Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-12-15
Death 1959-02-28
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American playwright.

From the description of Maxwell Anderson papers, 1930-1948. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26661097

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 25 October 1937, to Peggy Wood, 1937 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873947

American playwright Maxwell Anderson was born in Atlantic, Penn., on 15 December 1888. He worked as a journalist early in his writing career and then turned largely to drama. He was the author of over 20 plays and also of volumes of poetry and of essays. Anderson died on 28 February 1959.

From the guide to the Maxwell Anderson Papers, 1930-1948, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.)

Author, playwright.

From the description of Reminiscences of Maxwell Anderson : oral history, 1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309720568

Maxwell Anderson was an American playwright.

From the description of Maxwell Anderson collection of papers, 1925-1926. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607208

From the guide to the Maxwell Anderson collection of papers, 1925-1926, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

James Maxwell Anderson was born December 15, 1888, in Atlantic, Pennsylvania. He came to Jamestown, North Dakota in 1907. Maxwell graduated from Jamestown High School in 1908, then from UND with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1911. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in English Literature fron Stanford. Maxwell penned his first play, White Dessert, in 1923. Maxwell collaborated on What Price Glory? in 1924. This play was a giant success. It had more than 430 performances, and enabled Anderson to retire from journalism and devote all of his energies to play writing. Anderson was proliferate and also wrote screenplays. In 1946, Columbia University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Literature degree. In 1954, he was honored with the Gold Medal in Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1958, the University of North Dakota conferred upon Anderson a Doctor of Humanities degree. He married Margaret Haskett, had three sons, Quentin, Alan, and Terence. Maxwell Anderson died in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1959.

From the description of Papers, 1933-1958. (University of North Dakota). WorldCat record id: 49207928

Playwright.

From the description of Maxwell Anderson papers, 1920-1989 (bulk 1920-1955). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981663

Maxwell Anderson, playwright.

From the description of The eve of St. Mark: typescript, 1942. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652526

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Subjects:

  • Drama--Stories, plots, etc
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • House buying--History--20th century
  • Prompt-book
  • American drama--20th century
  • Dramatists, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Theater
  • Journalism
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Authors, American--Biography
  • Journalists--Interviews
  • Authors, American--Political and social views
  • Motion picture plays, American
  • Dramatists--Interviews
  • Dramatists--Manuscripts

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Lyricists
  • Dramatists

Places:

  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Greece (as recorded)