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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Biographical Sketches

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Stella Adler, 1906-2003

Series II. Stella Adler Conservatory, 1958-2003

Series III. Russian Theater, 1898-1968

Series IV. Yiddish Theater, 1900-2000

Series V. Harold Clurman, 1919-1989

Index

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Stella Adler and Harold Clurman:

An Inventory of their Papers in the Performing Arts Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Adler, Stella, 1902-1992
Creator: Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980
Title: Stella Adler and Harold Clurman Papers
Dates: 1898-2003 (bulk 1950-1990)
Abstract: Stella Adler (1902-1992), founder of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, and Harold Clurman (1901-1980), director, producer, drama critic, and co-founder of the Group Theatre, were married from 1943-1960. The Stella Adler and Harold Clurman papers consist of typescript and handwritten manuscripts, notes, lecture transcripts, annotated texts of plays, class schedules, clippings, proofs, photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, legal and financial papers, datebooks, certificates, brochures, and theater programs, all ranging in date from 1898 to 2003. Adler’s teaching material makes up a large portion of the archive.
Extent: 56 document boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (26.5 linear feet)
Language: English and Yiddish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketches

Stella Adler (1902-1992), founder of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, is best known as a teacher of the principles of acting and character and script analysis. As a child, she began acting in the New York Yiddish Theater with her parents, Jacob and Sara Adler. She joined the American Laboratory Theatre of Russian actor and teacher Richard Boleslavsky in the mid-1920s and in 1931 became part of the Group Theatre through Harold Clurman, whom she married in 1943.

In 1934 Adler briefly visited Europe, where she met and studied with the actor and director Konstantin Stanislavsky of the Moscow Art Theatre. Three years later, she moved to Hollywood and acted in films for six years before returning to New York to act and direct. She began her teaching career at the New School for Social Research in the mid-1940s. In 1949 she founded the Stella Adler Theater Studio, later the Stella Adler Conservatory, still in existence today as the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Adler continued to teach acting for more than forty years and counted many prominent actors of the twentieth century among her students.

Adler was married to Harold Clurman from 1943 until 1960. She was previously married to Horace Eleaschreff and was later married to Mitchell Wilson until his death in 1973. Adler and Eleaschreff had one daughter, Ellen. Stella Adler died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California, on December 22, 1992.

Harold Clurman (1901-1980), a central figure in twentieth century American theater, was a director, producer, drama critic, and co-founder of the Group Theatre. Clurman became attracted to the theater at age six, when he attended a production starring Jacob Adler. He attended Columbia University and the University of Paris (degree, 1923). Upon returning to New York in 1924, Clurman, though he had no formal training, became involved in theater, beginning as an actor, stage manager, and play reader. Having seen Stanislavsky’s ensemble approach with the Moscow Art Theatre, Clurman worked to create a permanent acting company in the United States. Together with Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford, he formed the Group Theatre in 1931 and served as its director until it dissolved in 1941. The Group Theatre, with its ensemble approach and emotional and realistic productions that expressed political and social views about contemporary issues, permanently altered American theater’s previous emphasis on pure entertainment.

Following the dissolution of the Group Theatre, Clurman worked in Hollywood as a film producer and director before returning to New York in 1946. He was an arts critic for Tomorrow (1946-52) and a theater critic for the New Republic (1949-52), the Nation (1953-80), and the London Observer (1959 and 1963). In addition, between 1935 and his death in 1980, Clurman directed over forty stage productions, including plays by Lillian Hellman (The Autumn Garden, 1951), Carson McCullers (A Member of the Wedding, 1950), Arthur Miller (Incident at Vichy, 1964), Clifford Odets (Golden Boy, 1937), Eugene O’Neill (Desire under the Elms, 1952, A Touch of the Poet, 1958, and The Iceman Cometh, 1968), and Tennessee Williams (Orpheus Descending, 1957), among others.

Clurman was married to Stella Adler from 1943 until 1960 and married to Juleen Compton in 1960. He died in New York of cancer on September 9, 1980.

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Scope and Contents

The Stella Adler and Harold Clurman papers consist of typescript and handwritten manuscripts, notes, lecture transcripts, annotated texts of plays, class schedules, clippings, proofs, photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, legal and financial papers, datebooks, certificates, brochures, and theater programs, all ranging in date from 1898 to 2003. The material is organized in five series: I. Stella Adler, 1906-2003; II. Stella Adler Conservatory, 1958-2003; III. Russian Theater, 1898-1968; IV. Yiddish Theater, 1900-2000; and V. Harold Clurman, 1919-1989. The Stella Adler series is further arranged into four subseries: A. Teaching Material, 1950-1990; B. Works by Adler, 1960-2001; C. Career-Related and Personal Material, 1906-2001; and D. Works by Others, 1933-2003. The Harold Clurman series is divided into two subseries: A. Works, 1919-1980; and B. Career-Related and Personal Material, 1926-1989.

Adler’s teaching material makes up a large portion of the archive. Teaching notes and lecture transcripts, along with class outlines, schedules, and similar items from courses in Characterization, Script Interpretation, Staging, Technique, and other areas, date from 1950 to 1990. Because Adler continuously reworked her lectures, many of the notes and transcripts date from one period but have handwritten revisions made for later classes. Of particular note are materials relating to numerous Script Interpretation courses analyzing plays by Anton Chekhov, Noel Coward, Henrik Ibsen, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Clifford Odets, William Saroyan, George Bernard Shaw, August Strindberg, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, and other playwrights. Transcripts of scene critiques, in which Adler commented upon student acting, and her annotated playscripts and excerpts from scripts, are also present, as are notes on breakdowns and blocking for various plays. Class notes are compiled by Adler, colleagues Elizabeth "Betsy" Parrish and Jeffrey Horowitz, and others. Character and Technique class materials also include lists of assignments, and Character classes are also represented by photographs taken during classes held in the 1980s. Slides used in teaching, particularly in Character classes, include European art and sights.

Works by Adler in subseries B. include proofs of her books The Art of Acting and Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov, in addition to typescripts and tearsheets of various essays. Of particular note is a typescript titled "How I Met Stanislavski."

Within the career-related and personal material in subseries C., correspondence includes personal letters as well as letters from students and fans dating from 1938 to 1992. While most of the correspondence is incoming, some copies and drafts of Adler’s outgoing letters are present, as are letters received by her daughter, Ellen Adler, after Adler’s death. Legal and financial materials include publishing agreements, royalty statements, and Adler’s will, among other items. Production photographs and film stills from Adler’s acting career, studio photographs, and photographs of Adler teaching and traveling are present, as are photographs of Jacob Adler, Sara Adler, Harold Clurman, and other family members, friends, and colleagues. Adler’s address books, Christmas list, datebooks, honorary degrees, and lists of books are some of the other personal materials found in the archive.

Works by Others, subseries D., includes works about Adler as well as typescripts by Lionel Abel, Saul Bellow, E. L. Doctorow, Christopher Fry, Tennessee Williams, and others. Notes of lectures by Sanford Meisner, taken by Mark Bailey, date from 1959 to 1960. Also of interest is Pavel Antokolskii’s handwritten manuscript of entries from E. B. Vakhtangov’s diaries.

Series II., The Stella Adler Conservatory, is represented by business papers, including legal documents, an operations manual, student rules, correspondence, brochures, class rosters, and other material.

The Russian theater series includes transcripts of lectures by Richard Boleslavksy, photographs of Stanislavsky, material relating to Adler’s visit to Russia, and notes, correspondence, and broadcasts of transcripts from the 1964 "Seminars in Drama" featuring members of the Moscow Art Theatre in discussion with their American colleagues, including Adler.

Yiddish theater material in series IV. consists of articles and other material relating to the Adler family, Sara Adler’s Yiddish memoir and autobiographical playscript, and Yiddish works by other authors, many unidentified.

Series V., the Harold Clurman series, includes original and photocopy material gathered by Marjorie Loggia, who edited The Collected Works of Harold Clurman with Glenn Young. Many of these items are accompanied by notes made by Loggia. Of particular interest are a handwritten draft of The Fervent Years, a photocopy typescript of "Plans for a First Studio," handwritten and typescript drafts of Lies Like Truth, and an edited typescript of Reminiscences: An Oral History. Tearsheets and clippings of numerous reviews and essays by Clurman are also present. Among other noteworthy Clurman material are his correspondence with Stella Adler and others, contracts and royalties, a diary, and theater programs he collected from 1926 to 1930.

A subject index listing manuscripts relating to particular plays and playwrights is located at the end of the finding aid.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Adler, Stella, 1902-1992
Clurman, Harold, 1901-1980
Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937
Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1968
Organizations
Group Theatre (U.S.)
Subjects
Acting--Study and teaching
Theater
Occupations
Actresses
Authors
Teachers
Theatrical producers and directors
Document Types
Correspondence
Clippings
Financial records
Notes
Programs

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Separated Material

Over one thousand video and audio recordings of Adler’s classes have been removed from the papers and cataloged separately.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase (R 15221), 2003

Processed by:

Katherine Mosley, 2006

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Container List

 

Series I. Stella Adler, 1906-2003

Subseries A. Teaching Material, 1950-1990
General, 1958-1983
Box Folder
1 1 'Tapes,' lists of recordings made of classes, 1958-1983
2 'Introduction,' corrected typescript
3 'Various handwritten notes,' undated
4 'Stella’s notes,' July 1971, undated
5-6 Miscellaneous quotations and excerpts, undated
Character / Characterization Class, 1950-1987 -- see also folders 22.8, 23.2
Box Folder
1 7 Notes, May 1950
8 Notes, 1958, 1961, 1967, 1984
9-10 Transcripts, Oct.-Nov. 1958, with some duplicates
11 Notes on first three classes, Oct. 1958
12 Transcript, 9 Oct. 1961
13 Notes, 1965-1969
14 'Character class 1966-1967,' transcript, 30 Nov. 1966, notes, 1967, and transcript, undated
Box Folder
2 1 '18th century style,' lectures by Mme. B. Dussane on Molière and French style; class notes, 5 March 1969
2-4 Notes, photographs, negatives, and transcripts, Oct.-Dec. 1984
5-8 Notes, slides, photographs, negatives, and transcript, Feb.-May 1985
Box Folder
3 1 Notes, outlines, and assignments, Oct.-Dec. 1985
2 Notes, outlines, and assignments, Feb.-May 1986
3 Notes, outlines, assignments, and photographs, Sept.-Dec. 1986, Oct. 1987
4 Matted photocopy tearsheet of portrait of Henry VII and text re. clothing of the period, undated
5 'Students’ characterization,' student work, undated
Principles Class -- see Technique Class, folder 19.8
Scene Study / Scene Interpretation Class
Box Folder
3 6 General notes, undated
7 Notes on Waiting for Lefty and Mrs. Moonlight, in unidentified hand, [5 Nov. 1979]
Script Interpretation / Script Analysis / Play Analysis, 1959-1989
Box Folder
3 8 Various notes and transcripts, undated
9 Class outline and transcript, [1959]
10-11 'Picture breakdown,' impressions of pictures, including Life Magazine, transcripts, Feb. 1961. With duplicates
Albee, Edward. The Zoo Story
Box Folder
3 12 Notes, undated
13 Photocopy annotated text, undated
Box Folder
4 1-2 Brecht, Bertolt. Notes, undated
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1959-1983
Box Folder
4 3 'Chekhov notes,' notebook, undated
4 Notes, undated
5-8 Notes and transcripts, 1959, 1961, 1976, with some duplicates
Box Folder
5 1-5 Transcripts, April-May 1981 and Oct.-Dec. 1982, with duplicates and with introduction, 1983
Box Folder
6 1-2 Transcripts (continued)
3 Notes on Uncle Vanya, undated
4-6 Annotated texts of The Three Sisters, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard
Box Folder
7 1 Altschuller, Gregory I. "Memories of Anton Chekhov’s Family," annotated tearsheet, 1967
Coward, Noel, 1959-1977
Box Folder
7 2 Fumed Oak, transcripts, March 1959 and March 1961, notes, Dec. 1975
3 Still Life, notes, April-May 1974 and April-May 1977
4-6 Giraudoux, Jean. Notes and transcripts, Jan.-Feb. 1961, with duplicates
7 Green, Paul. Johnny Johnson, notes, undated
Ibsen, Henrik, 1959-1987
Box Folder
7 8 The Wild Duck, transcript, 20 April 1959
9-11 An Enemy of the People, notes, transcripts, March-April 1959, March-April 1960, March 1961, Feb.-March 1980, Oct.-Dec. 1981, with duplicates
Box Folder
8 1-3 General notes on Ibsen, notes and transcripts, Sept. 1973, Sept.-Oct. 1975, Sept. 1979, Sept. 1980, with duplicates. A Doll’s House, notes and transcripts, Sept.-Oct. 1977, Sept.-Nov. 1979, Sept.-Nov. 1980, and photocopy annotated text, Oct. 1973
4-5 Various notes on Ibsen, Sept.- Oct. 1975. A Doll’s House, notes and transcripts, Oct. 1973, Oct. 1977, Oct.-Nov. 1979, Sept.-Nov. 1980. Ghosts, notes, Oct. 1973, undated
6 Ghosts, notes, Sept. 1980, and annotated text, undated. A Doll’s House, notes, Sept. 1975, Sept. 1977, Oct. 1977, undated, and annotated text, undated
Box Folder
9 1-2 Ghosts, notes, Oct. 1973, Sept. 1980, and photocopy annotated text, undated. Hedda Gabler, notes, Sept. 1980, and transcripts, April 1959. Hedda Gabler, duplicate transcripts, April 1959
3 A Doll's House, notes, undated
4 Ibsen News and Comment, vol. 7, no. 1, 1986/87 and vol. 8, 1987, with annotations by Adler
5 Inge, William. Come Back, Little Sheba, notes and transcripts, April 1972, Nov.-Dec. 1973, Feb. and Oct. 1974, Nov. 1976, April-May 1978, Jan. 1980
6 Ionesco, Eugene. Notes, undated
Miller, Arthur, 1982-1988
Box Folder
9 7-8 Death of a Salesman, script excerpts, notes and transcripts, Feb.-March 1982, July 1988, and scene critiques, July 1988; After the Fall, scene critiques, July 1988; All My Sons, scene critiques, July 1988. With duplicates
9 Death of a Salesman, script excerpts, undated
10 Death of a Salesman, notes and transcript, undated
11 Miller, Jason. Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer, annotated text, undated
12 Nash, N. Richard. The Rainmaker, notes, Nov. 1973, Jan. 1975, March 1977, Nov.-Dec. 1978
Odets, Clifford, 1958-1988
Box Folder
10 1 Notes, undated
2 Paradise Lost, notes, undated
3-5 General notes, undated, May 1974; notes from Harold Clurman's introduction to Odets' plays, undated; script excerpts, undated; Waiting for Lefty, notes and transcripts, March 1959, March 1961, undated, and scene critiques, July 1988; Awake and Sing, notes and transcript, July 1988; Paradise Lost, notes by Clurman, undated, scene critiques, July 1988; Rocket to the Moon, scene critiques, July 1988; The Big Knife, scene critiques, July 1988; Country Girl, transcript, April 1980, scene critique, July 1988; Golden Boy, notes, Jan. 1971, April 1974; March-April 1978, Aug. 1978, March-April 1975, and transcript, 1978. With some duplicates
6 Script excerpts, undated
7 Country Girl, script excerpts, undated; notes and transcripts, Dec. 1974, March-April 1977, April-May 1979, April 1980
8 Clipping re. Odets, undated
O’Neill, Eugene, 1959-1983
Box
11-12 Index cards with research quotes from books on O'Neill, undated
Box Folder
13 1-2 Notes and transcripts, Oct., May 1959, Nov.- Dec. 1983, March 1974, Feb. 1977, Jan.- March 1978, with some duplicates
3 Anna Christie, notes, undated
4 Long Day’s Journey into Night, notes, undated
5 Pirandello, Luigi. Notes, undated
Saroyan, William, 1960-1983
Box Folder
13 6-7 Notes and transcripts, 30 Dec. 1960, March-April 1983, undated; printed preface to My Heart's in the Highlands by Harold Clurman, undated. With some duplicates
8 Hello Out There, transcripts, April 1983; general notes, undated; script excerpts, some annotated, undated; text of "Story of the Play"
9 Schisgal, Murray. The Chinese, annotated text, undated
Shaw, George Bernard, 1975-1984
Box Folder
13 10 General notes on Shaw, notes on Major Barbara, notes on Man and Superman, 1975-1976
11 Transcript, 2 April 1981
Candida
Box Folder
13 12 'Characters of Candida, Morell, & Marchbanks,' transcripts, script excerpts, May 1980, March 1981
13 'Character of Candida' script excerpts and transcript, 16 March 1981, with duplicates
14 Script excerpts, with one page of notes on Man and Superman, undated
Box Folder
14 1 Candida, class outline and script excerpts, March 1981; Major Barbara script excerpt, undated; Pygmalion, notes and transcript, March 1981, July 1984, undated
2 Pygmalion, notes and transcripts, Sept. 1976, Jan. and March 1984
Strindberg, August, 1959-1983
Box Folder
14 3 Notes, undated
4-5 Miss Julie, notes and transcripts, April 1959, April 1960, Oct. 1983, undated, with duplicates. The Father, notes, transcript, script excerpts, Feb. 1981
6-10 The Father, notes, transcripts, March 1978, March-April 1980, Jan.-April 1981; The Father and Miss Julie notes, transcripts, Oct.-Dec. 1975; general notes on Strindberg, Jan. 1980, Jan. 1981. With duplicates
Box Folder
15 1 The Father, notes and transcripts, March 1981; Miss Julie, notes and transcripts, Nov. 1980-Jan. 1981
2 'Scenes from Miss Julie,' transcripts, script excerpts, Jan. 1981, Nov. 1983
3 Miss Julie and The Father, annotated texts
4-5 Synge, John Millington. Riders to the Sea, transcripts, March 1959, March 1960, March 1961. With some duplicates
Wilder, Thornton
Box Folder
15 6 Notes, undated
7 The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and The Skin of Our Teeth, script excerpts, some annotated, and transcripts, March-April 1983
8 Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, annotated script excerpts, undated
9 Excerpt from The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder
Williams, Tennessee, 1961-1989
Box Folder
15 10 Notes, undated
11 Transcripts, Jan. 1961
12 Transcripts, 15 April 1974, 28 July 1985; Summer and Smoke annotated script excerpts, undated
13 Transcripts, March-April 1974, Nov. 1974, April 1982, undated; annotated script excerpts from Streetcar Named Desire, April 1982
Box Folder
16 1-6 Notes and transcripts, Jan. and March-April 1974, Nov. 1974, March-May 1982, 22 July 1985; annotated script excerpts from Streetcar Named Desire; photocopy annotated text of The Glass Menagerie; various script excerpts, undated. With duplicates
Box Folder
17 1-2 Notes and transcripts, March-May 1982
3-4 Bibliography, undated; notes and transcripts, March-May 1982. With duplicates, class schedule [1989], and transcript, 22 July 1985
5-6 Notes and transcripts, May 1982, July 1985, Aug. 1989, 26 Nov. 1989; class schedules and list of plays, 1985, [1989]. With duplicates
7 Various script excerpts and notes, undated
Box Folder
18 1-2 The Glass Menagerie, annotated text from Six Great Modern Plays and annotated Dramatists Play Service acting edition
3 A Streetcar Named Desire, annotated text
4 'The Catastrophe of Success,' text, undated
Various Playwrights
Box Folder
18 5-6 American Playwrights (Edward Albee and Thornton Wilder), transcripts, Feb.-May 1983
Great Playwrights, 1960-1988
Box Folder
18 7 Course lists of playwrights and plays, 1988; notes, June 1988; transcripts, June and July 1988; scene critiques, June and July 1988. With transcripts from Script Analysis classes on Tennessee Williams, March and April 1974, Nov. 1974, July 1985 and William Inge, Jan. 1980
8 Notes, lists of scenes, undated. With text excerpt of The Glass Menagerie
9 Notes, April 1972 (Inge), Nov. 1973 (Inge), Oct. 1974 (Inge), Nov. 1976 (Inge), April-May 1978 (Inge), April 1983 (Saroyan), Sept. 1986 (general), June 1988 (Williams); transcripts, Dec. 1960 (Saroyan), Jan. 1980 (Inge), March-May 1982 (Williams), April-May 1983 (Albee); list of plays, 1988; scene critique (Odets), July 1988
Box Folder
19 1 Theatre of the Absurd (including Ionesco and Beckett), notes, undated
2 Notes and script excerpts (Jean Anouilh, Robert Anderson, Philip Barry), March, April, Oct. 1973, Feb-May 1975, Oct.-Nov. 1978
3 Notes and annotated script excerpts (Jean Anouilh, Lewis Beach, Sidney Chayefsky, Alfred Hayes, Ferenc Molnar, Neil Simon, Samuel Taylor), March-May 1973, Oct. 1973, Dec. 1973, May 1974, Nov. 1974, April-May 1975, Oct.-Nov. 1976, Jan. 1977, Jan. 1978, May 1978, Sept.-Oct. 1978
Staging Class, 1978-1984
Box Folder
19 4 Miller, Arthur. Transcript, 1978 (Los Angeles)
5 Transcripts (including Inge and Ibsen), 13 and 15 July 1981 (California)
6 Notes, Oct. 1984. With photocopy portrait of Adler
7 Studio Group, class schedule; annotated script excerpts, part breakdowns, blocking, etc. for various plays (Agamemnon, Antigone, Electra, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra), undated
Technique Class (Principles)
Technique I, 1950-1990
Box Folder
19 8-9 Transcripts, undated. With duplicates
Box Folder
20 1 Notes and assignments, April, Oct.-Dec. 1950, Dec. 1951
2 Notes and assignments, [1958]
3-4 'Principles I Book II,' notes and assignments, April-May, Nov. 1963
5 Notes and assignments, Oct.-Nov. 1968, March-April and Oct.-Dec. 1969, Jan. 1970
6 Notes and assignments, June-Aug. 1983, June-Aug. 1984
7 Notes and assignments, Fall 1984
8 Exercises, 1990, and partially completed rehearsal technique worksheet, 1989
Technique II, 1950-1985
Box Folder
21 1 Notes, Oct.-Nov. 1950
2-3 Notes and assignments, Feb-March, Nov. 1963
4 Notes and assignments, Feb.-May 1972
5 List of classes, notes, assignments, Jan.-May 1982, Jan.-May 1983
6 Various script excerpts, notes, assignments, Jan.- May 1984
Box Folder
22 1 Notes and assignments, Jan.-May 1985
2 Notes and assignments, Feb. 1985
3 'Mixed notes,' [Technique I and II], notes, May 1958 or 1969, undated
4 Technique III, notes, 1 Oct. 1973 -- see also folder 7.3
5 [Unidentified Technique class], notes, undated
Unidentified classes
Box Folder
22 6 Transcripts of notes by Wilhemena Barton and __ Kraber, undated
7 'Notes on the Modern Theatre,' including notes on the Moscow Art Theatre, The Theatre of Style, Twentieth Century Playwrights, notes from technique, character, scene, and script analysis classes, and an essay on Evgeniĭ Vakhtangov, undated, 1969
Slides used in teaching
Box Folder
22 8 'Character class slides,' 1984, 1985
9 'Europe,' 1958, undated
10 'French museum,' 1984, undated
11 'Group 1' and 'Group 2,' 1958, undated
Box Folder
23 1 'Group 3,' 1958, 1984, undated
2 'Group 4, character slides,' 1958, 1984, undated
3 'Italian 1,' 1958, undated
4 'Italian 2,' 1984, undated
5 'Spanish,' undated
Subseries B. Works by Adler, 1960-2001
Box Folder
23 6* "The Actor’s Needs," typescripts, undated, and corrected proofs (*removed to oversize box 60)
The Art of Acting
Box Folder
23 7 Bound advance uncorrected readers' proofs, 2000
8 Review clipping, 2001
9 "Awakening the Actor," Screen Actor tearsheets, Aug. 1984
10 "Cultural Explosion in Los Angeles," typescript, [1967]
11 "Entertainment in Moscow," corrected typescript, undated
12 "Glowing Monuments to a Cultural Explosion," West tearsheet, 9 April 1967
13 "How I Met Stanislavski," typescript, undated. With typescript notes titled "Five Weeks with Stanislavsky," undated
14 Introduction to Harold Clurman's The Fervent Years, photocopy printed text from the Da Capo edition, 1982, and typescript for later edition, undated
Box Folder
24 1 "Moscow in the Thirties," handwritten manuscript and notes, chart of the Stanislavsky Method, undated
2 "Russian Films," typescript, undated
Speeches
Box Folder
24 3 ANTA Convention, typescript, Feb. 1960
* National Museum of American Jewish History tribute, 1988 -- see folder 44.4
4* YIVO benefit dinner, notes and correspondence, with poster, 1988 (*removed to oversize folder)
Stella Adler on Ibsen, Strindberg and Chekhov
Box Folder
24 5 Bound uncorrected proof, 1999
6* Reviews, advertisement (*removed to oversize box 60), blurbs, 1999
7 Correspondence
8* The Technique of Acting, advertising material (*removed to oversize box 60), articles, copy of photographs, 1988
Untitled works
Box Folder
24 9 Re. London and Paris, typescript, undated
10 Re. Russia, typescript fragment, undated
11 Re. Max Reinhardt, corrected typescript, undated
12 Re. realism / romance, typescript fragment, undated
Subseries C. Career-Related and Personal Material, 1906-2001
Correspondence, 1938-2001, undated
Incoming, 1938-1992, undated
Box Folder
24 13 A-F
14 G-M
Box Folder
25 1-2 Macartney, Wilfred, 1938-1939, undated
3 N-Z
4 'Letters from or re. Stella’s family'
5 'Letters from friends to save'
6 'Cards from friends to save'
Box Folder
26 1 'Letters from students and fans'
2 'Students' letters to Stella'
* Three scrapbooks of letters from students (*removed to oversize boxes 57 and 58)
3 'Fan letters to Stella' (including tributes from students)
Outgoing, 1960-1985, undated
Box Folder
26 4 A-Z
5-6 Notebooks with drafts of letters
7 Adler, Ellen, after Stella’s death, 1992, 2000-2001
Legal and financial
Box Folder
26 8 American Masters documentary agreement, correspondence, 1987-1988
9 Equitable Life Insurance policies (Lulla Rosenfeld, Pearl Pearson), statements and correspondence, 1980-1989
Estate of Harold Clurman
Box Folder
26 10 Estate settlement (apartment, etc.) documents and correspondence, 1980-1984. With copy of divorce agreement, 1960
Box Folder
27 1 Publication and film permissions, copyrights, and royalties for The Fervent Years and other works, 1981-1992
2 Social Security correspondence, 1980-1981, and divorce documents, 1960
3 Estate of Mitchell Wilson, correspondence and publication permissions, 1978, 1981, 1987-1988
4 Investments, lists of assets and correspondence, 1980-1989
Legal actions
Box Folder
27 5 Adler v. Levy Rosensweig & Hyman, correspondence, documents, 1989-1990
6 Adler v. Rotté, correspondence, 1983, 1988-1989, 1995
7 Cohn, Glickstein, & Lurie v. Stella Adler, agreements, 1992, 1995
'Publishing'
Box Folder
27 8 Bantam publishing agreement, correspondence, and royalty checks, 1982-1989
9 Correspondence re. book projects, with short Adler biography, 1983-1989, undated
10 Royalty statements and checks, 1985-1990
11 'Various legal matters,' correspondence and documents, 1980-1989, undated
12 'Will,' correspondence, documents, burial notes, 1978-1985
Photographs and works of art
Adler, Stella
Production photographs and film stills
Box Folder
28 1 Awake and Sing, photograph, [1935]
2 The Beautiful Lady, photographs and negatives, [1920]
3 He Who Gets Slapped, cast list, 1946
4 Love on Toast, photographs, clipping, 1937
5 The Shadow of the Thin Man, photograph, negative, 1941
6 Success Story, photographs, clipping, 1932
7 Unidentified productions, undated
8-9 Studio photographs, with numerous duplicates, 1937, undated, and negatives -- see also Adler family photographs, folder 29.13
10 Other photographs, 1966, 1986, 1989, undated
11-12 Teaching, at events, traveling, etc., slides and photographs, 1943-1979, 1989, undated, with some negatives
Box Folder
29 1-3 Teaching, at events, traveling, etc. (continued)
4 "Stanislavski and Me" at "Le siécle Stanislavsky" symposium, slides, Paris, 1988
Works of art
Box Folder
29 5 Bachardy, Don. Reproduction of portrait of Adler
6 Bergen, Candice. Pen and ink drawing of Adler, undated [used for "Stella by Starlight" invitation]
7 Brandt, Richard. Pencil portrait of Adler, 1979
* Broadhurst, Kent. Photograph of pencil portrait, undated (*removed to oversize box 59)
8 Hirschfeld, Al. Photocopy of drawing of Adler
9 Raeben, Norman. Photograph of Bel Kaufman with portrait of Stella by Raeben, undated
10* Adler, Jacob, photographs and negative, undated (*removed to oversize box 59)
11* Adler, Sara, photographs and negative, 1953, undated) (*removed to oversize box 59)
12* Clurman, Harold, photographs, 1906, 1946, 1950, undated (*removed to oversize box 59)
13 Other Adler family (including Adler family group ca. 1910, Celia, Frances, Luther, Jay, and Julia Adler, and Sylvia Sydney) and friends and colleagues, photographs and negatives, 1930, 1978, 1981, 1984, undated
14 Miscellaneous including apartment and pets, photographs, 1970, 1977, 1986, undated
Other material
Box Folder
30 1 Address book, undated
2 Addresses, business cards, etc., 1973, 1978, 1980, undated
3 Calendar pages, 1942, 1969, 1970
4 'Christmas card list,' notebook with addresses and lists of books, movies, letters written, 1991-1992, undated, and cards and presents sent and received, 1975-1980
Datebooks, containing appointments, addresses, and various notes (including teaching notes)
Box Folder
30 5 1962, with teaching notes dated Sept. 1963
6 1965
Box Folder
31 1 1967
2 1987
3 1988
4 1989
Honors and awards -- see also speeches, folders 24.3-4
Box Folder
31 5 Correspondence, 1986-1989
6 Ibsen Society of America, journal, 1990
7 Institute of International Education, certificate, 1978
8 Jabotinsky Centennial Citation, certificate, telegram, photograph, 1980
9 New England Theatre Conference, certificate, program, correspondence, 1985
New School for Social Research honorary degree
Box Folder
31 * Citation, 1985 (*removed to oversize box 59)
Box Folder
32 1 Photographs and contact sheets, 1985
Smith College honorary doctorate
Box Folder
32 2 Correspondence, press release, photocopy certificate, tearsheets, engraving plate, 1986-1987
3-4 Photographs
5 "Stella Adler: A Birthday Celebration," flyer, undated
6 "Stella Adler: A Celebration," program, undated
7 University of Cincinnati honorary degree, 1991
Teaching-related
Box Folder
32 8 "Stella in Australia," correspondence, press release, and clippings re. workshop taught for the Peter Summerton Foundation, June 1974
9* "Theatre in Europe: A Tour of Europe in 4 Acts," brochure and poster for Stella Adler tour, 1961 (*removed to oversize folder)
10 List of plays in bookcase III, notebook with entries by author, undated
11 Lists of technique books and conservatory books, undated
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
32 12 Financial and personal predictions for unidentified male, 1970
13 Guest registers (Adler memorial service), 1993
Box Folder
33 1 Guest registers (continued)
2 Organizer notebook, with lists of Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, books, tapes, and letters written; notes on Jacob Adler biography; definitions; and packing list for Southampton, 1989-1990
3 The People’s Theatre of Canada, description, undated
4 Suggested acting roles, [1941]
5 "Tennessee Williams: A Catalogue," Gotham Book Mart, undated
6 Travel itineraries, 1974, 1978
7 Vogue, mockup with photocopy advertisements, undated
Subseries D. Works by Others, 1933-2003
About Adler
Box Folder
33 8-9 Interviews, 1974-1988
10 Articles, 1937, 1966-1998
11 Obituaries, 1992-1993
Box Folder
34 1 'Tributes to Stella from actors,' correspondence, prose, poetry, 1987, 1990, 1993
Documentaries
American Masters [television documentary series] -- see also folder 26.8
Box Folder
34 2 Media packet / press kit, with publicity photographs, 1989
3 "Broadway Dreamers: The Group Theater," articles, reviews, 1989
4 "Stella Adler: Awake and Dream," articles, reviews, 1989
5 "Stella Adler and the Actor" [television documentary, Los Angeles, 1983], transcript
6-7 "Stella Adler: Master Teacher" [proposed documentary for Great Teachers video series], proposal, correspondence, 1977, 1979
8 Brando, Marlon. Songs My Mother Taught Me, photocopy excerpt
9 Chinoy, Helen Krich. "Reunion: A Self- Portrait of the Group Theatre" [Educational Theatre Journal, vol. 28, no. 4, Dec. 1976], correspondence, 1987-1988, whole issue
10 Duarte, Christina. "Stella Adler and the Group Theatre," masters thesis, typescript, 2003
11 Felner, Mira. Harold and Stella: Love Letters, program, correspondence, 1993
12 Flakes, Susan. Project description, typescript, undated
13 Freed, Selwyn Z. "Second Avenue," typescript, 2003
14 McKay, Keith. "Robert De Niro,"Actor's Weekly tearsheets, 1992
15-16 Miller, Henry G. "Stella," playscript, two typescripts, undated
17 Paris, Barry. "Five Hours with Stella Adler: A Bio-Preface," typescript
18 Rabinowitz, Baruch [Ben?]. Memoir excerpt, typescript, undated
19 Rand, Ronald. "The Group," playscript, undated
Box Folder
35 1 Rapoport, Louis. Shake Heaven and Earth, photocopy corrected proof fragments, undated
2 Richardson, Rick. "Stella Adler: Actress and Teacher," doctoral dissertation prospectus, typescript, undated
3-4 Rotté, Joanna. "The Principles of Acting," typescript, undated
5 Smith, Wendy. "The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940," review clipping, 1990
6 Toussaint, David. "The Stella Adler Show," correspondence, typescript, and Stages, vol. 5, no. 2 issue, March 1991
7 Wood, Jane and Tara Prem. "Stella in the Bois de Boulogne," screenplay, bound photocopy typescript, Aug. 2001
Unidentified authors
Box Folder
35 8 Yiddish article on the Group Theatre,Yiddishe Kultur tearsheets, 1946
9 Playscript re. Adler, typescript fragment, undated
Other works
Box Folder
35 10-11 Miscellaneous articles
Abel, Lionel
Box Folder
35 12 Absalom, corrected typescript, undated
13 The Death of Odysseus, typescript, undated
14 Allan, Ted. The Secret of the World, review clippings, 1962
15 Alpers, B. "The Theatre of the Social Mask" [Meyerhold notes], typescript, undated
Box Folder
36 1-3 Antokolskii, Pavel, editor. "From E. B. Vakhtangov's Diaries and Entries" [Vakhtangov notes], handwritten manuscript. With "On the Creative Method of the Vachtangov Theatre," typescript, undated
4 Bellow, Saul. Upper Depths, bound typescript, undated
5 Bush-Fekete, M. and L. Class Reunion [playscript based on the novel by Franz Werfel], typescript, undated
Chekhov, Michael
Box Folder
36 6 "Michael Chekhov's Questionnaire" [answers given to State Academy of the Arts questionnaire], "Michael Tchecov's Account of the Stanislavsky System" translated from the Russian by Tamara A. Milashevsky, typescript, three copies, 1970
7-8 "On Stanislavksy’s System," translation by Paula Miller, composite typescript and handwritten manuscript, two copies, and handwritten manuscript, [1919]
9 Cohen, Lester and Diana Peckham. House in Ohio, typescript, undated
Box Folder
37 1 Diner, Hasia. "The Bnai Brith," typescript, undated
2 Doctorow, E. L. Drinks before Dinner,"Version B," typescript, 1978
3 Edgar, Harold. "The World of the Theatre," Daily Worker newspaper column clippings, 1933-1934
4 Fry, Christopher. The Firstborn, typescript, undated
5 Greendale, Alexander. A Little Evil, typescript and review clipping, 1951
6 Halsband, Robert. "The First English Version of Marivaux's Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard," reprint, 1982
7 Hofstadter, Richard. "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life," printed text of chapter VI, "The Decline of the Gentleman"
8-9 Levin, Meyer. Compulsion, typescript, two typescripts, undated
10 Meisner, Sanford. "The Meisnerian Method," typescript lecture notes by Mark Bailey, Nov. 1959-April 1960, 20th Century Fox Film Studios Actors' Training Class
11 Nabokov, Vladimir. "On Chekhov," tearsheet, 1981
12 Salacrou, Armand. No Laughing Matter, translation by Lucienne Hill, typescript, undated
13 Strasberg, Lee. "Introductory Note," in Art of Acting issue of Theatre Workshop, Oct. 1936
Box Folder
38 1 Strindberg, August. Playing with Fire (Leka med elden), photocopy printed text
2 Tabori, George. Lysistrata '54, typescript, Nov. 1953
3 Williams, Tennessee. Orpheus Descending, typescript, undated
4 [Wilson, Mitchell]. "Julie Claudel" [The Huntress?] typescript summary of proposed novel, undated
5 Windham, Donald. The Starless Air, typescript, June 1954
Unidentified authors
Box Folder
38 * "On the Creative Method of the Vakhtangov Theatre," typescript -- see folder 36.3
6 Unidentified filmscripts, typescript fragments, undated

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Series II. Stella Adler Conservatory, 1958-2003

Business-related
Box Folder
38 7 "Certificate of doing business," 1979
8 Certificate of incorporation, 1973
9 Forms, undated
10 Leases, documents and correspondence, 1980-1989, 2000-2001
11 Legal services, Leavy Rosensweig & Hyman, Cohn Glickstein & Lurie, statements, checks, notes, correspondence, 1985-1992
12 'Office equipment manuals,' undated
13-14 'Operations manual, Fall 1982,' with photocopy
Box Folder
39 1 'Safe deposit box,' correspondence and invoice, 1976, 1992
2 Student rules and guidelines, undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
39 3 Administrative, 1979-1990
4 General, 1959, 1980-1997
5 Immigration correspondence [re. students], 1959-1991
6 Inquiries from potential students, 1984-1989
Course-related
Box Folder
39 7 'California school,' correspondence, agreements, income and expenditure ledger sheets, 1975-1992
8 'Character class invoices,' 1984-1986
New York University
Box Folder
39 9 'Agreement with NYU, 1980,' agreements, correspondence, insurance material, 1979-1980, with Tisch School of the Arts brochure, 2000, and student handbook, 1991
10 Capitation fee statements and class lists, 1993-1994
11 'Correspondence, NYU,' 1972-1992
Box Folder
40 1 ' Job descriptions, NYU,' 1985, undated
2 'Receipts & monies, NYU,' checks and statements, 1973-1989
3-4 'Schedules / price,' class schedules, letters and information sent to applicants, course descriptions, 1958, 1970, 1980-1991
5 Slides and contact sheet from unidentified class, 1995, undated
'Staff and faculty'
Box Folder
40 6 'Biographies' [including Adler and a history of the Conservatory], 1965, 1986, 1993
7 Blumenfeld, Robert, photograph, resume, undated
8 Chaikin, Joe, photograph, biography, resume, 1981, 1984, undated
9 Kelly, Dona, income execution documents and correspondence, 1990
10 Strasberg, John / Jean-Claude van Itallie, clippings, exhibition catalog, photographs, correspondence, flyers, 1967-1994
11 Waxberg, Charles, agreements, hours, correspondence, 1991-1992
12 Faculty hours, 1992-1993, copies of checks for party, 1990, and contact list, 1987
13 'Payroll,' ledger sheets re. raises, undated
14 'Student lists,' and 'Class contact sheets,' class rosters, 1988-1994
Publicity, etc.
Box Folder
41 1-2 'Brochure' drafts, photographs, proofs, 1958, 1988-1993
3-4 Brochures and flyers, 1984-2003
5-6 Brochures from other schools
7 'Publicity releases,' press releases, 1959-1988, undated
8 'Publicity,' articles and advertisements, 1976-1999, undated
9-10 'Advertising and promotion,' correspondence, brochures, articles, media schedules, 1994-1995
11 'Promotion,' publicity contacts, lists of media contacts, theater addresses, 1991
Box Folder
42 1-2 Harold Clurman Lecture Series, flyers, articles, photographs, waiting lists, Zoe Caldwell lecture correspondence, 1992-1993
3 Jacob Adler Award artwork by Larry Rivers, undated
4 "Stella by Starlight" invitation, 2001

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Series III. Russian Theater, 1898-1968

Box Folder
42 5-7 Boleslavsky, Richard. Lecture transcripts. With some duplicates and a handwritten fragment of notes on lecture by Madame __ , undated
8 Chekhov reading to the actors of the Moscow Art Theatre, illustration from unidentified text, 1898
9 Moscow Art Theatre publications, programs, 1928, 1934, 1963, undated
Stanislavsky, Konstantin
Box Folder
42 10 "The Stanislavsky System," printed chart, 1934
11 Stanislavsky Museum brochure, centennial publication, and postcards, 1963, undated
12 Stanislavsky photographs, undated; photograph and negative of pencil portrait of Stanislavsky, 1936; negatives of bust of Stanislavsky, undated
Visits to Russia and the Russian Seminar
Box Folder
43 1 'Russia 1962 impressions, notes,' Adler’s notebook with schedule, notes, correspondence, 1962-1963
2 'Russian seminar,' notebook by Adler, 1964
3 Typescript account by Adler re. Moscow Art Theatre, her 1963 visit, and how the 1964 seminar was planned, undated
4-5 Correspondence, invoices, press release draft, 1963-1968
6 Typescript notes of Adler and seminar participants discussing seminar, undated
7-10 'Seminars in Drama,' corrected transcripts of recordings of broadcasts, 1964

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Series IV. Yiddish Theater, 1900-2000

Adler family
Box Folder
44 1 Articles about the Adler family, 1931, 1976-1977, 1984, 1999, 2000, and undated, with press release of Luther Adler’s obituary, 1984
2 Photocopies of family records gathered by Brian G. Andersson, 1900-1930
3 "Stella’s Kingdom: The Yiddish Theatre," typescript by Sheana Ochoa, undated
4 "Hooray for Yiddish Theater in America" exhibition, National Museum of American Jewish History press release, flyers, correspondence, clippings, typescript biography of Adler, transcript of Adler’s speech, 1988
5-6 Photographs, [1988]
7 Spertus Museum flyers for "Hooray for Yiddish Theater in America" and "Sam Ostrowsky," 1987
Adler, Jacob
Box Box
44 * "Russian Gipsey," sheet music from The Living Corpse by Leo Tolstoy, 1911 (*removed to oversize box 60)
Adler, Sara
Box Folder
44 8-10 Memoir, Yiddish handwritten and typescript manuscript, undated
Box Folder
45 1-2 Memoir (continued)
"Sara Adler: The Story of Her Life in Two Acts, by Herself" [playscript]
Box Folder
45 3 Corrected Yiddish typescript with handwritten pages
4 'Prompter's copy,' Yiddish typescript pages
5 'Individual roles,' Yiddish typescript pages
6 Browne, Walter. Everywoman [playscript], Yiddish printed text, 1911
7 Wolfson, A. L. "Yakob P. Adler," Yiddish typescript poem, 1922
Unidentified works
Box Folder
45 8 "Master of Ceremonies," Yiddish typescript introduction, undated
9 Playscript with characters Mrs. Hamilton, Bathsheba, and Harry, Yiddish handwritten manuscript, undated
10 Playscript, handwritten and typescript fragment of Yiddish transcribed into German characters, undated
11 Playscript, Yiddish handwritten fragment, undated
12 Playscript re. capital punishment, Yiddish handwritten stage directions and two Yiddish typescripts of individual roles, undated
13 Yiddish handwritten pages, possibly reviews, undated

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Series V. Harold Clurman, 1919-1989

Subseries A. Works, 1919-1980
Box Folder
45 14 All People Are Famous (Instead of an Autobiography), photocopy corrected typescript of Chapter 1, undated. With review clipping, 1974
15 "American Night at the Swedish Ballet," typescript, undated
16-17 The Collected Works of Harold Clurman, corrected typescript of Robert Whitehead's introduction; typescript quotes re. Clurman by various individuals; and Marjorie Loggia typescript proposal, correspondence, drafts of foreword, and publication agreement, 1988-1994. With copies of various Clurman writings, primarily from notebooks
18 "Conversation with Two Masters: From an Informal Diary of a Five-Week Stay in the Soviet Union," photocopy printed text, undated
The Fervent Years: The Story of the Group Theatre and the Thirties
Box Folder
46 1-6 Handwritten draft, undated
7 "Epilogue 1945-55," handwritten draft
* Printing plates (*removed to oversize box 61)
Box Folder
47 1 "Finale," typescript, [1952]
2 "Letter to a Young Actress," typescript, undated
3 Lies Like Truth, handwritten and typescript drafts, titled "The Lie That Tells the Truth," and review clipping, 1958
4 "Modern Music in Salzburg," typescript, 1923
5 "The New Theatre," photocopy typescript, 1971
6 "Nightlife and Daylight," proposal for a book of articles previously published in Tomorrow magazine, typescript, undated
7 "A Note on Paul Strand’s Photographs," typescript, [1925]
8 Notes and fragments (by Adler and Clurman), undated
9 On Directing, review clipping, corrected proof of review, undated
10 "Our Theatre: A Monologue with Interruptions," typescript, [1929]
11 "Plans for a First Studio" [proposal to establish the Group Theatre], photocopy typescript, 1931
12 "Punch and Judy" [review of various plays], typescript, [1951]
13-14 "Reminiscences: An Oral History," Harold Clurman interview by Louis Sheaffer, edited typescript, 1979
15 Review of World within World by Stephen Spender, typescript, undated
16 "A Study of André Gide," handwritten course assignment, [1919]
"Theatre" [column for The Nation]
Box Folder
47 17 Review of Paris productions, typescript, undated
* Review of The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets, proof, undated (*removed to oversize folder)
* Review of King of Hearts by Jean Kerr and Eleanor Brooke, proof, undated (*removed to oversize folder)
* Review of The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick, proof, undated (*removed to oversize folder)
18 "Tribute to Max Reinhardt," Clurman speech at Reinhardt Memorial Meeting, typescript, Nov. 1943
19 "Vandalism on Broadway" [Review of Anne of the Thousand Days by Maxwell Anderson], typescript, undated
Various reviews and articles by Clurman, clippings and tearsheets
Box Folder
47 20 1924-1968
21 1934-1967
22 1937-1989
23 1941-1949 and undated
Box Folder
48 1-2 1946-1947, 'Tomorrow Finished NL / DL'
3 1946-1948, Nightlife and Daylight
4-5 1946-1949 and undated, Tomorrow
6 1951, New Republic
7-8 1953-1957, The Nation
Box Folder
49 1 1946-1980 and undated
2-3 1948, New Republic, 'done '
4-5 1947-1949 and fragments, Tomorrow
6 1950-1957, The Nation and New Republic
7 1948-1949
Box Folder
50 1-2 1948-1957
3 1948-1964
4-5 1949, New Republic
6 1940s-1970s, 'Selected'
Box Folder
51 1-3 1940s-1970s, 'Selected' (continued)
4 '50s to be read by ML'
Box Folder
52 1 1950-1951, 'Nation--done'
2 1950s-1970s, 'Incomplete--list ed. here'
3 1950s-1975
4 1952-1953, The Nation
5 1952-1954
6-7 1954-1955, 'Nation 54-55 done'
8 1956-1957, 'Nation 56-57 done'
Box Folder
53 1-3 1958-1959, 'Nation 58-59 done'
4 1959, The Nation
5 '1960s, misc'
6 '1960s'
7-9 1960s, 'N.Y. Public Library Materials'
Box Folder
54 1-2 '1970s'
3 1970s, The Nation
4-5 1970-1971, '70-71 to be indexed'
6 1972-1973
7 1976-1977, '76-77 to be indexed'
8 1978-1980
9 'Playwright'
Subseries B. Career-Related and Personal Material, 1926-1989
Box Folder
55 1 Articles about Clurman, 1966-1979, undated
2 Awards and honors, 1956-1978
3 Calendar, 1941-1942
4 Contracts and royalties, 1946-1960
Correspondence
Box Folder
55 5 Adler, Stella, 1943-1945, 1951, 1957, undated
6-7 Clurman to Adler, 1942-1957
8 Other correspondents, 1939-1979
9 Diary, 1956
Box Folder
56 1 The Flying Grouse [Journal of the Group Theatre], photocopied pages from Feb. and June 1936 issues
2 "Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre" [American Masters television documentary series], typescript of Stella Adler interview, 1984, and clippings, 1989
3 Income tax documents and receipts, 1946-1956
4 Kandel, Aben and Herbert Kline. "Adam and Eve" [screenplay adaptation of works by Mark Twain], bound typescript. With letter from Kline to Clurman, undated
5-6 Obituaries, tributes, and condolences, 1980
7 Reviews of plays (Golden Boy, Tiger at the Gate) directed by Clurman, clippings, 1938, 1955
8 Theater programs collected by Clurman, bound in notebook, 1926-1930, undated. With one program each from the Mansfield Theatre, 1939, the Old Vic, 1946, and the Helen Hayes Theater, 1959
Box
57-61 Oversize materials

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 Subject Index of Plays and Playwrights 

  • Abel, Lionel--35.12-13
  • Abbott, George--47.12
  • Absalom--35.12
  • Adler, Sara--45.3-5
  • Aeschylus--19.7
  • After the Fall--9.7-8
  • Agamemnon--19.7
  • Albee, Edward--3.12-13, 18.5-6, 18.9
  • All My Sons--9.7-8
  • Allan, Ted--35.14
  • Anderson, Maxwell--47.12, 47.19
  • Anderson, Robert--19.2
  • Anna Christie--13.3
  • Anne of the Thousand Days--47.19
  • Anouilh, Jean--19.2-3
  • Antigone--19.7
  • Antony and Cleopatra--19.7
  • Ardrey, Robert--56.8
  • Awake and Sing--10.3-5, 28.1
  • Barefoot in Athens--47.12
  • Barry, Philip--19.2
  • Beach, Lewis--19.3
  • Beautiful Lady, The--28.2
  • Becket--19.2
  • Beckett, Samuel--19.1
  • Bellow, Saul--36.4
  • Big Knife, The--10.3-5
  • Boleslavsky, Richard--42.5-7
  • Brecht, Bertolt--4.1-2
  • Browne, Walter--45.6
  • Bush-Fekete, M. and L.--36.5
  • Candida--13.12-14, 14.1
  • Central Park in the Dark--19.3
  • Chayefsky, Sidney--19.3
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich--4.3-7.1, 24.5-7, 36.6, 37.11, 42.8, 56.8
  • Cherry Orchard, The--6.4-6
  • Chinese, The--13.9
  • Class Reunion--36.5
  • Cohen, Lester--36.9
  • Come Back, Little Sheba--9.5, 19.5
  • Compulsion--37.8-9
  • Country Girl--10.3-5, 10.7
  • Coward, Noel--7.2-3
  • Critic, The--56.8
  • Death of a Salesman--9.7-10
  • Death of Bessie Smith, The--18.9
  • Death of Odysseus--35.13
  • Doctorow, E. L.--37.2
  • Doll's House, A--8.1-6, 9.3
  • Drinks before Dinner--37.2
  • Dussane, B., Mme.--2.1
  • Electra--19.7
  • Enemy of the People, An--7.9-11
  • Everywoman--45.6
  • Father, The--14.4-15.3
  • Felner, Mira--34.11
  • Firstborn, The--37.4
  • Four-Poster, The--47.12
  • Fry, Christopher--37.4
  • Fumed Oak--7.2
  • Ghosts--8.4-9.2
  • Giraudoux, Jean--7.4-6
  • Girl on the Via Flaminia--19.3
  • Glass Menagerie, The--16.1-6, 18.1-2, 18.8
  • Golden Boy--10.3-5, 56.7
  • Goose Hangs High, The--19.3
  • Green, Paul--7.7
  • Greendale, Alexander--37.5
  • "Group, The"--34.19
  • Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, The--15.7
  • Harold and Stella: Love Letters--34.11
  • Hayes, Alfred--19.3
  • He Who Gets Slapped--28.3
  • Hedda Gabler--9.1-2
  • Hello Out There--13.8
  • Henry IV--56.8
  • House in Ohio--36.9
  • Ibsen News and Comment--9.4
  • Ibsen, Henrik--7.8-9.4, 19.5, 24.5-7
  • Iceman Cometh, The--60
  • Inge, William--9.5, 18.7, 18.9, 19.5
  • Ionesco, Eugene--9.6, 19.1
  • Johnny Johnson--7.7
  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers--19.3
  • Lawson, John Howard--28.6
  • Levin, Meyer--37.8-9
  • Levy, Benn Wolfe--3.7
  • Liliom--19.3
  • Little Evil, A--37.5
  • Living Corpse, The--60
  • Long Day's Journey into Night--13.4
  • Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer--9.11
  • Lysistrata '54--38.2
  • Mademoiselle Colombe--19.3
  • Major Barbara--13.10, 14.1
  • Man and Superman--13.10, 13.14
  • Miller, Arthur--9.7-10, 19.4
  • Miller, Henry G.--34.15-16
  • Miller, Jason--9.11
  • Miss Julie--14.4-15.3
  • Molière--2.1
  • Molnar, Ferenc--19.3
  • Mrs. Moonlight--3.7
  • My Heart's in the Highlands--13.6-7
  • Nash, N. Richard--9.12
  • No Laughing Matter--37.12
  • Number, The--47.12
  • O'Neill, Eugene--11-12, 13.1-4, 60
  • Odets, Clifford--3.7, 10.1-8, 18.9
  • Oedipus--56.8
  • Orpheus Descending--38.3
  • Our Town--15.8
  • Paradise Lost--10.2
  • Peckham, Diana--36.9
  • Philadelphia Story, The--19.2
  • Pirandello, Luigi--13.5
  • Playing with Fire (Leka med elden)--38.1
  • Pygmalion--14.1-2
  • Rainmaker, The--9.12
  • Rand, Ronald--34.19
  • Reinhardt, Max--24.11, 47.18
  • Riders to the Sea--15.4-5
  • Rocket to the Moon--10.3-5
  • Romeo and Juliet--19.7
  • Sabrina Fair--19.3
  • Salacrou, Armand--37.12
  • "Sara Adler: The Story of Her Life in Two Acts, by Herself"--45.3-5
  • Saroyan, William--13.6-8, 18.9
  • Schisgal, Murray--13.9
  • Seagull, The--6.4-6
  • Secret of the World, The--35.14
  • Shakespeare, William--19.7, 56.8
  • Shaw, George Bernard--13.10-14.2
  • Sheridan, Richard--56.8
  • Simon, Neil--19.3
  • Skin of Our Teeth, The--15.7-8
  • Sophocles--19.7, 56.8
  • Stanislavsky, Konstantin--23.13, 24.1, 29.4, 36.7-8, 42.10-12
  • Starless Air, The--38.5
  • Stella--34.15-16
  • Still Life--7.3
  • Streetcar Named Desire, A--15.13-16.6, 18.3
  • Strindberg, August--14.3-15.3, 24.5-7, 38.1
  • Success Story--28.6
  • Summer and Smoke--15.12
  • Synge, John Millington--15.4-5
  • Tabori, George--38.2
  • Taylor, Samuel--19.3
  • Tenth Man--19.3
  • Three Sisters, The--6.4-6
  • Thunder Rock--56.8
  • Tiger at the Gates--56.7
  • Tolstoy, Leo--60
  • Top Banana--47.12
  • Touch of the Poet--56.8
  • Uncle Vanya--6.3, 6.4-6, 56.8
  • Upper Depths--36.4
  • Vakhtangov, Evgenii Bagrationovich--22.7, 36.1-3
  • Waiting for Lefty--3.7, 10.3-5
  • Wild Duck, The--7.8
  • Wilder, Thornton--15.6-9, 18.5-6
  • Williams, Tennessee--15.10-18.4, 18.7-9, 19.9, 33.5, 38.3
  • Windham, Donald--38.5
  • Zoo Story, The--3.12-13

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