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William G.B. Carson Papers

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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United States Theatre History

Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis

Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles

Correspondence

Material Relating to Dear Josephine

Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis

Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances

Realia

Scripts

News Clipping

Theatre Programs

Printed Material

Material Relating to Early New Mexico History

Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities

Printed Material

Maps



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William G.B. Carson Papers, 1783-1966 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: William G.B. Carson Papers, 1783-1966Add to your cart.

ID: MS/MS/ms023

Primary Creator: Carson, William G. B. (William Glasgow Bruce) 1891-

Extent: 97.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William G. B. Carson Papers consists of four accruals:

Accrual 1 includes materials relating to United States theatre history; materials relating to Carson's teaching at Washington University in St. Louis; theatre playbills, programs, magazines, and newspaper articles; correspondence and autograph collection of famous actors, actresses, and writers.

Accrual 2 relates primarily to preparation of Dear Josephine, Professor Carson's biography on Josephine Sherwood Hull. It also includes teaching notebooks prepared for theatre and drama courses at Washington University and diaries Professor Carson kept of theatre and music performances he attended from 1913 to 1966, primarily in St. Louis.

Accrual 3 includes scripts of plays by Washington University students, news clipping about Professor Carson's retirement, theatre programs, and printed material.

Accrual 4 includes materials that fall under two main categories: early New Mexico history and materials relating to Carson's theatrical activities. Carson's research into New Mexico history was prompted by the fact that his great-great-grandfather, William Carr Lane, besides being one of the first St. Louis mayors, was also first governor of New Mexico, 1852-1853. The diary kept by Lane during his governorship was edited by Carson, requiring research into geography and exploration, Indian relations, and political figures of the period. The Theatrical Activities include personal material, material from his teaching at Washington University, material from Washington University's Thyrsus organization, material from his time as a playwright and director, material from Carson as an author, material from St. Louis' Little Theatre and The Players, and his research on theatre and musical performances. This also includes printed material and maps.

Collection Historical Note

William G.B. Carson, a longtime professor of English at Washington University, is best known for his scholarly work in the history of the American theatre and for the active role he played in staging theatrical productions at Washington University and within the St. Louis community at large. Carson's books include Theatre on the Frontier, (1932) and a biography of the great American actress Josephine Hull.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Related Materials: See also WUA00170 William G. B. Carson Papers

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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[Series G1-1: United States Theatre History],
[Series G1-2: Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G1-3: Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles],
[Series G1-4: Correspondence],
[Series G2-1: Material Relating to Dear Josephine],
[Series G2-2: Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G2-3: Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances],
[Series G2-4: Realia],
[Series G3-1: Scripts],
[Series G3-2: News Clipping],
[Series G3-3: Theatre Programs],
[Series G3-4: Printed Material],
[Series G4-1: Material Relating to Early New Mexico History],
[Series G4-2: Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities],
[Series G4-3: Printed Material],
[Series G4-4: Maps],
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Series G2-3: Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music PerformancesAdd to your cart.
Consists of diaries Carson kept about theatrical and music performances he attended from 1913 to 1966 and other items related to his research on theatre and music performances. 24 items
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Obituary for Harry Stanton ElliotAdd to your cart.
2 items
Folder 86: Portland Express article on David Perkins, 1951: January 3Add to your cart.
2 items
Box 16-19Add to your cart.
Folder 87-106: Diaries documenting performancesAdd to your cart.
20 items
Folder 87: Diary documenting performances, September 1913 - June 1915Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 88: Diary documenting performances, September 1915 - December 1919Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 89: Diary documenting performances, January 1920 - January 1921Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 90: Diary documenting performances, January 1921 - March 1922Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 91: Diary documenting performances, October 1922 - April 1923Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 92: Diary documenting performances, September 1923 - July 1925Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 93: Diary documenting performances, August 1925 - April 1926Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 94: Diary documenting performances, April 1926 - December 1927Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 95: Diary documenting performances, January 1927 - December 1930Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 96: Diary documenting performances, January 1931 - November 1934Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 97: Diary documenting performances, January 1935 - June 1939Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 98: Diary documenting performances, October 1939 - December 1943Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 99: Diary documenting performances, January 1944 - December 1947Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 100: Diary documenting performances, October 1947 - November 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Diary documenting performances, November 1948 - December 1951Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 102: Diary documenting performances, January 1952 - July 1953Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 103: Diary documenting performances, August 1953 - December 1956Add to your cart.
1 item
Folder 104: Diary documenting performances, January 1957 - May 1960Add to your cart.
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Folder 105: Diary documenting performances, June 1960 - July 1965Add to your cart.
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Folder 106: Diary documenting performances, October 1965 - May 1966Add to your cart.
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Browse by Series:

[Series G1-1: United States Theatre History],
[Series G1-2: Material Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G1-3: Theatre Playbills, Programs, Magazines, and Newspaper Articles],
[Series G1-4: Correspondence],
[Series G2-1: Material Relating to Dear Josephine],
[Series G2-2: Materials Relating to Carson's Teaching at Washington University in St. Louis],
[Series G2-3: Material Relating to Carson's Research on Theatre & Music Performances],
[Series G2-4: Realia],
[Series G3-1: Scripts],
[Series G3-2: News Clipping],
[Series G3-3: Theatre Programs],
[Series G3-4: Printed Material],
[Series G4-1: Material Relating to Early New Mexico History],
[Series G4-2: Material Relating to Carson's Theatrical Activities],
[Series G4-3: Printed Material],
[Series G4-4: Maps],
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