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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Source

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1936-1977

Productions, 1938-1976

Scripts, 1936-1970

Programs, 1923-1978

Playbills, 1939-1978.

Serials, 1961-1984

Audiotapes, 1974

Sheet Music, 1862-1951

Sound Recordings, 1945-1970

General, 1931-1976

Posters, 1933-1971

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Cheryl Crawford Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crawford, Cheryl
Title: Cheryl Crawford Collection
Date: 1862-1981
Abstract: Cheryl Crawford worked as a theatre producer for five decades, primarily on Broadway, producing musicals that included Brigadoon, Porgy and Bess, and Yentl, and four Tennessee Williams plays. She was also a founding member of both the Group Theatre and the Actors Studio. Her collection includes correspondence, production materials, scripts, programs, playbills, audio tapes, posters, and sound recordings, as well as her personal collection of sheet music.
Identification: 1978-002
Quantity: 25 boxes; 11.4 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Producer and director Cheryl Crawford was born Sept. 24, 1902 in Akron, Ohio to Louella E. (Parker) and Robert K. Crawford. Crawford died on Oct. 7, 1986 in New York City.

Although involved in at least one high school dramatic production, Crawford began her formal acting career while at Smith College, when she became involved with Smith College Dramatic Association. While a student, she produced Shakuntala, a Native American drama. During the summer of 1924 Crawford was associated with the Provincetown Players of Cape Cod. In 1925 she graduated from Smith College, cum laude.

Following graduation, Crawford attended a school managed by the Theatre Guild in New York City. She worked with the Theatre Guild until 1930, working first as a secretary and a third assistant manager. Later she worked as a casting director and general assistant on Theatre Guild productions.

In 1930 Crawford left the Theatre Guild to form the Group Theatre, sharing the responsibilities as director of the group with Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg. During this period she directed Big Night (1933), Till the Day I Die (1935), and Weep for the Virgins (1935) as well as assisting with the direction of the first production by the Group Theatre, The House of Connelly (1931). She left the Group Theatre in 1937 to begin directing on her own.

Between 1937 and her death in 1986 Crawford was involved in the production of more than 100 shows. From 1937 through 1945 Crawford worked primarily on Broadway. While working at the Maplewood Theatre in New Jersey, 1940-1942, she produced different shows on a weekly basis and worked with such stars as Tallulah Bankhead, Ingrid Bergman, Gloria Swanson in productions such as The Time of Your Life and Charley's Aunt.

In 1946 Crawford formed the American Repertory Theatre with Eva Le Gallienne and Margaret Webster. In 1947 Crawford united with Robert Lewis and Elia Kazan to form the Actors Studio. Crawford served as both a member of the board of directors and as an executive producer during the Actors Studio Theatre, which ran during 1963 and 1964.

Crawford was active as a producer for fifty-five years, co-producing So Long on Lonely Street in 1986. During that time she produced musicals such as Brigadoon, Porgy and Bess, Paint Your Wagon, and Celebration. Crawford also produced four Tennessee Williams plays, among them Sweet Bird of Youth, in which Paul Newman starred, and Period of Adjustment. Some of the highlights from productions during the last decades of her life include Yentl, Mother Courage and Her Children, and Do You Turn Somersaults.

Crawford's awards include an honorary Doctor of Literature from Smith College, awarded in 1962, and an Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award in 1951 for Tennessee William's The Rose Tattoo. She was named Woman of the Year in 1959. In 1964 she was awarded an Achievement Medal from Brandeis University.

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Scope and Contents

The Cheryl Crawford Collection documents her career in theatre from almost the beginning through the years immediately preceding the sale of her collection to the University of Houston. Items date between 1862 and 1981, with the bulk of the items dated 1940 through 1978. There are 3,335 items in the collection.

The collection includes correspondence, production materials, scripts, programs, playbills, audio tapes, posters, sheet music, sound recordings, clippings, budgets, tax returns, legal agreements, contracts, audits, reviews, speeches, and miscellaneous items such as postcards and receipts.

The series are arranged as follows: Correspondence, Productions, Scripts, Programs, Playbills, Serials, Audio Tapes, Sheet Music, Sound Recordings, a General series for miscellaneous items, and Posters. The finding aid includes a complete container listing. Item listings of correspondence, production materials, playbills, programs, and general items are available upon request.

Some printed items have been removed from the collection and incorporated into the library's cataloged holdings. These materials include books and some sheet music. The materials which have been removed from the collection and cataloged are available for use.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.
Subjects (Persons)
Crawford, Cheryl, 1902-1986
Kazan, Elia
Martin, Mary, 1913-
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Subjects (Organizations)
Group Theatre (U.S.)
Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.)
Subjects
Theatrical producers and directors -- United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cheryl Crawford Collection, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition

The collection was purchased from Cheryl Crawford in 1978.

Processed by

Original processing: 1985

Reprocessing: Andrea Bean, August 1994

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Source

Notable Women in the American Theatre: A Biographical Dictionary. New York, New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. 173-176.

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Detailed Description

 
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1 1-53 Correspondence, 1936-1977
There are 438 items in this series. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Letters received and sent have been kept together, as that is the arrangement used by Crawford. Letters date from 1936 to 1977, with the bulk of the material dated 1950 through 1961.
In some cases, the only correspondence with a particular person are the carbon copies saved by Crawford. People to which carbon copies of letters sent are all that were kept are: Judy Garland, Oscar Hammerstein, Burgess Meredith, Marilyn Monroe, Shelley Winters, and Audrey Wood. Major correspondents include Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, Marc Blitzstein, Tennessee Williams, and Thornton Wilder. A complete listing of letters sent and received is available.
This series does not include correspondence related to specific productions which has been filed with other materials related to that production. Additional correspondence related to a particular production is located with other records of the production. There also is some correspondence in the General series, placed with related items such as the Diary of Anne Frank lawsuit file.
There is little personal correspondence, as most items relate directly to activities in the theatre.
Box Folder
1 1 Letter from Jane Alexander, 1976.
Extent 1 item
2 Letter from Judith Alexander, undated.
Extent 2 items
3 Telegram from James Baldwin, 1964.
Extent 1 item
4 Letter from Tallulah Bankhead to Kieran Tunney, 1965.
Extent 2 items
5 Letters from Vicki Baum, telegram and carbon copies of letters to Vicki Baum, additional materials, 1944.
Extent 12 items
5a Letters from Vicki Baum, telegram and carbon copies of letters to Vicki Baum, additional materials, 1944-1945.
Extent 11 items
6 Letters from Marc Blitzstein, carbon copies of letters to Marc Blitzstein, additional materials, 1949-1960.
Extent 35 items
7 Letter from Marlon Brando, 1953.
Extent 1 item
7 Letter from Bertoldt Brecht to Roth, additional item, 1950.
Extent 2 items
9 Letter from Gower Champion, 1968.
Extent 1 item
10 Letter from Paddy Chayefsky, 1961.
Extent 1 item
11 Letter from Agnes de Mille, 1976.
Extent 3 item
12 David Diamond, undated.
Extent 1 item
13 Letters from Lehman Engel, carbon copies of letters to Lehman Engel, 1965-1967.
Extent 27 items
14 Letters from Lynn Fontanne, 1975.
Extent 2 items
15 Carbon copies of letters to Pamela Frankau, 1955.
Extent 2 items
16 Carbon copies of letters to Judy Garland, 1961.
Extent 3 items
17 Letter from Paul Green, 1975.
Extent 1 item
18 Carbon copies of letters to Oscar Hammerstein, 1954-1955.
Extent 2 items
19 Letters from Julie Harris, 1974-1976.
Extent 2 items
20 Letters from Helen Hayes, 1973-1974.
Extent 3 items
21 Letter from Elia Kazan, carbon copies of letters to Elia Kazan, additional materials., 1950-1957.
Extent 20 items
21a Letters from Elia Kazan, letter from Elia Kazan to Lee Strasberg, carbon copies of letters to Elia Kazan, additional materials, 1958-1975.
Extent 43 items
22 Letters from Ephraim Kishon, carbon copies of letters to Ephraim Kishon, 1961.
Extent 6 items
23 Letter from Eva La Gallienne, undated.
Extent 1 item
24 Letter from Cloris Leachman, 1977.
Extent 1 item
25 Letter from Lotta Lenya, 1976.
Extent 1 item
26 Letters from Alan Lerner, carbon copies of letters to Alan Lerner, 1951.
Extent 3 items
27 Letters from Carson McCullers, letter from Carson McCullers to Otto Frank, carbon copies of letters to Carson McCullers, additional materials, 1952-1961.
Extent 11 items
28 Letter from Anna Magnani (photocopy), 1962.
Extent 1 item
29 Letters from Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, carbon copies of letters to Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, additional materials, 1945-1963.
Extent 53 items
29a Letters from Mary Martin and Richard Halliday, additional materials, 1972-1977.
Extent 13 items
30 Carbon copy of letter to Burgess Meredith, 1964.
Extent 1 item
31 Carbon copies of letters to Marilyn Monroe, 1955-1961.
Extent 7 items
32 Letter from Michael Moriarty, 1974.
Extent 1 item.
33 Carbon copy of letter to Henry Lee Munson, 1960.
Extent 1 item
34 Letter from Paul Newman, carbon copies of letters to Paul Newman, 1960-1962.
Extent 3 items
35 Carbon copy of letter to Mike Nichols and Elaine May, 1961.
Extent 1 item
36 Letters from Clifford Odets, carbon copies of letters to Clifford Odets, 1936-1961.
Extent 6 items
37 Letters from Laurence Olivier, carbon copies of letters to Laurence Olivier, 1953-1977.
Extent 5 items
38 Letter from Alan J. Pakula, 1959.
Extent 1 item
39 Letters to Lynn Riggs (photocopies), 1936.
Extent 8 items
40 Letter from Samantha Rowe Rau, 1958.
Extent 1 item.
41 Carbon copies of letters to Lee Strasberg, card from Lee Strasberg, 1961-1963.
Extent 3 items
42 Letter from Franchot Tone, 1953.
Extent 1 item.
43 Letter from Eli Wallach, 1954.
Extent 1 item
44 Carbon copy of letter to Robert Wallston, 1961.
Extent 1 item
45 Letter from Margaret Webster, 1937-1972.
Extent 11 items
46 Letter from Helen Weigel (photocopy), 1968.
Extent 1 item
47 Letter from Kurt Weill, 1937.
Extent 1 item
48 Letter from Orson Welles, telegram and carbon copies of letters to Orson Welles, additional materials, 1960-1961.
Extent 10 items
49 Letters from Thornton Wilder, carbon copies of letters to Thornton and Isobel Wilder, 1946-1975.
Extent 24 items
50 Letters and photocopies of letters from Tennessee Williams, carbon copies of letters to Tennessee Williams, 1948-1954.
Extent 29 items
50a Letters and photocopies of letters from Tennessee Williams, carbon copies of letters to Tennessee Williams, 1956-1976.
Extent 27 items
51 Carbon copy of letter to Shelley Winters, 1967.
Extent 1 item
52 Carbon copies of letters to Audrey Wood, 1948-1953.
Extent 6 items
53 Carbon copies of letters to Ceciley Youmans and John Patrick, additional materials, 1954-1955.
Extent 22 items

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2-5 Productions, 1938-1976
Production materials are arranged alphabetically by the title of the production. Within each production, materials are arranged chronologically, although in some cases where the amount of material warrants separation the materials are divided by category (i.e. legal, financial, etc.). The materials are dated 1938 to 1976, with the bulk of the materials dated 1944 through 1976. There are 2,060 items in this series.
Materials include legal agreements, contracts, financial records, insurance policies, costume descriptions, receipts, box office statements, and correspondence related to the productions.
Box Folder
2 1 Alice in Wonderland, 1947.
Extent 8 items
2 All the Living, 1938.
Extent 1 item
3 Another Sun, 1940.
Extent 30 items
4 The Big Hello, 1961-1962.
Extent 34 items
5 Brigadoon, 1948-1951.
Extent 8 items
6 The Closing Door, 1949-1950.
Extent 14 items
7 Camille, 1961-1962.
Extent 39 items
8 Camille, 1962.
Extent 21 items
9 Camille, 1962.
Extent 23 items
10 Celebration. Broker Sales, 1969.
Extent 16 items
11 Celebration. Cash/Costumes, 1968-1969.
Extent 173 items
12 Celebration. Cash/Misc, 1968-1969.
Extent 65 items
13 Celebration. Cash/Props, 1968-1969.
Extent 151 items
14 Celebration. Financial Records, 1968-1969.
Extent 17 items
15 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 23 items
16 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 12 items
17 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 11 items
18 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 20 items
19 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 22 items
20 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 19 items
21 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 20 items
22 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 20 items
23 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 11 items
24 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 17 items
25 Celebration. Financial Records by Week, 1969.
Extent 11 items
Box Folder
3 1 The Closing Door, 1949-1950.
Extent 23 items
2 The Film of Memory, 1956-1957.
Extent 41 items
3 The Film of Memory, 1958-1967.
Extent 58 items
4 The Flowers of Virtue, 1941.
Extent 19 items
5 The Flowers of Virtue, 1942.
Extent 39 items
6 The Flowers of Virtue, 1942.
Extent 8 items
7 The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake. Correspondence, 1967.
Extent 47 items
8 The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake. Correspondence, 1967.
Extent 30 items
9 The Freaking Out of Stephanie Blake. Legal, 1967.
Extent 22 items
10 Happy End, 1963-1964.
Extent 47 items
11 Happy End, 1964-1965.
Extent 44 items
Box Folder
4 1 Hold Back the Dawn, 1958-1959.
Extent 50 items
2 Hold Back the Dawn, 1960-1961.
Extent 71 items
3 Hold Back the Dawn, 1961.
Extent 16 items
4 The Honeys, 1955.
Extent 41 items
5 Jennie, 1963.
Extent 51 items
6 Judith Hearne, 1957-1958.
Extent 12 items
7 Love Life. Costumes, 1948-1949.
Extent 24 items
8 The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, 1971-1972.
Extent 20 items
9 Mister Johnson, 1957-1963.
Extent 13 items
10 New Person, 1966.
Extent 7 items
11 Peer Gynt, 1946-1951.
Extent 70 items
12 Perfect Marriage, 1944-1945.
Extent 20 items
13 Period of Adjustment, 1960-1961.
Extent 19 items
14 The Rape of the Fair Country. Correspondence, 1965-1966.
Extent 42 items
15 The Rape of the Fair Country. Expenses, 1965-1966.
Extent 30 items
16 The Rape of the Fair Country. Legal, 1965-1966.
Extent 11 items
17 The Rape of the Fair Country. Operating Budget, 1965-1966.
Extent 8 items
18 The Rape of the Fair Country. Recordings, 1965-1966.
Extent 7 items
19 Regina, 1951.
Extent 3 items
Box Folder
5 1 Shadow of a Gunman, 1955-1959.
Extent 44 items
2 Shadow of a Gunman. Contracts, 1958.
Extent 56 items
3 Shadow of a Gunman. Financial Records, 1958.
Extent 41 items
4 Shadow of a Gunman. Production Records, 1958.
Extent 23 items
5 Yentl. Contracts, 1975.
Extent 10 items
6 Yentl. Correspondence, 1975-1976.
Extent 10 items
7 Yentl. Financing, 1975.
Extent 3 items
8 Yentl. Reviews, 1974-1975.
Extent 41 items
9 Yentl. Reviews, 1975.
Extent 39 items
10 Yentl. Reviews, 1975.
Extent 16 items
11 Yentl. Royalties, 1975-1976.
Extent 34 items
12 Yentl. Statements, 1975-1976.
Extent 94 items

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6 1-5 Scripts, 1936-1970
There are five full-length scripts in this series. They include two plays by Clifford Odets, The Nursery and Paradise Lost, the musical Johnny Johnson, written by Paul Green, Sweet Bird of Youth, written by Tennesee Williams, and The Trojan Women, written by F. G. Yerby.
Box Folder
6 1 Johnny Johnson, [1936].
110 pages
2 The Nursery, 1953.
30 pages
3 Paradise Lost, undated.
145 pages
4 Sweet Bird of Youth, 1956
5 The Trojan Women, 1970.
91 pages

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6-8 Programs, 1923-1978
These materials date from 1923 through 1978, with the bulk of the material dated 1948 through 1978. There are 275 programs in this series.
The programs have been separated into two sub-series; plays in which Crawford was involved in some fashion and plays in which she was not involved. Both sub-series are arranged alphabetically by title of the performance. Plays in which Crawford was not involved are further divided into American and British productions. The British programs include a few playbills produced in London for British productions.
There are no programs in this series which date after 1951 for productions in which Crawford was involved. Those interested in programs for Crawford productions dated after 1951 should check the Playbills series.
Box Folder
6 6 Crawford, 1923-1951.
Extent 32 items
7 A through D, 1935-1978.
Extent 24 items
8 F through H, 1973-1978.
Extent 11 items
9 J through P, 1940-1978.
Extent 19 items
10 R through W, 1972-1978.
Extent 22 items
Box Folder
7 1 British, A-Be, 1948-1971.
Extent 17 items
2 British, Be-Co, 1948-1971.
Extent 15 items
3 British, Co-Gi, 1948-1970.
Extent 17 items
4 British, Gr-In, 1948-1970.
Extent 13 items
5 British, Ir-Le, 1948-1973.
Extent 12 items
6 British, Li-My, 1948-1973.
Extent 18 items
7 British, Na-Qu, 1948-1977.
Extent 15 items
Box Folder
8 1 British, R-Ro, 1958-1973.
Extent 17 items
2 British, Ro-So, 1948-1970.
Extent 13 items
3 British, Sq-Ti, 1958-1973.
Extent 12 items
4 British, Ti-Wo, 1948-1973.
Extent 18 items

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9-10 Playbills, 1939-1978.
This series has been separated into two sub-series; playbills for productions in which Crawford was involved, and playbills for productions in which she was not involved. All items are arranged alphabetically by the title of the production. The bulk of the materials are dated 1973-1978. There are 123 items in this series.
Playbills are commercially produced programs for theatrical productions, generally produced in larger cities with strong theatrical encalves such as New York and London. The playbills include features on various performers, articles on fashion, and other stories related to the theater and of interest to theatregoers.
The playbills for non-Crawford productions have been separated American and miscellaneous productions. The collection includes 11 playbills for Crawford productions, including The Rose Tattoo, for which Crawford won a Tony Award.
A complete listing of playbills is available upon request.
Box Folder
9 1 Crawford, 1939-1978.
Extent 11 items
2 A-Ca, 1955-1977.
Extent 13 items
3 Ca-Da, 1955-1978.
Extent 11 items
4 Da-Ev, 1974-1978.
Extent 11 items
5 Fi-He, 1973-1978.
Extent 16 items
Box Folder
10 1 Hi-L, 1940-1978.
Extent 13 items
2 M-Mu, 1940-1978.
Extent 11 items
3 N-Ro, 1954-1978.
Extent 14 items
4 Ro-Th, 1954-1978.
Extent 14 items
5 Th-Wo, 1955-1975.
Extent 9 items

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11 1-12 Serials, 1961-1984
There are several serials relating to the stage which are included in Crawford's papers. The magazines are arranged chronologically. There are 12 items in this series, including several issues of Show Business Illustrated, one issue of Motion Picture, and one issue of Rona Barrett Looks At. The bulk of the material is dated 1961.
Box Folder
11 1 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
2 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
3 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
4 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
5 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
6 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
7 Show Business Illustrated, 1961.
Extent 1 item
8 Show Business Illustrated, 1962.
Extent 1 item
9 Show Business Illustrated, 1962.
Extent 1 item
10 Show Business Illustrated, 1962.
Extent 1 item
11 Motion Picture, 1974.
Extent 1 item
12 Rona Barrett Looks At. 1981.
Extent 1 item

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12 1-8 Audiotapes, 1974
This series has 8 items and includes interviews and recordings on audiotape. Included are two seven-inch reel-to-reel tapes; No For An Answer, and The Cradle Will Rock. There are also six three-inch reel-to-reel tapes and one cassette tape. The quality of these materials may vary. Only one tape has a date noted on the item.
Please give the staff at least 24 hours advance notice if interested in using these materials in order to reserve equipment for the patron's use. The department is planning on transferring the reels to cassette tape for easier use by patrons.
Box Folder
12 1 Actors Studio (2 tapes). Cheryl Crawford on 3 inch reel, undated
2 Group Theatre Discussion. Harold Clurman and Cheryl Crawford on 3 inch reel, undated
3 Janet Flanner. Flanner discusses her life in Paris on cassette tape, undated
4 No For An Answer. Marc Blitzstein on 7 inch reel, undated
5 One Touch of Venus. Lotta Lenya discusses One Touch of Venus and Kurt Weill on 3 inch reel, undated
6 One Touch of Venus. Agnes de Mille discusses One Touch of Venus on 3 inch reel, undated
7 One Touch of Venus, Brigadoon. Cheryl Crawford on 3 inch reel, undated
8 The Cradle Will Rock. Marc Blitzstein on 7 inch reel, undated

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13-15 Sheet Music, 1862-1951
The sheet music collection includes 128 items. The series has been arranged into two sub-series to separate the oversize items. Both sub-series are arranged alphabetically by title, with the oversize items following the standard items. The majority of the series is dated between 1920 and 1940.
There is a manuscript of "Johnny's Song," written by Kurt Weill with a note dedicating the song to Crawford. The manuscript and accompanying note are housed separately from the series in an oversized box.
Box Folder
13 1 A Night of Love, 1925
2 A Room with a View, 1928
3 Amorita, 1920
4 At Sundown (Love is Calling Me Home), 1927
5 Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear, 1932
6 Away Down South in Heaven, 1927
7 Body and Soul, 1941
8 Bright was the Day, 1946
9 Broadway Rose, 1920
10 By the Way (I'm Still in Love with You), 1929
11 By the Sapphire Sea, 1922
12 Carnegie Hall, 1947
13 Chiquita, 1928
14 Come Back, Little Genie, undated
15 Crazy Words Crazy Tune Vo-Do-De-o, 1927
16 Egyptian Moon, 1920
17 Everything is Peaches Down in Georgia, 1918
18 Feather Your Nest, 1920
19 Fighting on the Home Front, Wins, 1943
20 Fit as a Fiddle, 1932
21 Four Walls, 1927
22 Get Out and Get Under the Moon, 1928
23 Gondoliera Veneziana, 1925
24 Good-Bye (Addio), 1905
25 Here's to All Your Dreams, undated.
Extent 2 copies
26 Here's to Your Illusions, 1951
27 How Could We Be Wrong, 1933
28 Hypnotized, 1935
29 I Love No One But You, 1927
30 I Saw No Shadow, 1946
31 I Still See Elisa, 1951
32 I Wanna Go Where You Go, 1925
33 I Want to Meander in the Meadow, 1929
34 I'll Follow My Secret Heart, 1935
35 I'm Beginning to See the Light, 1944
36 (I'm Tellin' the Bird, Tellin' the Bees) How I Love You, 1926
37 I've Got Me, 1948
38 If I Only Had You Back Again, 1926
39 If Love Were All, 1929
40 In a Little Garden (You Made Paradise), 1926
41 Jealous, 1924
Box
Oversize Johnny's Song, undated.
Extent 2 items
Box Folder
13 42 Just a Memory, 1927
43 Just a Night for Meditation, 1928
44 Just Like a Melody out of the Sky, 1928
45 Kiss Me, 1929
46 Laughing at Life, 1930
47 Lazy Day, 1932
48 Little Log Cabin of Dreams, 1927
49 Little White Lies, 1930
50 Manhattan, 1925
51 Memories of France, 1928
52 Mighty Lak' a Rose, 1901
53 Mine, 1927
54 My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now, 1928
55 My Gypsy Rhapsody, 1933
56 Old Man Sunshine (Little Boy Bluebird), 1928
57 One Two Three, 1946
58 Op in Me Ansom, 1904
59 Out of the Dawn, 1928
60 Pilgrim's Sing, 1899
61 Poor Papa (He's Got Nothin' at All), 1926
62 Precious Little Thing Called Love, 1928
63 Puddin' Head Jones, 1933
64 Put Your Arms Where They Belong, 1926
65 Ramona, 1927
66 Sandy Jane, undated
67 Say It Again, 1926
68 Sea Fever, 1914
69 Song of India, 1912
70 Sunday, 1926
71 Sweet Child (I'm Wild about You), 1925
72 Swingin' Down the Lane, 1923
Box Folder
14 1 Tales from the Vienna Woods, 1941
2 Tell Me. 1919
3 That Old Black Magic. 1942
4 The Bells of St. Mary, 1927
5 The New Moon, 1928
6 The Song I Love, 1928
7 The Two of Us, 1926
8 The World is Your Balloon, undated
9 Then I'll Be Happy, 1925
10 There But For You God, 1947
11 There's a Cabin in the Pines, 1933
12 This is a Changing World, 1946
13 Ting-a-ling, 1926
14 Together, 2 copies. 1928
15 Touch of Your Hand, 1933
16 Truly (I Love You), 1930
17 Twelve O'Clock Waltz, 1928
18 Under a Texas Moon, 1929
19 Unless Your Heart is Mine, 1934
20 What Do We Do on a Dewy-dew-dewy Day, 1927
21 When the Real Thing Comes Your Way, 1929
22 When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver, 1930
23 Whispering, 1920
24 Who Says There Ain't No Santa Claus, undated
25 Who Wouldn't, 1926
26 Yankee Rose, 1926
27 You Want Lovin (But I Want Love), 1929
28 Ziguener, 1929
Box Folder
15 1 Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Girl, is the Right Girl, 1910
2 Any Little Girl, That's a Nice Girl, is the Right Girl, 1910
3 Casey Jones the Brave Engineer, 1909
4 Cecile Waltz, 1914
5 Experiment, 1933
6 Good Man is Hard to Find, 1918
7 Isn't It Heavenly, 1933
8 It's a Long Long Way to Tipperary, 1912
9 It's Bad For Me, 1933
10 Little Brown Jug, 1869
11 Lorraine (My Beautiful Alsace Lorraine), 1917
12 Mediterranean Madness, 1933
13 Musical Gem, 1893
14 Nymph Errant, 1933
15 Physician, 1933
16 Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet, 1909
17 Sack Waltz, 1862
18 Secret Love, undated
19 Somewhere a Voice is Calling, undated
20 Till the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold, 1911
21 What's the Matter with Father, 1910
22 When Johnny Comes Marching Home, undated
23 You Were There, 1935
24 Miscellaneous unidentified, undated

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16-23 Sound Recordings, 1945-1970
This collection contains 44 titles, comprised of 90 discs. The recordings are arranged alphabetically by the title of the disc or discs. The materials are dated 1945-1970, with the bulk of the records dated 1962-1970. Most of the records are 33 1/3 rpm, although there are several 78 rpm.
Several of the recordings are musicals productions, including Brigadoon, Porgy and Bess, Camelot, and Johnny Johnson. There are also two interviews on record.
Please provide advance notice if interested in using the sound recordings. The staff will arrange for the appropriate equipment to be placed in the Reading Room.
Box Folder
16 1 Alice in Wonderland, undated
2 Anyone Can Whistle, undated
3 Ballads of the Civil War, 1960
4 Bentley on Brecht, 1962
5 Blackbirds of 1928, undated
6 Brecht on Brecht, 1963
Box Folder
17 1 Brigadoon, undated
2 Cabaret, 1966
3 Camelot, 1960
4 Carousel, 1945
5 Celebration, 1969
6 Colette, undated
Box Folder
18 1 Company, 1970
2 Der Jasager, undated
3 Hair, 1967
4 I Do! I Do! 1966
5 The Importance of Being Earnest, undated
6 Jennie, undated
7 Johnny Johnson, undated
8 Juno, undated
Box Folder
19 1 London Show Hits, undated
2 Lost in the Stars, 1949
3 Man of La Mancha, undated
Box Folder
20 1 Marc Blitzstein, 1956
2 No for an Answer, undated
3 Oh! What a Lovely War, 1969
4 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1965
5 110° in the Shade, 1963
6 O Say Can You See, 1962
7 Porgy and Bess, undated
Box Folder
21 1 The Prince and the Pauper, 1963
2 Regina, 1953
3 Riverwind, 1963
4 Roberta, undated
5 Saint Louis Woman, 1946
Box Folder
22 1 Songs of the Civil War, 1963
2 Strange Interlude, 1963
3 Sweet Charity (Movie), 1970
4 Sweet Charity (Stage), 1970
5 Street Scene, undated
6 Tryout, undated
Box Folder
23 1 Various Noel Coward Songs, undated
2 Wake Up and Dream, undated
3 Zorba, 1968

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24 General, 1931-1976
There are twenty folders in this series, which is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The materials in this series are dated 1931 through 1976, with the bulk of the materials dated 1942 through 1974. There are 219 items in this series.
Included are papers related to the Actors Studio which include programs, membership lists, and minutes, the Group Theatre, the American Reperatory Theatre, the Crawshank Company, and the lawsuit in which Crawford was engaged regarding The Diary of Anne Frank. There are clippings and papers discussing Tennessee Williams. There are also miscellaneous financial statements.
There are several clippings and pages from Variety magazine. These are dated 1955-1968, and include several pages of the "Golden Jubilee" issue celebrating 50 years of American theater. These items are housed separately in an oversized box.
Box Folder
24 1 Actors Studio, 1968-1972.
Extent 5 items
2 Actors Studio, 1973.
Extent 15 items
3 Actors Studio, 1974-1976.
Extent 10 items
4 American National Theatre Academy, 1949-1951.
Extent 12 items
5 American Repertory Theatre, undated.
Extent 2 items
6 Articles, Crawford, 1940-1964.
Extent 6 items
7 Articles, Miscellaneous, 1961-1976.
Extent 6 items
8 Bijou Theatre, 1958-1959.
Extent 28 items
9 Chandler, Richard, 1968.
Extent 1 item
10 Crawshenk Company, 1959-1960.
Extent 10 items
11 Diary of Anne Frank Lawsuit, 1955-1958.
Extent 12 items
12 Financial Matters, 1943-1973.
Extent 13 items
13 Financial Statements, undated.
Extent 4 items
14 Group Theatre, 1931-1941.
Extent 12 items
15 New Theatre, 1935.
Extent 1 item
16 Playwriting, 1937.
Extent 5 items
17 Props, 1957.
Extent 7 items
18 Reviews, 1947-1956.
Extent 19 items
19 Soviet Theater, 1945.
Extent 5 items
20 Theatrical Protective Union, 1970.
Extent 1 item
Box
Oversize Variety Reviews, 1955-1968.
Extent 6 items
Variety Reviews, 1956.
Extent 4 items
Box Folder
24 21 Wildberg, John, 1942-1948.
Extent 19 items
22 Williams, Tennessee, 1951-1975.
Extent 16 items

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25 Posters, 1933-1971
This series is arranged alphabetically and includes 24 posters used to advertise various productions in which Crawford was involved.
Box
25 Brigadoon, 1947
Celebration, [1969]
Colette, 1970
Family Portrait, 1939
Flahooley, 1951
Jennie, 1963
Love Life, 1948
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks, [1972]
Marathon, [1933]
Men in White, 1933
Mother Courage and her Children, 1963
Oh Men! Oh Women! 1953
One Touch of Venus, 1943
Paint Your Wagon, 1951
Porgy and Bess, 1942
Regina, 1949
The Rivalry, 1959
The Rose Tattoo, 1951
Shadow of a Gunman, 1958
Strange Interlude, 1963
Sweet Bird of Youth, 1959
The Tempest, 1945
Three Sisters, 1963]
The Web and the Rock, undated

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