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Preston Gibson papers, 1903-1920

Series III: Plays, 1903-1920

The vast majority of the collection is comprised of scripts, in varying stages of completeness, for a number of plays. Included are bound scripts, handwritten notes, scenarios outlining plots, and drafts, both partial and complete. In the case of The Splendid Sinner there are also printed materials, including a pamphlet on the life of Lola Montez, printed in Munich in 1848. While the collection does not contain a manuscript of Gibson's best-known play, The Turning Point, there are production notes for this work.

N.B. Several of the plays have more than one title; in these cases, the titles under which Gibson registered the works for copyright are given first and earlier titles or working titles are listed parenthetically.

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Box 1 Folder 10 Anthony , undated



Box 2 Folder 1 to 2 The Conflict , 1909, (2 Folders)


Box 2 Folder 3 Crossed Wires , undated


Box 2 Folder 4 Faith , undated


The Golden Calf (The Score)


Box 2 Folder 5 Notes, circa, 1920


Box 2 Folder 6 Scenarios, circa, 1920


Box 2 Folder 7 Scripts

(Bound)


Box 2 Folder 8 Script

(Early Version)


Box 2 Folder 9 Script

(Nearly Complete)


Box 2 Folder 10 Scripts

(Partial)



Box 3 Folder 1 Grabbe and Runne , 1920


Box 3 Folder 2 The Lucky Strike (The Silver Star) , 1919


Moonshine (Stray Lock)


Box 3 Folder 3 Notes, circa, 1920


Box 3 Folder 4 Script, circa, 1920

(Nearly Complete)


Box 3 Folder 5 to 6 Scripts, circa, 1920, (2 Folders)

(Partial)


Box 3 Folder 7 Nine-Time-Out-of-Ten , undated


The Splendid Sinner (Lola Montez)


Box 3 Folder 8 Notes, 1903-1920


Box 3 Folder 9 Printed Materials, 1848-circa, 1920


Box 3 Folder 10 Scenarios, 1903-1920


Scripts



Box 4 Folder 1 1903


Box 4 Folder 2 to 3 1910, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 4 to 5 1920, (2 Folders)


Box 4 Folder 6 1903-1920

(Partial)


Box 4 Folder 7 The Turning Point--Notes, 1904