Eugene O'Neill papers 1872-1970 1930-1959

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Eugene O'Neill papers, 1872-1970, 1930-1959

Eugene O'Neill papers 1872-1970 1930-1959

The Eugene O'Neill Papers document the life ofdramatist Eugene O'Neill, especially his life with Carlotta Monterey O'Neillafter 1928. Correspondents include O'Neill's lawyers, Harry Weinberger andWinfield E. Aronberg; his agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc.;friends and colleagues; and family members, including his daughter, Oona, hissons, Shane and Eugene, Jr., his third wife, Carlotta, and her daughter,Cynthia Chapman Stram. The collection also contains Carlotta'scorrespondence after O'Neill's death. There is correspondence with her lawyersat Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft and at Nutter, McClennen & Fish; theYale Library system regarding her gift of O'Neill's papers; biographers ofO'Neill; others concerning her work on the production and publication ofO'Neill's plays; and friends and family members. There are also letters fromformer husband Ralph Barton before she married O'Neill. Writings includenotes, outlines and plot summaries, drafts (typescript and holograph), proofs,contracts, programs, and clippings for many of O'Neill's plays. There are somepoems and other writings, as well as his work diaries, in which he documentedhis writing schedule from 1924 to 1943. There are also some works by othersabout O'Neill's life and writing. The personal papers include addressbooks, membership certificates, awards for O'Neill's writing, Carlotta'sdiaries from 1928 to 1964, clippings and ephemera about friends and relatives,and financial material, including cancelled checks and checkbooks. Thephotographs document O'Neill, his family members, friends, colleagues, pets,and places where he lived and visited. Some of the photographs are in albums.There are also photographs of productions of his plays, from 1916 to 1966. Thememorabilia includes office materials, writing tools, jewelry, and locks ofhair, among other items. Artists represented in the collection include CyrusLeroy Baldridge, Miguel Covarrubias, Alfred Joseph Frueh, and Robert EdmondJones. Some of the artworks are portraits of O'Neill; others pertain to hisplays; others were given to, or collected by, the O'Neills. The recordings (allafter O'Neill's death) include three recordings of O'Neill plays and onetribute to O'Neill.

Total Boxes: 185 (incl. 25 oversize boxes); Other Storage Formats: 7 broadsides, 4 art storage items, cold storage; Linear Feet: 92.60

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Harry Weinberger was born in New York City in 1888. He attended New York University and was admitted to the bar in 1908. A staunch believer in civil liberties, Weinberger defended many aliens, immigrants, anarchists, and other radicals, including Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman, whom he believed had been deprived of their rights. He also developed an expertise in copyright law, representing many writers, including Eugene O'Neill. Weinberger died in 1944. From the description of Ha...

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O'Neill, Carlotta

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Barton, Ralph, 1891-1931

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Crouse, Russel, 1893-1966

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Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge worked as a cowboy in Texas before joining the Army Expeditionary Forces and then the staff of "Stars & Stripes" as a cartoonist. After leaving the Army, he spent years traveling around the world, gathering ideas that later appeared in his books. He wrote "Americanism: what is it?" and his autobiography "Time and Chance," and contributed articles to periodicals including "New Republic," "Century," and "Scribners Magazine." From the description of Cyrus Leroy...

Pitt-Smith, Kathleen, 1889-1982.

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