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At a Glance
Material is arranged chronologically by prize year.
The Edward M. Kennedy Prize records are records related to the adminstration of the prize. These include administrative material such as nomination forms and correspondence, as well as the finalists' and winning submissions.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Name of Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Additional material is expected annually
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed ceh 01/02/2014.
Finding aid written ceh 01/02/2014.
2014-01-03 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The Edward M. Kennedy Prize is given annually to a new play or musical inspired by American history.
The prize, which is given by Columbia University Libraries under the oversight of an independent board of governors, was established by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith along with playwright Tony Kushner. Each year a group of twenty nominators, all drama and theatre professionals from across the United States, submit nominations to a panel of judges who determine the winning submission or submissions. The prize is announced annuall on February 22, the anniversary of senator Edward M. Kennedy's birth.
The Edward M. Kennedy Prize was established to honor Senator Ted Kennedy's love of American history and the Kennedy family's commitment to supporting arts and culture in the United States.