Maurice Evans papers 1934-1970


Maurice Evans papers 1934-1970

The Maurice Evans papers contain correspondence, production materials, photographs, programs and scripts that document his role as an actor, director and production.

31.5 lf.; 97 boxes


SNAC Resource ID: 6317555

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