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William G.B. Carson Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

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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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],
[All]

Series G4-3: Printed MaterialAdd to your cart.
Consists of books and reprints of articles, includes some work by Carson. It is arranged alphabetically by author's las name or by title if there is no noted author. 55 items
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 69Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams, Henry W. "The Montgomery Theatre 1822-1835. " University of Alabama Studies, Number 9, 1955: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: American Quarterly Review. Number XXXII, 1834: DecemberAdd to your cart.
1 item
Folder 70Add to your cart.
Item 1: Arizona QuarterlyAdd to your cart.

vol.16, no.3, Autumn 1960

1 item

Item 2: "A Brief History of Thesbian Hall" Boonville, Missouri: The Thesbian Hall Preservation Committee, 1937Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 3: Briggs, Harold E. and Ernestine. The Theatre in Early Kansas CityAdd to your cart.

Printed from Mid America vol. 32: new series, vol. 21, no. 2

1 item

Item 4: Bryant, Donald C. "Symposium, Of Style" Western Speech, Spring 1957Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 5: Byrne, Muriel St. Clare. "Theatrical Records" ArchivesAdd to your cart.

vol. III, no. 17, Lady Day, 1957

1 item

Item 6: Carson, William G.B. "As You Like It and the Stars: Nineteenth-Century Prompt Books" The Quarterly Journal of SpeechAdd to your cart.

vol. XLIII, no.2, April 1957

1 item

Item 7: Carson, William G.B. "The Beginnings of the Theatre in St. Louis"Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Missouri Historical Society Collections

vol. V, no.2, 1928

1 item

Item 8: Carson, William G.B. "Some Thoughts on Graduate Theses"Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Educational Theatre Journal. vol. VII, no.3, October 1955

1 item

Folder 71Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cowell, Joe. Thirty Years Passed Among the Players, 1844Add to your cart.

New York: Harper & Brothers

1 item

Item 2: Downer, Alan S. "Players and Painted Stage - Nineteenth Century Acting", 1946: JuneAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. vol. LXI, no. 2, June 1946

1 item

Item 3: "Drottningholms Slottsteater Program", 1959Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 4: Faulkner, T.C. The Dramatic Mirror, and Musical Journal, 1966: NovemberAdd to your cart.

vol. 1, no. 2, November 1966

1 item

Item 5: "A Few Particulars Concerning Chang-Eng, The United Siamese Brothers", 1836Add to your cart.

Printed by J.M. Elliot, New York, 1836

1 item

Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 72Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ford, Paul Leicester. Washington and the Theatre, 1899Add to your cart.

New York: The Dunlap Society, 1899

1 item

Item 2: Freedley, George. "Theatre Librarianship", 1962: JanuaryAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from Bulletin of the New York Public Library. vol. 66, no. 1, January 1962

1 item

Item 3: Freedley, George. "The 26 Principal Theatre Collections in American Libraries and <em>Museums</em>"Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Bulletin of the New York Public Library. vol. 62, no.7, July 1958

1 item

Item 4: Frenz, Horst. "American Drama and World Drama", 1945: MarchAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from College English. vol. 6, no. 6, March 1945.

1 item

Item 5: Garrick, David. "The Bon Ton; or High Life Above Stairs, A Farce" as performed at the New Theatre in Boston, 1794Add to your cart.

Printed by P. Edes and S. Etheridge

1 item

Item 6: Gates, William Bryan. "Performances of Shakespeare in Ante-Bellum Mississippi", 1943: JanuaryAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The Journal of Mississippi History

1 item

Folder 73Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gilbert, W.S. The Mikado: or the Town of Titipu, 1885Add to your cart.

New York: William A. Pond & Co.

1 item

Item 2: Hillyer, Katharine and Katharine Best. The Amazing Story of Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada, 1953Add to your cart.

Virginia City, Nevada: The Enterprise Press

1 item

Item 3: Howell, Wilbur Samuel. "Sources of the Elocutionary Movement in England: 1700-1748", 1959: FebruaryAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The Quarterly Journal of Speech. vol. XLV, no. 1

1 item

Item 4: Hunt, Douglas L. "The Nashville Theatre, 1830-1840" Birmingham-Southern College Bulletin, 1935: MayAdd to your cart.

vol. XXVIII, no. 3

1 item

Item 5: Johnson, Albert E. "Dion Boucicault: Man and Fable", 1954: DecemberAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from Educational Theatre Journal. vol. VI, no. 4

1 item

Item 6: Kernodle, George R. "Stage Spectacle and Victorian Society", 1954: FebruaryAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The Quarterly Journal of Speech vol. XL, no. 1

1 item

Item 7: Kernodel, George R. "Symbolic Action in the Greek Choral Odes?" Classical Journal, 1957: OctoberAdd to your cart.

vol. 53, no. 1

1 item

Item 8: Lefevre, Carl. "Gogol and Anglo-Russian Literary Relations During the Crimean War", 1949Add to your cart.

Reprinted from The American Slavic and East European Review vol. VIII, no. 2

1 item

Folder 74Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mackenzie, W. Roy "Ballad-Singing in Nova Scotia", July-September 1909Add to your cart.

Reprinted from The Journal of American Folk-Lore vol. XXII, no. LXXXV

1 item

Item 2: Mackenzie, W. Roy. "Ballads from Nova Scotia - Continued", 1912: April-JuneAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The Journal of American Folk-Lore. vol. XXV, no. XCVI

1 item

Item 3: Mackenzie, W. Roy. "The Debate Over the Soul in "The Pride of Life"", 1922Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Washington University Studies. vol. IX, no. 2

1 item

Item 4: Mackenzie, W. Roy. "A New Source for Mankind", 1912Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. vol. XXIX, no. 2

1 item

Item 5: Mackenzie, W. Roy. "A Source for Medwall's Nature", 1914Add to your cart.

The Modern Language Association of America. Reprinted from Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. vol. XXIX, no. 2

1 item

Item 6: Mackenzie W. Roy "Standing Water", 1926: MayAdd to your cart.

Modern Language Notes. vol. XLI, no. 5

1 item

Item 7: Maverick, Lewis A. "Pierre Poivre: Eighteenth Century Explorer of Southeast Asia", 1941: JuneAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The Pacific Historical Review. vol. X, no. 2

1 item

Item 8: Maverick, Lewis A. "Yankee Doodle", 1962: AprilAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from The American Neptune. vol. XXII, no. 2

1 item

Item 9: McDermott, John Francis. "Eugene Ney's Mississippi Travels 1830", No dateAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from Mid America. vol. 34, new series vol. 23, no. 4

1 item

Item 10: McDermott, John Francis. "J.C. Wild, Western Painter and Lithographer", 1951: AprilAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. vol 60, no. 2

1 item

Item 11: "The Padlock: A Comic Opera", 1795Add to your cart.

Performed at the Theatre, Boston, Printed by William Spotswood

1 item

Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 75Add to your cart.
Item 1: Patrick, J. Max. Savannah's Pioneer Theater: From Its Origins to 1810, 1953Add to your cart.

Athens: University of Georgia Press

1 item

Item 2: Quinn, Arthur Hobson. "American Drama at Pennsylvania", 1951Add to your cart.

Part of this essay appeared originally as the introduction to Check List of American Drama. Philadelphia, University Library

1 item

Item 3: Roppolo, Joesph Patrick. Audiences in New Orleans Theatres, 1845-1861", 1950Add to your cart.

Reprinted from Tulane Studies in English. vol. II, New Orleans: Tulane University, 1950

1 item

Item 4: Ryan Jr., Pat M. "John Brougham: The Gentle Satirist" ", 1959: DecemberAdd to your cart.

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library. vol. 63

1 item

Item 5: Smither, Nelle. "A History of the English Theatre at New Orleans, 1806-1842", 1944Add to your cart.

A Dissertation in English, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania

1 item

Item 6: The Southwest Review, Autumn 1946Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 7: Stout, George D. "Leigh Hunt on Wordsworth and Coleridge", Winter 1957Add to your cart.

Reprint from Keats-Shelley Journal. vol. VI

1 item

Item 8: Taylor,  Tom. "An Unequal Match, A Comedy", 1882Add to your cart.

New York: Samuel French & Son

1 item

Folder 76Add to your cart.
Item 1: Theatrical Apprenticeship of Sol. Smith, 1845Add to your cart.

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson

1 item

Folder 77Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Theatrical Journey-work and Anecdotal Recollections of Sol. Smith, 1854Add to your cart.

Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson

1 item

Folder 78Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Theatre Notebook, 1950: January-MarchAdd to your cart.

vol. 4, no. 2

1 item

Item 2: The Washington University Librarian , 1979: MayAdd to your cart.

vol. 11, no. 3

1 item

Item 3: Weisert, John J. "Beginnings of the Kentucky Theatre Circuit", 1960Add to your cart.

The Filson Club Quarterly. vol. 34

1 item

Item 4: Woodress, James et al. "The Idea of Progress", Fall 1957Add to your cart.

Reprinted from The Georgia Review. vol. XI, no. 3

1 item

Item 5: "The Young Quaker, A Comedy", 1794Add to your cart.

Performed at the Theatre-Royal Smoke-Alley and by the Old American Company, Philadelphia, Printed by Thomas Bradford

1 item


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],
[All]


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