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MSS. Manuscript Collections

 Collecting Area
Identifier: MSS
Manuscript Collections from the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

John M. Kittross Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 038
Scope and Contents The John M. Kittross papers contain materials that revolve around Kittross's career and relationship with Emerson College, Emerson College Faculty, and Emerson College students. Kittross held a number of roles throughout his professional relationship with Emerson College. Correspondence is the bulk of the materials in Kittross's collection, as his roles as academic dean and provost required frequent communication with department and college leaders. Supplementing correspondence, the second most...
Dates: 1976-1997

Larry Tye's "The Father of Spin" Research Files

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 010
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the research Larry Tye conducted when writing his book "The Father of Spin:

Edward L. Bernays and the Birth of Public Relations." The materials are almost entirely copies of collections held at other institutions, articles, and correspondence, which Larry Tye annotated.
Dates: undated

Martin Shwartz Audio-Visual Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 007
Scope and Contents The Shwartz collection consists of a variety of theater-related audio-visual material that covers musicals, operas and soundtracks including music produced by well known Broadway music producers. This collection also contains press related materials, recordings of the Tony Awards and interviews with actors and actresses. The collection was arranged by format, there are 151 cassette tapes, 109 reel-to-reel tapes (including 1 unidentified 16mm film), and 29 VHS tapes. Most items were not dated....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1979; Span (1927-1990)

New York Clipper Registry Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 018
Scope and Contents There are a variety of materials found in this collection submitted by people across the United States. Some of the folders contain the certificate of registry provided by the Clipper. In a few of these cases, the certificate was returned to the Clipper Magazine with a request for the return of the original material to the owner (see Registry Series scope notes for individual names). The financial transactions contain bank statements and returned checks as well as documentation of the satellite...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1914-1917; 1913 - 1923

Norman Lear Script Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 005
Scope and Contents This collection features scripts from eleven different Television Programs, most of which are affiliated with one or both of Norman Lear's production companies, Tandem and T.A.T.. The bulk of the collection contains scripts from the show Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, which aired between January 1976 and May 1977. All of the programs feature what can be considered the signature of Norman Lear's productions: situational comedies that deal with topical and sometimes controversial subject matter....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1977-1978; Span (1972-1978)

Pearl Wallace Chappell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 022
Scope and Contents This collection documents the teaching and writing career of Pearl Wallace Chappell and the history of the Dallas Academy of Speech and Drama. Included in the collection is biographical information about Pearl Wallace Chappell and historical information about the Dallas Academy of Speech and Drama. There are published poems and plays by Pearl Wallace Chappell and an audio recording of her giving a poetry reading shortly before her death. Also included are alumni directories and yearbooks,...
Dates: 1914 - 1969; 2012

Ploughshares Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 026
Scope and Contents The Ploughshares Collection includes materials that document the major functions of the magazine and its staff: administration, grant applications, production, distribution, marketing, and publicity. The collection also houses correspondence and original manuscripts. The administrative materials span the editorial leadership of DeWitt Henry and Don Lee and document the acquisition of Ploughshares by Emerson College. The grant application materials chronicle the evolution of Ploughshares'...
Dates: 1971 - 2006

Prix Italia Scripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 006
Scope and Contents The Prix Italia Scripts Collection is a collection of submissions of various media programs for the Prix Italia, one of the most prestigious International media awards, between the years of 1956 to 1972, with a few entries of unknown dates. These submissions come in the form of scripts and/or pamphlets describing the work that is being submitted.The Prix Italia is an International competition, founded in 1948 on the island of Capri, Italy by the RAI, originally for radio programs....
Dates: 1956 - 1972

Sarah Moore Field Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 031
Scope and Contents The Sarah Moore Field Collection includes over 200 programs and playbills from theatres within the New England region of the United States, with the bulk of the materials from Boston. The materials range in date from 1881 to 1963 with the bulk of the collection containing items from 1900 to 1928. Depending on the era, the playbills are formatted either as single sheets or posters (primarily the pre-1900s and World War II era programs) or booklets featuring advertisements, play descriptions, and...
Dates: 1881 - 1963

Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 002
Scope and Contents The Sigmund A. Lavine Boston Theatre Collection is a collection of materials generated by and relating to Boston Theatres of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Included in the collection are photographs of actors and productions, theatre programs and playbills from Boston area theatres, production materials such as scripts and journals, and newspaper and magazine clippings about people, places, and events in the Boston theatre community. The bulk of the material concerns the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1914; 1827-1950

Sigmund A. Lavine Gilbert and Sullivan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 001
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials dating from 1867 to 1988 related to the works of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The collection includes programs, scripts, librettos, musical scores and sheet music, photographs, drawings and artwork, advertising materials, souvenirs, magazines, recordings, correspondence and writings about Gilbert and Sullivan, and a large collection of newspaper clippings about Gilbert and Sullivan and their fourteen comic operas. Much of the material is related to...
Dates: Bulk(1881-1945); 1860 - 1988

Sylvia Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 025
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials related to Sylvia Lewis' career including but not limited to: photographs, contracts, scripts, sheet music, publicity publications, magazines, lobby cards, posters, personal correspondence, 16mm films, VHS tapes, DVD's, costumes/apparel.
Dates: mid-1930s to early 2010s

The Boston Herald Clipping File

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 003
Scope and Contents The Boston Herald Clipping File consists of reviews and articles (news clippings), programs, autographs, advertisements, press releases, and correspondence all related to theater productions (both amateur and professional) in and around Boston and New York City. The collection also contains some material produced by Emerson College.
Dates: 1807 - 1970

The "Let's Pretend" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 004
Scope and Contents This collection contains scripts written for the "Let's Pretend" radio program as well as the sheet music for the conductor's score, cues, and orchestra parts for numerous "Let's Pretend" episodes. The majority of the scripts were written by Nila Mack. Following her death, several scripts were re‚Äźwritten by Johanna Johnston, and these scripts contain the notation "JJ". In addition, several scripts have BBD&O noted after the title. These scripts were written by the Batten, Barton, Durstine,...
Dates: Bulk; 1932 - 2006

Theater Playbills Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 008
Scope and Contents This collection encompasses theatre programs, playbills, and memorabilia from hundreds of theatres throughout the United States and London, with the bulk of the materials from Boston, New York, and London. The materials range in date from 1855 through 2012 with the bulk of the collection containing playbills from 1950 on. Depending on the era the playbills are formatted either as single sheets or poster (primarily the pre 1900s and World War II era programs) or booklets featuring...
Dates: 1855 - 2012

Variety Protected Materials Department Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 017
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials submitted in sealed envelopes for copyright protection by the Variety Protected Materials Department between 1912 and 1938. The bulk of the material consists of scripts for Vaudeville, radio, and other creative productions, and photographs and drawings of set designs and costumes. The materials also often include illustrations or photographs of a skit concept, trick, or performance props and apparatuses. Also included are musical scores and lyrics. Some...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1916-1924; 1912 - 1938

William Gitt Film Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 049
Scope and Contents The William Gitt Film Poster Collection contains different movie posters and advertising material from the 1930s through the 1960s. The collection primarily consists of 27" by 41" "One-Sheet" posters and 11" by 14" Lobby Cards. The collection also contains photographic prints from the National Screen Service Corporation, which distributed stills from movies to theaters in order to promote the film, as well as other kinds of film ephemera. The films advertised span many genres, including noir,...
Dates: 1935-1965