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American Play Company collection | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Karen Hudson

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Collection Overview

Title: American Play Company collectionAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1800s-1950s

ID: ASM0006

Extent: 221.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

SERIES I, ALPHABETICAL FILES (AUTHOR), A - L, consists of 168 boxes of published and unpublished play scripts arranged in alphabetical sequence by the author of the play. For each author, the plays are arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the play. A title index of plays is also available for consultation.

SERIES II, MARGINALIA DUPLICATES (AUTHOR), A - L, consists of additional copies of published and unpublished plays. These texts often possess comments and markings not present in titles found in SERIES I.

SERIES III, UNLISTED AUTHORS, consists of a group of plays arranged in alphabetical order by title, as no author of the work is known.

Formats/Genres: Photocopies, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The American Play Company Collection includes approximately two thousand and five hundred (2,500) play scripts from the American Play Company of New York City. The files include published and unpublished plays from the nineteenth century through the 1950s. The collection is a donation of Sheldon Abend, President of the American Play Company. Playwrights represented in this gift include sir James M. Barrie, David Belasco, Clare Boothe, George M. Cohan, John Colton, Clyde Fitch, John Galsworthy, Ruth Gordon, Oscar Hammerstein, Moss Hart, Ben Hecht, George S. Kaufman and many others.

The play scripts include original typescripts, carbon copies of typescripts, and printed texts of plays. Many scripts contain handwritten annotations such as dialogue insertions, corrections, and deletions. The play scripts includes productions of all genre and type, for a period of approximately one hundred and fifty years. Scripts contain production annotations for stage, lighting, sound, and casting purposes. The collection offers scholars and students the opportunity to examine play scripts with the personal annotations of production personnel, facts that provide unique information on the original production of plays. Notations for costumes, sets, and stage props offer insights to production styles and techniques, information not generally available in many published versions of plays.

Subject/Index Terms

American drama - New York (State) - New York
American Play Company
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
Belasco, David, 1853-1931.
Cohan, George M. (George Michael), 1878-1942
Colton, John, 1891-1946
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
Gordon, Ruth, 1896-1985
Hammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960.
Hart, Moss, 1904-1961.
Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964
Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961
Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987
Theater - New York (State) - New York - History

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

Use Restrictions: American Play Company Collection Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: American Play Company Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list by Marcia Evanson. Revised by Rudo Kemper.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0006CL.pdf


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Series 2: Marginalia Duplicates (Author)Add to your cart.
Box 169: Authors, UnlistedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2858: Common LawAdd to your cart.
Folder 2859: Honeymoon on HighAdd to your cart.
Folder 2860: Monsieur BeaucareAdd to your cart.
Folder 2861: Unknown VoiceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2862: The Wasps NestAdd to your cart.
Box 170Add to your cart.
Folder 2863: Abbott, George and A. P. Bridges; CoquetteAdd to your cart.
Folder 2864: Abbott, George and J. Gleason; The Fall GuyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2865: Abbott, George and S. K. Lauren; Those we LoveAdd to your cart.
Folder 2866: Adams, Justin and A. Hamilton; Quincy Adams SawyerAdd to your cart.
Folder 2867: Adams, Justin and A. Hamilton; Doctor BillAdd to your cart.
Box 171Add to your cart.
Folder 2868: Adams, Justin and A. Hamilton; Doctor BillAdd to your cart.
Folder 2869: Akins, Zoe; The Greeks had a Word for ItAdd to your cart.
Folder 2870: Anderson, Maxwell; Saturday's ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 2871: Anthony, C. L.; Autumn CrocusAdd to your cart.
Folder 2872: Armstrong, Paul and W. Migner; The Deep PurpleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2873: Ashton, Herbert; BrothersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2874: Ballard, Fred; Ladies of the JuryAdd to your cart.
Box 172Add to your cart.
Folder 2875: Barret, Wilson; The Sign of the CrossAdd to your cart.
Folder 2876: Barrie, J. M.; Dear BrutusAdd to your cart.
Folder 2877: Barrie, J. M.; The Little MinisterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2878: Barrie, J. M.; What Every Woman KnowsAdd to your cart.
Box 173Add to your cart.
Folder 2879: Barry, Phillip; Paris BoundAdd to your cart.
Folder 2880: Barry, Phillip; Tomorrow TomorrowAdd to your cart.
Folder 2881: Barry, Phillip; You and IAdd to your cart.
Folder 2882: Barry, Phillip; The YoungestAdd to your cart.
Folder 2883: Barry, Tom; DangerAdd to your cart.
Folder 2884: Barry, W. E.; DangerAdd to your cart.
Box 174Add to your cart.
Folder 2885: Batson, George; Ramshackle InnAdd to your cart.
Folder 2886: Batvani; Tonight or NeverAdd to your cart.
Folder 2887: Baumer, Marie; Little Brown JugAdd to your cart.
Folder 2888: Bein, Albert; The Heavenly ExpressAdd to your cart.
Folder 2889: Belasco, David and Henry C. DeMille; Charity BallAdd to your cart.
Folder 2890: Belasco David; Return of Peter GrimmAdd to your cart.
Box 175Add to your cart.
Folder 2891: Belasco, David and Henry C. DeMille; The WifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2892: Benelli, Sam and Dr. Reuss Emerson; The JestAdd to your cart.
Folder 2893: Bessier, Rudolph; The Barretts of Wimpole StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 2894: Bolton, Guy and George Middleton; Adam and EvaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2895: Bolton, Guy; Grounds for DivorceAdd to your cart.
Box 176Add to your cart.
Folder 2896: Bolton, Guy; Grounds for DivorceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2897: Bolton, Guy and P. G. Wodehouse; Oh BoyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2898: Bolton, Guy and Jerome Kern; Sitting PrettyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2899: Bolton, G. and P. Bartholomae; Very Good EddieAdd to your cart.
Folder 2900: Booth, Claire; Kiss the Boys GoodbyeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2901: Booth, Claire; Margin for ErrorAdd to your cart.
Box 177Add to your cart.
Folder 2902: Booth, Claire; Margin for ErrorAdd to your cart.
Folder 2903: Boyd, Hutcheson; DariaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2904: Brecker, Irving and Manuel Seff; Sweet CharityAdd to your cart.
Folder 2905: Brightman; Battling ButlerAdd to your cart.
Box 178Add to your cart.
Folder 2906: Britton, K. P. and Roy Hargrove; House PartyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2907: Broadhurst, G.; The PriceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2908: Broadhurst, G.; Why Smith Left HomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2909: Brown, Martin; The LadyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2910: Brownell, John G.; The Nut FarmAdd to your cart.
Folder 2911: Buckner, Robert Latiner; An Affair of StateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2912: Burke, E. L.; Johnny Get Your GunAdd to your cart.
Folder 2913: Bus, Feket L.; The Lady has a HeartAdd to your cart.
Box 179Add to your cart.
Folder 2914: Bus, Feket L.; The Lady has a HeartAdd to your cart.
Folder 2915: Butterfield, Walton; Flaming YouthAdd to your cart.
Folder 2916: Caine, Hall; Margaret SchillerAdd to your cart.
Folder 2917: Cameron, George; BillyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2918: Cambell, Kane; The Enchanted AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 2919: Carelton, Henry and W. F. Manley and John Harwood; Shooting ShadowsAdd to your cart.
Box 180Add to your cart.
Folder 2920: Carpenter, Edward Childs; BabAdd to your cart.
Folder 2921: Carpenter, Edward Childs; Bachelor FatherAdd to your cart.
Folder 2922: Carpenter, Edward Childs; Connie Goes HomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2923: Carpenter, Edward Childs; Pot LuckAdd to your cart.
Folder 2924: Carpenter, Edward Childs; The Tounges of MenAdd to your cart.
Box 181Add to your cart.
Folder 2925: Carroll, P. V.; KindredAdd to your cart.
Folder 2926: Carroll, P. V.; Shadow and SubstanceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2927: Cary, Morland; Because Their Hearts were PureAdd to your cart.
Folder 2928: Cary, Morland; Love Rides the RailsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2929: Chevery, Howard; That Ferguson FamilyAdd to your cart.
Box 182Add to your cart.
Folder 2930: Chevery, Howard; That Ferguson FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2931: Chodorov, Edward; King LadyAdd to your cart.
Box 183Add to your cart.
Folder 2932: Chodorov, Edward and Joseph Fields; Junior MissAdd to your cart.
Folder 2933: Cohan, George M.; The Baby CycloneAdd to your cart.
Folder 2934: Cohan, George M.; Madeline and the MoviesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2935: Cohan, George M.; Seven Keys to BaldpateAdd to your cart.
Box 184Add to your cart.
Folder 2936: Cohan, George M.; Whispering FriendsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2937: Colby, Archie and A. G. Jackson; The Girl from ChildsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2938: Colleson, Wilson; A Bachelor's NightAdd to your cart.
Folder 2939: Colton, John; Lusitania NightAdd to your cart.
Folder 2940: Conners, Barry; Apple SauceAdd to your cart.
Box 185Add to your cart.
Folder 2941: Conners, Barry; Apple SauceAdd to your cart.
Folder 2942: Conners, Barry; Girl TroubleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2943: Conners, Barry; Hells BellsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2944: Conners, Barry; The Mad HoneymoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 2945: Conners, Barry; The PatsyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2946: Conners, Barry; Strange Bed FellowsAdd to your cart.
Box 186Add to your cart.
Folder 2947: Conners, Barry; Strange Bed FellowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2948: Conners, Barry; Strange Bed FellowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2949: Cowl, Jane and J. Murfin; Lilac TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2950: Craven, Frank; The First YearAdd to your cart.
Folder 2951: Crawford, F. Marian; The White SisterAdd to your cart.
Box 187Add to your cart.
Folder 2952: Crothers, Rachel; As Husbands GoAdd to your cart.
Folder 2953: Crothers, Rachel; A Man's WorldAdd to your cart.
Folder 2954: Crothers, Rachel; Susan and GodAdd to your cart.
Folder 2955: Crothers, Rachel; When Ladies MeetAdd to your cart.
Folder 2956: Cushing, Catherine C.; Widow by ProxyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2957: Dane, Clemence; A Bill of DivorcementAdd to your cart.
Box 188Add to your cart.
Folder 2958: Dane, Clemence; A Bill of DivorcementAdd to your cart.
Folder 2959: Davis, Dorrance; Apron StringsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2960: Davis, Owen; Beware of WidowsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2961: Davis, Owen; The Donovan AffairAdd to your cart.
Folder 2962: Davis, Owen; The Haunted HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2963: Davis, Owen; Home FriesAdd to your cart.
Box 189Add to your cart.
Folder 2964: Davis, Owen; Home FriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2965: Davis, Owen; Lazy BonesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2966: Davis, Owen; The Ninth GuestAdd to your cart.
Folder 2967: DeMille, Henry and D. Belasco; Men and WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 2968: DeMille, Henry; StrongheartAdd to your cart.
Folder 2969: DeMille, William C.; The Warrens of VirginiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2970: DeMille, William C.; The WomanAdd to your cart.
Box 190Add to your cart.
Folder 2971: Denham, Reginald and Percy Edarrd; SuspectAdd to your cart.
Folder 2972: Denham, Reginald; SuspectAdd to your cart.
Folder 2973: Dickey, Paul and C. W. Goddard; The Broken WingAdd to your cart.
Folder 2974: Dillion, Thomas and P. Leary and G. Nolan; The Incorrigible CallahanAdd to your cart.
Folder 2975: Doherty, Brian and B. Mitchell; Father Malachy's MiracleAdd to your cart.
Folder 2976: Dugan, Thomas and James Hogan; The Barber had Two SonsAdd to your cart.
Box 191Add to your cart.
Folder 2977: Dunn, Caesar; The Four FlusherAdd to your cart.
Folder 2978: Dunn, Caesar; What the Doctor OrderedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2979: Dyar, Ralph; A Voice in the DarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 2980: Ellis, Edith; White CollarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2981: Ervine, St. John; The First Mrs. FraserAdd to your cart.
Folder 2982: Fagan, Myron; The Little SpitfireAdd to your cart.
Folder 2983: Fagan, Myron; Nancy's Private AffairAdd to your cart.
Box 192Add to your cart.
Folder 2984: Fagan, Myron; Nancy's Private AffairAdd to your cart.
Folder 2985: Fields, Joseph; The Dough GirlsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2986: Fitch, Clyde; The ClimbersAdd to your cart.
Folder 2987: Fitch, Clyde; The Girl who has EverythingAdd to your cart.
Folder 2988: Fitch, Clyde; The Girl with the Green EyesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2989: Fitch, Clyde; GirlsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2990: Flavan, Martin; Children of the MoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 2991: Flournoy, Richard; Come What MayAdd to your cart.
Box 193Add to your cart.
Folder 2992: Fodor, Ladislaus; A Church MouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 2993: Foote, Bradbury and H. Segall; You Judge this WomanAdd to your cart.
Folder 2994: Forbes, James and Grace George; Matrimony PRDAdd to your cart.
Folder 2995: Frank, Bruno; Storm over PatsyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2996: Fulton, Maude; The Humming BirdAdd to your cart.
Folder 2997: Gale, Zone; Miss Lulu BettAdd to your cart.
Folder 2998: Ganthony, Richard; A Message from MarsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2999: Gibbs, John C.; Good MorningAdd to your cart.
Folder 3000: Gibney, Sheridan; The Wiser They AreAdd to your cart.
Box 194Add to your cart.
Folder 3001: Gillette, William; Sherlock HolmesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3002: Ginty, E. B.; Missour LegendAdd to your cart.
Folder 3003: Glass, Montague and Jules Goodman; Partners AgainAdd to your cart.
Folder 3004: Gleason, James; Shannons of BroadwayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3005: Goddard, Charles and Dickey Paul; The Misleading LadyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3006: Golden, John and Dan Jarret; Salt WaterAdd to your cart.
Folder 3007: Goodhand, Milton; Friday The 13thAdd to your cart.
Box 195Add to your cart.
Folder 3008: Goodman, Jules Eckert; ChainsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3009: Goodman, Jules Eckert; House for SaleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3010: Goodman, Jules Eckert; The Man Who Came BackAdd to your cart.
Folder 3011: Goodman, Jules Eckert; The TestAdd to your cart.
Folder 3012: Goodrich, Arthur; So This is LondonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3013: Gordon, Ruth; Over Twenty OneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3014: Gow, Ronald and W. Greenwood; Love on the DoleAdd to your cart.
Box 196Add to your cart.
Folder 3015: Grant, Neil; Petticoat InfluenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3016: Grew, William; Nice WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3017: Gross Laurence; Whistling in the DarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 3018: Hagan, James; One Sunday AfternoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3019: Hamilton, Cosmo; ScandelAdd to your cart.
Folder 3020: Harris, Elmer; Johnny BelindaAdd to your cart.
Box 197Add to your cart.
Folder 3021: Hart, F. N. and F. E. Cartarphen; The Bellamy TrailAdd to your cart.
Folder 3022: Hatton, Fanny and Frederick; Any HusbandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3023: Hatton, Fanny and Frederick; Synthetic SinAdd to your cart.
Folder 3024: Hatvani, Lili; The Love DuelAdd to your cart.
Folder 3025: Hazelton, George and Benrimo; The Yellow JacketAdd to your cart.
Folder 3026: Hect, Ben and C. MacArthor; Twentieth CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3027: Hedman, M. and H. A. House; What's The Big IdeaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3028: Herbert, F. Hugh; Kiss and TellAdd to your cart.
Box 198Add to your cart.
Folder 3029: Herbert, F. Hugh; Kiss and TellAdd to your cart.
Folder 3020: Herne, James; Shore AcresAdd to your cart.
Folder 3021: Herzig, S.M.; VickieAdd to your cart.
Folder 3022: Hinton, Jane and S. Field; I Bid One HeartAdd to your cart.
Folder 3023: Hitchcock, R. and E. N. Westcott; David HarumAdd to your cart.
Box 199Add to your cart.
Folder 3024: Hobart, George V.; BuddiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3025: Hobart, George V.; Come-On CharleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3026: Hobart, George V.; MimiAdd to your cart.
Folder 3027: Hobart, George V.; Sonny BoyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3028: Hoffman, Aaron; Welcome StrangerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3029: Hodgdon, R.; Married and HowAdd to your cart.
Folder 3030: Hoffman, Aaron; Welcome StrangerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3031: Hoffman, Sam; Full MoonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3032: Holm, J. Cecil; Brighten the CornerAdd to your cart.
Box 200Add to your cart.
Folder 3033: Holm, J. Cecil; Brighten the CornerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3034: Hopwood, Avery; The Alarm ClockAdd to your cart.
Folder 3035: Hopwood, Avery; The Demi-VirginAdd to your cart.
Folder 3036: Hopwood, Avery; The Garden of EdenAdd to your cart.
Box 201Add to your cart.
Folder 3037: Hopwood, Avery; Little Miss BluebeardAdd to your cart.
Folder 3038: Hopwood, Avery; Naughty CinderellaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3039: Hopwood, Avery; Why Men Leave HomeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3040: Horan, Charles; The Devil WithinAdd to your cart.
Folder 3041: Howard, Sidney; Ode to LibertyAdd to your cart.
Box 202Add to your cart.
Folder 3042: Jackson, Fred; The Naughty WifeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3043: Janney, Sam; Loose AnklesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3044: Johnson, Larry E.; Mary's Other HusbandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3045: Judge, James; The Bridal SuiteAdd to your cart.
Folder 3046: Judge, James; The Love NestAdd to your cart.
Folder 3047: Judge James; Square CrooksAdd to your cart.
Box 203Add to your cart.
Folder 3048: Judge, James; Square CrooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 3049: Katayev, Valentine; Squaring the CircleAdd to your cart.
Folder 3050: Kaufman, George; Butter and EggmanAdd to your cart.
Folder 3051: Kaufman, George Moss Hart; Geroge Washington Slept HereAdd to your cart.
Folder 3052: Kaufman, George; George Washington Slept HereAdd to your cart.
Box 204Add to your cart.
Folder 3053: Kaufman, George; George Washington Slept HereAdd to your cart.
Folder 3054: Kaufman, George and Edna Ferber; MimickAdd to your cart.
Folder 3055: Kaufman, George and Marc Connelly: To the LadiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3056: Kaye, B. M.; On StageAdd to your cart.
Folder 3057: Kearney, Patrick and H. W. Gribble; Old Man MurphyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3058: Kearney, Patrick; American TragedyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3059: Kelly, George; The Deep Mrs. SykesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3060: Kelly, George; The Torch-BearersAdd to your cart.
Folder 3061: Kerr, Sophie and A. S.; Richardson; Big Hearted HerbertAdd to your cart.
Folder 3062: Kesslering, Joseph; Arsenic and Old LaceAdd to your cart.
Box 205Add to your cart.
Folder 3063: Kesserling, Joseph; Arsenic and Old LaceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3064: Klein, Charles; The Money MakerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3065: Klein, Charles; The Music MasterAdd to your cart.
Folder 3066: Knight, Percival; Thin IceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3067: Knoblock, Edward; The FawnAdd to your cart.
Box 206Add to your cart.
Folder 3068: Knoblock, Edward; The LullabyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3069: Knoblock, Edward; My Lady's DressAdd to your cart.
Folder 3070: Knoblock, Edward; Tiger TigerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3071: Krasna, Norman; Dear RuthAdd to your cart.
Box 207Add to your cart.
Folder 3072: Krasna, Norman; Dear RuthAdd to your cart.
Folder 3073: Larric, Jack; The Easy MarkAdd to your cart.
Box 208Add to your cart.
Folder 3074: Lawrence, Vincent and Moore; HappyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3075: Lawrence, Vincent; Spring FeverAdd to your cart.
Folder 3076: Lester, Elliot; Take My AdviceAdd to your cart.
Folder 3077: Levy, Benn W.; Art and Mrs. BottleAdd to your cart.
Box 209Add to your cart.
Folder 3078: Levy, Benn W.; Mrs. MoonlightAdd to your cart.
Folder 3079: Levy, Benn W.; Springtime for HenryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3080: Lindsay, H. and Russell Crouse; State of the UnionAdd to your cart.

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