Autograph collection of William D. Eppes, 1908-1998.


Eppes, William D. Autograph collection of William D. Eppes, 1908-1998.

Autograph collection of William D. Eppes, 1908-1998.

The collection consists of autograph files maintained by Eppes containing correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and printed material chiefly by or about people in the fine arts. Some literary and political figures are also included. People and organizations represented in the files, mostly by VERY BRIEF NOTES OF THANKS, include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Louis Auchincloss, Hermione Baddeley, Cecil Beaton, Dirk Bogart, Louis Bromfield, Georgia Brown, Irving Caesar, Cass Canfield, Jan Garden Castro, Bennett Cerf, Clementine Churchill, Jan Clayton, William Sloane Coffin, and Bob Cummings. Also Jean Dalrymple, Margaret Truman Daniel, Agnes De Mille, Helen Gahagan Douglas, David Dukes, Dame Edith Evans, Albert Finney, Lynn Fontanne, Malcolm Forbes, Betty Ford, Arlene Francis, Robert S. Gamble, Lilian Gish, Joanna Glass, Ruth Gordon, Tammy Grimes, Desmond Guinness, Kay Halle, Helene Hanff, Julie Harris, June Havoc, Lilian Hellman, Pendleton Hogan, Helen H. Howe, Kim Hunter and Ada Louise Huxtable. Also Cherry Jones, Walter Kerr, Patricia Kluge, Bert Lahr, Arthur Laurents, Evelyn Laye, Vivian Leigh, Margaret Leighton, John V. Lindsay, Anna Neagle, Fritz Peters, Fritz Peters, Margot Peters, Cole Porter, Lynn Redgrave, Cliff Robertson, Donald Sinden, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ben Sonnenberg, Paul Standard, Patricia Ziegfield Stephenson, Paul Stookey, Jessica Tandy, Angela Thirkell, Helen Thomas, Harry Truman, Barbara Tuchman, Henry Walthall, Ethel Waters, Peggy Wood, Louis B. Wright, Teresa Wright, Stark Young and Philip Ziegler. Represented in the files to a greater extent are J. Mitchell Bailey; Tallulah Bankhead; the Empire Theatre; Armand Hammer; Eval Le Gallienne including a scrapbook "At 33" inscribed to Eppes; Anne Kaufman Schneider and an honorary degree for Le Gallienne, at the College of William and Mary; efforts to preserve the New York City home of Edna St. Vincent Millay; and Dorothy Stickney, including a copy of her "A lovely light," a dramatization of the poems and letters of Millay. In addition the collection contains Eppes' notes on portions of the collection; obituaries and tributes; playbills; programs, including a souvenir program from "Gone with the wind"; announcements; sound recordings; and poster replicas for theaters, chiefly in New York City. The collection also contains five long-playing record sets : "Selections from George Gershwin's Folk Opera 'Porgy and Bess' Volume Two (Phonodisk 0618 : 10 in.)--"Dorothy Stickney in 'A Lovely Light' ... a dramatization of the poems and letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay" (Phonodisk 0619 : 12 in.)--"Opening Nights at the Met" (Phonodisk 0620 : 10 in.)--"The Music of 'Cabin in the Sky' Featuring Ethel Waters" (Phonodisk 0621 : 10 in.)--"Presenting Gertrude Lawrence in Glamorous Music from "Lady in the Dark' " (Phonodisk 0622 : 10 in.). The collection also contains a memoir of William and Mary librarian E.G. Swem.

2310 (ca.) items.

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