Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935

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George Pierce Baker was a professor of English at Harvard University (1888-1925) and first head of Yale University's Department of Drama (1925-1933). Numerous students from his courses in playwriting and his theatre workshop became prominent actors, playwrights, critics, and producers.

From the description of George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702204611

From the guide to the George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Baker graduated from Harvard in 1887 and taught English, forensics, and dramatic literature at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of George Pierce Baker, ca. 1901. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069224

George Pierce Baker was an American drama educator. He graduated from Harvard University in 1887 and from 1888 to 1924 was a faculty member in the English Department. While at Harvard, he played a key role in starting the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University Library; he created the Harvard Dramatic Club; and he founded Workshop 47 to provide a forum for the performance of plays developed for his English 47 class. Baker was unable to convince Harvard to offer a degree in playwrighting and in 1925 he accepted a position at Yale University. At Yale, he helped found the Yale School of Drama and remained there until his retirement in 1933.

From the guide to the George Pierce Baker papers, 1910-1949, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

American dramatist, scholar and first professor of Dramatic Literature at Harvard, Baker founded the 47 Workshop for the staging of plays written by his students. In 1925 he left Harvard for Yale where he was Director of the post-graduate Department of Drama until 1933.

From the description of Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 612379314

George Pierce Baker, professor of English at Harvard University (1888-1925) and first head of Yale University's School of Drama (1925-1933). Numerous students from his courses in playwriting and his theatre workshop became prominent actors, playwrights, critics, and producers.

From the description of George Pierce Baker papers 1910-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702202625

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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935,. Autograph letters signed from George P. Baker to Frederick Gard Fleay [manuscript] 1887-1888. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Autograph letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: Professor Bates July 17, 1912. Wellesley College
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
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referencedIn 47 workshop. Records of the 47 workshop, circa 1913-1961. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Typed letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: Professor Palmer April 3, 1919. Wellesley College
creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Letter to E. C. Mabie. [New Haven, CT.] 1932 Feb. 13. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Autograph letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: Mr. Palmer October 24, 1905. Wellesley College
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Letters to Byron Johnson Rees, 1906-1909. University of Virginia. Library
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Autograph letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: Professor Palmer January 10, 1919. Wellesley College
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Typed letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: Miss Bates March 20, 1900. Wellesley College
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, ca. 1901. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. George Pierce Baker papers 1910-1949. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Autograph letter signed Geo. P. Baker to: "My dear Miss Kelsey" January 9, [18]94. Wellesley College
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creatorOf Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. George Pierce Baker papers, 1878-1958 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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creatorOf George Pierce Baker papers, 1910-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Peterborough (N.H.)
North America
Peterborough (N.H.)
Subject
Pageants
Theater--Little theater movement
American drama
Little theater movement
Authors and theater
Family records
Debates and debating
Authors and the theater
Indian art
Indians of North America--Art
Playwriting
Occupation
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Birth 1866-04-04

Death 1935-01-06

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