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Leonidas Westervelt papers, 1816-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1323
Bib ID 4079459 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Westervelt, Leonidas, 1875-1952
Title Leonidas Westervelt papers, 1816-1950
Physical Description 4.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-9. 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and manuscripts of Westervelt. Much of the correspondence relates to the production of his own plays. Also, letters from famous actors including William Charles Macready, Augustin Daly, and Charles Kemble; typescript manuscripts of Westervelt's plays, among them "By Right of Sword" and "Rally Round the Flag;" and contracts, photographs, and printed materials.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-9. 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.

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); Leonidas Westervelt 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

2010-04-02 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Autographs (manuscripts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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"CUL Collections:"
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Actors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book collectors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drama Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dramatists, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kemble, Charles, 1775-1854 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Macready, William, -1829 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theater -- Production and direction Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American playwright, collector of theatrical books and manuscripts.