Frances Herriott Sargent papers Sargent (Frances Herriott) papers 1928-1981


Frances Herriott Sargent papers Sargent (Frances Herriott) papers 1928-1981

This collection traces the evolution and production of the play "Porgy" and its operatic expression, "Porgy and Bess". The collection is composed of the professional and personal papers of the assistant stage manager, Frances Herriott (later Frances Herriott Sargent), and provides insight into the major elements of production as well as the personal relationships of cast members and stage professionals.

1.25 linear feet



SNAC Resource ID: 6358677

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