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Myrna Casas papers, 1934-2020

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2013
Bib ID 14604853 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Casas, Myrna (1934-)
Title Myrna Casas papers, 1934-2020
Physical Description 28 Linear Feet (20 record storage cartons)
Language(s) Spanish; Castilian , English .

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.


Content Description

The Myrna Casas Collection is a rich archive of materials pertaining to the life and work of Myrna Casas (1934-present), one of the most important Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latina experimental playwrights of the twentieth century.

The Casas Collection includes: original and annotated manuscripts of her 30 plays (1960-present), over 50 plays that she adapted or directed for the theater, screenplays, translations of selected works, correspondence (some with important writers like Buero Vallejo and Luis Rafael Sánchez), rare editions, her doctoral dissertation, photos of theater productions such as René Marqués' Los Soles Truncos, media, and home movies. Her home movies comprise rare footage of Casas as a young girl growing up in Puerto Rico during the 1940s and 1950s, and traveling to the United States by boat.

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Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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Subject Headings

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