Papers, 1925-1965.


Papers, 1925-1965.

Papers of Emmet Lavery, a stage, screen, and television writer, including scripts, collected articles and letters, clippings, Lavery-edited copies of "The Screen Writer," and a subject file on Vassar College's Federal Theatre Project. Scripts present either in manuscript or mimeographed form relate to his stage, television, and film work. Most thoroughly documented is "The Magnificent Yankee," his 1946 play based on the life of Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. The collection contains particularly useful information about the Hollywood film community and the Screen Writers Guild, which Lavery served as president, 1945-1947, and in which capacity he testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.

2.0 c.f. (5 archives boxes, 2 packages, and 1 oversize folder) and1 tape recording; plusadditions of 4 pieces of ephemera.

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