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At a Glance
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.
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.
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.
Engraving by Jean Cocteau is cataloged for the Art Collection
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 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Randolph Somerville papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Estate of Randolph Somerville. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--1959. Accession number--M-59.
Bequest of Randolph Somerville, 1959.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.
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.
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.