316 items.)   
Scope: Consists of personal material, material relating to Carson's teaching at Washingotn University, material from Washington University's Thyrsus organization, material relating to Carson as a playwright and director, material from Carson as an author, material from St. Louis' Little Theatre, material from The Players, and material Relating to Carson's research on theatre and music performances.


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II. 1. Personal Material. [subseries]: (ca. 19 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Carson's personal theatrical recollections, correspondence, and names and addresses of friends and colleagues.


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II. 1. a. Theatrical Recollections. (1 item.)
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II. 1. b. Correspondence to Carson from Otis and Maud Skinner (ca. 17 items.)   
Scope: Otis and Maud Skinner are the parents of Cornelia Otis Skinner, an American author.


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II. 1. c. Notecards of names and addresses of people related to Carson's theatrical activities. (1 item, ca. 800 index cards, 3.5x5 inch.)
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II. 2. Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis. [subseries]: (ca. 20 items.)   
Scope: Consists of his teaching notebooks, material from classes, a photograph of a stage play, and material from Washington University's Centennial Cavalcade.


   
II. 2. a. Teaching Notebooks. (3 items.)
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II. 2. a. i. English 407, Second Semester. (1 item.)
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II. 2. a. ii. Lecture notes on Theatre History. (1 item.)
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II. 2. a. iii. Lecture notes on Theatre History. (1 item.)
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II. 2. b. English VI Material. (2 items.)   
Scope: This includes a photograph of Carson's play " His Model Wife" and a program from an English VI production.


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II. 2. c. Reserve Material for Dramatics 464. (2 items.)   
Scope: This includes "Recollections of an Old Actor" by Charles Krone.


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II. 2. d. Photograph. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is a photograph of an unidentified stage play held outdoors, possibly at Washington Unviersity, ca. 1910.


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II. 2. e. Clippings. (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: This includes newsclippings relating to Carson's plays and teaching activities at Washington University.


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II. 2. f. Centennial Cavalcade Material, Part I and Part II. (ca. 4 items.)   
Scope: This includes programs for the Centennial Cavalcade presentation, Centennial newspaper regarding the Centennial Founders' Day Weekend, and texts for narrations and dramatic skits presented at Washington University's 100th Anniversary celebration. These items were originally in one large envelop, but they were too big to fit in one folder so they are in two folders labled Part I and Part II.


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II. 3. Material from Washington University's Thyrsus Organization. [subseries]: (ca. 4 items.)   
Scope: This includes two brochures about Thyrsus and a typescript of the history of Thyrsus at Washington University.


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II. 4. Material from Carson's Activities as a Playwright and Director. [subseries]: (ca. 9 items.)
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II. 4. a. Scrapbook of Carson's play " Pro Patria ." (ca. 3 items.)
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II. 4. b. Programs from English 3 performances of " His Model Wife " and script from " Pro Patria ." (2 items.)
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II. 4. c. The Rabbit's Foot . (1 item.)   
Scope: This is a newspaper. It was originally laid in a scrapbook Carson kept while an instructor at Iowa State College. Very fragile.


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II. 4. d. Clippings. (3 items.)
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II. 5. Material from Carson as an Author. [subseries]: (ca. 166 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material relating to American Frontier Theatre, " St. Louis Goes to the Opera," " As You Like It," Managers in Distress, his biography on Kate Reignolds, Letters of Mr and Mrs. Charles Kean, and " These Were Actors."


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II. 5. a. American Frontier Theatre. (ca. 13 items.)
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II. 5. a. i. The Theatre on the Frontier , Drafts, Part I and Part II. (1 item.)   
Scope: This includes various drafts of The Theatre on the Frontier, a draft entitled " Thalia and Melpomene See the West," and a letter about frontier theatre. 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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II. 5. a. ii. The Theatre on the Frontier , Revisions. (ca. 3 items.)   
Scope: This includes correspondence about the revisions and a draft with revisions by the publishers not by Carson.


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II. 5. a. iii. " Thalia & Melpomene " Lecture. . (1 item.)   
Scope: This is a lecture Carson presented. The information is tied to The Theatre on the Frontier


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II. 5. a. iv. " Denver Talk " August 28, 1960, and " The Stock Company as an Academy of Dramatic Art " Lecture. (2 items.)
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II. 5. a. v. Clippings. (ca. 6 items.)
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II. 5. b. St. Louis Goes to the Opera Material. (ca. 36 items.)
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II. 5. b. i. Research Material. (1 item.)   
Scope: This includes various notes concerning Carson's work on St. Louis Goes to the Opera.


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II. 5. b. ii. Correspondence and Research Material, Part I and Part II. (ca. 18 items and ca. 17 items.)   
Scope: This includes correspondence and some research towards and responses to St. Louis Goes to the Opera. 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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II. 5. c. " As You Like It ." (ca. 47 items.)
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II. 5. c. i. Notes & Drafts. (3 items.)   
Scope: This includes some hand written notes and two carbon copy drafts.


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II. 5. c. ii. Analyses. (ca. 9 items.)   
Scope: This is a file of Carson's analyses of different productions of " As You Like It."


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II. 5. c. iii. Notes on Act and Scene Divisions. (ca. 14 items.)   
Scope: This is a file of Carson's notes on act and scene divisions in different productions of " As You Like It."


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II. 5. c. iv. Notes on Cuts and Changes. (ca. 18 items.)   
Scope: This is a file of Carson's notes on cuts and changes in different productions of " As You Like It."


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II. 5. c. v. Notes on Wrestling Scene. (ca. 3 items.)
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II. 5. d. Managers in Distress Material, Part I and Part II. (ca. 33 items and ca. 19 items.)   
Scope: This includes reviews and correspondence regarding Carson's book Managers in Distress. 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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II. 5. e. Material Relating to Carson's biography of Kate Reignolds. (ca. 9 items.)   
Scope: This includes research notes, drafts, and correspondence relating to Carson's biography of Kate Reignolds, English actres, which appeared in Notable American Women 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary.


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II. 5. f. Letters from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean . (ca. 8 items.)
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II. 5. f. i. Photostats of Letters of Charles and Ellen (Tree) Kean, Part I and Part II. (3 items.)   
Scope: This includes Photostats of letters fo Charles and Ellen (Tree) Kean, a letter about another Kean letter, and a copy of a newspaper article. 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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II. 5. f. ii. Clipping. (1 item.)   
Scope: This newspaper article is about Letters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean, edited by Carson.


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II. 5. f. iii. Miscellany. (ca. 4 items.)   
Scope: This includes two photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean and a letter regarding Kean letters for sale.


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II. 5. g. " These Were Actors ," Carson's Review. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is Carson's Review of "We Were Actors," which appeared in Players Magazine May 1956.


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II. 6. Material from St. Louis' Little Theatre. [subseries]: (ca. 29 items.)   
Scope: Consists of programs, clippings, and articles on St. Louis' Little Theatre.


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II. 6. a. Programs & Clippings. (ca. 28 items.)   
Scope: This includes several programs from St. Louis' Little Theatre and newsclippings.


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II. 6. b. Article in The St. Louisan c. 1935. (1 item.)
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II. 7. Material from The Players. [subseries]: (ca. 24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings, photographs, a program, and fliers relating to The Players.


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II. 7. a. Clippings & Programs. (ca. 15 items.)
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II. 7. b. Program. (1 item.)   
Scope: This is a program for Three One Act Plays including " Pierrette Herself," " Tea" by William Carson, and " The Dreaming Brow."


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II. 7. c. Fliers. (ca. 8 items.)   
Scope: This includes fliers for various performances.


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II. 8. Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre and Music Performances. [subseries]: (ca. 45 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various issues of Broadside, English 16 Plays, material for encyclopedia, material from William Clark Breckenridge, and notecards of research information on St. Louis stage history and on American theatre.


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II. 8. a. Broadside . (ca. 29 items.)   
Scope: This includes issues of Broadside arranged chronologically. It is an incomplete set ranging from December 1944 to Fall 1964. Some issues have notations by Carson.


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II. 8. b. " English 16 Plays Deposited in Ridgely Library ." (2 items.)   
Scope: This includes a list of English 16 Plays deposited at Ridgely Library and one letter.


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II. 3. c. " English 16 Plays Produced in Annual Contests for the Wilson Prize ." (1 item.)
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II. 8. d. " Dramatic Life As I Found It ." Index by Noah M. Ludlow. (2 items.)
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II. 8. e. Material for Encyclopedia. (1 item.)
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II. 8. f. Articles on theatre productions. (2 items.)   
Scope: Includes an issue of Stage December 1936 and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper May 31, 1856. Stored in OVERSIZE.


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II. 8. g. Correspondence and Research from William Clark Breckenridge. (ca. 6 items.)   
Scope: This material is from Accession 22907. It includes correspondence and research material from William Clark Breckenridge on theatre in St. Louis, materials dated 1926, 1927, and 1937.


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II. 8. h. Notecards on the History of the St. Louis Stage. (1 item, ca. 400 index cards, 3.5x5 inch.)
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II. 8. i. Notecards on American theatre. (1 item, ca. 2000 index cards, 3.5x5 inch.)
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III. Printed Material. [series]: (55 items.)   
Scope: Consists of books and reprints of articles, includes some work by Carson. It is arranged alphabetically by author's las name or by title if there is no noted author.


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Adams, Henry W. " The Montgomery Theatre 1822-1835 . " University of Alabama Studies, no. 9, September 1955. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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American Quarterly Review . no. XXXII, December 1834. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Arizona Quarterly . vol. 16, no. 3, Autumn 1960. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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" A Brief History of Thespian Hall ." Boonville, Missouri: The Thespian Hall Preservation Committee, 1937. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Briggs, Harold E. and Ernestine. The Theatre in Early Kansas City . Printed from Mid America vol. 32: new series, vol. 21, no 2. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Bryant, Donald C. " Symposium, Of Style ." Western Speech . Spring 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Byrne, Muriel St. Clare. " Theatrical Records " Archives . vol. III, no.17, Lady Day, 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Carson, William G. B. " As You Like It and the Stars: Nineteenth-Century Prompt Books ." The Quarterly Journal of Speech . vol. XLIII, no. 2, April 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Carson, William G. B. " The Beginnings of the Theatre in St. Louis ." Reprinted from Missouri Historical Society Collections . vol. V, no. 2, 1928. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Carson, William G. B. " Some Thoughts on Graduate Theses ." Reprinted from Educational Theatre Journal . vol. VII, no. 3, October 1955. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Cowell, Joe. Thirty Years Passed Among the Players . New York: Harper & Brothers, 1844. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Downer, Alan S. " Players and Painted Stage - Nineteenth Century Acting ." Reprinted from PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America . vol. LXI, no. 2, June 1946. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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" Drottningholms Slottsteater Program ." 1959. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Faulkner, T.C. The Dramatic Mirror, and Musical Journal . vol. 1, no. 2, November 1966. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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" A Few Particulars Concerning Chang-Eng, The United Siamese Brothers ." Printed by J. M. Elliot, New York, 1836. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Ford, Paul Leicester. Washington and the Theatre . New York: The Dunlap Society, 1899. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Freedley, George. " Theatre Librarianship ." Reprinted from Bulletin of the New York Public Library .vol. 66, no. 1, January 1962. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Freedley, George. " The 26 Principal Theatre Collections in American Libraries and Museums ." Reprinted from Bulletin of the New York Public Library . vol. 62, no.7, July1958. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Frenz, Horst. " American Drama and World Drama ." Reprinted from College English . vol. 6, no. 6, March 1945. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Garrick, David. " The Bon Ton; or High Life Above Stairs, A Farce ." as performed at the New Theatre in Boston, Printed by P. Edes and S. Etheridge, 1794. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Gates, William Bryan. " Performances of Shakespeare in Ante-Bellum Mississippi ." Reprinted from The Journal of Mississippi History . January 1943. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Gilbert, W. S. The Mikado: or the Town of Titipu . New York: William A. Pond & Co., 1885. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Hillyer, Katharine and Katharine Best. The Amazing Story of Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada . Virginia City, Nevada: The Enterprise Press, 1953. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Howell, Wilbur Samuel. " Sources of the Elocutionary Movement in England: 1700-1748 ." Reprinted from The Quarterly Journal of Speech . vol. XLV, no. 1, February 1959. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Hunt, Douglas L. " The Nashville Theatre, 1830-1840 ." Birmingham-Southern College Bulletin . vol. XXVIII, no. 3, May 1935. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Johnson, Albert E. " Dion Boucicault: Man and Fable ." Reprinted from Educational Theatre Journal . vol. VI, no. 4, December 1954. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Kernodle, George R. " Stage Spectacle and Victorian Society ." Reprinted from The Quarterly Journal of Speech . vol. XL, no. 1, February 1954. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Kernodel, George R. " Symbolic Action in the Greek Choral Odes? ." Classical Journal . vol. 53, no. 1, October 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Lefevre, Carl. " Gogol and Anglo-Russian Literary Relations During the Crimean War ." Reprinted from The American Slavic and East European Review . vol. VIII, no. 2, 1949. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie, W. Roy. " Ballad-Singing in Nova Scotia ." Reprinted from The Journal of American Folk-Lore . vol. XXII, no. LXXXV, July-September 1909. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie, W. Roy. " Ballads from Nova Scotia - Continued ." Reprinted from The Journal of American Folk-Lore . vol. XXV, no. XCVI, April-June 1912. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie, W. Roy. " The Debate Over the Soul in "The Pride of Life ."" Reprinted from Washington University Studies . vol. IX, no. 2, 1922. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie, W. Roy. " A New Source for Mankind ."Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America . vol. XXVII, no. 1, 1912. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie, W. Roy. " A Source for Medwall's Nature ." The Modern Lanugage Association of America, 1914. Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America . vol. XXIX, no. 2. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Mackenzie W. Roy. " Standing Water ." Modern Language Notes . vol. XLI, no. 5, May 1926. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Maverick, Lewis A. " Pierre Poivre: Eighteenth Century Explorer of Southeast Asia ." Reprinted from The Pacific Historical Review . vol. X, no. 2, June 1941. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Maverick, Lewis A. " Yankee Doodle ." Reprinted from The Ameircan Neptune . vol.XXII, no. 2, April 1962. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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McDermott, John Francis. " Eugene Ney's Mississippi Travels 1830 ." Reprinted from Mid America . vol. 34, new series vol. 23, no. 4, n.d. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   19/74  
McDermott, John Francis. " J. C. Wild, Western Painter and Lithographer ." Reprinted from Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly . vol. 60, no. 2, April 1951. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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" The Padlock: A Comic Opera ." Performed at the Theatre, Boston, Printed by William Spotswood, 1795. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Patrick, J. Max. Savannah's Pioneer Theater: From Its Origins to 1810 . Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1953. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/75  
Quinn, Arthur Hobson. " American Drama at Pennsylvania ." Part of this essay appeared originally as the introduction to Check List of American Drama . Philadelphia, Univeristy Library, 1951. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/75  
Roppolo, Joseph Patrick. " Audiences in New Orleans Theatres, 1845-1861 ." Reprinted from Tulane Studies in English . vol. II, New Orleans: Tulane University, 1950. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Ryan Jr., Pat M. " John Brougham: The Gentle Satirist ." Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library . vol. 63, December 1959. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/75  
Smither, Nelle. " A History of the English Theatre at New Orleans, 1806-1842 ." A Dissertation in English, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1944. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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The Southwest Review . Autumn 1946. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Stout, George D. " Leigh Hunt on Wordsworth and Coleridge ." Reprint from Keats-Shelley Journal . vol., VI, Winter 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Taylor, Tom. " An Unequal Match, A Comedy ." New York: Samuel French & Son, 1882. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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Theatrical Apprenticeship of Sol. Smith . Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson, 1845. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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The Theatrical Journey-work and Anecdotical Recollections of Sol. Smith . Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson, 1854. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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The Theatre Notebook . vol. 4, no. 2, January-March 1950. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/78  
The Washington University Librarian . vol. 11, no. 3, May 1979. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/78  
Weisert, John J. " Beginnings of the Kentucky Theatre Circuit ." The Filson Club Quarterly . vol. 34, 1960. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/78  
Woodress, James et al. " The Idea of Progress ." Reprinted from The Georgia Review . vol. XI, no. 3, Fall 1957. [subseries]: (1 item.)
box-folder   20/78  
" The Young Quaker, A Comedy ." Performed at the Theatre-Royal Smoke-Alley and by the Old American Company, Philadelphia, Printed by Thomas Bradford, 1794. [subseries]: (1 item.)
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IV. Maps. [series]: (10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of one large map (65x43 inches) of Pennsylvania and nine smaller maps of the Southwestern states. The large map is stored in a Map Roll and the smaller maps are stored in OVERSIZE.