Eau Claire Rotary Club Records, 1925-1975

Contents List

Container Title
U.S. Mss 27AN
Part 1 (U.S. Mss 27AN, Audio 505A, Disc 108A): Original Collection, 1929-1969
Physical Description: 46.4 c.f. (72 archives boxes, 59 volumes, and 2 packages), 16 tape recordings, and 16 disc recordings 
Scope and Content Note

The Original Collection comprises everything received in the Archives through 1969. Its contents date 1929-1969 and primarily document the Kerrs' early lives and the wide range of personal and professional interests of these two writers. This part of the collection is divided into several series: General Correspondence; Personal and Miscellaneous Papers; Financial and Legal Correspondence; Theater; Criticism; Lectures; Television; Jean Kerr's Book and Articles; Miscellany; and Recordings. Generally, the material within each series is organized chronologically; the one exception is the television series, which has been arranged alphabetically by program title.

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (Boxes 1-22) spans the years 1929 to 1969 and is arranged chronologically. (Correspondence that relates to a particular play or book has been placed with that specific title.) Often, especially in the later correspondence, carbon copies of letters sent by the Kerrs are present, as well as letters received by them. Researchers will find both quantity and diversity in this series: there are lecture requests, fan mail, family correspondence, and letters from professional associates from the Kerrs. There are letters from many notable correspondents.

PERSONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS (Boxes 22-26) consists of passports, college notes, awards, photographs, and appointment books.

FINANCIAL AND LEGAL CORRESPONDENCE (Boxes 26 and 27) contains contracts, bank statements, financial statements. Included are reports from Brandt and Brandt, Collins Productions, the Kerrs' publishers, and World Theater.

The series THEATER (Boxes 28-40 and Volumes 1-25) is divided into three categories, according to the location of the Kerrs' productions: the early plays, 1932-1939, of the Kerrs' high school and college years; the plays produced at Catholic University, 1939-1948; and New York and other later productions, 1942-1964. In the last category are included the plays first produced at Catholic University and then taken to New York.

Materials for individual plays vary and may consist of correspondence, scripts, musical scores, contracts, photographs, playbills, production notes, clippings, and financial papers. Undated plays are listed alphabetically by title at the end of the early plays. Included among the play manuscripts are Sing Out Sweet Land, King of Hearts, Goldilocks, Mary, Mary, and Poor Richard.

Within the series CRITICISM (Boxes 40-64, and Volumes 26-30) is the documentation--correspondence, notes, contracts, drafts and revisions, financial statements, galley proofs--of this most incisive part of Walter Kerr's career. The series begins with Kerr's books: Staging the Great Plays, How Not to Write a Play, Criticism and Censorship, Pieces at Eight, The Decline of Pleasure, Tragedy and Comedy, and Thirty Plays Hath November. Also included here are books for which Kerr wrote an essay or an introduction. Following the books are articles written for journals. Of interest to most researchers will be the play reviews written for Commonweal, the New York Herald Tribune, and the New York Times; these begin in Box 56, Folder 7 and continue through Box 64, Folder 2, and are bound in Volumes 29 and 30.

LECTURES (Boxes 65 and 66) contain the notes Kerr used while a professor at Catholic University, as well as his research files and notes used for lectures given throughout the country.

The final series that deals with Walter Kerr's career is TELEVISION (Boxes 67 and 68 and Volumes 31-33). These materials, primarily scripts, are organized alphabetically by series title. Scripts for individual episodes within the series are arranged chronologically; undated and unidentified scripts are placed at the end of this series. Included here are scripts and comments for Profiles in Courage and Omnibus, for which Kerr served as drama consultant.

Boxes 68 and 69 contain JEAN KERR'S BOOK AND ARTICLES; these drafts are arranged chronologically. For Please Don't Eat the Daisies, only correspondence and financial and legal information are available. The Snake Has All the Lines and Penny Candy are collections of articles. Miscellaneous articles by Mrs. Kerr are at the end of this series.

MISCELLANY (Boxes 70-72 and Volumes 34-59) consists of books sent to the Kerrs, high school and college publications, scrapbooks, and photographs. Also here is a manuscript of special interest--a stenographic recording of private sessions with the Group Theater, 1939; this transcript was given to Walter Kerr. A small group of interviews with the Kerrs is also included here.

Finally, RECORDINGS consists of 16 tape recordings and 16 disc recordings that supplement the musical scores, interviews, and discussions provided earlier in the collection.

Series: General Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   1
1929 June-1938 December
Box   1
Folder   2
1939 January-1940 December
Box   1
Folder   3
1941 January-December
Box   1
Folder   4
1942 January-December
Box   2
Folder   1
1943 January-December
Box   2
Folder   2
1944 January-December
Box   2
Folder   3
1945 January-1946 December
Box   2
Folder   4
1947 January-1948 December
Box   2
Folder   5
1949 January-December
Box   2
Folder   6
1950 January-December
Box   2
Folder   7
1951 January-September
Box   3
Folder   1
1951 October-December
Box   3
Folder   2
1952 January-May
Box   3
Folder   3
1952 June-December
Box   3
Folder   4
1953 January-May
Box   3
Folder   5
1953 June-December
Box   3
Folder   6
1954 January-July
Box   3
Folder   7
1954 August-December
Box   3
Folder   8
1955 January-April
Box   4
Folder   1
1955 May-July
Box   4
Folder   2
1955 August-December
Box   4
Folder   3
1956 January-June
Box   4
Folder   4
1956 July-December
Box   4
Folder   5
1957 January-May
Box   5
Folder   1
1957 June-December
Box   5
Folder   2
1958 January-December
Box   5
Folder   3
1959 January-December
Box   5
Folder   4
1960 January-December
Box   5
Folder   5
1961 January-September
Box   5
Folder   6
1961 October-December
Box   6
Folder   1
1962 January-March
Box   6
Folder   2
1962 April-June
Box   6
Folder   3
1962 July-October
Box   6
Folder   4
1962 November-December
Box   6
Folder   5
1963 January-February
Box   6
Folder   6
1963 March-May
Box   7
Folder   1
1963 June-July
Box   7
Folder   2
1963 August-September
Box   7
Folder   3
1963 October
Box   7
Folder   4
1963 November
Box   7
Folder   5
1963 December
Box   7
Folder   6
1963
Box   8
Folder   1
1963-1964
Box   8
Folder   2
1964 January
Box   8
Folder   3
1964 February
Box   8
Folder   4
1964 March
Box   8
Folder   5
1964 April
Box   8
Folder   6
1964 May
Box   9
Folder   1
1964 June
Box   9
Folder   2
1964 July
Box   9
Folder   3
1964 August
Box   9
Folder   4
1964 September
Box   9
Folder   5
1964 October
Box   9
Folder   6
1964 November
Box   10
Folder   1
1964 December
Box   10
Folder   2-3
1964
Box   10
Folder   4
1965 January
Box   10
Folder   5
1965 February
Box   10
Folder   6
1965 March
Box   11
Folder   1
1965 April
Box   11
Folder   2
1965 May
Box   11
Folder   3
1965 June
Box   11
Folder   4
1965 July-August
Box   11
Folder   5
1965 September
Box   11
Folder   6
1965 October
Box   12
Folder   1
1965 November
Box   12
Folder   2
1965 December
Box   12
Folder   3
1965
Box   12
Folder   4
1966 January
Box   12
Folder   5
1966 February
Box   12
Folder   6
1966 March
Box   13
Folder   1
1966 April-May
Box   13
Folder   2
1966 June-July
Box   13
Folder   3
1966 August
Box   13
Folder   4-5
1966 September
Box   13
Folder   6
1966 October
Box   14
Folder   1
1966 October
Box   14
Folder   2-3
1966 November
Box   14
Folder   4
1966 December
Box   14
Folder   5-6
1966
Box   15
Folder   1-2
1967 January
Box   15
Folder   3-4
1967 February
Box   15
Folder   5-6
1967 March
Box   16
Folder   1-2
1967 April
Box   16
Folder   3-4
1967 May
Box   16
Folder   5-6
1967 June
Box   16
Folder   7-8
1967 July
Box   17
Folder   1
1967 August
Box   17
Folder   2
1967 September
Box   17
Folder   3-4
1967 October
Box   17
Folder   5
1967 November
Box   17
Folder   6
1967 December
Box   17
Folder   7
1967
Box   18
Folder   1
1968 January
Box   18
Folder   2
1968 February
Box   18
Folder   3
1968 March
Box   18
Folder   4
1968 April
Box   18
Folder   5
1968 May
Box   18
Folder   6
1968 June
Box   19
Folder   1
1968 July
Box   19
Folder   2
1968 August
Box   19
Folder   3
1968 September
Box   19
Folder   4
1968 October
Box   19
Folder   5
1968 November
Box   19
Folder   6
1968 December
Box   19
Folder   7
1968
Box   20
Folder   1
1969 January
Box   20
Folder   2
1969 February
Box   20
Folder   3
1969 February
Box   20
Folder   4
1969 March
Box   20
Folder   5
1969 April
Box   20
Folder   6
1969 May
Box   21
Folder   1
1969 June 21
Box   21
Folder   2
1969 July
Box   21
Folder   3
1969 August-December
Box   21
Folder   4
1969
Box   21
Folder   5-6
Undated
Box   22
Folder   1-2
Undated (continued)
Series: Personal and Miscellaneous Papers
Package   2
Diplomas
Note: Marywood Seminary, St. Mary's College of the Woods, St. Mary's School, Northwestern University
Package   2
Honorary Degrees
Note: St. Mary's College, La Salle College
Box   22
Folder   3
Passport, induction notice, insurance forms, teaching appointments
Box   22
Folder   4
Poems, written by Walter Kerr while in the third grade
Box   22
Folder   5
College notes, essays, poems, fragments of early plays and sketches and short stories (Jean Kerr)
Box   22
Folder   6
Personal clippings-birth and wedding announcements
Box   22
Folder   7
Moss Hart Pamphlet, poems by Phyllis McGinley
Box   23
Folder   1
Program of reopening of Ford's Theatre, 1968, College playbills of Jean Kerr
Awards
Box   23
Folder   2
Walter Kerr-St. George High School diploma, 1931; Scholarship honors, 1935 and Master of Arts Degree, 1938 from Northwestern University; Graduation programs, 1937
Box   23
Folder   3
Jean Kerr-Marywood College graduation program, 1939, and Department of Public Instruction Certificate, 1943
Box   23
Folder   4
Walter Kerr-Northwestern University Alumni Association Award of Merit, 1948 June 12-award and correspondence
Box   23
Folder   5
Walter Kerr-Doctor of Laws Degree, 1956, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Box   23
Folder   6
Walter Kerr-Sylvania Television Award for Omnibus, 1957
Package   1
Jean Kerr-Spirit of Achievement Award presented on 1958 March 24 by the Woman's Division of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Box   23
Folder   7
Jean and Walter Kerr-American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 1959 membership certificates
Box   23
Folder   8
Jean Kerr-Writer's Guild of America, Nomination of Writing Achievement for Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1960
Box   23
Folder   9
Walter Kerr-David Merrick Award for Criticism, 1962 May, correspondence
Box   23
Folder   10
Jean and Walter Kerr-Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northwestern University, 1962 June 16, program and correspondence
Box   23
Folder   11
Walter Kerr-Herald Tribune certificate of appreciation upon receiving the George Jean Nathan Drama Criticism Award for The Theatre in Spite of Itself, 1964 January 22, correspondence
Box   23
Folder   12
Walter and Jean Kerr-Honorary Doctor of Letters Degrees, Fordham University, 1965 June 19, correspondence and program
Box   23
Folder   13
Walter Kerr-Dineen Award of the National Theatre Conference, 1965 August 26, correspondence and Herald Tribune Certificate
Box   23
Folder   14
Walter Kerr-Applause Award, 1966 April 22, from the Northwestern University Club of New York, miscellaneous awards
Box   23
Folder   15
Walter Kerr-award for outstanding service in journalism, 1966 May 20, from Kappa Tau Alpha of New York University
Package   1
Oversize item
Box   23
Folder   16
Walter and Jean Kerr-Catholic Action Medals presented by St. Bonaventure University, 1966 December
Box   23
Folder   17
Walter Kerr-Citation For Distinguished Service to the Theatre, The American Educational Theatre Association, 1967 August
Box   24
Folder   1
Phyllis McGinley-award presented by the Catholic Book Club, 1967 November 10
Box   24
Folder   2
Walter Kerr-Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, University of Notre Dame, 1968 June 21, correspondence and award
Box   24
Folder   3
Walter Kerr-Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, award of distinction, 1969 May 6, program
Package   1
Oversize item
Photographs
Box   24
Folder   4-5
Walter Kerr
Box   24
Folder   6
Jean Kerr
Box   24
Folder   7-8
Kerr family
Box   25
Folder   1
Miscellaneous
Appointment Books
Box   25
1952-1953, 1955, 1957-1962
Box   26
1964-1966
Series: Financial and Legal Correspondence
Box   26
Folder   1
Brandt and Brandt, 1945-1969
Financial statements-personal and Collins Productions Inc.
Box   26
Folder   2
1961 August-December
Box   26
Folder   3
1962 January-April
Box   27
Folder   1
1962 May-September
Box   27
Folder   2
Sheed & Ward Inc., Publishers, financial reports, 1962-1967
Box   27
Folder   3
Weissberger & Frosch, Counselors at Law, 1963-1966
Box   27
Folder   4
World Theatre, financial statements, 1961
Box   27
Folder   5
Financial statements-miscellaneous
Box   27
Folder   6
Legal-miscellaneous contracts
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
Series: Criticism
Books
Staging the Great Plays (1952) by Walter Kerr
Box   40
Folder   2
Correspondence, 1952; reader's report
Box   40
Folder   3
Chapters on Greek tragedy and Elizabethan drama
Volume   26
Outline, chapters on Greek tragedy and Elizabethan drama
How Not To Write a Play (1955) by Walter Kerr
Box   40
Folder   4
Correspondence, 1953-1968
Volume   27
First draft
Volume   27
Revisions
Box   40
Folder   5
Review, publisher's report
Box   40
Folder   6
Arabic version
Box   40
Folder   7
Contracts, 1952-1955; financial statements, 1953-1969
Criticism and Censorship (1957) by Walter Kerr
Box   40
Folder   8
Correspondence, 1955-1963
Pieces at Eight (1957) by Walter Kerr
Box   40
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1957-1968; publisher's report
Box   40
Folder   10
Contracts, financial information, 1955-1968
The Decline of Pleasure (1962) by Walter Kerr
Box   41
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1959-1969
Volume   28
First draft
Volume   28
Revisions, notes, outline
Box   41
Folder   2
Revisions
Box   41
Folder   3-4
Second draft
Box   41
Folder   5
Third draft
Box   42
Folder   1-5
Third draft
Box   43
Folder   1-2
Final draft
Box   43
Folder   3
Reviews
Box   43
Folder   4
Contracts, 1959; financial statements, 1961-1969
The Theater in Spite of Itself (1963) by Walter Kerr
Box   43
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1963-1965
First draft
Box   43
Folder   6
Chapters 1-6
Box   43
Folder   7
Chapters 7-9
Box   43
Folder   8
Chapters 10-12
Second draft
Box   44
Folder   1
pp. 1-164
Box   44
Folder   2
pp. 165-377
Box   44
Folder   3
pp. 378-578
Third draft
Box   44
Folder   4
pp. 1-224
Box   44
Folder   5
pp. 225-413
Box   44
Folder   6
pp. 414-568
Box   45
Folder   1-3
Notes, revisions
Box   45
Folder   4
Rejected material
Final draft
Box   45
Folder   5
pp. 8-191
Box   46
Folder   1
pp. 192-423
Box   46
Folder   2
Final draft, revisions
Box   46
Folder   3-4
Galley proofs
Box   46
Folder   5
Review
Contract, 1961; financial information, 1963-1969
New York, New York (1964) (includes essay by Walter Kerr)
Box   46
Folder   7
Correspondence and contract, 1964; draft; financial information, 1964-1967
Five World Plays (1964) (foreward and afterword by Walter Kerr)
Box   46
Folder   8
Correspondence, 1962-1964
Box   46
Folder   9
First drafts, revisions, notes
Box   47
Folder   1
Revisions
Box   47
Folder   2
Final drafts, outline
Box   47
Folder   3
Galley proofs
Box   47
Folder   4
Study guides
Box   47
Folder   5
Contracts, financial information, 1962-1968
Tragedy and Comedy (1967) by Walter Kerr
Box   47
Folder   6
Correspondence, 1966-1969
Box   47
Folder   7-8
Notes
Box   48
Folder   1-2
Notes
First draft, revisions
Box   48
Folder   3
pp. 1-166
Box   48
Folder   4
pp. 167-340
Box   48
Folder   5
pp. 341-372
Box   48
Folder   6
Notes
Box   49
Folder   1-4
Notes
Second draft
Box   49
Folder   5
Chapters 3 and 4
Box   50
Folder   1
Chapter 13
Final draft
Box   50
Folder   2
pp. 1-194
Box   50
Folder   3
pp. 195-419
Box   50
Folder   4
pp. 1w-174w
Box   50
Folder   5
pp. 174aw-393w
Box   51
Folder   1
Sidney Kingsley's notes
Box   51
Folder   2
Financial statements and contracts, 1963-1969
Harold Pinter (1967) (a pamphlet by Walter Kerr for Columbia University Press)
Box   51
Folder   3
Correspondence, financial statements and contracts, 1965-1969
Box   51
Folder   4
First draft
Box   51
Folder   5
Revisions, notes, clippings, research material
Box   51
Folder   6-7
Final draft
Box   51
Folder   8
Galley proofs
Box   51
Folder   9
Copy for Horizon magazine
Box   51
Folder   10
Final draft for Horizon magazine
Atlantic Brief Lives -A Biographical Companion to the Arts (1968 edition) (essay on Euripides by Walter Kerr)
Box   51
Folder   11
Contract, 1967; first draft; final draft; essay on Aristophanes by Dudley Fitts
Thirty Plays Hath November (1969) by Walter Kerr
Box   51
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1968-1969; financial statements, 1969
Box   51
Folder   13-14
Reviews considered for book
Box   52
Folder   1-3
Reviews considered for book (continued)
Box   52
Folder   4-7
Notes
Box   53
Folder   1
Revisions
First draft
Box   53
Folder   2
Sections 1 and 2, “Film and Stage” and “The Vanishing Text”
Box   53
Folder   3
Section 3, “Boredom, Freedom and Fear”
Box   53
Folder   4
Section 4, “Albee, Miller, Williams”
Box   53
Folder   5
Section 5, “Courage and Vexation”
Box   53
Folder   6
Section 6, “Some Identity Crises”
Box   53
Folder   7
Section 7, “Emotion in Our Time”
Box   53
Folder   8
Section 8, “In the Name of Laughter”
Box   53
Folder   9
Section 9, “Chekhov and Others”
Box   53
Folder   10
Section 10, “Shylock”
Box   53
Folder   11
Section 11, “Are the Stars out Tonight”
Box   53
Folder   12
Section 12, “The Negro Actor”
Box   53
Folder   13
Section 13, “Indelibles”
Box   53
Folder   14
Section 14, “The Plot Against Musicals”
Box   53
Folder   15
Section 15, “Reviewing”
Box   53
Folder   16
Section 16, “A Few Favorites, Successful or Not”
Box   53
Folder   17
Section 17, “Free Advice”
Box   53
Folder   18
Section 18, “Repertory in Labor”
Box   53
Folder   19
Section 19, “Practical Matters”
Box   53
Folder   20
Section 20, “How to be an Audience”
Box   53
Folder   21
Section 21, “Nostalgia”
First draft
Box   53
Folder   22
pp. 1-224
Box   54
Folder   1
pp. 225-424 (not complete)
Box   54
Folder   2
pp. 425-672
Draft
Box   54
Folder   3
pp. 1-247
Box   54
Folder   4
pp. 248-511
Box   54
Folder   5
pp. 512-672
Box   54
Folder   6
Notes, revisions
Box   55
Folder   1
Add copy
Box   55
Folder   2
Revisions
Final draft
Box   55
Folder   3
pp. 1-184
Box   55
Folder   4
pp. 202-400
Box   55
Folder   5
pp. 401-546
Ten Best Plays of 1968-1969 (1969) (Introduction by Walter Kerr)
Box   55
Folder   6
Notes, first and second drafts
The Theatre World of Reginald Marsh-Drawings (1969 April, New York art exhibition)
Note: Introduction to the catalog by Walter Kerr.
Box   55
Folder   7
Notes, first and final drafts, catalog
Articles
Box   55
Folder   8
Articles by Walter Kerr, 1949, 1962-1966
Scope and Content Note: The National Theatre Conference, Horizon, House and Garden, The American Review, Newman Quarterly, Life, Harper's, “Alec Guiness as Dylan Thomas,” and articles for Harold Clurman
Box   56
Folder   1
Articles by Walter Kerr, undated
Scope and Content Note: Essays on Hamlet, Comedy, Shylock, theater construction, scenery, church art, and the stage
Box   56
Folder   2
Articles specified for certain periodicals, undated
Scope and Content Note: McCall's, Theatre II, Saturday Review, British Theatre Encyclopedia
Box   56
Folder   3
Articles for Walter Kerr, untitled and undated
Box   56
Folder   4
Notes for “World Theatre”
Volume   1
Articles
Volume   5
Articles
Book Reviews
Box   56
Folder   5
Drafts for reviews of Keaton by Rudi Blesh (1966) and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by Pauline Kael (1968); shorter reviews for Commonweal, Christmas books (1965)
Box   56
Folder   6
Walter Kerr's movie sound track notes
Newspaper and Journal Reviews
Box   56
Folder   7
Opening night notes on plays reviewed by Walter Kerr for the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times
Box   56
Folder   8-10
Opening night notes
Box   57
Folder   1
Opening night notes (continued)
Volume   29
Play and book reviews by Walter Kerr that appeared in Commonweal, 1950-1952
New York Herald Tribune, 1951-1966
Scope and Content Note: Play reviews and theater criticism written by Walter Kerr.
Box   57
Folder   2
1951-1952
Volume   30
1951-1954
Box   57
Folder   3-6
1953-1956
Box   58
Folder   1-5
1957-1961
Box   59
Folder   1-5
1962-1963 October
Box   60
Folder   1-5
1963 October-1964 October
Box   61
Folder   1-4
1964 November-1965
Box   62
Folder   1
1966 January-April
Box   62
Folder   2
Not used, but intended for the New York Herald Tribune
New York Times, 1966-1969
Scope and Content Note: Play reviews and theater criticism written by Walter Kerr.
Box   62
Folder   3-6
1966 September-1967
Box   63
Folder   1-5
1968-1969 June
Box   64
Folder   1
1969 July-October
Box   64
Folder   2
Not used, but intended for the New York Times
Television Reviews
Box   64
Folder   3-4
CBS News, 1962 December-1963 March
Note: See also the Recordings series for a CBS review of Too Good to Be True
Columnists on the Air
Box   64
Folder   5
Correspondence, contracts, play reviews and theater criticism, 1963 June-1965 April
Radio Reviews
Box   64
Folder   6
WQXR Radio Broadcasts, 1966 November-1969 October
Series: Lectures
Lectures given by Walter Kerr as a professor at Catholic University
Box   64
Folder   7
Lecture notes on comedy
Box   65
Folder   1
Lecture notes on directing
Box   65
Folder   2
Lecture notes, clippings on theory of drama
Box   65
Folder   4
Lecture notes, clippings on playwriting
Box   65
Folder   4
Lecture notes on tragedy
Box   65
Folder   5
Miscellaneous lecture notes
Box   65
Folder   6
Lectures at Northwestern University, Harvard, Hill School, Columbia University, ACPS, New York University, Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Club, 1961-1966
Salzburg Seminar in American Studies
Box   65
Folder   7
Correspondence, notes, financial and miscellaneous information, 1966
Box   65
Folder   8
Lectures given at Harvard, Book and Author Luncheon on Tragedy and Comedy, Providence College, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Detroit, 1967-1969
Box   66
Folder   1-2
Miscellaneous lecture notes on theater, undated
Box   66
Folder   3-5, 7
Research file
Box   66
Folder   6
List of plays produced in New York, 1900-1924
Series: Television
The Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, 1960 March-May
Note: Producer: Robert Saudek Associates Inc.
Box   67
Folder   4
Correspondence, contracts, 1960 January-April
“The Bat,” 1960 March 31
Note: By Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   33
Script, 1960 March 17
“The Datchet Diamonds,” 1960 June
Note: By Richard Marsh; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   33
Script
Volume   33
Script, 1960 May 31
Volume   33
Script, 1960 June 21
Esso Repertory Theatre
Note: With Walter Kerr as host of program
Box   67
Folder   5
Correspondence, 1964-1965, program plans, notes and drafts of Walter Kerr's scripts
Box   67
Folder   6
Background information on playwrights, and repertory theaters considered for the program
Omnibus
Box   67
Folder   7
Walter Kerr's discussion on Hamlet (1955 January 30), Correspondence, 1955 January-May
“Oedipus the King (Rex),” 1957 January 6
Note

Director: Alan Schneider

Writer: Sophocles, translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald; adapted by Walter Kerr

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Carl Goodner, Robert Goodier, Ronald Davis

Box   67
Folder   8
Correspondence, contract, 1956-1959
Volume   31
Script, 1956 February 20
“The Boyhood of Will Shakespeare,” 1957 February 24
Note: By Alfred Harbage; adapted by Walter Kerr
Box   67
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1957
Volume   31
Script, 1957 February 19
“The Theatre Breaks Loose,” 1957 March 3
Note: Written and narrated by Walter Kerr
Box   67
Folder   10
Correspondence, contract, 1956-1965
Volume   31
Script, 1957 February 25
“School for Wives,” 1957
Note: By Moliere; adapted by Walter Kerr
Box   67
Folder   11
Correspondence, contracts, 1958-1959
Volume   31
Script
Volume   13
Script
“Mrs. McThing,” 1958 March 9
Note: By Mary Chase; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   32
Script
“Lady's Not for Burning,” 1958 April 6
Note: By Christopher Fry; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   32
Script
“The Oresteia,” 1959 January 4
Note: By Aeschylus; adapted by Leo Brady
Volume   32
Script
“Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway,” 1959 March
Note

By George M. Cohan; adapted by Walter Kerr

See also the Photographs in Box 72.

Volume   33
Script, notes
Volume   33
Script
Volume   32
Script
“The Strange Ordeal of the Normandier,” 1959 April 12
Note: By H.L. Tredree; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   32
Script
“Roughing It,” 1960 April 19
Note: By Mark Twain; adapted by Walter Kerr
Volume   33
Script
The Open Mind
“The State of Culture in the United States Today,” 1962 April 29
Note

Narrator: Eric F. Goldman

Guests: August Heckschen, Walter Kerr, Alfred A. Knopf, and David Susskind

Box   67
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1962-1964; script
“Critics and the Theater,” 1963 May 19
Note

Narrator: Eric F. Goldman

Guests: Lillian Hellman, Walter Kerr, David Merrick, and Richard Watts, Jr.

Box   67
Folder   13
Correspondence, 1963; script
Profiles in Courage
Box   68
Folder   1
Correspondence, 1963-1969
“George W. Norris-I Have Come Home to Tell You the Truth,” 1963 September
Note: Adapted by Leo Lieberman
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963 August 1
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963 September 3
“The Ben Lindsey Story,” 1963 September 20
Note: Adapted by John Kneubuhl
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963 September 20
“Thomas Hart Benton,” 1963 August 19
Note: Adapted by A.J. Russell
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963 August 19
“Oscar W. Underwood-Dark Horse, White Cross,” 1963 August 27
Note: Adapted by David Karp
Box   68
Folder   2
Script synopsis, 1963 August 27
Box   68
Folder   2
Script, 1963 December 6
“Ann Hutchinson,” 1964
Note: By Jonathan Miller
Box   68
Folder   3
Script, 1964 June 1
Box   68
Folder   3
Two Scripts
Box   68
Folder   4
Robert Saudek Associates Inc. miscellaneous scripts; program plans; notes; outlines for program on Lincoln Center Theater and for film on Lincoln Repertory Company, 1962, December 28
Box   68
Folder   5
Financial reports, 1957-1965
Trio No. 9, 1962
Note

Producer: Martin Levin

Guests: Walter Kerr, Richard Lemon and Harold C. Schonberg

Box   68
Folder   6
Correspondence, contracts, scripts (“A Matter of Taste”)
Miscellaneous Television Scripts
Volume   19
“Miss Platt Selects Mate” based on Touch and Go by Walter and Jean Kerr
Volume   19
“Sing Out Sweet Land,,” plan for a television program based on Walter Kerr's play
Volume   19
“The Long Way Home”
Volume   19
“The Artful Dodger”
Volume   19
Untitled television script
“The Good Fairy,” 1956
Note: By Ferenc Molnar; adapted by Jean Kerr
Box   68
Folder   7
Script
Volume   31
Script
Volume   32
“Family Relationships”
Volume   33
Ideas for television series by Jean and Walter Kerr
Box   68
Folder   8
Miscellaneous television and radio contracts
Series: Jean Kerr: Books and Articles
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957)
Note: See also Recordings series
Box   68
Folder   9
Correspondence, 1957-1969
Box   68
Folder   10
Financial and legal information, 1957-1968
The Snake Has All the Lines (1960)
Box   69
Folder   1
Correspondence, financial and legal information
Box   69
Folder   2
Drafts of articles used in the book
Box   69
Folder   3
Printer's draft
Box   69
Folder   4
Galley proofs
Box   69
Folder   5
Contracts, financial information, 1960-1962
Penny Candy (1970)
Box   69
Folder   6
Drafts of articles used in book
Volume   19
Miscellaneous Articles
Box   69
Folder   7
“Our Neo-Gingerbread House” (1955), “What Makes Me Laugh” (1960), “Actors Anonymous,” “Milder, Much Milder,” and fragments
Series: Miscellany
The Merchant of Venice
Note: By William Shakespeare, as produced by David Belasco (New York, 1922 December 21)
Box   70
Folder   1
Souvenir Booklet
Notes and Counter Notes (1964)
Note: By Eugene Ionesco; translated by Donald Watson
Box   70
Folder   2
Galley proofs
Nobovich Directs
Box   70
Folder   3
Script, correspondence, 1966
Prometheus Bound (1967)
Note: By Robert Lowell; derived from Aeschylus
Box   70
Folder   4
Two scripts
Saint-Watching (1969)
Note: By Phyllis McGinley
Box   70
Folder   5
Proofs, correspondence
Notes on a Cowardly Lion (1969)
Note: By John Lahr
Box   70
Folder   6
Proofs, notes
Box   70
Folder   7
Motion Picture magazine, 1927 July; 1928 September
St. George High School, Evanston, Illinois
Volume   54
“St. George News,” 1927-1929
Volume   55
“The Georgian,” 1929-1931
Box   70
Folder   8
“The Dragon,” 1931
Volume   57
“The Dragon,” 1931
Box   70
Folder   9
“The Souvenir Dragon,” 1933
Marywood College
Box   70
Folder   10
“The Tourmaline,” 1943
Northwestern University
Volume   56
“Alumni News”
Volume   56
“University Information”
Volume   56
“Purple Parrot”
Volume   58-59
“Syllabus”; Yearbooks, 1937-1938
Scrapbooks,1927-1963
Volume   34
1927-1929
Volume   35
1929-1930
Volume   36
1930-1932
Volume   37
1932-1934
Volume   38
1934
Volume   39
1935-1936
Volume   40
1936-1937
Volume   41
1937-1938
Volume   42
1938-1941
Volume   43
1941-1943
Volume   44
1943-1945
Volume   45
1945-1946
Volume   46
1946-1948
Volume   47
1948-1950
Volume   48
1950-1953
Volume   49
1953-1955
Volume   50
1955-1958
Volume   51
1957-1958
Volume   52
1957-1962
Volume   53
1962-1963
Box   71
Scrapbook, film and theater playbills
Box   72
Photographs
Scope and Content Note: Kerr family; No More Peace (Northwestern University); Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway
Group Theater: stenographic recording of private sessions with the Group, 1939
Box   67
Folder   1
1939 July 15-26
Box   67
Folder   2
1939 August 1-September 1
Box   67
Folder   3
Interviews, 1961-1968
Scope and Content Note

Walter Kerr: Stage and Screen interview by Donald McDonald, 1962; Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions interview, 1962; Playboy, 1965; Time

Jean Kerr: Time, 1961 April 14; interview by Dramatist's Guild, 1968 April

Note: See also Recordings series
Series: Recordings
Audio 505A
Tape Recordings
505A/1
The Birds: score
505A/2-6
Goldilocks
505A/7
Jenny Kissed Me, performance at the Pasadena Playhouse, 1956 January 17
505A/8
Jenny Kissed Me, performance at the Pleasant Run Playhouse, St. Charles, Illinois, 1965 July 17
505A/9
Too Good to Be True, interview regarding play, 1963 March 12
505A/10
Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Pieces at Eight, Goldilocks, discussion and Kerr interview
505A/11
Poor Richard, discussion with P.L. Hayes and Mary H.
505A/12
Thirty Plays Hath November, interview with Kerr
505A/13
Night Call, discussion with Judith Crist
505A/14
Tragedy and Comedy, interview with Leonard Probst
505A/15
The Subject Is Theater, Academy Workshop of the ANTA Theatre by Kerr
505A/16
Sing Out, “Sweet Land,” 1972 April 3
Disc 108A
Disc Recordings
Disc 108A/1-4
Sing Out Sweet Land
Disc 108A/5-6
Goldilocks
Disc 108A/7
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Disc 108A/8-10
Weekday, interview with Jean Kerr, 1956 January 28
Disc 108A/11
“Old Man River,” “Danny Boy,” by Tom Collins
Disc 108A/12
“Old Man River,” “Danny Boy,” “I Dreamed of Jeanie”: Irish folk songs, by Tom Collins
Disc 108A/13-16
Piano solos
U.S. Mss 27AN
Part 2 (U.S. Mss 27AN, Audio 1052A): 1984 Additions, circa 1920, 1927, 1934-1979
Physical Description: 10.0 c.f. (39 archives boxes and 9 volumes) and 1 tape recording 
Scope and Content Note

Part 2 is designated the 1984 Additions because they were organized in the Archives in that year. They consist of papers received in the Archives in the 1970s. Most materials in the 1984 Additions date from the late 1960s and 1970s, although the bulk of Jean Kerr's letters to her parents cover the 1940s and 1950s. The additions are divided into six series. The three major series are papers of Jean Kerr, papers of Walter Kerr, and papers of both Jean and Walter Kerr. The fourth series contains papers of the Kerr children, the fifth those of Jean Kerr's parents, and the sixth consists of correspondence files from the Kerrs' agents, Brandt and Brandt.

The PAPERS OF JEAN KERR begin with correspondence files. The section “Miscellaneous Correspondence” includes many letters from actor Walter Slezak. Letters written by Mrs. Kerr to her parents, Kitty and Thomas Collins, provide detailed information on the early years of the Kerrs' marriage, their activities at Catholic University, their involvement with the Broadway stage, their association with prominent people in the theater world, and the raising of their children. The section “Theater” includes manuscripts of Mrs. Kerr's play Finishing Touches, as well as fan mail and correspondence concerning this and an earlier play, Mary, Mary. The section “Books” contains manuscripts from How I Got to be Perfect, Penny Candy, and Please Don't Eat the Daisies. Also included in this section is correspondence related to Mrs. Kerr's books. The section “Short Pieces” includes manuscripts and correspondence related to Jean Kerr's articles. The “Royalty Statements” are arranged alphabetically by the name of the work to which they pertain.

The PAPERS OF WALTER KERR start with correspondence files. These files are further categorized as follows: “Miscellaneous Correspondence” contains letters from a wide variety of correspondents, including prominent public personages and major figures of the theater world; “Correspondence with Specific Persons,” includes letters from film buff Spencer Berger, fellow columnist Joseph Cantinella, and Roderick Bladel, who wrote a dissertation analyzing Mr. Kerr's criticism; “Correspondence with Publishers, Organizations, and other Business Firms”; “Correspondence regarding Awards,” which concerns awards given to others, not to Mr. Kerr himself; and “Correspondence regarding Films,” which documents Mr. Kerr's long-time interest in motion pictures, but does not contain materials related specifically to his book on silent films, The Silent Clowns; those are found under that title in the section “Books,” described below.

The section “New York Times Materials” begins with first drafts of the pieces that eventually appeared in the paper. These are followed by correspondence and memos from the Times staff, then by correspondence concerning Mr. Kerr's columns. Included in this last category are letters from actors, playwrights, and directors whose work came under scrutiny in Mr. Kerr's pieces. The section “Theater” includes correspondence about Mr. Kerr's adaptation of The Birds and about his 1944 musical Sing Out Sweet Land. Here can be found a revised version of this musical. Correspondence concerning five of Mr. Kerr's books is included in the section “Books,” along with manuscripts from three of them -- God on the Gymnasium Floor, Journey to the Center of the Theater, and The Silent Clowns. Included in the section “Radio and Film” are scripts and transcripts for the cassette recordings made by Mr. Kerr in the early 1970s. The actual recordings are not in the collection. In the section “Lectures,” along with correspondence and notes for the presentations is a cassette recording of a lecture given by Walter Kerr at New York's Orange County Community College in March 1976. In this lecture, he discussed his own work and the state of the contemporary theater in the United States. Royalty statements for most of Mr. Kerr's works are arranged alphabetically by title.

The PAPERS OF BOTH JEAN AND WALTER KERR are divided into four sections. “Correspondence” contains letters to and from the Kerrs' relatives and friends, including many letters from actor Walter Slezak. “Theater” includes correspondence about the Kerrs' musical Goldilocks and a song score from Touch and Go. “Awards” includes correspondence and congratulations for the Laetare medal. Finally, “Miscellany” includes royalty statements for the collaborative works of Mr. and Mrs. Kerr. The Kerrs' scrapbooks document their multifarious activities from 1963 to 1977. They contain clippings, playbills, theater programs, and other ephemera.

PAPERS OF THE KERR CHILDREN contain, for the most part, letters written by the children to their parents and grandparents.

PAPERS OF KITTY AND THOMAS COLLINS, Mrs. Kerr's parents, include letters written by Mrs. Collins to her daughter Jean. They also contain letters written to the Collinses by their other children, Frank, Hugh, and Eileen, as well as correspondence with other relatives and friends.

The last series in the collection consists of FILES FROM BRANDT AND BRANDT, the Kerrs' agents since the 1950s. These files contain both ingoing and outgoing correspondence with the Kerrs themselves, and with people involved with the Kerrs' work. Most of the letters in this series are copies.

All materials in the additions are arranged chronologically within folders, unless otherwise specified. Incoming and outgoing letters are filed together, except in the correspondence of Jean Kerr with her parents. An incoming letter will often be attached to its reply, and both are filed according to the date of reply.

Series: Papers of Jean Kerr
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box   73
Folder   1-5
Circa 1946-1974 December; circa 1974
Box   74
Folder   1-2
1975 January-1978 June; undated
Correspondence with Kitty and Thomas Collins (Jean Kerr's Parents)
Box   74
Folder   3-6
1941 July-1949 December; circa 1949
Box   75
Folder   1-5
1950 January-1964 December; circa 1964
Box   76
Folder   1-5
Circa 1965 January-circa 1974 January
Box   76
Folder   6
Correspondence with Doubleday Inc., 1969-1979; undated
Box   76
Folder   7
Correspondence with Gair, Gair and Conason (Lawyers) regarding Jean Kerr's 1969 accident, 1969-1972
Box   76
Folder   8
Miscellaneous Fan Mail, 1962-1974; 1978; undated
Theater
Finishing Touches by Jean Kerr (1972)
Scripts
Box   77
Folder   1
Original Manuscript?, undated
Box   77
Folder   2
Manuscripts, undated
Box   77
Folder   3
First Home Typing
Box   77
Folder   4
“I Love You Six” -- Home Typing Manuscript with Alterations
Box   77
Folder   5
Third Carbon, undated
Box   77
Folder   6
First Professional Typing
Box   77
Folder   7
Final Script Number One -- With Annotations
Physical Description: In pen 
Box   77
Folder   8
Final Script -- With Annotations
Physical Description: In pen 
Box   78
Folder   1
Script with Insertions and Corrections
Box   78
Folder   2
Insertions, undated
Box   78
Folder   3
Suggested Cuts, 1973 March 23; undated
Box   78
Folder   4
Rehearsal Script -- With Alterations
Physical Description: In pencil 
Box   78
Folder   5
Notes for Rehearsal, circa 1972
Box   110
Folder   2
Galley Sheets, undated
Box   78
Folder   6
“Los Toques Finales” -- Spanish Version of Finishing Touches; Translated by Roberto Estevez, undated
Box   78
Folder   7
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972-1978
Box   78
Folder   8
Congratulations, 1972 June 1; 1973 January-February
Box   78
Folder   9
Fan Mail, 1973 January-October; circa 1973
Box   78
Folder   10
Publishing Agreement with Doubleday and Company, 1973 October 26
Box   78
Folder   11
Box Office Reports, 1973 November 30-1974 February 9
Mary, Mary by Jean Kerr (1961)
Box   78
Folder   12
Correspondence, 1970 January-1978 November
Box   78
Folder   13
Fan Mail, 1961-1978
Short Plays
Box   78
Folder   14
“Cleaning Day,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript 
Box   78
Folder   15
“Dinner at the Diner,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript 
Box   78
Folder   16
“Waiting for Pinter” -- Play Parody for the New York Times Sunday Drama Section, circa 1971 December
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions 
Box   78
Folder   17
Notes and Dialog for an Untitled Play, undated
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Books
How I Got to Be Perfect by Jean Kerr (1978)
Pieces from other Books Considered for Use, undated
Physical Description: Book pages with handwritten alterations 
Box   78
Folder   18
Penny Candy
Box   78
Folder   19
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Box   79
Folder   1
The Snake Has All the Lines
Manuscripts
Box   79
Folder   2
First Draft?, undated
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten corrections 
Box   79
Folder   3-4
Working Copy, 1978
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten corrections 
Box   79
Folder   5-7
Manuscript, undated
Physical Description: Typescript-carbon 
Setting Copy, circa 1978
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten corrections 
Box   79
Folder   8
Pages i-163
Box   80
Folder   1
Pages 164-350
Penny Candy by Jean Kerr (1970)
Manuscripts
Box   80
Folder   2
Drafts of Used Material, undated
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Box   80
Folder   3
Pieces Used in Book, circa 1969
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten corrections 
Box   80
Folder   4
Original Manuscript?, circa 1970 July
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten corrections 
Box   110
Folder   3
Galley Sheets, undated
Box   80
Folder   5
Original Illustrations by Witney Darrow, circa 1969
Physical Description: Photocopies 
Correspondence
Box   80
Folder   6
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1970 April-1977 August
Box   80
Folder   7
Fan Mail, 1970-1976; 1978
Box   80
Folder   8
Please Don't Eat the Daisies by Jean Kerr (1957) -- Manuscript, undated
Physical Description: Typescript-carbon 
Short Pieces
Manuscripts
Box   81
Folder   1
“But What's the Matter with the One We've Got?,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript with revisions 
Box   81
Folder   2
“Child as Houseguest” -- Piece for McCalls, circa 1975
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions 
Box   81
Folder   3
“The Final Dies,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript with revisions 
Box   81
Folder   4
“How the Beautiful People Stay That Way,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript with revisions 
Box   81
Folder   5
“How to Get Unhooked from a Soap Opera” -- Piece for McCalls, circa 1977 August
Physical Description: Typescript with revisions, mimeo 
Box   81
Folder   6
“I Do Most Solemnly Swear” -- Piece for the New York Times, circa 1976
Physical Description: Typescript with revisions, carbon copy 
Box   81
Folder   7
“Introduction” for Walter Slezak's Cook Book, undated
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions, carbon 
Box   81
Folder   8
“Love, Mom” -- Piece for McCalls, circa 1977
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions and additional material 
Box   81
Folder   9
“Marriage: It's Unsafe at Any Speed,” circa 1970 February
Physical Description: Typescript-carbon with handwritten alterations 
Box   81
Folder   10
“No Soap” -- Piece for T.V. Guide, circa 1978 June
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions, carbon 
Box   81
Folder   11
“The Parent Trapped,” circa 1977
Physical Description: Typescript and mimeo with handwritten revisions 
Box   81
Folder   12
Untitled Piece about Alice in Wonderland, undated
Physical Description: Typescript 
Box   81
Folder   13
Untitled Piece about Barbara Bel Geddes, undated
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions and additions 
Box   81
Folder   14
Untitled Piece about Henry Kissinger, circa 1970
Physical Description: Typescript-carbon 
Box   81
Folder   15
Untitled Piece about Hospitals, undated
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten revisions 
Box   81
Folder   16
Untitled Piece for the New York Times Symposium, undated
Physical Description: Typescript and carbon with handwritten revisions 
Box   81
Folder   17
Correspondence and Miscellany regarding Short Pieces, 1959-1978; undated
Royalty Statements and Earnings Statements
Box   81
Folder   18
Finishing Touches, 1973-1979
Box   81
Folder   19
Jenny Kissed Me, 1974-1979
Box   81
Folder   20
The King of Hearts, 1969-1979
Box   81
Folder   21
Mary, Mary, 1970-1980
Box   81
Folder   22
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, 1969-1978
Box   81
Folder   23
Penny Candy, 1970-1974
Box   81
Folder   24
Please Don't Eat the Daisies, 1969-1979
Box   81
Folder   25
Poor Richard, 1969-1978
Box   81
Folder   26
The Snake Has All the Lines, 1969-1977
Box   81
Folder   27
Miscellaneous Royalty Statements, 1969-1979
Miscellany
Box   110
Calendar of Jean Kerr, 1971
Box   81
Folder   28
Contracts for David Frost Show Appearance, 1970 November 12
Box   81
Folder   29
Diary Page, 1967 October 10
Box   81
Folder   30
“Memorabilia,” 1946 May-1973 October
Box   81
Folder   31
Miscellaneous Financial Records, 1973 February-1976 July
Box   81
Folder   32
Newsday Interview of Jean Kerr (carbon), circa 1978
Box   81
Folder   33
Report Cards from Marywood Seminary, 1934-1935, 1938-1939, undated
Series: Papers of Walter Kerr
Correspondence
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box   82
Folder   1-6
1964 April 27, 1969 January-1972 April, circa 1972 April
Box   83
Folder   1-7
1972 May-1975 December, circa 1975
Box   84
Folder   1-6
1976 January-1979 March, circa 1979 March
Box   85
Folder   1
1979 April-August, undated
Correspondence with Specific Persons
Box   85
Folder   2
Spencer Berger, 1969 December-1978 January, undated
Box   85
Folder   3
Roderick Bladel, 1969 October-1979 February
Box   85
Folder   4
Joseph Cantinella, 1969 August-1979 August, circa 1979
Box   85
Folder   5
Randy Echols regarding Pericles, 1973 June 25, 1974 May-June
Box   85
Folder   6
John Griggs, 1963 November-1967 December
Correspondence with Publishers, Organizations and Other Business Firms
Box   85
Folder   7
The Actor's Studio, 1968-1971
Box   85
Folder   8
Doubleday Inc., 1969-1979
Box   85
Folder   9
Drama Desk (Organization), 1970-1972
Box   85
Folder   10
The Dramatist's Guild, 1969-1970, 1974
Box   85
Folder   11
Eastin-Phalen Corporation (Blackhawk Films), 1963 November-1975 February
Box   85
Folder   12
The New Dramatists Inc., 1972-1974, 1978, undated
Box   85
Folder   13
The New York Drama Critics Circle, 1969-1978, undated
Box   85
Folder   14
Robert Saudek and Associates, 1968-1976
Box   85
Folder   15
Sheed and Ward, 1968-1969
Box   85
Folder   16
Simon and Schuster, 1967-1971
Correspondence regarding Awards and Prizes
Box   85
Folder   17
Clarence Derwent Awards Committee, 1970-1977, undated
Box   85
Folder   18
Pulitzer Prizes, 1970 March-1972 May
Box   85
Folder   19
Miscellaneous Awards and Prizes, 1969-1970
Box   85
Folder   20
Correspondence regarding Films, 1964 January-1979 March
Invitations
Reply Unknown
Box   86
Folder   1
Colloquia, Conferences, and Panels, 1977-1979
Box   86
Folder   2
Juries, Boards, and Evaluations, 1973, 1979
Box   86
Folder   3
Performances, 1970-1979, undated
Box   86
Folder   4
Social Engagements, 1965, 1970-1972, 1978-1979
Box   86
Folder   5
Speaking Engagements, 1972-1979, undated
Box   86
Folder   6
Writing, 1969-1971
Box   86
Folder   7
Miscellaneous, 1970-1978
Accepted
Box   86
Folder   8
Colloquia, Conferences, and Panels, 1969-1973, 1975
Box   86
Folder   9
Juries, Boards, and Evaluations, 1969-1977
Box   86
Folder   10
Interviews, 1971-1977
Box   86
Folder   11
Performances, 1969-1972, 1978
Box   86
Folder   12
Social Engagements, 1969-1979
Box   86
Folder   13-14
Speaking Engagements, 1969-1978, undated
Box   86
Folder   15
Miscellaneous, 1969-1978
Refused
Box   86
Folder   16
Colloquia, Conferences, and Panels, 1969-1979
Box   86
Folder   17
Juries, Boards, and Evaluations, 1969-1979
Box   87
Folder   1-2
Performances, 1969-1977
Box   87
Folder   3
Social Engagements, 1969-1979
Box   87
Folder   4
Speaking Engagements, 1969-1979
Box   87
Folder   5
Teaching Positions, 1972-1978
Box   87
Folder   6
Writing, 1969-1979
Box   87
Folder   7
Miscellaneous, 1969-1977; undated
New York Times Materials
Pieces for the New York Times -- First Drafts
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   87
Folder   8-9
1968 December-1970 December
Box   88
Folder   1-5
1971 January-1973 June
Box   89
Folder   1-6
1973 July-1976 June
Box   90
Folder   1-6
1976 August-1978 July, undated
Correspondence
Box   91
Folder   1
With the New York Times Staff, 1969 March-1978 November, undated
Regarding Pieces in the New York Times
Box   91
Folder   2-7
1969 June-1971 June
Box   92
Folder   1-7
1971 July-1974 December
Box   93
Folder   1-7
1975 January-1979 July, undated
Box   94
Folder   1-3
Theater Notes (taken during performances), undated
Box   94
Folder   4
Expense Statements, 1970
Theater
Box   94
Folder   5
The Birds -- Adaptation from Aristophanes by Walter Kerr -- Correspondence, 1964, 1971-1979
Sing Out Sweet Land -- Words by Walter Kerr 1944
Box   94
Folder   6
Revised Version, circa 1972
Box   94
Folder   7
Correspondence, 1974-1975, undated
Books
Box   94
Folder   8
The Decline of Pleasure by Walter Kerr (1962) -- Correspondence, 1970 January-1977 September
God on the Gymnasium Floor by Walter Kerr (1971)
Manuscripts
Box   95
Folder   1-3
Original Manuscript, 1968-1970
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   95
Folder   4
Rejected Material, circa 1970
First Carbon, circa 1970
Box   95
Folder   5-6
pp. 1-238
Box   96
Folder   1
pp. 329-490
Box   96
Folder   2-4
Simon and Schuster Manuscript, circa 1970
Correspondence
Box   96
Folder   5
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1971-1973
Box   96
Folder   6
Correspondence with Simon and Schuster, 1971
Box   96
Folder   7
How Not to Write a Play by Walter Kerr (1955) -- Correspondence, 1969-1979, undated
Journey to the Center of the Theater by Walter Kerr (1978) -- Manuscripts
Original Manuscript, circa 1978
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   96
Folder   8-9
Chapters I-IV
Box   97
Folder   1-6
Chapters V-XI
Box   97
Folder   7
Dropped or Altered Material, circa 1978
Box   97
Folder   8
“'Broadway Change' -- Reduced to an Introduction,” circa 1978
Box   97
Folder   9
Layout and Selection Notes, circa 1978
Box   98
Folder   1-3
First Carbon, undated
Box   98
Folder   4-7
Second Carbon, undated
The Silent Clowns by Walter Kerr (1975)
Box   99
Folder   1-3
Notes for Film Screenings, undated
Physical Description: Handwritten 
Box   99
Folder   4
Research Notes, undated
Physical Description: Typed notecards 
Box   99
Folder   5
Notes and Miscellaneous Materials, undated
Manuscripts
Box   99
Folder   6-7
“Used or Redone” - Notes, Rough Drafts, circa 1974
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Box   100
Folder   1-4
Original Manuscript -- First Drafts, circa 1975
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   100
Folder   5-6
Chapters 1-20
Box   101
Folder   1-2
Chapters 21-37; Acknowledgements
Box   101
Folder   3
Picture Captions, circa 1975 June
Physical Description: Typescript, carbon, and handwritten 
Box   101
Folder   4-6
Manuscript, circa 1975 July 23
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   102
Folder   1
Notes for Illustrations, 1975-1976
Box   102
Folder   2-5
First Carbon
Third Carbon
Box   102
Folder   6-7
pp. 1-518
Box   103
Folder   1
pp. 519-678
Box   103
Folder   2-4
Third Mimeo with Alterations for Brandt and Brandt
Box   103
Folder   5
Correction Notes, circa 1975
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Box   110
Folder   4
Galley Sheets, undated
Note: With handwritten corrections
Box   103
Folder   6
Captions, circa 1975 July
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   111
Page Proofs, undated
Box   103
Folder   7
Index, circa 1975 July
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   103
Folder   8
Photo Sources, circa 1975 July
Physical Description: Typescript with handwritten alterations 
Box   103
Folder   9
Revise File for Paperback Edition, 1976 January-April, undated
Correspondence
Box   103
Folder   10-11
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972 October-1979 February
Box   104
Folder   1
Correspondence with Alfred Knopf Inc., 1975 April-1976 November, undated
Box   104
Folder   2-3
Regarding Illustrations, 1975-1976
Box   104
Folder   4
With Kino International Corporation regarding Silent Clowns Film Festival, 1978 November-1979 August
Box   104
Folder   5
Thirty Plays Hath November by Walter Kerr (1969) -- Correspondence, 1969-1974
Box   104
Folder   6
Tragedy and Comedy by Walter Kerr (1967) -- Correspondence, 1969-1979
Radio and Film
WQXR Broadcasts
Box   104
Folder   7
Scripts, 1969-1974
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Box   104
Folder   8
Correspondence, 1970 January-1973 May, undated
“Walter Kerr's Guide to Theater,” Cassette Recordings for New York Times tape series (1970-1971)
Scripts, Notes, and Transcripts
Physical Description: Typescript with alterations, handwritten 
Box   104
Folder   9
“Lecture Ad Lib,” 1970 September, undated
Box   104
Folder   10
Miscellaneous Notes for Scripts, circa 1970
Materials for Individual Tapes
Box   104
Folder   11
“What is Theater?,” circa 1970
Box   104
Folder   12
“Why Have Theater?,” circa 1970
Box   104
Folder   13
“Theater Today,” circa 1970
Box   104
Folder   14
“Who Makes Theater?,” circa 1970
Box   105
Folder   1
“How Scenes Are Made,” 1971 October 28, undated
Box   105
Folder   2
“How to Judge Theater,” 1971 October 18, undated
Box   105
Folder   3
Correspondence, 1970-1973, undated
“Introduction to the Performing Arts -- Theater With Walter Kerr” -- Film Produced by Robert Saudek and Directed by Joseph Anthony (1970?)
Box   105
Folder   4
Scripts and Notes, 1969 October-November
Physical Description: Typescript with alterations 
Box   105
Folder   5
Correspondence with Learning Corporation of America, Earnings Statements, 1970-1978
Museum of Modern Art Film Series -- “The Comedy Tradition” (Harry Langdon) -- Script, undated
Physical Description: Typescript and handwritten 
Lectures
Museum of Modern Art Lecture Series on Film Acting
Box   105
Folder   7
Screening Notes and Lecture Notes, circa 1978
Physical Description: Handwritten 
Box   105
Folder   8
Correspondence, 1977 October-December, undated
Box   105
Folder   9
Harvard Seminar -- Notes for Presentation, circa 1970
Physical Description: Handwritten 
Box   105
Folder   10
Salzburg Seminar in American Studies -- Correspondence, 1967-1969
1052A/1
Lecture by Walter Kerr at Orange County Community College (New York), 1976 March 23
U.S. Mss 27AN
Royalty Statements
Box   105
Folder   11
The Birds, 1970-1978
Box   105
Folder   12
The Decline of Pleasure, 1969-1978
Box   105
Folder   13
Five World Plays, 1969-1979
Box   105
Folder   14
God on the Gymnasium Floor, 1970-1976
Box   105
Folder   15
Harold Pinter, 1970-1979
Box   105
Folder   16
How Not to Write a Play, 1970-1978
Box   105
Folder   17
The Miser and Stardust, 1969-1978
Box   105
Folder   18
New York, New York, 1968-1975
Box   105
Folder   19
Pieces at Eight, 1969-1976
Box   105
Folder   20
The Silent Clowns, 1979 August
Box   105
Folder   21
Sing Out Sweet Land, 1969-1979
Box   105
Folder   22
The Theater in Spite of Itself, 1969-1970
Box   105
Folder   23
Thirty Plays Hath November, 1969-1978
Box   105
Folder   24
Tragedy and Comedy, 1969-1978
Box   105
Folder   25
Miscellaneous Royalty Statements, 1969-1979
Miscellany
Box   106
Folder   1
Early Reviews by Walter Kerr (photocopies by Roderick Bladel), 1927, 1935, 1937
Box   106
Folder   2
Genealogical Information on the Kerr Family, 1967
Box   106
Folder   3
Honorary Degree from University of Michigan, 1971 October 5
Physical Description: Including case 
Box   106
Folder   4
Passports of Walter Kerr, Issued 1965 June, 1976 March
Box   106
Folder   5
Résumés of Walter Kerr, 1975 June, undated
Box   106
Folder   6
St. Anthony Messenger Magazine with Article about Walter Kerr, 1970 August
Box   106
Folder   7
Silent Film Musical Accompaniment -- Notes for Making Tapes, undated
Physical Description: Handwritten 
Series: Papers of Jean and Walter Kerr
Correspondence
Box   106
Folder   8-10
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1953-1979, undated
Box   106
Folder   11
With Jean Dolores Kerr (Sister of Walter Kerr), September 1969-1975 February, undated
Box   106
Folder   12
Regarding Death of Jean Dolores Kerr, 1975 April-1976 February
Box   106
Folder   13
Regarding Portsmouth Abbey School, 1967 March-1975 November, undated
Box   107
Folder   1
Regarding Travel, 1969-1979
Box   107
Folder   2
Regarding Westhampton and Southampton Property, 1963-1972
Theater
Box   107
Folder   3
Goldilocks, Written by Jean and Walter Kerr (1958) -- Correspondence, 1969 November-1976 April, undated
Box   107
Folder   4
Touch and Go, Written by Jean and Walter Kerr (1949) -- “High Brow, Middle Brow, Low Brow,” Song Score; copyright 1949
Physical Description: Handwritten manuscript 
Awards
Box   110
Campion Award -- Certificate, 1971 February 25
Laetare Medal
Box   107
Folder   5
Certificate, circa 1971 March
Physical Description: Including case 
Box   107
Folder   6
Correspondence and Miscellany, 1971 March-August
Miscellany
Box   107
Folder   7
Royalty Statements, 1969-1979
Box   107
Folder   8
“Walter Kerr Interviews Jean Kerr,” undated
Physical Description: Typescript with alterations, handwritten 
Scrapbooks of Jean and Walter Kerr
Volume   60
1963-1964
Volume   61
1964-1965
Volume   62
1965-1968
Volume   63
1967-1969
Volume   64
1970
Volume   65
1970-1972
Volume   66
1973-1974
Volume   67
1975-1976
Volume   68
1975-1977
Series: Papers of Kerr Children
Box   107
Folder   9
Christopher Kerr, 1952-1970, undated
Box   107
Folder   10
Colin Kerr, 1956?-1979
Box   107
Folder   11
Gilbert Kerr, 1962-1979
Box   107
Folder   12
Gregory Kerr, 1962-1979
Box   107
Folder   13
John Kerr, 1958-1970, undated
Box   107
Folder   14
Kitty Kerr, 1971-1973, undated
Series: Papers of Kitty and Thomas Collins (Parents of Jean Kerr)
Box   108
Folder   1-3
Correspondence, circa 1920?-circa 1974 January, undated
Series: Brandt and Brandt (Kerrs' Agents) -- Correspondence Files
Files on Jean Kerr
Box   108
Folder   4-7
1956-1959
Box   109
Folder   1-8
1960-1968
Box   109
Folder   9-12
Files on Walter Kerr, 1951-1967
M2004-120
Part 3 (M2004-120): Additions, 1933-1993
Physical Description: 8.3 c.f. (7 record center cartons and 2 flat boxes), 36 photographs, and 6 tape recordings 
Scope and Content Note: Additions, 1933-1993 (bulk late 1970s-early 1990s) consisting of general correspondence including letters and cards from family and friends, scrapbooks containing news clippings and other ephemera related to their careers, and a set of their appointment books listing their daily events and engagements. Papers specific to Walter include typed drafts, often annotated, of his critical pieces for theatrical shows written for the New York Times. Other writings include drafts and revised versions of his articles for publications, notes and manuscripts for books and reviews, and his personal correspondence including letters written to Jean dating to the early 1940s. Jean's papers include her letters to Walter, drafts of her play Lunch Hour (originally titled Jill Came Tumbling After) and other miscellaneous productions, and articles she wrote for various magazines in the 1980s. Also included are photographs, mostly of Walter, used for publicity for his books and articles, photographs of the casts and stage settings of Jean's plays, and photographs of friends. Housed with the photographs is an autographed copy of the April 14th, 1961 Time Magazine cover featuring Jean Kerr.
Series: Papers of Walter and Jean Kerr
Correspondence
Box   1
Folder   1
Abbott, George, 1949-1950
Box   1
Folder   2-29
General Correspondence, 1971, 1974-1976, 1978-1983
Box   2
Folder   1-27
General Correspondence, 1984-1992, undated
Box   2
Folder   28
Nelson, Charles - Letters, 1951, 1953, 1958-1960, 1962-1963, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975-1984
Box   2
Folder   29-38
“People” (Personal Correspondence), 1973, 1975-1977, 1979-1986
Box   3
Folder   1-6
“People” (Personal Correspondence), 1987-1993
Box   3
Folder   7
Stevenson, Adlai, 1961
Box   3
Folder   8
University of Wisconsin, 1960-1973, 1977, 1979, 1982-1983, 1985-1990
Subject Files
Box   3
Folder   9
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), 1975, 1977, 1985
Box   3
Folder   10
Awards, 1971-1974, 1980
Box   3
Folder   11
Brandt and Brandt, 1980, 1987, 1989, 1991
Box   3
Folder   12
Goldilocks - Proposal for New Adaptation, 1985
Box   3
Folder   13
Huxford Memorial, undated
Box   3
Folder   14
Inventory Lists - Books, Films, Records and Art, 1951-1975
Box   3
Folder   15
McGinley, Phyllis - Poem: Greetings from Larchmont, 1971
Miscellaneous
Box   3
Folder   16
Miscellaneous papers and clippings, 1933, 1964, 1977-1980, undated
Box   3
Volume   1-16
Appointment books, 1971-1978, 1980-1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1991-1992
Box   3
Volume   17
Guest book at Jim Edward's in New York City, 1984 May 7th
Box   8
Medallion from the Catholic Book Club, 1971
Box   8
Certificate of thanks from Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon
Box   8
Letter and copy of comments from George McGovern
Scrapbooks
Box   8
Scrapbook, 1978
Physical Description: Bound 
Box   9
Scrapbook, 1978-1981
Physical Description: Unbound 
Box   4
Folder   1-5
Loose scrapbook materials, 1982-1991, undated
PH Box   6
Photographs
Series: Papers of Walter Kerr
Correspondence
Box   4
Folder   6
Authors Guild Inc., 1971, 1973
Box   4
Folder   7
Spencer Berger, 1985-1986
Box   4
Folder   8
Catholic University Productions, 1985-1986
Box   4
Folder   9-10
Kerr, Jean - “Walter's Psalter,” 1941-1943, undated
Box   4
Folder   11
Kupferberg, Audrey - Yale, 1989, undated
Box   4
Folder   12
Landesman, Rocco - Jujamcyn Theatres, 1989, undated
Box   4
Folder   13
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), 1983, 1985-1986
Box   4
Folder   14
Nevius, Gilbert - “Gil N. and Me,” 1937-1939
Box   4
Folder   15
Pulitzer Prize - Drama Jury, 1977-1978
Box   4
Folder   16
Pulitzer Prize - Congratulation Letters, 1978, undated
Box   4
Folder   17
Rohauer, Raymond - Buster Keaton Book, 1967-1971, 1973-1974, 1984, undated
Box   4
Folder   18
Special Subject Letters - “Pedlock,” 1982
Subject Files
Box   4
Folder   19
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), 1975, 1977-1978, 1984
Box   4
Folder   20
Brandt & Brandt Publicity File, 1967, 1971, 1975, undated
Box   4
Folder   21
Copyrights for Renewal, 1962, 1969, 1971, 1988
Box   4
Folder   22
Da Capo Press Inc. - Publishing, 1984-1985, 1989-1991, undated
Box   4
Folder   23
FBI - Jack Valenti - William Nolan, 1975-1976, undated
Box   4
Folder   24
Film Tapes List, undated
Box   4
Folder   25
Knopf, Alfred A., Inc. - Publishing and Royalties, 1978-1980, 1984, 1986, 1989-1990, undated
Box   4
Folder   26
Kubasik, Ben, 1981
Box   4
Folder   27
Kubasik, Ben, - TV Show Outlines and Notes, 1981, undated
Box   4
Folder   28
Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John - Membership Letter and List, 1972, 1977
Box   4
Folder   29
New York Drama Critics Circle, 1970-1975, 1977-1985, undated
Box   4
Folder   30
Painting and Painters, etc., 1968, 1971
Box   4
Folder   31
Reprint Permissions, 1988-1990
Box   4
Folder   32
Simon and Schuster Inc. - Publishing and Royalties, 1968, 1970, 1972-1973, 1978, 1983, 1985, 1989-1990
Criticism - Radio
Box   4
Folder   33
WQXR Broadcasts, 1979 August-October
Criticism - New York Times
Box   4
Folder   34
Corrected Proofs, undated
Box   4
Folder   35-40
First Drafts and Notes, 1978 November-1979 December
Box   5
Folder   1-23
First Drafts and Notes, 1980 January-1990 March
Box   5
Folder   24
List of New York Times Pieces Written After Journey to the Heart of the Theatre, 1983
Box   6
Folder   1
New York Times, 1976-1980, 1982, 1986, 1990-1991, undated
Box   6
Folder   2
New York Times - Agreement, 1966, undated
Box   6
Folder   3
Sunday Pieces, 1970, 1974, 1977, undated
Books
Box   6
Folder   4
Book Notes, 1993, undated
Journey to the Center of the Theatre
Box   6
Folder   5-11
Manuscript, undated
Box   6
Folder   12
Hold drops from manuscript, 1978, undated
Box   6
Folder   13
Materials removed from manuscript, undated
Box   6
Folder   14
Mixed Drama: Tragedy, Comedy, or Whatever (Sacksteder Copy), 1977
Articles
Film Magazine Piece
Box   6
Folder   15
Drafts, undated
Box   6
Folder   16
Discards, undated
Box   6
Folder   17
Life Magazine - Ten Best Article, 1987, undated
Box   6
Folder   18
Lincoln Center - Article, Notes, Drafts, 1972-1973, undated
Box   6
Folder   19-20
Other Writings and Articles, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1984, undated
Box   6
Folder   21
Unused Musical Copy, 1979, undated
Box   6
Folder   22
Williams, Tennessee - Article and Research Material, 1973-1974, undated
Lectures, Speeches and Interviews
Box   6
Folder   23
Contemporary Authors Interview Transcript, 1981
Box   6
Folder   24-25
Lecture Notes, 1968-1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, undated
Box   6
Folder   26
Lecture Notes - Museum of Modern Art, 1978, undated
Box   6
Folder   27
Salzburg Lecture Notes, undated
Box   6
Folder   28
Theatre Dedication Speech, 1990, undated
Notes, Clippings, Miscellaneous
Box   6
Folder   29
Idea Notes and Note Cards, 1963-1964, 1969, undated
Box   6
Folder   30
Jean's Play [Lunch Hour], 1980
Box   6
Folder   31-32
Miscellaneous, 1971-1976, undated
Box   6
Folder   33
Notes and Discards Post-Bypass at Random - Never Completed, 1978, 1983-1985, undated
Box   6
Folder   34
Notes on Journal, 1958-1959, 1969, undated
Box   6
Folder   35
Random Notes, 1982-1983, undated
Box   6
Folder   36
Reviewing Notes, undated
Box   6
Folder   37
Sing Out Sweet Land - Notes for Unused Scene, undated
Box   6
Folder   38
Theatre Notes After Bypass at Random, undated
Box   6
Folder   39
Theatre Notes and Playbills, 1989-1990, undated
Audio recordings
Sound Archive  
Up Close - Dr. Griessman and guest Tennessee Williams, WTBS, 1980 May 11th
Sound Archive  
Olivier reading from the Old Testament, undated
Sound Archive  
Walter Kerr interview with Tennessee Williams, 1974 August 28th
Sound Archive  
H. Kogan on Walter Kerr's retirement
Sound Archive  
Alfred Doake - Pipenight at Players, Walter Kerr Pipemaster, 1978 October 29
Physical Description: 2 tapes 
Series: Papers of Jean Kerr
Correspondence
Box   7
Folder   1
Jean's Letters to Walter, 1943, undated
Box   7
Folder   2
Jean's Mail, 1980-1981, undated
Jill Came Tumbling After/Lunch Hour
Jill Came Tumbling After
Box   7
Folder   3
Original Manuscript, undated
Box   7
Folder   4-5
1st Typing, Acts I, II & III, undated
Box   7
Folder   6
Original Revisions, undated
Box   7
Folder   7
Revisions, undated
Box   7
Folder   8
L'Heure du Lunch, undated
Lunch Hour
Box   7
Folder   9
Act II, Scenes 1 & 2, 1980 August 1st
Box   7
Folder   10-11
Revised Script, before1980 August 25th
Box   7
Folder   12
Revised Script, 1980 August 25th
Box   7
Folder   13
Revised Script, 1980 October 7th
Box   7
Folder   14
Backstage Prompt Script, 1980
Box   7
Folder   15
Reader's Galley from Doubleday, 1982
Box   7
Folder   16
Manuscript from Doubleday, 1982
Box   7
Folder   17
Act II, Scene 2, undated
Box   7
Folder   18
French/Doubleday Revision, undated
Box   7
Folder   19
Revised Rehearsal Script, Working Copy, undated
Box   7
Folder   20
Script, undated
Other Productions
Box   7
Folder   21
Last Resorts - Retype #1, undated
Box   7
Folder   22
Mary, Mary, 1960, 1978, 1989
Poor Richard
Box   7
Folder   23
Script, undated
Box   7
Folder   24
Contract, 1965
Box   7
Folder   25
The Possible World of Jean Kerr - Script, undated
Articles
Box   7
Folder   26-27
Jean's Writings, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989, undated
Subject Files
Box   7
Folder   28
Contracts, 1976-1979, 1988
Box   7
Folder   29
Doubleday and Company, 1981, 1983, 1986
Box   7
Folder   30
Lazar, Irving Paul - Agent, 1980-1981, 1983-1985, 1989
Box   7
Folder   31
Marton, Elisabeth - Agent, 1978, 1988
Box   7
Folder   32
The Snake Has All the Lines - Outline, 1973, undated