John Van Druten papers, 1901-1957

Collection Data

Van Druten, John, 1901-1957 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1901 - 1957
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 1958-002
Van Druten, John, 1901-1957
Theater -- United States
Archival materials
Content: The John Van Druten papers consist of diaries, correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and ephemera documenting his life and career. The papers span the years 1901-1957 and give excellent insight into Van Druten's creative processes. Missing from the collection are scripts of his most well-known works. There are however, scripts for some plays including AWAKENING, CHANCE ACQUAINTAINCE, DANCING IN THE CHECKERED SHADE, THE RETURN HALF and SOLITAIRE. The papers also include many other literary forms: essays, parodies and poetry all written by Van Druten.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 lin. ft. (8 boxes)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11904005
Other local Identifier: NYPW94-A235
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6cb29f40-2a10-0131-fc83-58d385a7b928
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