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Jack Kirkland papers

Title
Jack Kirkland papers
Author
Kirkland, Jack, 1902-1969.
Publication
1928-1969.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 2Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 3Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 3Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 4Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 4Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 5Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 5Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 6Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 6Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 7Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 7Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 8Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 8Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre
Box 9Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*T-Mss 1981-012 Box 9Performing Arts Research Collections - Theatre

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Description
3.75 linear ft. (9 boxes)
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Biography (note)
  • Playwright, producer, director and screenwriter, Jack Kirkland was born on July 25, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri and died on February 22, 1969 in New York City. His biggest success was the play TOBACCO ROAD that he adapted from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. The original production ran for over 3000 performances on Broadway, 1933-1941. His first play, FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE, opened in Chicago in 1928 and on Broadway in 1930. Other plays written by Kirkland include TORTILLA FLATS, adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck, SUDS IN YOUR EYE, MR. ADAM, MAN WITH HE GOLDEN ARM and MANDINGO. He was also a theatrical producer and wrote or collaborated on screenplays.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Collection guide available in repository and on the internet.
Call Number
*T-Mss 1981-012
OCLC
86110762
Author
Kirkland, Jack, 1902-1969.
Title
Jack Kirkland papers
Imprint
1928-1969.
Restricted Access
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Summary
The bulk of the collection is manuscripts by Kirkland including many drafts written in longhand. Includes scripts and story ideas for works that were ultimately produced and others that never were. The single box of personal and other papers includes everything else: a small amount of non-script material relating to productions, correspondence, legal papers pertaining to his suit against the city of Chicago for shutting down the theater where TOBACCO ROAD was to play, and personal material including autobiographical writing.
Biography
Playwright, producer, director and screenwriter, Jack Kirkland was born on July 25, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri and died on February 22, 1969 in New York City. His biggest success was the play TOBACCO ROAD that he adapted from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. The original production ran for over 3000 performances on Broadway, 1933-1941. His first play, FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE, opened in Chicago in 1928 and on Broadway in 1930. Other plays written by Kirkland include TORTILLA FLATS, adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck, SUDS IN YOUR EYE, MR. ADAM, MAN WITH HE GOLDEN ARM and MANDINGO. He was also a theatrical producer and wrote or collaborated on screenplays.
Indexes
Collection guide available in repository and on the internet.
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Occupation
Dramatists.
Research Call Number
*T-Mss 1981-012
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