University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

William Stott:

An Inventory of His On Broadway Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Stott, William, 1940-
Title: William Stott On Broadway Papers
Dates: 1977-1978
Abstract: The William Stott On Broadway Papers include a typescript for On Broadway and notes about the interviews, as well as more than 100 copy slides of images located in the Fred Fehl Theater Collection.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00195
Extent: 2 document boxes (0.84 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

William Stott (1940- ), a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of Documentary Expression and Thirties America (1973) and a co-author of On Broadway (1978), a career retrospective of the New York theater photographer Fred Fehl (1906-1995). The generously illustrated On Broadway, with photographs by Fehl and text by William Stott and Jane Stott, is a chronological treatment of Fehl’s career photographing more than 400 premieres and revivals, from Liliom (44th Street Theatre, 1940) to Golden Rainbow (Shubert Theatre, 1968). Most of the text of On Broadway consists of excerpts from William Stott’s interviews with theater personalities such as George Balanchine, Harold Clurman, Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy.


Scope and Contents

The William Stott On Broadway Papers, 1977-1978, include a typescript for On Broadway and notes about the interviews, as well as more than 100 copy slides of images located in the Fred Fehl Theater Collection.


Restrictions

Access:

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Restrictions on Use:

Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Center's Open Access and Use Policies.


Related Material

The Ransom Center’s Fred Fehl Theater Collection holds additional material for On Broadway including correspondence and multiple drafts.

Stott’s manuscripts and proofs of Documentary Expression and Thirties America are located at the University of Texas at Austin Briscoe Center for American History.


Separated Material

Twenty-five audio recordings, including the taped interviews mentioned above, were transferred to the Ransom Center Sound Recordings Collection. Four video tapes were transferred to the Ransom Center Moving Image Collection.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gift, 2007

Processed by:

Helen Adair, 2007; Daniela Lozano, 2017


Container List

Notebooks
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1.1-2 Re interviews conducted by Bill Stott and Jane Stott, and re material found at Lincoln Center, circa 1978 (2 notebooks)
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1.3 Re shows in the Fehl collection at Ransom Center, 1977-1978
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1.4-5, 2.1-2 On Broadway, photocopy typescript with corrections, 1978
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2.3-5 Oral History Project on the Performing Arts (Southern Methodist University), notes and transcripts of interviews, circa 1977
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2.6 Slides, undated