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At a Glance
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.
Using the Collection
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Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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Material is closed pending conservation review. Spring 2020.
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