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Dircé St. Cyr papers, 1893-1952

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1099
Bib ID 4079289 View CLIO record
Creator(s) St. Cyr, Dircé, approximately 1880-
Title Dircé St. Cyr papers, 1893-1952
Physical Description 10 boxes (10 boxes, 1 scrapbook)
Language(s) English , Italian .

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Correspondence of St. Cyr with many well-known theatrical personalities. The bulk of the correspondence is from Tommaso Salvini (1829-1916), the Italian playwright, and consists of 118 letters. There are manuscripts of several interviews and essays intended for magazine publication, and her translations of two plays by Roberto Bracco. There are also many contracts and documents relating to translation rights and the production of her plays; a group of 81 autographs collected by St. Cyr; and three boxes of published plays, chiefly Italian, signed by Dircé St. Cyr. Many of the plays are by Roberto Bracco who signed and inscribed them to St. Cyr. There is one scrapbook of theatrical memorabilia, programs, playbills, and related clippings.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dircé St. Cyr papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Alternate Form Available

The Tommaso Salvini correspondence is also available on microfilm. The film includes Salvini items from other collections. See microfilm filed under Ms Coll Salvini.

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 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-02-24 EAD document created by CCR.

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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"CUL Collections:"
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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Bracco Boksar, Roberto Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama -- Translations into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists, Italian Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salvini, Tommaso, 1829-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Author, actress, translator. St. Cyr was the first to translate Salvini's work into English.