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Austin Strong papers, 1890-1961

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At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2024
Bib ID 4079378 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Strong, Austin, 1881-1952
Title Austin Strong papers, 1890-1961
Physical Description 4300 items (31 boxes, includes 1 box cataloged correspondence (box A).)
Language(s) English .
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One box of cataloged correspondence (Box A) is located on-site. The remainder of the 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. One box, described as "Box 24: Diaries: 4 typescript copies" on the last page of PDF finding aid, is missing.



Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, commonplace books, drawings, photographs, and printed materials. The collection is a comprehensive documentation of the dramatist's career and includes manuscripts, typescripts, notes, and costume and scenic design for more than seventy of his plays and related writings; 31 diaries, commonplace books, and scrapbooks containing manuscript and typescript notes, travel sketches, original drawings, and photographs; and correspondence files including letters from Harley Granville-Barker, Sir Herbert Beerbohm-Tree, John Galsworthy, Booth Tarkington, and Thornton Wilder. Austin Strong's mother, Isobel Field, was the step-daughter of Robert Louis Stevenson. Consequently, the collection contains much Stevensoniana, including photographs and Isobel Field's letters from Western Samoa, where she was known as "Teuila." Also, correspondence and photographs relating to Cornwall Park, Auckland, New Zealand, which was designed by Austin Strong.

1988 Addition: Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and printed material from the Nantucket family home of Austin Strong. The correspondence (ca. 300 items) contains Strong's letters concerning upkeep and work done of the property of A. D. Russell, Princeton, N. J., for the firm of Parsons and Pentecost, 1899, fan mail addressed to Strong in response to his 1933 NBC radio talks entitled "Cabbages and Kings", and correspondence in 1950 dealing with the Stage Relief Fund. The manuscripts consist chiefly of both autograph and typescript versions of his plays, (ca. 50 items) with corrections and notes, including a t.ms. draft for his last play, "A Play without a Name", the first t.ms. of "The Spider's Web" ("author's copy), the original ms. corrections for "Lights Out, or Taps", an a.ms. of "Blindman's Buff", a t.ms. of "Rip Van Winkle" (acting copy) with annotations, an a.ms. of "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" with a note stating "written with J. M. Barrie", and ca. 1,000 a.ms. and t.ms. draft sheets for "Lafayette" on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets interleaved between oversized foolscap (blue construction paper). In addition, there are t.mss., for a number of speeches, the entire t.ms. radio scripts for the NBC series "Cabbages and Kings", and a Japanese Language Study notebook. Among the printed materials there are approximately 200 theater programs for his own productions as well as programs of plays he attended in the U. S. and England with his holograph comments, a half dozen of his printed plays, including John Golden's copy of "Seventh Heaven". There is one photograph album of scenes from plays and other theatrical portraits, and the figures and props from a model stage set for The Maharajah". Total count ca. 1500 items. Dates covered: 1899-1956. See Boxes: 2A, 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 18A, 23.

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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 has no restrictions.

One box of cataloged correspondence (Box A) is located on-site. The remainder of the 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. One box, described as "Box 24: Diaries: 4 typescript copies" on the last page of PDF finding aid, is missing.

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.

Related Materials

The Beinecke Library at Yale University holds an Austin Strong Papers collection as well: https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/resources/10767.


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

Existence and Location of Copies

Royal Cortissoz letters also available on microfilm; see MN# 11922 and 11923.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--West, Rev. Canon Edward N. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1969. Accession number--M-69.

Source of acquisition--West, Rev. Canon Edward N. Method of acquisition--Gift; Dates of acquisition--1979, 1983.

Source of acquisition--Porter, Clarissa. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--07/22/1988. Accession number--M-88.

7 manuscripts by AS: Source of acquisition--Porter, Clarissa. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/02/1992. Accession number--M-92-02-02.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/1989.

Cataloged Lynn A. Grove 03/06/1990.

7 manuscripts by AS Processed HR 06/13/1997.

Revision Description

2020-09-29 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American dramatist. Strong is best known for his stage and screen plays THE DRUMS OF OUDE and SEVENTH HEAVEN.

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Series I: Correspondence

Subseries I.1: Cataloged Correspondence

Cataloged correspondence. Also includes manuscripts and a photograph, as noted in the container list.

Box A Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Box A Barrymore, John

Box A Beebe, William

Box A Beerbohm-Tree, Sir Herbert

Box A Burt, Struthers

Box A Butler, Nicholas Murray

Box A Cleland, Thomas M.

Box A Cortissoz, Royal

Box A Damrosch, Walter

Box A Eaton, Walter Pritchard

Box A Fresnay, Pierre

Box A Galsworthy, John

Box A George, Grace

Box A Gillette, William

Box A Goss, Edmund

Box A Hagedorn, Hermann

Box A Hampden, Walter

Box A Howard, Sidney

Box A Jones, Robert Edmund

Box A Leslie, Sir Shane

Box A Lockhart, Gene

Box A MacKaye, Percy


Box A Marquis, Don

Box A Morgan, John Pierpont, Jr.

Box A Morley, Christopher

Box A Phelps, William Lyon

Box A Pickford, Mary

Box A Pinero, Arthur Wing

Box A Sherwood, Robert E.

Box A Sinner, Cornelia Otis

Box A Stern, Gladys Bronwyn

Box A Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift


Box A Strong, Austin

Letter and manuscript

Box A Struther, Jan

Box A Tarkington, Booth

Box A Thomas, A.E.

Box A Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Box A Walpole, Hugh

Box A Wilder, Thornton

Box A Willkie, Wendell L.

Subseries I.2: Selected Correspondence

Selected correspondence of Austin Strong. Letters received and copies of letters sent, with related material and pertinent clippings. This group is in addition to the correspondence that is mounted in the Journals and Commonplace Books.

Box 1 Adams (Samuel Hopkins)

Box 1 Aherne (Brian)

Box 1 Alger (George W.)

Box 1 Ames (Charles Lesley)

Box 1 Anglesey (Marchioness of)

Box 1 Bacon (Leonard)

Box 1 Balfour (Gilbert)

Box 1 Balfour (Sir Graham and Lady)

Box 1 Balfour (MIchael)

Box 1 Barker (H. Granville)

Box 1 Bedard (Pierre)

Box 1 Beebe (Elswyth Thame)

Box 1 Beebe (William)

Box 1 Beer (Richard C.)

Box 1 Beerbohm-Tree (Sir Herbert)

Box 1 Bingham (Hiram)

Box 1 Bisphan (David)

Box 1 Bosworth (William)

Box 1 Brett-Young (Mr. and Mrs. Francis)

Box 1 Brown (John Mason)

Box 1 Burlingame (Roger)

Box 1 Butler (Nicholas Murray)

Box 1 Canby (Henry Seidel)

Box 1 Cleland (Thomas M.)

Box 1 Colvin (Thomas M.)

Box 1 Cortissoz (Royal)

Box 1 Cousins (Norman)

Box 1 Croom-Johnson (Hon. Sir Reginald P.)

Box 1 Crosby (Everett U.)

Box 1 Crothers (Rachel)

Box 1 Davis (Elmer)

Box 1 Davis (Robert)

Box 1 De Brooke (Lady Willoughby)

Box 1 De Croisset (François)

Box 1 De Groot (Roy)

Box 1 Dunn (Gano)

Box 1 Ervine (St. John)

Box 1 Evans (Sir. Francis)

Box 1 Fackenthal (Frank D.)

Box 1 Frith (J.P.)

Box 1 Farrar (John)

Box 1 Finley (David E.)

Box 1 Fontaine (Joan)

Box 1 Franks (Sir Oliver)

Box 1 Franks (Lady)

Box 1 Franks (Caroline L.)

Box 1 Freyberg (Sir Bernard)

Box 1 Furnas (J.C.)

Box 1 Galsworthy (John)

Box 1 Gerster (John C.A.)

Box 1 Gibson (Charles Dean)

Box 1 Giles (Howard)

Box 1 Gish (Lillian)

Box 1 Glasgow (Earl of)

Box 1 Golden (John)

Box 1 Gosse (Edmund)

Box 1 Green (Martyn)

Box 1 Haggard (Sir Godfrey)

Box 1 Hampden (Walter)

Box 1 Hesse (Grand Duke of)

Box 1 Hokinson (Helen E.)

Box 1 Hoskyn (Donald T.)

Box 1 James (Henry)

Box 1 Jersey (Countess of)

Box 1 Jones (Robert Edmund)

Box 1 Krutch (Joseph Wood)

Box 1 Lamont (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W.)

Box 1 Leslie (Sir Shane)

Box 1 Leslie (Lady)

Box 1 Lindgergh (Anne Morrow)

Box 1 Low (Will H.)

Box 1 Lyons (Eugene)

Box 1 McBride (Mary Margaret)

Box 1 MacKaye (Percy)

Box 1 Maude (Cyril)

Box 1 Maude (John)

Box 1 Medina (Harold R.)

Box 1 Millet (J.B.)

Box 1 Milner (E.V.)

Box 1 Moe (Henry Allen)

Box 1 Morton (Charles)

Box 1 Norris (Frank)

Box 1 Noyes (C. Reinold)

Box 1 Palmer (Frederick)

Box 1 Parsons (Geoffrey)

Box 1 Pemberton (Brock)

Box 1 Perry (Marsden J.)

Box 1 Roberts (Cecil)

Box 1 Robinson (Boardman)

Box 1 Rogers (John William)

Box 1 Roosevelt (Archibald B.)

Box 1 Roosevelt (Edith K.)

Box 1 Rushmore (Arthur W.)

Box 1 Russell (John)

Box 1 Russell (Thomas Wright)

Box 1 St. Johns (Adela Rogers)

Box 1 Seddon (T.E.Y.)

Box 1 Selden (Charles)

Box 1 Sewall (Horace)

Box 1 Shaw (Ray Herbert)

Box 1 Sheldon (Edward)

Box 1 Stern (G.B.)

Box 1 Stevenson (D. Alan)

Box 1 (Stevenson (Robert Louis)

Photographs re: "Vailima"; Stevenson's home in Samoa

Box 2 Stoddard (Charles Warren)

Box 2 Stoddard (Charles Warren)

Isabel Strong's letters to Stoddard Re: Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson and Austin Strong. Typed copies. 35 pp. 1891-1893.

Box 2 Stowe (Lyman Beecher)

Box 2 Strong (Austin)

Correspondence with Theatrical and Literary Agents re: his writings, their production, publication, etc.

Box 2 Strong (Austin)

Letters to and from his mother, Isobel Osborne Strong Field, known, in Samoa as "Teuila."

Box 2 Strong (Austin)

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 2 Strong (Joseph D.)

Box 2 Strong (Mary Wilson) (Mrs. Austin Strong)

Box 2 Struther (Jan)

Box 2 Stuart (Sir Campbell)

Box 2 Sulzburger (Arthur Kays)

Box 2 Sutton (Frederick J.H.)

Box 2 Tarkington (Booth)

Box 2 Tuttle (Emerson)

Box 2 Tyler (Ernest F.)

Box 2 Vandegrift (A.A.)

Box 2 Walpole (Hugh)

Box 2 Wardell (Dwight L.)

Box 2 Weeks (Edward)

Box 2 West (Edward N.)

Box 2 White (Stewart Edward)

Box 2 Wilder (Isabel)

Box 2 Wilder (Thornton)

Box 2 Willkie (Wendell L .)

Box 2 Wilson (Francis)

Box 2A Parsons and Pentecost, Letters from Strong Re: The Estate of A.D. Russell, 1899 October 3-December 24

Box 2A Miscellaneous Letters and Documents, 1922-1929

Box 2A Radio Fan Mail, 1933

Box 2A Stage Relief Fund, 1950-1951

Box 2A The Toymaker--Congratulatory Telegrams, 1907 November

Series II: Manuscripts and Related Materials

Subseries II.1: Manuscripts, Typescripts, Notes, and Related Material by the Author

Box 3 "Blind Man's Buff"

Box 3 "Cabbages and Kings", 2 Volumes

Box 4 "The Comic Spirit"

Box 4 "G.H.Q."

Box 4 "'The North Star", 3 Volumes

Box 5 "The Seeing Eye"

Box 5 "Talk About Hamlet"

Box 5 "Notes for Memoirs", 2 Volumes

Manuscript and typescript sample chapters - all with corrections and annotations.

Subseries II.2: Manuscripts and Typescripts of Plays

Box 5A A Good Little Devil

Box 5A A Play Without A Name

Box 5A All by the Light of the Moon

Box 5A And What Happened Then?

Box 5A Besieged!

Box 5A Blindman's Buff

Box 5A Bunny

Box 5A The Bridal Veil

Box 5B The Damn Fool

Box 5B The Dragon's Claw

Box 5B The Drums of Oude

Box 5B The Eye of Night

Box 5B The House on Soho

Box 5B Lights Out

Box 5B The Little Father of the Wilderness

Box 5C Liberty! The Biography of La Fayette

Box 5D Liberty! The Biography of La Fayette

Box 5D Melodrama

Box 5D Moonshine

Box 5D My Lord of the Road

Box 5D The Mysterious Murder in the Mill

Box 5D Pan

Box 5D Le Petit Missionaire

Box 5D Pierrot Finds Himself

Box 5D Popo

Box 5E Rip Van Winkle

Box 5E Room 33

Box 5E Se Détour

Box 5E The Spider's Web

Box 5E The Sire de Maletroit's Door

Box 5E The Toymaker

Box 5E The Unforgettable

Box 5E The Woman of Forty Two Romances

Subseries II.3: Manuscripts , Typescripts, Designs, Notes, and Other Related Material

This subseries includes manuscripts, typescripts, costume and scenic designs, research notes and other related material to the author's writings. The material in this section is not bound but is in separate file folders.

Box 16 Folder 1 "All on a Winter's Night", 1947

In The Atlantic of January 1947

Box 16 Folder 2 "And So They Were Married"

Original typescript and 3 copies

Box 16 Folder 3 "Assisi, a Fragment From a Diary"

Tear sheet from The Churchman, 2 pages.

Box 16 Folder 4 "Beware of Saints"

Manuscript, 7 pages. Mainly draft notes and sample material.

Box 16 Folder 5 "Black"

Childhood composition. 1 page manuscript.

Box 16 Folder 6 "Blind Man's Buff", 1934

A romantic comedy in 3 acts, typescript - 6th draft, October 9, 1934, with numerous additions and corrections in the author's hand.

Box 16 Folder 7 "The Bonker", 1891

Manuscript, childhood composition - 9 pages, 1891.

Box 16 Folder 8 "Cabbages and Kings", 2 folders

Typescript, 4 pages

Box 16 Folder 9 "Clouds of Glory"

Box 16 Cornwall Park, Auckland, New Zealand, 1901-1946

Landscape design by Austin Strong. Contains correspondence and photographs.

Box 16 Folder 10 "The Comic Spirit"

Typescript corrected, and foreword.

Box 16 Folder 11 "Deep Water Notes"

Research notes, letters, manuscripts, etc. for writings about Nantucket, whaling, sailing and the sea. Printed, typed and in manuscript.

Box 16 Folder 12 "Diary and Notes of the Trip from New York to Santa Barbara, April, 1933", 1933

Typed and manuscript notes on looseleaf sheets with drawings, post cards, photographs and maps - 60 pages.

Box 16 Folder 13 "Domestic Court Notes"

Manuscript notes for research, 19 pages

Box 16 Folder 14 "The Drums of Oude", 1918

A play in one act - printed copy, Washington, 1918, War Department Service Edition No. 1. Inscibed by the author together with copyright renewal noted, and clipping of review of play.

Box 16 Folder 15 "An Emperor's Friend"

Typescript, 6 pages

Box 16 Folder 16 "Foreword to Maginel Wright Barney Art Exhibition"

Box 16A Folder 1 "Foreword to Three Bricks and Three Brothers" by William E. Gardiner

1 page typescript, 1944, also a.l.s. from Gardiner

Box 16A Folder 2 "Frank Craven"

Typescript - 1 page memorial tribute

Box 16A Folder 3 "Freedom's Forgotten Friend", 1948

In CORONET for August 1948

Box 16A Folder 4 "From a New Yorker's Diary"

2 1/2 pages

Box 16A Folder 5 "From My Window", 1942 October 11

Original typescript, 21 pages

Box 16A Folder 6 "G.H.Q." A Play in Two Acts", 1928

Carbon typescript (12th.draft) June 25, 1928

Box 16A Folder 7 "Half the World Away"

Original typescript and 2 copies

Box 16A Folder 8 "Harry Bennet"

A memorial statement, typescript - 1 page

Box 16A Folder 9 "He Never Knew"

1st draft of typescript - 11pages

Box 16A Folder 10 "His Given Word"


Box 16A Folder 11 "How Does Anyone Know?"

Typescript, 2 pages

Box 16A Folder 12 "I Learned What It Means To Be Blind", 1944

Tear sheet from The Saturday Evening Post - April 29, 1944 - 7 pages

Box 16A Folder 13 "Insect Play"

Over 40 drawings and water colors for costumes and stage settings

Box 16A Folder 14 "The Last Harpooner", 1942

In The Atlantic for May 1942

Box 17 Folder 31 "The Last of a Peacemaker as Seen by an American"

Original manuscript - 17 pages re: King Edward VII

Box 17 Folder 32 "A Leaf From a Journal - A Real Conversation", 1926

Mounted reat sheet July 17, 1926

Box 17 Folder 33 "Letter About Colinton", 1930 December 20

Typescript - 2 pages, December 20, 1930, re: visit to his step great grand aunt (Mrs. Thomas Balfour).

Box 17 Folder 34 "Letter About Yorktown", 1931 October 8

Clipping of a letter to The Times re: Battle of Yorktown

Box 17 Folder 35 "Letter on Manners to the Editor of The New York Times", 1939 March 15

Newspaper clipping

Box 17 Folder 36 "The Little Father of the Wilderness", undated

A play in one act (written with Lloyd Osborne), Actors' edition, New York, undated

Box 23 Maharajah Model Stage Set

Box 17 Folder 37 "Memoirs"

Notes, drafts, sample chapters, short stories for, and related material - all in manuscript and typescript

Box 17 Folder 38 "Memoirs"

Projected illustrations and sketches for memoirs in pen and ink and pencil

Box 17 Folder 39 "Memory of a Great American"

(Theodore N. Vail) Carbon of typescript - 20 pages

Box 17 Folder 40 Miscellaneous manuscript and typescript material

Box 17 Folder 41 "Mr. Brown of Nantucket"

Original annotated typescript - 6 pages , with t.l.s. from author' s agent, also clipping of revised version and extra copy of typescript

Box 17 Folder 42 "Nantucket Island - A Study"

Mounted clipping of a review of the story

Box 17 Folder 43 "A New Zealand Archangel"

(Sir Robert Stout, Chief Justice of New Zealand) Carbon typescript, September 19, 1946 - 12 pages

Box 17 Folder 44 "The North Star"

A play in two acts. Typed agent's.copy of completed version, stage directions in red

Box 17 Folder 45 "Observations on Playwriting" and the Theatre"

Typescript in red and black with corrections

Box 17 Folder 46 "On Receiving the Platt Young 'Twelfth Night' Medal", 1934 June 7

Typescript of an address - 2 1/4 pages, June 7, 1934

Box 17 Folder 47 "Regarding a Manuscript on François Villon"

Typescript, 1 page

Box 17 Folder 48 Review of "Through the Hawse-Hole" by Florence B. Anderson, 1932 September 3

Tear sheets from The Saturday Review of Literature, September 3, 1932

Box 17 Folder 49 "Royal Cortissoz"

Typescript - 1 page tribute with newspaper clipping of same

Box 17 Folder 50 "Royalty and the Fish"

Carbon of typescript

Box 17 Folder 51 "Say, Could This Lad Be I?", 1939, undated

Typescript - 7 pages. Also tear sheets as story appeared in "The Wellingtonian" of Wellington College, New Zealand, December 1939.

Box 17 Folder 52 "Seventh Heaven" a Play in Three Acts", undated

Printed Acting copy, New York, undated

Box 17 Folder 53 She Shall Have Music", a Story", 1942

In The Atlantic for 1942

Box 17 Folder 54 "She Shall Have Music in the Pocket Atlantic", 1946

Pocket book 397, New York (1946)

Box 17 Folder 55 "Speech for Churchman Award to Madame Chiang-Kai-Shek", 1943 June 2

Typescript. 4 pages. June 2, 1943.

Box 17 Folder 56 "Speech for Fifth War Loan Drive", 1944 July 4

Typescript, 1 page. July 4, 1944.

Box 17 Folder 57 "Speech Introducing Dr. Henry Crampton", 1946 March 7

Original typescript with manuscript corrections. 6 pages. March 7, 1946.

Box 17 Folder 58 "Speech to the Century Association"

Re: Bar installation. Typescript, 5 pages. With copy of same.

Box 18 Folder 59 "Speech to the Century Association", 1941

Re: Robert Louis Stevenson and Vailima Days. March 1, 1941. Original manuscript and working notes

Box 18 Folder 60 "Studio"

Typescript, 1 1/4 pages

Box 18 Folder 61 "Testimonial Eulogy to Arthur Train", 1946 May 17

Carbon of typescript, 1 page. May 17, 1946.

Box 18 Folder 62 "Testimonial on the Presenting of a Goose Feather to Wendell L. Willkie"

Typescript, 2 pages. 3 copies.

Box 18 Folder 63 "Three Wise Fools - A Comedy In Three Acts"

Printed copyright certificate and photostats of agreements

Box 18 Folder 64 "To Anne", 1945 January 9

Memorial address for Anne Ide Cockran. Typescript. One page. January 9, 1945.

Box 18 Folder 65 "The Toymaker of Nuremberg"

Contract and related correspondence

Box 18 Folder 66 "The Train", 1891

Childhood compositions, 1891. Manuscript, 4 pages.

Box 18 Folder 67 "Tribute to Otis Skinner"

Typescript, 4 pages.

Box 18 Folder 68 "U.S.S. Adams", 1950 April 15

Typescript with manuscript corrections. April 15, 1950.

Box 18 Folder 69 "U.S.S. Adams"

Research notes, correspondence and photographs

Box 18 Folder 70 "Two Queen Mab Songs - 'Night-time Day-time' and 'Open, Open' ", 1916 or later

Words by .Austin Strong. Music by Dwight Fiske. Original printed score. Wrappers, New York, 1916. Inscribed to Strong by Fiske.

Box 18 Folder 71 (Strong, Austin) "Austin Strong, an Unforgettable Character"

By Richard C. Beer. Typesript, 8 pages.

Box 18 Folder 72 (Strong, Austin) "The Unpredictable Austin Strong", 1956

By Richard C. Beer. In "The Yankee" for March 1956. 2 copies.

Box 18 Folder 73 (Strong, Austin) The Man from Nantucket", 1943 March 5

By Patricia Gardiner. Manuscript of a biographical school composition about Strong. March 5, 1943. 4 pages.

Box 18 Folder 74 (Strong, Austin) "Austin Strong"

By Edward N. West. Typescript. 6 pages. With 2 copies.

Box 18 Folder 75 (Strong, Austin) "Memorial Service for Austin Strong", 1952 October 24


Box 18 Folder 76 Drawings by Austin Strong

Sketches and portraits in pen and ink, pencil, crayon and watercolor. Assorted sizes and types.

Box 18 Folder 77 (Strong, Austin) Ancestral History of

Two typescripts. One is a copy of a manuscript by his great grandfather, Samuel Osbome, the other is about "Squire Boone" the father of Daniel Boone and of Hannah Boone Stewart, Strong's ancestor. Also photocopy of pictures of the Hand family and a Masonic certificate of Strong's.

Box 18 Folder 78 (Strong, Austin)

Photographs and pictures of Austin and Mary Strong. Various types, including newspaper clippings.

Box 18 Belasco, David. "The Good Little Devil"


Box 18 Dane, Clemence. "A Bill of Divorcement:


Box 18 Jones, Bassett. "The Laboratory"


Subseries II.4: Manuscripts by Strong: Speeches, Radio Talk Shows, Articles and Essays

Box 18A A Chemical Kind of Friendship

Box 18A A New Zealand Archangel

Box 18A Address on Receiving the Platt-Young "Twelfth-Night" Medal

Box 18A America's Forgotten Friend

Box 18A The Art of Pantomime as it Relates Itself to Drama

Box 18A Biographical Notes

Box 18A Cabbages and Kings Radio Talk Show

Box 18A He Never Knew

Box 18A Japanese Language Study Notebook

Box 18A My Ride in a "Fifty-two Hundred"

Box 18A Notes on a Real Dialogue

Box 18A Speech at the Luncheon at the National Republican Club

Box 18A Speech to the Graduating Class 1942

Series III: Diaries, Commonplace Books, and Scrapbooks

Diaries, commonplace books and scrapbooks containing manuscript and typescript notes, original drawings, photographs, correspondence received and related material.

Box 6 Item 1 European Journal, 1925, 4 Volumes

Box 6 Volume 1 Sicily

Box 6 Volume 2 Rome

Box 6 Volume 3 Hill Towns

Box 6 Volume 4 Germany and England

Box 7 Item 2 Journal, 1926

Box 7 Item 3 Journal, 1927

Box 7 Item 4 "Nantucket Follies of 1927"

Box 8 Item 4A Journal, 1929-1932

Box 8 Item 5 Commonplace Book, 1932

Box 8 Item 6 Commonplace Book, 1934

Box 8 Item 7 Commonplace Book, 1934-1935

Box 9 Item 8 Diary and Commonplace Book, 1936, 3 Volumes

Volume 3 has the additional notation "Poco Year"

Box 9 Item 9 Commonplace Book, 1938

Box 9 Item 10 Commonplace Book, 1938-1939

Box 10 Item 11 Commonplace Book, 1939

Box 10 Item 12 Commonplace Book, 1940

Box 10 Item 13 Commonplace Book, 1941

Box 10 Item 14 Commonplace Book, 1941-1942

Box 10 Item 15 Commonplace Book, 1942, 2 Volumes

Box 11 Item 16 Commonplace Book, 1942-1943

Box 11 Item 17 Commonplace Book, 1943

Box 11 Item 18 Commonplace Book, 1943-1944

Box 11 Item 19 Commonplace Book, 1944

Box 12 Item 20 Commonplace Book, 1945-1946

Box 12 Item 21 Commonplace Book, 1946

Box 12 Item 22 Commonplace Book, 1947

Box 12 Item 23 Commonplace Book, Volume 1 of 2, 1948

Box 13 Item 23 Commonplace Book, Volume 2 of 2, 1948

Box 13 Item 24 Commonplace Book, 1948-1949

Box 13 Item 25 Commonplace Book, 1951-1952

Box 14 Item 26 Commonplace Book, 1952

Box 14 Item 27 "Plan of Work" Manuscript, 1910

Part diary, research notes London 1910

Box 14 Item 28 Commonplace Book, 1922-1941

Box 14 Item 28A Commonplace Book

1983 gift

Box 15 Item 29 Commonplace Book, circa 1940-1950

Mainly concerning New Zealand

Box 15 Item 30 Commonplace Book, 1951-1952

Varied material

Box 15 Item 31 Commonplace Book "Faces"

All mounted photographs and clippings of interesting faces

Series IV: Diaries of Mary Strong (Mrs. Austin Strong), 1935-1961

13 Volumes

Box 19 Diary, 1935

Box 19 Diary, 1936

Box 19 Diary, 1937

Box 19 Diary, 1938

Box 19 Diary, 1940

Box 19 Diary, 1944

Box 19 Diary, 1945, 2 Volumes

Box 19 Diary, 1954

Box 19 Diary, 1958

Box 19 Diary, 1959

Box 19 Diary, 1960

Box 19 Diary, 1961

Series V: Printed Materials

Subseries V.1: Various Printed Materials

Box 20 The Stevenson Library of E.J. Beinecke--Volumes 2, 4, 5, 6, 1952-1964, 4 Volumes

A catalogue compiled by G.L. McKay. Large 8 vo, blue oasis, g.t. New Haven, CT, 1952-1964. One of 500 copies.

Box 21 Printed Materials

Box 21 Miscellaneous Volumes

Box 21 Playbills and Programs

Subseries V.2: Printed Books Relating to Austin Strong and His Family

Box 21 Item 1 "Century Memorial 1942", 1943

12 mo, cloth, New York, 1943. Volume contains material spoken by Austin Strong. Volume designed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.

Box 21 Item 2 "Century Memorial 1943", 1944

12 mo, cloth, New York, 1944. Volume contains material spoken by Austin Strong. Volume designed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.

Box 21 Item 3 Field (Isobel). "This Life I've Loved", 1941

12 mo, cloth, New York, 1941. Autobiography of Austin Strong's mother.

Box 21 Item 4 (Field (Isobel)) Teuila. "R.L.S.", 1899

Small 12 mo, printed wrappers. n.p. Privately printed "Teuila" which was Mrs. Field's Samoan name.

Box 21 Item 5 Strong (Mary), editor. "Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood", 1948

12 mo, cloth, New York (1948), first edition. The editor's copy.

Series VI: Miscellaneous

This series contains scrapbooks, a photo album, and typescript copies of diaries.

Box 22 Scrapbooks

Box 22 Photo Album

Box 24 Diaries

Box 24 is missing and cannot be accessed at this time.

Four typescript copies