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George Clinton Densmore Odell papers, 1870-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0943
Bib ID 4079175 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Odell, George Clinton Densmore, 1866-1949
Title George Clinton Densmore Odell papers, 1870-1950
Physical Description 13 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged remainder listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, miscellaneous notes, manuscripts and documents, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, and printed material. The chief correspondents are Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles George Proffitt, and Herbert S. Renton. The collection relates to the theater, to the ANNALS and to Odell's other work, SHAKESPEARE FROM BETTERTON TO IRVING.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on 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.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Clinton Densmore Odell papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

For additional letters from theatrical personalities, see added entries for Odell in the Correspondence Card Catalog, since there are many letters in the Dramatic Museum Manuscript Collection written to Odell.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Method of acquisition--Transfer; Accession number--M-59.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.

Revision Description

2009-06-26 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proffitt, Charles G. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Renton, Herbert S Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Professor of English at Columbia University, 1895-1923. Odell succeeded Brander Matthews as professor of dramatic literature, 1924-1939. Odell was best known for his monumental work ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK STAGE.

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Series I: Cataloged Correspondence



Box 1 Adams, Charles Francis


Box 1 Arliss, George & Florence


Box 1 Butler, Nicholas Murray


Box 1 Cargill, Oscar


Box 1 Coykendall, Frederick


Box 1 Craven, Frank


Box 1 Fox, Dixon Ryan


Box 1 Gilder, Joseph Benson


Box 1 Hale, Philip


Box 1 Lee, Sidney


Box 1 Locke, Mabel D. (daughter-in-law of David Ross Locke; numerous recollections of actors & plays)


Box 1 Matthews, Brander


Box 1 Odell, George C. D.


Box 1 Proffitt, Charles George


Box 1 Powers, James T. (Portrait as Bob Acres (reproduction) inscribed to G.C.D. Odell)


Box 1 Renton, Herbert S.


Box 1 Russell, Annie


Box 1 Walsh, Townsend


Box 1 Wilder, Thornton (photograph inscribed to G.C.D. Odell)

Series II: Uncataloged Material


Box 1 Correspondence


Box 1 Manuscripts Notes Documents



Box 2 Memorabilia


Box 2 Photographs


Box 2 Biographical Miscellaneous


Box 2 Shakespeare Betterton to Irving



Box 3 Printed Material (includes one folder on Annals)

Series III: Annals of the New York Stage

Manuscript and Typescript (Gift of The Museum of the City of New York, November 2, 2017)

Accession: 2017-2018-M066): Vols. V through final Vol. XV, but missing Vol. XIV



Box 4 Vol. V (1843-1850)



Box 5 Vol. VI (1850-1857)


Box 5 Vol. VII (1857-1865)



Box 6 Vol. VIII (1865-1870)


Box 6 Index Vol. VIII


Box 6 Index Vol. IX



Box 7 Vol. IX (1870-1875)


Box 7 Vol. X (1875-1879)



Box 8 Vol. XI (1879-1882)



Box 9 Vol. XII (1882-1885)



Box 10 Vol. XIII (1885-1888)



Box 11 Vol. XV (1891-1894)