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Clifford Odets papers, 1937-1964, bulk 1945-1963

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Series II: Personal Papers

Series II contains a small section of Clifford Odets' personal papers. These materials are primarily from 1960-1963. Included here are an assortment of clippings, ephemera, playbills, programs, and serials. There are a few pieces of scattered correspondence, including an anniversary announcement from Lee and Paula Strasberg, as well as letters from Milton Lipper to the Strasberg's following Odets' death in 1963. A program for Golden Boy, signed by Sammy Davis is present is this series. Additionally there is a letter from Courtois-Doybel to Jean Renoir sent along with a program for the French production of Le Grande Couteau (The Big Knife) from 1961. There are appointment books from Virginia Rowe, Odets' secretary, from 1958 and 1962.

Box 5 The Actor--Typescript and Notes (copy),, 1961

Box 5 Adams, Sue--Poems and Correspondence, 1958-1959

Box 5 The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God Samuel A. Boyea's Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw,, undated

Box 5 The Big Knife--Playbill and Reviews (in German),, 1960

Box 5 Camille/15 Doves in Flight--Typescript, Notes, Articles, 1961

Box 5 Clippings, 1958-1962, (4 folders)

Box 6 Correspondence, 1957-1964

Box 6 Ephemera, 1958-1962, (3 folders)

Box 6 Films in Review , 1955

Box 6 Golden Boy--Programs (inscribed by Sammy Davis),, 1964

Box 6 Le Grand Couteau (The Big Knife )--Program for French Production, Correspondence from Courtois-Doybel to Jean Renoir,, 1961

Box 6 Kopland, Kenny and Cliff--Photographs, undated

Box 6 Lakes Region Playhouse--The Country Girl --Playbill, undated

Box 6 Lerner, Max--Columns, 1962

Box 6 A Lie a Century Long by Samuel A. Boyea (annotated),, undated

Box 6 Modern Screen, 1937 1938, 1937, 1938

Box 6 Noah, His Wife, and the Devil by Francis Lee Utley (inscribed to Clifford Odets), circa, 1962

Box 6 Notes, 1961 undated

Box 6 Portrait of a Playwright--Booklet by NBC Television Network, 1963 March, 1963

Box 6 Private Treaty--Typescript and Notes (copy),, 1961

Box 6 Reminders, 1961

Box 6 The Richard Boone Show--Booklet, 1962

Box 6 Rowe, Virginia (Odets' secretary)--Appointment Book, 1958, 1962, 1958, 1962, (2 folders)

Box 6 Serials and Journals (various), 1962

Box 6 Sister Carrie--Notes by Virginia Rowe,, 1944

Box 6 Sum and Substance , 1963

Box 6 Theatre Arts, 1963 May, 1963

Box 6 Waiting for Lefty-- Comparison Copy (copy),, 1939