Bruce Barton Papers, 1881-1967

Container Title
Series: Theater
Early Plays, 1932-1939
Box   28
Folder   1
Ideas for shows: early sketches, notes, and lyrics by Jean and Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Sketches
Photographs
Box   28
Folder   2
Plays produced at St. George High School
Box   28
Folder   3
Plays produced at Marywood College
Box   28
Folder   4
Plays produced at Northwestern University
No Reason at All (1932)
Note: By Walter Kerr and Gilbert Nevius, produced at St. George High School, 1933
Volume   1
Script
St. George Minstrel Show (1933)
Note: By Walter Kerr and Gilbert Nevius, produced at St. George High School
Volume   3
Script
A Most Extraordinary Boy (1934)
Note: By Walter Kerr, suggested by Hans Christian Anderson's “Story of My Life”
Box   28
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1939, copyright and commentary on play
Volume   2
Original script, treatments, staging directions
Denison's Variety Revue , (1935) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   6
Correspondence and contracts, 1934-1935
Volume   1
Sketches
Murder in Reverse , (1935) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1934
Volume   1
Script
Murder to Music , (1935) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1936
Volume   1
Script
Movie Minstrel , (1936) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   8
Contracts, financial information, 1936-1938
Murder in Grey , (1936) by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
Murder with Impunity , (1936) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1936
Volume   3
Script
I'll Take Vanilla , (1936) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   10
Contract, 1936
Volume   3
Script
Mystery Minstrel , (1937) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1937
Don't Look Now (1937 March)
Note: Show at Northwestern University, script and lyrics by Walter Kerr and Charles Nelson
Volume   1
Script, lyrics
Volume   56
Musical score
Box   28
Folder   11
Lyrics, financial information
Angels on Eggshells (1937)
Note: By Walter Kerr, Northwestern University
Box   28
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1938
Volume   3
Script
Death and Deluge , (1937) by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
A Murderous Marriage , (1937) by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
Imps in Industry (1937)
Note: By Walter Kerr; renamed Inside-Out Family and produced by Jack and Jill Players, 1939 June 10, Chicago, Illinois
Box   28
Folder   13
Correspondence, 1937-1939, commentary
Volume   5
Script
Rip Van Winkle (1937)
Note: Adaptation from Washington Irving by Walter Kerr; produced at Northwestern University, scenes used in 1943 December at Catholic University
Box   28
Folder   14
Correspondence, contract, 1936-1937
Volume   56
Article by Walter Kerr
The Thief Is a Knight , (1938) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   15
Correspondence, contract, 1938-1939
Volume   56
Script
Christopher over Chaos (1938 July)
Note: By Walter Kerr; submitted as his M.A. thesis, Northwestern University
Box   28
Folder   16
Correspondence, 1938-1941
Volume   4
Script, 1938 July
The Vicar of Wakefield (1938)
Note: Adaptation from Oliver Goldsmith by Walter Kerr; produced, 1938, at Northwestern University
Box   28
Folder   17
Correspondence, contract, 1938
Christmas Incorporated , (1939) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   18
Correspondence, contracts, 1937-1939
Volume   3
Script
Without Jury , (1939) by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   19
Correspondence, 1940, script
Box   28
Folder   20
Script
Early Plays, undated
American Ghoulash by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
“The American Musical Review”
Volume   1
Script
Art and Prudence
Volume   6
Script
The Baldwin Gang by Walter Kerr
Volume   13
Notes
Change of the Moon by Walter Kerr
Volume   19
Script
The Constitution-Two Epochs by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
The Country on Her Hands by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
If Wishes Were Babies by Walter Kerr
Volume   5
Script
The Last Aqueduct by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   21
Correspondence, 1944
Volume   5
Script
Volume   19
Script
Minute Waltz by Jean Kerr
Volume   25
Two scripts
School for Wives
Note: Adaptation from Moliere by Walter Kerr
Volume   13
Script
Box   32
Script for television
Teapot Tempest by Walter Kerr
Volume   1
Script
Twelfth Night
Note: Adaptation from Shakespeare by Walter Kerr
Volume   1
Script
Two Women and a Boy by Walter Kerr
Volume   3
Script
Volume   3
Two untitled plays by Walter Kerr
Volume   5
Articles
Plays Produced at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1939-1948
Hyacinth On Wheels (1939 February 19)
Note: By Walter Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   22
Correspondence, 1938-1947, production photographs, contract, financial information
Coriolanus (1939 May 5)
Note: Adaptation from Shakespeare by Walter Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   23
Correspondence, 1939-1940; production photographs
Volume   5
Script
The Comedian (1939 July)
Note: By Henri Gheon; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   28
Folder   24
Photographs
Yankee Doodle Boy (1939 December 16, 1940 April 26)
Note: By Walter Kerr and Leo Brady
Box   29
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1939-1944; production photographs
Volume   5
Script
Murder in the Cathedral (1940 March 24)
Note: By T.S. Eliot; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   2
Photographs
The Miser (1940 May 26, July 10)
Note: Adaptation from Moliere by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1941-1961; photographs; contracts; financial information
Note: See also Box 32.
Calidore (1940 July 17; 1941 May 21)
Note: By Leo Brady; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   4
Photographs
My Heart's in the Highlands (1949 August 7)
Note: By William Saroyan; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   5
Photographs
She Stoops to Conquer (1940 November 6; 1941 July 16)
Note: By Oliver Goldsmith; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   6
Photographs
Storm (1940 December 11)
Note: By Edith Mirick
Box   29
Folder   7
Photographs
The Comedy of Errors (1941 January 15 and July 9)
Note: By William Shakespeare; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   8
Correspondence, photographs
God's Stage (1941 February 27)
Note: By Walter Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1941-1946; photographs
Volume   5
Script
Cook Book (1941 April 23)
Note: By Leo Brady and Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1941; photographs
Volume   5
Script
Hotel Universe (1941 August 4)
Note: By Philip Barry; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   11
Photographs
Jim Dandy (1941 October 29; 1942 July 15)
Note: By William Saroyan; directed by Alan Schneider
Box   29
Folder   12
Photographs
The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1941 December 10)
Note: By Beaumont and Fletcher; directed by Walter Kerr
Volume   12
Script
Box   29
Folder   13
Photographs
Brighton Rock (1942 February 4)
Note: Adaptation from Graham Greene by Leo Brady and Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   14
Correspondence, 1942-1957; clippings, photographs
Volume   7
Script
Athaliah (1942 March 17)
Note: By Racine; directed by Alan Schneider
Box   29
Volume   15
Photographs
Magic (1942 July 29)
Note: By Gilbert K. Chesterton; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   16
Photographs
Life Is a Dream (1942 December 9)
Note: By Calderon; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   17
Photographs
A New Way to Pay Old Debts (1943 February 24)
Note: By Phillip Massinger; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   29
Folder   18
Photographs
The King Is Dead (1943 March 31 and July 5)
Note: By Victoria Kuhn, directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   1
Photographs
Eddie the First (1943 May 5)
Note: By Art Mullen and Denny Madden
Box   30
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1941; photographs
Stranger at the Gate (1943 July 22)
Note: By Patricia Treadwell; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1943-1946; photographs
Secret Service (1944 February 9)
Note: By William Gillette; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   4
Photographs
Tom Thumb the Great (1945 January 14)
Note: By Henry Fielding; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   5
Photographs
Peer Gynt (1945 April 1)
Note: By Ibsen; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   6
Photographs
The Importance of Being Earnest (1945 August 5)
Note: By Oscar Wilde; directed by Alan Schneider
Box   30
Folder   7
Photographs
The Liar (1945 November 2)
Note: Adaptation from Goldoni by Edward Eager and Alfred Drake; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   8
Photographs
That's Where the Money Goes (1946 May 10)
Note: By James Finley, Jean Kerr and Joan O'Bryne; directed by Alan Schneider
Volume   19
Sketches by Jean Kerr
Box   30
Folder   9
Clippings, program, sketch
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1946 July 22)
Note: Adaptation from Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough by Jean Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1946-1966; clippings; playbill
Box   30
Folder   11
Photographs
Box   30
Folder   12
Contracts, financial information, 1946-1969
The Ascent of F6 (1946 October 25)
Note: By W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   30
Folder   13
Correspondence, 1946; photographs
Much Ado About Nothing (1947 January 17; 1947 October)
Note: By William Shakespeare; directed by Walter Kerr
Volume   12
Script
Box   30
Folder   14
Photographs
Alley Moon (1948 May 2)
Note: By Walter Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Volume   14
Script
Box   30
Folder   15
Photographs, copyright
The Birds (1948 December 3)
Note: Adaptation from Aristophanes by Walter Kerr; directed by Walter Kerr
Box   31
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1948-1969
Box   31
Folder   2
Photographs
Box   31
Folder   3
Contracts, financial information, 1952-1968
Musical score, See Recordings series
Box   31
Folder   4
Miscellaneous Catholic University production photographs
New York and Regional Productions, 1942-1964
Count Me In (New York, 1942 October 8)
Note

Producer: Shubert, Olsen and Johnson in association with Krakeur and Schmidlapp

Director: Robert Ross

Writer: Walter Kerr and Leo Brady

Music: Ann Ronell

Cast: Charles Butterworth, Luella Gear, June Preisser, Mary Healy, Hal Leroy

Box   31
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1942-1953
Volume   8
Script, 1942 August 7
Box   31
Folder   6
Photographs, Catholic University, 1942 May 10
Box   31
Folder   7
Playbill, notes
Box   31
Folder   8
Clippings
Box   31
Folder   9
Contracts; financial information, 1942-1944; box office statements
Stardust (Philadelphia, 1943 September 9)
Note

Producer: Michael Myerberg

Director: Herb Polesie

Writer: Walter Kerr

Cast: Rose King, Gloria Hallward, George Ives, Susan Douglas, Chick Chandler

Box   31
Folder   10
Correspondence, 1940-1966; clippings; Catholic University poster
Volume   6
Original script as played at Catholic University; contains revisions for Philadelphia
Volume   6
Script
Box   31
Folder   11
Contracts, 1942-1946
Box   31
Folder   12
Photographs of Catholic University productions
Box   31
Folder   13
Financial statements, 1942-1962
Sing Out Sweet Land (New York, 1944 December 27)
Note

Producer: Lawrence Langner and Theresa Helburn

Director: Walter Kerr

Writer: Walter Kerr

Music: Walter Kerr, with special music by Elie Siegmeister

Cast: Burl Ives, George Cassidy, Peggy Campbell, Ethel Mann, Charles Hart

Box   31
Folder   14
Correspondence, 1953-1968
Volume   9
Original script-as played at Catholic University
Volume   9
Script, 1944 October
Volume   9
Script material
Volume   9
Script, 1944 December
Volume   10
Musical score
Note: See also Recordings series.
Box   32
Folder   1
Contracts, 1944-1953
Box   32
Folder   2
Photographs of Catholic University production
Box   32
Folder   3
Playbills, photographs
Box   32
Folder   4
Production notes and manuscript suggestions
Volume   19
Plan for television program
Box   32
Folder   5
Financial and legal information, 1944-1968
Lien under the Sky (1945)
Note: By Jean Kerr (unproduced)
Volume   11
Script
The Song of Bernadette (New York, 1946 March 26)
Note

Producer: Victor Payne-Jennings and Frank McCoy

Director: Walter Kerr

Script: Jean and Walter Kerr, adapted from the novel by Franz Werfel

Cast: Jean Mann, Elizabeth Ross, Pamela Rivers, Christina Soulias

Box   32
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1943-1966
Box   32
Folder   7
Photographs of Catholic University production
Box   32
Folder   8
Clippings, Boston poster, Commentary by Franz Werfel, tryout schedule
Box   32
Folder   9
Contract, financial statements, 1943-1969
All Gaul Is Divided (New York, 1947 October 19)
Note

Producer: John F. Golden and John Michael Lambur

Director: Walter Kerr

Writer: John I. McGiver

Cast: Doris Dowling, William Terry, Hilda Vaughn, Edward Andrews

Volume   13
Script
Box   32
Folder   10
Photographs of Catholic University production, financial information, correspondence
Jenny Kissed Me (New York, 1948 December 23)
Note

Producer: James Russo, Michael Ellis, Alexander Cohen, in association with Clarence Shapiro

Director: James Russo

Writer: Jean Kerr

Cast: Leo G. Carroll, Alan Baxter, Jean Jordan, Bonnie Alden, Francis Bavier

See also Recordings series.

Box   32
Folder   11
Correspondence, 1947-1956
Volume   15
Script as played at Catholic University
Volume   15
Script
Box   32
Folder   12
Contracts, 1948-1949
Box   32
Folder   13
Photographs of Catholic University production
Box   33
Folder   1
Clippings, programs
Box   33
Folder   2
Financial and legal information, 1948-1965
Touch and Go (New York, 1949 October 13)
Note

Producer: George Abbott

Director: Walter Kerr

Writer: Jean and Walter Kerr

Music: Jay Gorney

Lyrics: Jean and Walter Kerr

Cast: Kyle MacDonnell, Peggy Cass, Louis Nye, Dorothy Scott, Jonathan Lucas

Box   33
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1949-1955
Volume   16
Script (titled Thank You, Just Looking) as played at Catholic University
Volume   16
Sketches and lyrics
Volume   16
Script and lyrics, 1949 September
Volume   16
Script, 1949 October; program; plots
Volume   16
Script fragments
Box   33
Folder   4
Sketch
Volume   17
Musical scores
Box   33
Folder   5
Musical scores and arrangements
Box   33
Folder   6
Contracts, 1949
Box   33
Folder   7
Photographs of Catholic University production
Box   33
Folder   8
Photographs of New York and London productions
Box   33
Folder   9
Clippings, programs
Box   33
Folder   10
Financial statements, 1949-1965
Happy Ending (1950)
Note: By Jean and Walter Kerr (unproduced)
Volume   18
Script and lyrics
Box   33
Folder   11
Copyright form
John Murray Anderson's Almanac (New York, 1953 December 10)
Note

Producer: Michael Grace, Stanley Gilkey, Harry Rigby

Director: John Murray Anderson

Writer: Jean Kerr, Summer Locke Elliot, Arthur Macrae, Herbert Farjeon, Lauri Wylie

Music: Michael Grace, Richard Adler, Jerry Ross, Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox and Bart Howard

Cast: Polly Bergen, Harry Belafonte, Orson Bean, James Jewell

Box   33
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1951-1954; clippings
Volume   19
Sketches by Jean Kerr
Box   33
Folder   13
Contracts, financial information, 1953-1954
King of Hearts (New York, 1954 April 1)
Note

Producer: Elaine Perry

Director: Walter Kerr

Script: Jean Kerr and Eleanor Brooke

Cast: Donald Cook, Jackie Cooper, Rex Thompson, Hilda Haynes, Cloris Leachman

Box   33
Folder   14
Correspondence, 1954-1966; cast list
Volume   20
Script (titled Comic Strip)
Volume   21
Script, notes
Volume   21
Script, 1957
Volume   21
Three Scripts
Box   34
Folder   1
Contracts, 1951-1955
Box   34
Folder   2
Photographs
Box   34
Folder   3
Financial statements, 1951-1966
The Last Resorts (1956)
Note: By Jean Kerr (unproduced)
Box   34
Folder   4
Correspondence, 1956-1957
Volume   22
Three Scripts
Box   34
Folder   5
Script
Goldilocks (New York, 1958 October 11)
Note

Producer: Robert Whitehead

Director: Walter Kerr

Writer: Jean and Walter Kerr

Music: Leroy Anderson

Lyrics: Jean and Walter Kerr, Joan Ford

Cast: Don Ameche, Elaine Stritch, Russell Nype, Pat Stanley

Box   34
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1954-1968
Volume   23
Three Scripts
Volume   23
Script fragments
Volume   13
Notes, lyrics
Volume   23
Script, 1957 February 15
Box   34
Folder   7
Musical scores and arrangements
Note: See also Recordings series.
Box   34
Folder   8
Contracts, 1954-1958
Box   34
Folder   9
Photographs
Box   34
Folder   10
Financial statements, 1954-1968
Mary, Mary (New York, 1961 March 8)
Note

Producer: Roger L. Stevens in association with Lyn Austin and Victor Samrock

Director: Joseph Anthony

Writer: Jean Kerr

Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes, Barry Nelson, Michael Rennie

Box   35
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1960-1969
Volume   24
Script
Volume   24
Three Scripts, 1960
Volume   24
Notes, script fragments
Box   35
Folder   2
Script
Box   35
Folder   3
Script, 1963
Box   35
Folder   4
Proofs of Samuel French Acting Edition, 1963
Box   35
Folder   5
Script from Mexican production
Script, motion picture version, 1963 February 6
Box   35
Folder   7
Prop list
Box   35
Folder   8
Contracts, 1960-1962
Box   36
Folder   1
Photographs, New York production and motion pictures
Box   36
Folder   2
Programs and production posters
Financial and legal information
Box   36
Folder   3
1960-1961
Box   36
Folder   4
1962
Box   36
Folder   5
1963
Box   36
Folder   6
1964-1965
Box   36
Folder   7
1965-1967
Box   37
Folder   1
Financial statements, 1968-1969
Poor Richard (New York, 1964 December 2)
Note

Producer: Stevens Productions Inc., in association with Lyn Austin and Victor Samrock

Director: Peter Wood

Writer: Jean Kerr

Cast: Alan Bates, Gene Hackman, Joan Alexander, Joanna Pettet, Colgate Salsbury

Box   37
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1963-1968
Box   37
Folder   3
Script
Box   37
Folder   4
Script fragments
Box   37
Folder   5
Script
Box   37
Folder   6
Script
Box   37
Folder   7
Script
Box   37
Folder   8
Script
Box   37
Folder   9
Script, 1964 October 3
Box   38
Folder   1
Script
Box   38
Folder   2
Script revisions
Box   38
Folder   3
Script
Box   38
Folder   4
Script (New York)
Box   38
Folder   5
Script (Boston)
Box   38
Folder   6
Script
Box   38
Folder   7
Script revisions
Box   38
Folder   8
Script, 1965
Box   38
Folder   9
Script
Box   39
Folder   1
Galley proofs, 1965
Box   39
Folder   2
Script, published copy, (1965)
Box   39
Folder   3
Two Scripts, published copies, (1965)
Box   39
Folder   4
Galley proofs
Box   39
Folder   5
Contracts, 1964-1965
Box   39
Folder   6
Photographs
Box   39
Folder   7
Notes
Box   39
Folder   8
Posters
Box   40
Folder   1
Financial statements, 1963-1969