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Cheryl Crawford papers

Title
Cheryl Crawford papers, 1920-1986.
Author
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986.
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Volume 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 10Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 10Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 11Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 11Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 12Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 12Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 13Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 13Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 14Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 14Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 15Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 15Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 16Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 16Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 17Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 17Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 18Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 18Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 19Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 19Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Volume 20Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1973-004 Volume 20Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
51.3 lf. (83 boxes, 49 vols.)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Scripts.
  • Correspondence.
  • Photoprints.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Patrons are requested to use service copies of material in Boxes 1 and 2; originals are available by permission only.
Source (note)
  • Cheryl Crawford
Biography (note)
  • Producer/director Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) was a founding member of the Group Theatre in 1931, and of the Actors Studio in 1947.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
*T-Mss 1973-004
Author
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986.
Title
Cheryl Crawford papers, 1920-1986.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Patrons are requested to use service copies of material in Boxes 1 and 2; originals are available by permission only.
Summary
The Cheryl Crawford papers span 1920-1986 and consist of correspondence, production files, scripts, photographs, programs, ledgers, scrapbooks, clippings, and other documents relating to Cheryl Crawford's career in theater. The strength of the collection is in the correspondence and production materials. Of special note are the materials for PORGY AND BESS which includes a prompt book for the original Broadway production, and a file on WEST SIDE STORY, which Miss Crawford rejected as a project. Correspondence includes letters from Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, Lillian Hellman, Elia Kazan, Mary Martin, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Geraldine Page, and Eli Wallach. Production materials include files on PORGY AND BESS, BRIGADOON, PAINT YOUR WAGON, THE ROSE TATTOO, CAMINO REAL, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, and OH, MEN! OH, WOMEN! Also includes a small amount of material on the Theatre Guild, the Group Theatre and the Actors Studio.
Biography
Producer/director Cheryl Crawford (1902-1986) was a founding member of the Group Theatre in 1931, and of the Actors Studio in 1947. Born in Akron, Ohio, Crawford became involved with the Theatre Guild in the 1920s, first as secretary, later as actress and stage manager, and ultimately as casting director. With Lee Strasberg she co-directed the Group Theatre's first production, THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY, in 1931, and went on to direct and/or produce many plays in the decades which followed, on Broadway and off, including ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, the 1942 revival of PORGY AND BESS, BRIGADOON, FLAHOOLEY, and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH. Cheryl Crawford co-founded the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, and Robert Lewis, and remained with that organization until her death.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on the Internet.
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Occupation
Theatrical producers and directors.
Added Author
Green, Paul, 1894-1981. The house of Connelly.
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. One touch of Venus.
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937. Porgy and Bess.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. Brigadoon.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Sweet bird of youth.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. The rose tattoo.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983. Camino real.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story.
Loewe, Frederick, 1901-1988. Paint your wagon.
Chodorov, Edward, 1904-1988. Oh, men! oh, women!
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986. Correspondence.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 Correspondence.
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 Correspondence.
Hellman, Lillian, 1905-1984 Correspondence.
Kazan, Elia. Correspondence.
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990 Correspondence.
Newman, Paul, 1925-2008 Correspondence.
Woodward, Joanne, 1930- Correspondence.
Page, Geraldine. Correspondence.
Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 Correspondence.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1973-004
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