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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 (62 boxes 1 flat vol. 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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
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.

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Series I: John Somerville Papers



Box 1 Cataloged Correspondence and Documents



Box 2 Cataloged Correspondence and Documents



Box 3 Cataloged Correspondence and Documents



Box 4 Cataloged Correspondence and Documents



Box 5 Cataloged Correspondence and Documents



Box 6 Photographs



Box 7 Negatives and Financial Papers



Box 8 Lecture Notes, Playbills, Clippings, etc.



Box 9 Lecture Notes, Playbills, Clippings, etc.



Box 10 Lecture Notes, Playbills, Clippings, etc.



Box 11 Lecture Notes, Playbills, Clippings, etc.



Box 12 Lecture Notes, Playbills, Clippings, etc.



Box 13 Shakespeare



Box 14 Shakespeare



Box 15 Shakespeare



Box 16 Washington Square Players and Duke's Oak Theatre



Box 17 Washington Square Players and Duke's Oak Theatre



Box 18 19th Century Players' Scripts and Prompt Books



Box 19 19th Century Players' Scripts and Prompt Books



Box 20 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 21 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 22 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 23 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 24 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 25 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 26 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 27 Books from Somerville's Library, with notes



Box 28 Books from Somerville's library, inscribed



Box 29 Books from Somerville's library, inscribed



Box 30 Books from Somerville's library, inscribed



Box 31 Books from Somerville's library, inscribed



Box 32 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 33 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 34 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 35 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 36 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 37 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 38 Books from the library of Louis Calvert



Box 39 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 40 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 41 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 42 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 43 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 44 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 45 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 46 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 47 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 48 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 49 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 50 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 51 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 52 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 53 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 54 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 55 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 56 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 57 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 58 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 59 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 60 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 61 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 62 Somerville's Prompt Books



Box 63 Scrapbook of Clippings and Press, 1919-1927



Box 64 Actors are Born and Not Made Manuscript, 1955


Box 64 Macbeth Performance-- Audio Reel and CD, 1957

(starring Somerville and Marian Primont)


Box 64 Photographs


Box 64 Correspondence, 1956-1958

(regarding Somerville's retirement from new York University)


Box 64 Student Papers by Antonio Valentin, 1960