Bruce Barton Papers, 1881-1967

Container Title
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