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Randolph Somerville papers, 1915-1958

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1179
Bib ID 4079354 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Somerville, Randolph, 1891-1958
Title Randolph Somerville papers, 1915-1958
Physical Description 28.5 linear feet (28.5 linear feet 62 boxes 1 flat vol. 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 6-62. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selectively cataloged; remainder arranged. Box 1-5: Cataloged correspondence & manuscripts; Box 6: Photographs; Box 7: Negatives & financial papers; Box 8-12: Lecture notes, playbills, clippings, etc.; Box 13-15: Shakespeare; Box 16-17: Washington Square Players & Duke's Oak Theatre; Box 18-19: 19th century players' scripts & prompt books; Box 20-27: Books from Somerville's library, with notes; Box 28-31: Books from Somerville's library, inscribed; Box 32-38: Books from the library of Louis Calvert; Box 39-62: Somerville's prompt books; Oversize scrapbook; & Oversize box stored on Stack 15, Cage 23, Range 31E.

Description

Summary

Papers, promptbooks, photographs, lecture notes, correspondence, and theatrical files of Somerville. Included are materials from the Washington Square Players and Duke's Oak Theatre in Cooperstown, N.Y.

General Note

Engraving by Jean Cocteau is cataloged for the Art Collection

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The following boxes are located off-site: 6-62. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least two 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); Randolph Somerville papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Revision Description

2012-05-22 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Playbills Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Plays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Posters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prompt books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Actors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Actresses Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Anglin, Margaret, 1876-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barrie, J. M (James Matthew), 1860-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Digges, Dudley, 1879-1947 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama -- Study and teaching Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duke's Oak Theatre (Cooperstown, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunsany, Beatrice Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dunsany, Lord, 1878-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1861-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frohman, Daniel, 1851-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huston, Walter, 1884-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kane, Whitford, 1882-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York University -- : Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pinero, Arthur Wing, 1855-1934 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rice, Elmer, 1892-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sothern, E. H (Edward Hugh), 1859-1933 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taft, William H (William Howard), 1857-1930 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taras, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Taylor, Laurette, 1884-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- New York (State) -- Cooperstown Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theatrical managers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theatrical producers and directors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thorndike, Sybil, Dame, 1882-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1852-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington Square Players (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Winter, William, 1836-1917 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wycherly, Margaret, 1881-1956 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zorina, Vera Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Director, actor, professor of dramatic art at New York University, and organizer and director of the Washington Square Players Repertory Company.