Nana Bryant papers 1917-1955


Nana Bryant papers, 1917-1955

Nana Bryant papers 1917-1955

The Nana Bryant papers focus primarily on the early part of Bryant's career when she was a stock company leading lady. A scrapbook of clippings about performances in California, Washington, D.C. and Maine, a few fan letters and snapshots document this time. Her Broadway career is represented by opening night telegrams for the Firebrand in 1924 and a program from the 1945 production of Marriage Is for Single People autographed by cast members. The collection merely touches on a career that spanned over fifty years.

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