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Guide to the Hallie Flanagan Papers, 1904-1987

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969
Title: Hallie Flanagan Papers
Dates: 1904-1987
Quantity: 14.5 cubic ft (91 boxes)
Abstract: Papers primarily concerning Flanagan's teaching and theater activities at Vassar College and her work with the Federal Theater Project. Includes correspondence, curriculum materials, scripts and other play records, reports, speeches, programs, playbills, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, curriculum materials, scripts and other play records, reports, speeches, programs, playbills, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings.

Biographical Note

Hallie Flanagan Davis, whose professional name was Hallie Flanagan, taught drama at Vassar, 1925-1942, and founded its experimental theater. She is more widely known, however, for her work in the 1930s as the director of the Federal Theater Project. She wrote several plays, numerous articles, and three books -- Arena, the story of the Federal Theatre; Dynamo, the story of the Vassar Theatre; and Shifting Scenes of the Modern European Theatre, the product of a year spent in Europe on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1926.

Hallie Flanagan was born Hallie Mae Ferguson in Redfield, South Dakota. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1911. In her own words, "The main thing that happened to me at college was Murray Flanagan." Hallie Ferguson married Murray Flanagan in 1912, but her "rapturous" marriage ended with her husband's death from tuberculosis in 1919. After teaching high school, Hallie Flanagan taught English courses at Grinnell College and wrote plays. While teaching at Grinnell, she also assisted with performances of plays. Her own play, The Curtain, won a prize and helped her gain admittance to Harvard professor George Pierce Baker's 47 Workshop for Playwrights. In 1924 she earned an A.M. degree from Radcliffe. Upon returning to Grinnell, she produced some of her plays, which attracted the attention of Vassar's president, Henry Noble MacCracken, who offered her a teaching position at Vassar.

Hallie Flanagan's entire adult life was devoted to the theater as educator, playwright, administrator, and director. From 1925 until 1942, she was a professor at Vassar. She founded and directed the Vassar Experimental Theatre, which was well known for the quality and originality of its productions. In 1934, during a sabbatical from Vassar, Hallie Flanagan directed the theater at Dartington Hall in England. She married Philip H. Davis, a professor of Greek at Vassar, in April of that year, keeping the name Flanagan professionally. In 1935 she took leave from Vassar to serve as director of the Federal Theatre Project, a unique effort in the history of American theater which staged over one thousand productions in forty cities. In 1942 Hallie Flanagan Davis went to Smith College as dean and professor of drama. She retired in 1955, at which time she moved back to Poughkeepsie. Hallie Flanagan Davis died in 1969, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.

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Scope and Content Note

These papers primarily concern her teaching and theater activities at Vassar College and her work with the Federal Theater Project and include correspondence, curriculum materials, scripts and other play records, reports, speeches, programs, playbills, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings. Correspondence consists of letters received and carbons of her outgoing letters to students and colleagues concerning her articles and books on the theater, the Russian theater, her experiences during a European trip, her Vassar classes, recommendations for her students, Theatre Arts Monthly, workers' theater such as the Arteff Theatre in New York, and other issues relating to the theater, 1925-1938. Correspondents include President MacCracken of Vassar and her literary agent August Lenninger. There are also several letters from May Sarton concerning an amateur theatrical group she was working with and arrangements for a production at Vassar, 1933-1934; and two letters exchanged between Flanagan and T.S. Eliot about Flanagan's work and Eliot's suggestions for the setting, directions, and final scene for a production of his play "Sweeney," 1933. Materials on the Federal Theater Project consist of briefs, reports, scripts, playbills, and other printed matter.

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Access and Use

Access

One folder in box 45 of this collection is restricted according to the Family Educational Rights and Property Act. The rest of the collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
  • Lenninger, August.
  • MacCracken, H. N. (Henry Noble), b. 1880.
  • Sarton, May, 1912-

Organizations:

  • Arteff Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
  • Federal Theater Project.
  • Smith College--Dept. of Theatre.
  • Vassar College--Faculty.
  • Vassar College--Students.
  • Vassar College--Vassar Experimental Theatre.

Subjects:

  • Amateur theater.
  • College theater--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Drama--Study and teaching.
  • Experimental theatre.
  • Federal aid to the theater.
  • Performing arts--New York (N.Y.)
  • Theater--Soviet Union.
  • Theater--United States.
  • Women college teachers.
  • Women in the theater.
  • Workers' theater--New York (N.Y.)

Places:

  • Europe--Description and travel.

Document Types:

  • Photoprints.
  • Playbills.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Scripts.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, March 2007. Updated by Laura Finkel June 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hallie Flanagan Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Vassar Drama Department and Gift of Joanne Davis Bentley.

6 additional items from Joanne Bentley were added in 2009: 2 letters from HFD (26 May 1930 and 16 June 1930), one diary fragment (beginning 19 Feb 1928), and a manuscript which is either a transcript of an interview with Shirley Rich Krohn or (more likely) a biographical piece written by HFD for "Dr. Wheelis" which was annotated by Shirley Rich Krohn. The other item is a folder of materials on Flanagan Bentley received by Bentley from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after filing a FOIA request. The items are now in folders 1.6, 20.161, 57.474a and 59.505.

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Series List

Series I. Correspondence (Boxes 1-17)

Professional correspondence, 1910-1955, n.d.
Vassar correspondence: interdepartmental and with students and parents, 1925-1941
Federal Summer Theatre at Vassar correspondence, 1937-1938
Personal correspondence, 1909-1967, n.d.
Correspondence of others, 1918-1980, n.d.
Correspondence about HFD, 1969-1987

Series II. Writings (Boxes 18-27)

Writings of HFD: Bibliographies and Autobiographical Essay, 1948, n.d.
Writings of HFD: Travel notes/diaries, 1904, 1926-1934
Writings of HFD: Notebooks, 1925-1927, 1936-1938
Writings of HFD: Dramatic works, 1922-1953, n.d.
Writings of HFD: Essays / articles, 1924-1952, n.d.
Writings of HFD: Poetry and Fiction 1908-1935, n.d.
Writings of HFD: Speeches, 1937-1944
Writings of others

Series III. Printed Materials and Clippings (Boxes 28-43)

Materials about HFD and her publications
Federal Theatre Project: General
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Lists
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Service Bureau Lists
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Playscripts
Dies Committee
Grinnell College
47 Workshop
Pamona College
Vassar College
Smith College
Miscellaneous articles on theater and dance
Miscellaneous biographical material about others
Miscellaneous travel materials
Miscellaneous printed materials

Series IV. Institutional/Organizational Material (Boxes 44-48)

Harvard University/Radcliffe College
Vassar College
Smith College
Miscellaneous

Series V. Production Scripts/Materials (Boxes 49-51)

Vassar Experimental Theatre
Federal Summer Theatre at Vassar, 1937
Federal Theatre Project, [193?]
Smith College, [1944-1945, 1953]

Series VI. Scrapbooks (Box 52)

Series VII. Photographs (Boxes 53-54)

Professional
Family

Series VIII. Audio Recordings and Transcripts (Boxes 55-57)

Interviews by Joanne Bentley
Interviews by George Mason University

Series IX. Family History and Biographical Material (Boxes 58-59)

HFD: General, non-printed material
HFD: Unpublished biographical essays/articles
Family History

Container List

SERIES I. CORRESPONDENCE

Professional correspondence, 1910-1955, n.d.
Folder 1.1 The Short Stories Co. to HFD, 1910 (1 letter)
Folder 1.2 To and from HFD, 1924 (2 letters)
Folder 1.3 To and from HFD, Jan 1925- June 1926 (27 letters; 1 misc.)
Folder 1.4 To and from HFD, July-Dec 1926 (16 letters)
Folder 1.5 To and from HFD, 1927 (8 letters; 1 postcard)
Folder 1.6 To and from HFD, 1928-1930 (10 letters; 1 postcard)
Folder 1.7 To and from HFD, 1931 (13 letters; 1 misc.)
Folder 1.8 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1932 (54 letters; 3 misc.)
Folder 2.9 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Jan-Mar 1933 (49 letters; 4 postcards)
Folder 2.9a To HFD from T.S. Eliot re Vassar Experimental Theatre, March, May 1933 (2 letters, M2006-002)
Folder 2.10 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Apr-June1933 (40 letters; 1 misc.)
Folder 2.11 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, July-Aug 1933 (31 letters)
Folder 2.12 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Sep- Oct 1933 (55 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
Folder 2.13 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Nov- Dec 1933 (58 letters; 1 postcard; 5 misc.)
Folder 3.14 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Jan 1934 (48 letters)
Folder 3.15 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Feb- Mar1934 (54 letters; 1 postcard)
Folder 3.16 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Apr- May, 1934 (45 letters)
Folder 3.17 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, June-Sep 1934 (39 letters; 1 postcard; 2 misc.)
Folder 3.18 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Oct, 1934 (50 letters; 2 postcards)
Folder 3.19 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Nov-Dec 1934 (40 letters)
Folder 4.20 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Jan 1935 (42 letters)
Folder 4.21 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Feb 1935 (33 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 4.22 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Mar 1935 (52 letters; 3 misc.)
Folder 4.23 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Apr 1935 (37 letters)
Folder 4.24 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, May 1935 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 3 misc.)
Folder 4.25 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, June-Aug 1932 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 2 misc.)
Folder 5.26 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, Sep-Dec 1935 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
Folder 5.27 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1936 (30 letters; 3 postcards)
Folder 5.28 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1937-1940 (36 letters)
Folder 5.29 Federal Theatre Project: to and from HFD, 1936 (10 letters/memos - 1 original (6/13/36); remaining are photocopies, originals poss. in National Archives)
Folder 5.30 Federal Theatre Project: to and from HFD, 1937-1938 (21 letters/memos; 1 fragment - photocopies, originals poss. in National Archives)
Folder 5.31 Federal Theatre Project: to and from HFD, 1939 (20 letters/memos - photocopies, originals poss. in National Archives)
Folder 5.32 To and from HFD, 1942-1946, 1948-1950, 1954, 1955 (33 letters)
Vassar correspondence: interdepartmental and with students and parents, 1925-1941
Folder 6.34 Interdepartmental business, primarily corr. with President H.N. MacCracken, 1925-1932 (47 letters)
Folder 6.35 Interdepartmental business, primarily corr. with President H.N. MacCracken, 1933-1936, 1938-1940 n.d. (66 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 6.36 Correspondence with students and parents, 1932-1933 (36 letters)
Folder 6.37 Correspondence with students and parents, May 1937, 1934-1935, n.d. (58 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 6.38 Correspondence relating to Vassar Vocational Bureau, 1932-1935 (40 letters)
Folder 6.39 Correspondence from Vassar students, classes of 1929-1941, collected by HFD for Dynamo, 1941-1942 (10 letters; 1 misc.)
Federal Summer Theatre at Vassar correspondence, 1937-1938
Folder 7.40 Administration: nominations, May-June 1937 (27 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 7.41 Administration: transportation for participants, Apr - Sep 1937 (61 letters)
Folder 7.42 Administration: notification letters to participants, June 1937 (24 letters)
Folder 7.43 Administration: room and board for participants, Mar -Aug 1937 (27 letters; 3 misc.)
Folder 7.44 Administration: general correspondence and memos, May - June 1937 (18 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 7.45 Administration: general correspondence and memos, June 16-27, 1937 (29 letters; 4 misc.)
Folder 8.46 Administration: general correspondence and memos, June 28 - July 9, 1937 (66 letters)
Folder 8.47 Administration: general correspondence and memos, July 1937 - Feb 1938 (56 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
Folder 8.48 Administration: payroll, June 25- July 1, 1937 (21 letters)
Folder 8.49 Administration: payroll, July 2-13, 1937 (30 letters)
Folder 8.50 Administration: payroll, July 14 - Aug 1937 (60 letters)
Personal correspondence, 1909-1967, n.d.
Folder 9.51 John P. Ryan to HFD, 1909 (1 letter)
Folder 9.52 Murray Flanagan to HFD, 1913 (1 letter)
Folder 9.53 HFD to Deborah Wiley, 1917 (9 letters)
Folder 9.54 HFD to Grinnell students, 1924-1928 (6 letters - 2 orig.)
Folder 9.55 HFD to family, from Europe, Fall 1926, May 1927 (28 postcards)
Folder 9.56 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and individual students, from Europe, Feb - Mar 1934 (12 letters)
Folder 9.57 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and individual students, from Europe, Apr - June and n.d., 1934 (12 letters; 3 postcards)
Folder 9.58 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and Esther Porter, from Europe, Feb - Apr 1934 (26 pages)
Folder 9.59A Miscellaneous personal correspondence, to and from HFD, 1932-1953
Folder 9.59B Photocopies of material not owned by Vassar - most are letters to Lynne Anderson, 1938-1955
Folder 9.59C Eleanor Roosevelt to HFD 1952-1953 (3 TLS)
Folder 10.60 HFD to Philip Davis, May - Sep 1935 (15 letters; 2 fragments)
Folder 10.61 HFD to Philip Davis, Oct 1935 (10 letters)
Folder 10.62 HFD to Philip Davis, Nov-Dec and n.d., 1935 (13 letters; 2 fragments)
Folder 10.63 HFD to Philip Davis, Jan-Mar 1936 (12 letters)
Folder 10.64 HFD to Philip Davis, Apr-June 1936 (9 letters; 2 fragments)
Folder 10.65 HFD to Philip Davis, July-Sep 1936 (6 letters; 1 fragment)
Folder 10.66 HFD to Philip Davis, Oct-Dec and n.d., 1936 (11 letters; 3 fragments)
Folder 10.67 HFD to Philip Davis, Jan-May 1937 (10 letters)
Folder 10.68 HFD to Philip Davis, June-Oct 1937 (10 letters; 4 fragments)
Folder 10.69 HFD to Philip Davis, Nov-Dec and n.d., 1937 (14 letters; 1 fragment)
Folder 10.70 HFD to Philip Davis, July 1938, Feb 1939, n.d. (1 letter; 2 fragments; 1 postcard)
Folder 11.71 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, May 1935 (2 pages)
Folder 11.72 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, 1936 (29 pages)
Folder 11.73 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, 1937 (28 pages)
Folder 11.74 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, [July] 1935 (4 pages)
Folder 11.75 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: A-C, 1940 (42 letters; 2 cards; 1 postcard)
Folder 11.76 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: D-G, 1940 (52 letters; 1 card)
Folder 11.77 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: H-K, 1940 (29 letters)
Folder 11.78 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: L-N, 1940 (44 letters)
Folder 12.79 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: O-R, 1940 (27 letters)
Folder 12.80 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: S-T, 1940 (35 letters)
Folder 12.81 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: U-Z, 1940 (27 letters; 1 cards)
Folder 12.82 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: unidentified, 1940 (18 letters)
Folder 12.83 HFD to friends after Philip Davis's death, Feb-Apr 1940 (4 letters - photocopies)
Folder 12.84 Joanne Bentley to HFD, ca. 1939-1943, 1964 (15 letters)
Folder 12.85 Correspondence with Robert Baron, primarily HFD to RB, 1948-1951, 1953, n.d. (31 letters; 1 misc.)
Note: Correspondents in Folders 86 - 103 include: Joanne and Eric Bentley, Fred and Betty Flanagan, Philip and Frances Youtz, Lynne Anderson, Lillian Berkeley, Emmet Lavery, Jane Matthews, Henry Allen Moe, Carlotta O'Neill, John Sollers, Patsy Walsh and Florence Wislocki.
Folder 12.86 From HFD to family and friends, 1955 (7 letters)
Folder 12.87 From HFD to family and friends, 1956 (17 letters)
Folder 12.88 From HFD to family and friends, 1957 (6 letters)
Folder 13.89 From HFD to family and friends, 1958 (7 letters)
Folder 13.90 From HFD to family and friends, 1959 (4 letters)
Folder 13.91 From Eleanor Roosevelt to HFD, 1959 (2 letters)
Folder 13.92 From HFD to family and friends, 1955-1959, n.d. (7 letters)
Folder 13.93 From HFD to family and friends, 1960 (8 letters)
Folder 13.94 From HFD to family and friends, 1961 (10 letters)
Folder 13.95 From HFD to family and friends, 1962 (16 letters)
Folder 13.96 From HFD to family and friends, 1963 (13 letters)
Folder 13.97 From HFD to family and friends, 1964 (12 letters)
Folder 13.98 From HFD to family and friends, Jan-June 1965 (17 letters)
Folder 13.99 From HFD to family and friends, Jul.-Dec 1965 (14 letters)
Folder 14.100 From HFD to family and friends, 1966 (15 letters; 1 envelope)
Folder 14.101 From HFD to family and friends, 1967 (2 letters; 2 envelope)
Folder 14.102 From HFD to family and friends, [196?] (9 letters)
Folder 14.103 From HFD to family and friends - Notes taken by Joanne Bentley, 1956-1961 (2 pages)
Correspondence of others, 1918-1980, n.d.
Folder 14.104 From Philip Davis to Jean Davis, 1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934 (6 letters)
Folder 14.105 From Philip Davis to E.C. Mabie, 1937, 193? (2 letters)
Folder 14.106 From Philip Davis to Esther Porter [Lane], [193?] (1 letter)
Folder 14.107 From Peter Cox to Dorothy Elmhirst [TS extracts], 1947 (2 pages)
Folder 14.108 Correspondence bet. Robert Baron and others re: reprint of Arena, 1951-1960 (33 letters; 2 misc.)
Folder 14.109 Correspondence re: reprint of Arena - correspondents include: Frederic Flanagan; Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, Inc.; Eric Bentley; Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1963-1966 (24 letters; 2 contracts)
Folder 14.110 From Joanne Bentley to siblings re: HFD, 1964 (1 letter)
Folder 14.111 From Margaret Ellen Clifford to Eric Bentley, 1964 (1 letter)
Folder 14.112 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley re: Philip Youtz, 1980 (3 letters; 2 clippings)
Correspondence about HFD, 1969-1987
Folder 15.113 Letters of sympathy to Joanne Bentley after HFD's death: A-Z, 1969 (31 letters)
Folder 15.114 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley re: memorial service for HFD, Sep 16, 1969 (26 letters)
Folder 15.115 Letters from Smith College students collected by Helen Chinoy's Theatre Seminar, 1975 (TS excerpts - 21 pages)
Folder 15.116 Joanne Bentley's letter soliciting materials from Vassar alumnae re: HFD, 1979 (2 letters)
Folder 15.117 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Grinnell neighbors: A-Z, 1979, 1980 (15 letters; 1 fragment; 1 misc.)
Folder 15.118 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Grinnell high school classmates: A-Z, 1980 (17 letters; 1 misc.)
Folder 15.119 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Grinnell College classmates: A-Z, 1979, 1980 (5 letters)
Folder 15.120 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from relatives: William Lyle Flanagan, 1980 (5 letters)
Folder 15.121 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from high school students of HFD in Iowa and Missouri: A-Z, 1979, 1980 (9 letters)
Folder 15.122 Correspondence with Joanne Bentley from people involved with George P. Baker's 47 Workshop and Radcliffe, 1980, 1982 (7 letters)
Folder 16.123 Correspondence to Audrey Koran from Grinnell College students: A-Z, 1971 (5 letters - photocopies)
Folder 16.124 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Grinnell College Students: A-Z, 1980, 1982 (15 letters)
Folder 16.125 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Pomona College friends of Summer, 1925, 1980, 1982 (3 letters; 1 misc.)
Folder 16.126 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from relatives about HFD and Philip Davis: A-Z, 1980-1982 (12 letters)
Folder 16.127 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar students about HFD and Philip Davis: A-Z, 1980, 1987 (6 letters)
Folder 16.128 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley about wedding of HFD and Philip Davis: A-Z, 1980, 1985 (3 letters)
Folder 16.129 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Fed. Theatre Project colleagues of HFD: A-Z, 1980, 1984, 1985 (16 letters)
Folder 16.130 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar students, classes of 1928-1930: A-Z, 1979-1982 (36 letters; 1 postcard)
Folder 17.131 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar students, classes of 1931-33: A-Z, 1980-1983 (15 letters; 1 postcard; 1 misc.)
Folder 17.132 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar students, classes of 1934-36: A-Z, 1980-1981 (14 letters)
Folder 17.133 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar students, classes of 1940-42: A-Z, 1980 (6 letters; 1 extract)
Folder 17.134 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Vassar colleagues and friends of HFD: A-Z, 1980-1982, 1987 (30 letters)
Folder 17.135 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from misc. colleagues and friends during HFD's Vassar years: A-Z, 1980, 1984 (3 letters; 1 postcard)
Folder 17.136 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Smith College students: A-Z 1979, 1980 (6 letters)
Folder 17.137 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from Smith College colleagues and friends of HFD: A-Z, 1979-1987 (20 letters)
Folder 17.138 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from misc. friends and acquaintances during Smith years: A-Z, 1973, 1980, 1981 (6 letters)
Folder 17.139 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from misc. friends and acquaintances of HFD, 1955-69: A-Z, 1980 (2 letters; 1 fragment)
Folder 17.140 Correspondence to Joanne Bentley from the Guggenheim Foundation, 1982 (1 letter)

SERIES II. WRITINGS

Writings of HFD: Bibliographies and Autobiographical Essay, 1948, n.d.
Folder 18.141 Bibliographies
Folder 18.142 Autobiography: Notes on my life, 1948 (MS)
Writings of HFD: Travel notes/diaries, 1904, 1926-1934
Folder 18.143 St Louis World's Fair, 1904 (MS diary)
Folder 18.144 Europe, Aug 1926- May 1927 (MS diary)
Folder 18.145 Moscow [feature Gordon Craig and Stanislavsky], Oct-Nov 1926 (MS diaries I-III)
Folder 18.146 Leningrad; Berlin [feature Dr. Horsley Gantt], Dec 1926 (MS diaries)
Folder 19.147 Europe, Fall 1926- Jan 1927 (MS notebook)
Folder 19.148 Europe, Feb-May 1927 (MS notebook)
Folder 19.149 Europe, July-Sep 1926 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS diary)
Folder 19.150 Europe, Mar-Apr, 1927 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS diary)
Folder 19.151 Europe, 1926-1927 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS notebook
Folder 19.152 Russia; Turkey, 1930 (MS notebook)
Folder 19.153 Turkey, train trip north, 1930 (MS diary)
Folder 19.154 Europe, May-June 1930 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS notebook)
Folder 20.155 Europe, Mar-Aug 1934 (MS diary)
Folder 20.156 Europe, Feb-Apr 1934 (MS notebook)
Folder 20.157 Europe, May-June 1934 (MS notebook)
Folder 20.158 Europe, Jul.-Aug 1934 (photocopies of MS notebook)
Folder 20.159 Europe, Feb-May 1934 (transcripts-- excerpts from MS diary)
Writings of HFD: Notebooks, 1925-1927, 1936-1938
Folder 20.160 New York theater season, 1925-1926 (MS notebook)
Folder 20.161 Miscellaneous, 1926-1927 (MS notebooks)
Folder 20.162 Federal Theatre Project, 1936-1938 (TS notebooks)
Writings of HFD: Dramatic works, 1922-1953, n.d.
Folder 20.163 The Curtain, 1922 (published)
Folder 20.164 The Garden of Wishes, 1923 (TS carbon)
Folder 20.165 The Garden of Wishes, 1923 (TS carbon)
Folder 21.166 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (TS carbon)
Folder 21.167 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (TS carbon w/ pencilled editing)
Folder 21.168 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (photocopy of TS w/ director's comments - original in Yale School of Drama library)
Folder 21.169 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (mimeograph of TS - later note by HFD on title page ?)
Folder 21.170 Free [written summer 1924], 1924 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 21.171 Here Comes the Bridegroom - Grinnell years (TS)
Folder 21.172 Here Comes the Bridegroom - Grinnell years (TS carbon)
Folder 22.173 Can You Hear Their Voices, by HFD and Margaret Ellen Clifford, 1931 (published)
Folder 22.174 Fear - Acting version by HFD, 1933 (TS carbon)
Folder 22.175 The Sky Will Be Lit Up, by HFD and Janet Hartman, 1933 (photocopy of TS - original at Library of Congress)
Folder 22.176 The Lost Aphrodite: [a Comedy on Archaeology], 1934 (work copy - part TS, part TS carbon)
Folder 22.177 Chorus for the Delian Apollo, ca. 1934 (published, 2c.)
Folder 22.178 Margaret Fuller, by HFD and Nathalie Wolfe, ca. 1939 (TS)
Folder 23.179 Margaret Fuller, ca. 1939 (TS carbon)
Folder 23.180 No Time for Tears, 1940 or 1944? (TS)
Folder 23.181 E = mc2: a Living Newspaper About the Atomic Age , 1947 (published - autographed by HFD for Joanne Davis Bentley)
Folder 23.182 Heritage: a Play in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of Smith College , 1953 (published - autographed by HFD for Eric Bentley)
Folder 23.183 Trust Emily, n.d. (TS carbon)
Folder 23.184 Introduction for unidentified play or series of scenes, n.d. (TS carbon)
Writings of HFD: Essays / articles, 1924-1952, n.d.
Folder 24.185 Essays/articles, 1924-1927 (7 items, published)
Folder 24.186 Essays/articles, 1927-1929 (2 items, TS carbons)
Folder 24.187 Essays/articles, 1931-1939 (12 items, TS, TS carbons)
Folder 24.188 Essays/articles, 1929-1930 (5 items, published)
Folder 24.189 Essays/articles, 1931-1932 (2 items, published)
Folder 24.190 Essays/articles, 1934 (4 items, published)
Folder 24.191 Essays/articles, 1936 (1 item, published)
Folder 25.192 Essays/articles, 1937 (3 items, published)
Folder 25.193 Essays/articles, 1938 (1 item, TS)
Folder 25.194 Essays/articles, 1939-1940 (6 items, published)
Folder 25.195 Essays/articles, [1947?] (1 item, TS)
Folder 25.196 Essays/articles, 1947 (1 item, published)
Folder 25.197 Essays/articles, 1952 (1 item, published)
Folder 25.198 Essays/articles, [n.d.] (4 items, TS, TS carbons)
Writings of HFD: Poetry and Fiction 1908-1935, n.d.
Folder 25.199 Undergraduate Poetry [photocopies from 1911 Grinnell Annual], 1911 (10 pages, Published)
Folder 25.200 Fiction [photocopies from Unit, Grinnell's literary magazine], 1908-1910 (6 items, published)
Folder 25.201 Fiction: The Ant and the Statue, 1925-1935 (19 pages, incomplete, TS carbon)
Folder 25.202 Fiction: In His Image, 1925-1935? (TS carbon)
Folder 25.203 Fiction: In His Image, 1925-1935? (TS carbon w/ pencilled editing
Folder 25.204 Fiction: Maps of the Moon, 1929-1935? (TS carbon, 2 copies)
Folder 25.205 Fiction: Pearls Found in a Bottle, 1925-1935? (TS carbon w/ pencilled editing)
Folder 25.206 Fiction: Miscellaneous, 1925-1935 (TS and TS carbons, 3 items)
Folder 25.207 Fiction: Miscellaneous Smith yrs (TS and TS carbons, 5 items)
Writings of HFD: Speeches, 1937-1944
Folder 26.208 Federal Theatre Project, Oct 1935; May 1937 (TS notebooks, 4 items
Folder 26.209 Federal Theatre Project, 1937 (TS notebooks, 4 items)
Folder 26.210 Federal Theatre Project, 1938 (TS notebooks, 5 items
Folder 26.211 Federal Theatre Project: "A Brief Delivered by HFD . . . before the Committee on Parents," Feb 8, 1938 (TS mimeograph, 2 copies
Folder 26.212 Federal Theatre Project: speech at National Theatre Conference, 1940 (Published; photocopy
Folder 26.213 Vassar: Chapel Talk to class of 1941, May 21, 1941 (Published)
Folder 26.214 Smith College: assembly talks, Sep 1942; Jan 1944 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 26.215 Smith Collge: The Drums of Taos, Jan 26, 1944 (photocopy of TS, 2 copies)
Boxes 60 - 91 Shifting Scenes stereotype plates, 1928 (32 boxes)
Writings of others
Folder 27.216 [William H. Bridge?]: essay on Ruth St. Denis and the Society of Spiritual Art, n.d.
Folder 27.217 Whittaker Chambers: Can You Make Out Their Voices, 1931 (published; photocopy)
Folder 27.218 Kate Clugston: excerpts from her autobiography, re: HFD and Federal Theatre Project, n.d. (photocopy of TS)
Folder 27.219 Kate Clugston: Very Like a Whale [excerpts], n.d. (photocopy of TS)
Folder 27.220 Philip Davis: non-fiction/articles, 1934-1937 (published)
Folder 27.221 Philip Davis: poetry, 1925-1931 (TS)
Folder 27.222 Barbara Burnett Gratwick: travel notes/ diaries: Russia, 1930 (MS diary)
Folder 27.223 Grace Lynn: Artef Theatre article, n.d. (TS)
Folder 27.224 Henry N. MacCracken: commencement address [re: Federal Theatre Project], 1939 (TS carbon, 2 copies)
Folder 27.225 Herbert A. Price: "WPA Players Brighten the Lot of Refugees," 1937 (TS carbon)
Folder 27.226 Hilda W. Smith: "A Summary of Workers' Education Under the WPA," 1938 (mimeograph)
Folder 27.227 Molly Day Thacher: Blocks, [1928?] (TS carbon)
Folder 27.228 Iris Vinton: "Filling the Seats: a Report on Audience Building," [1929] (TS carbon)
Folder 27.229 Hal Welles: Excerpt from novel [character based on HFD], n.d. (photocopy of TS)
Folder 27.230 [s.n.]: "Analysis of Federal Theatre Plays Critized [sic] on the Floors of the U.S. Senate and House," [1939?] (TS)
Folder 27.231 [unknown Congressman]: Report on investigation of Federal Theatre Project, 1939 (TS carbon)
Folder 27.232 [s.n.]: Essay re: Federal Theatre Project in New York City, 1939 (TS)

SERIES III. PRINTED MATERIALS / CLIPPINGS

Materials about HFD and her publications
Folder 28.233 Clippings re: HFD, ca. 1909, 1925-1935 (29 items)
Folder 28.234 Clippings re: HFD, 1936-1942 (43 items)
Folder 28.235 Clippings re: HFD, [1943-1988] (35 items)
Folder 28.236 Review of HFD books (29 items)
Folder 28.237 HFD: Awards/honors (6 items)
Folder 28.238 HFD: Bookplate (1 item)
Federal Theatre Project: General
Folder 28.239 Flyers/programs, 1937 (7 items)
Folder 28.240 Clippings/articles, 1937 (41 items)
Folder 28.241 Publications: "First Federal Summer Theatre -- A Report," 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 28.242 Programs, 1936-1939 (10 items)
Folder 28.243 Clippings/articles, 1936-1937 (23 items)
Folder 28.244 Clippings/articles, 1938-1941 (26 items)
Folder 29.245 Clippings/articles, 1961-1974, n.d. (14 items)
Folder 29.246 Clippings/articles, "One-third of a Nation: a Handbook of Source Materials," 1984 (1 item)
Folder 29.247 Congressional Record, Apr 20 and May 7 1936
Folder 29.248 Congressional Record, Jun 17 1936
Folder 29.249 Congressional Record, Jan23 and Apr7 1939
Folder 29.250 Congressional Record, Jun 15 1936
Folder 29.251 Congressional Record, Jun 28 1939
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Lists
Folder 30.252 "Russian Plays," April 1936
Folder 30.253 "A Suggested Production List of Non-Royalty plays -- Part I and Part II," Oct 1936
Folder 30.254 P"90 New Plays," Dec 1936
Folder 30.255 "90 New Plays," Dec 1936 (copy 2)
Folder 31.256 "34 Old and New Spanish Plays," Jan 1937
Folder 31.257 "Jewish Non-royalty Plays and Pageants, Jan 1937
Folder 31.258 P"Rural Plays -- Part I," March 1937
Folder 31.259 "Rural Plays -- Part II," April 1937
Folder 31.260 "Patriotic Holiday Plays -- Non-royalty, Part II," April 1937
Folder 32.261 "Rural Plays -- Part ,I" June 1937 (3 copies)
Folder 32.262 "Rural Plays -- Part III," June 1937 (3 copies)
Folder 32.263 "Some New Unpublished One-act Plays -- Royalty Plays, Part I," July 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 32.264 "72 Vaudeville Sketches -- Non-royalty, Part I," Sep 1937
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Service Bureau Lists
Folder 33.265 "Anti-war Plays -- Foreign and Jewish Lists," Oct 1937
Folder 33.266 "Anti-war Plays -- Royalty List," Nov 1937
Folder 33.267 "Anti-war Plays for Community Theatres," Oct 1937
Folder 33.268 "Anti-war Plays for Community Theatres," Oct 1937
Folder 33.269 "40 Vaudeville Sketches -- Roualty, Part 2," Nov 1937
Folder 34.270 "57 Vaudeville Sketches," Jan, 1938 (reissued)
Folder 34.271 "Anglo-Jewish Plays in English and Yiddish," Jan 1938
Folder 34.272 "Catholic Plays -- Parts II and III," Feb 1938
Folder 34.273 "56 Minstrels," Feb 1938
Folder 35.274 "National Service Bureau Publications -- A Catalogue," March 1938
Folder 35.275 "A List of Negro Plays," March 1938
Folder 35.276 "72 Vaudeville Sketches -- Non-royalty, Part II," March 1938
Folder 35.277 "Old Testament Plays," July 1938
Folder 35.278 "59 Monologues," Dec 1938
Folder 35.279 "New Plays Survey," Dec 1938
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Playscripts
Folder 36.280 "Class of 1929: A Play in Three Acts," 1936
Folder 36.281 "Battle Hymn -- A Play in Three Acts," Oct 1936
Folder 36.282 "John Henry -- Steel Driving Man," [1936?]
Folder 37.283 "Threnody American -- A Radio Drama About Youth," June 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 37.284 "Late Primitive -- A Marionette Play in Two Acts," July 1937
Folder 37.285 "The Wildcats -- A Play About Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 37.286 "The Lost Generation -- A Play About Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 38.287 "We Are the Future -- A Play of Rural Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
Folder 38.288 "Morning Paper -- A Play About Newsboys," July 1937
Folder 38.289 "Sherlock Holmes -- Adapted for Marionettes," July 1937
Folder 38.290 "Don Quixote -- Adapted for the Marionette Theater," July 1937
Folder 38.291 "Nelagony," Nov 1937
Folder 38.292 "Folk Tunes from Mississippi," Dec 1937 (2nd edition)
Dies Committee
Folder 41.305 Excerpts from hearings [Federal Theatre Project chapter from Thirty Years of Treason], 1938 (photocopies)
Folder 41.306 Vassar student reactions [from Vassar Review, New York Times, Miscellany News], 1939 (photocopies)
Grinnell College
Folder 41.307 Early Grinnell, Iowa: Bartlett Family (photocopies)
Folder 41.308 Early 20th c. history (photocopies)
Folder 41.309 Biographical info. about Profs. Edward A. Steiner and John D. Stoops (photocopies)
Folder 41.310 Publications: Grinnel College Bulletin, 1920-1926 (photocopies of excerpts)
Folder 41.311 Department of Theater: programs and clippings, 1921-1925 (21 pages; photocopies
47 Workshop
Folder 41.312 Programs, 1923-1924 (7 pages; photocopies)
Pamona College
Folder 41.313 Clippings, Summer 1925 (3 pages; photocopies)
Vassar College
Folder 41.314 Vassar Experimental Theater, Vassar Drama Department: clippings/articles, 1917, 1928-1940, 1983, n.d. (27 items; some photocopies)
Folder 41.315 Vassar Experimental Theater: programs, 1928-1940 (13 items)
Folder 41.316 Summer session in the theater: programs/flyers, 1935 (4 items)
Folder 41.317 Summer session in the theater: clippings, 1935 (8 pages; photocopies)
Folder 41.318 Dutchess County Players, 1938 (1 item)
Folder 41.319 HFD Powerhouse Theater, 1973-1974 (4 items)
Smith College
Folder 41.320 Dept. of Theater: clippings/articles, 1945-1950 (7 items)
Folder 41.321 Dept. of Theater: programs, 1945-1950 (3 items)
Folder 41.322 Dept. of Theater: Denton Snyder: clippings/articles, n.d. (2 items)
Folder 41.323 Historical sketch of Northampton, MA, from New York Times, Feb 10 1980 (photocopy)
Miscellaneous articles on theater and dance
Folder 42.324 American theater: misc. clippings/articles, 1925, 1932, 1933 1936, 1980 (5 items)
Folder 42.325 American theater: New York theater reviews, [Feb, Mar 1929?] (14 items; photocopies
Folder 42.326 Workers' theaters: clippings/articles from New Masses, Jan 1930 - June 1931 and The International Worker's Theater no. 4, May 1931, 1930-1931 (17 items)
Folder 42.327 Workers' theaters: programs / flyers, n.d. (4 items)
Folder 42.328 Russian Theater: clippings/articles, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1934 (12 items; photocopies)
Folder 42.329 Russian Theater: programs/flyers, [1930?] (1 item)
Folder 42.330 English Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (8 items; photocopies)
Folder 42.331 English Theater: programs/flyers, [1934?] (10 items)
Folder 42.332 Italian Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (6 items; photocopies)
Folder 42.333 Italian Theater: programs/flyers, 1929-1934 (12 items)
Folder 42.334 French Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (1 item: photocopy, original)
Folder 42.335 French Theater: programs/flyers, 1934 (2 items)
Folder 42.336 Miscellaneous clippings during European trip, 1934 (5 items; photocopies)
Folder 42.337 Dance: clippings/articles, 1928-1933 (19 items; some photocopies)
Folder 42.338 Dance: New York dance productions: programs/flyers, [1930's?] (7 items)
Folder 42.339 Dance: miscellaneous illustrations, n.d. (6 items)
Miscellaneous biographical material about others
Folder 43.340 Rachel Crothers: clippings/articles, [197? or 198?]
Folder 43.340a T.S. Eliot: clippings/articles, Nov 21 1982
Folder 43.341 L.K. Elmhirst: clippings/articles, [198?] (obituary)
Folder 43.342 Horsley Gantt: clippings/articles, 1980-1987 (7 items)
Folder 43.343 Eugene O'Neill: clippings/articles, 1935 (1 item)
Miscellaneous travel materials
Folder 43.344 Postcards, unused: Russian trip, 1930 (43 items)
Folder 43.345 Postcards, unused: Russian trip, 1930 (23 items)
Folder 43.346 Postcards, unused: Russian trip, 1930 (35 items)
Folder 43.347 Postcards, unused: European trip: England, 1934 (2 items)
Folder 43.348 Postcards, unused: [European trip: Paris?], [1934?] (4 items)
Miscellaneous printed materials
Folder 43.349 "No parasan = They shall not pass," 1937 (song)
Folder 43.349a Theatre materials from Prague, 1927 (3 vols)
Folder 43.349b Tvorcheskii Teatr by Kerzhentsev, 1923 (1 vol.)

SERIES IV. INSTITUTIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL MATERIALS

Harvard University/Radcliffe College
Folder 44.350 English 39: HF's notes and essays, fall, 1923
Folder 44.351 47 Workshop: miscellaneous notes of HF's, 1923
Vassar College
Folder 44.352 Drama/English departmental reports and memos, 1926-1935
Folder 44.353 Drama course outlines/syllabi, 1927-1937
Folder 44.354 Drama course exam questions/ paper assignments, 1930-1935
Folder 44.355 Drama course student notes, 1939
Folder 45.356 Grade sheets for English 270, English 370, 1933 (RESTRICTED)
Folder 46.357 English 270: Elizabeth Dix (VC 1936): 1934-1935: scrapbook with class notes and theater clippings/programs
Folder 46.358 [English 370?]: Elizabeth Dix (VC 1936): 1935-1936: notebook on design theory in theater and arts in general
Folder 46.359 English 105: Katherine Dain (VC 1940): 1936-1937: "George Pierce Baker and the 47 Workshop"
Folder 47.360 Margaret Levi (VC 1935): 1934-1935: Scrapbook with theater clippings for the period and her commentary
Smith College
Folder 48.362 Department of Theater meeting minutes and miscellaneous reports, [1948-1950]
Folder 48.363 Miscellaneous course otulines, assignments, discussion outlines, exam questions, [1947-1951]
Folder 48.364 Miscellaneous course notes/outlines: Doris Abramson? [ca. 1950]
Folder 48.365 List of drama students, classes of 1943-1954, 1969
Miscellaneous
Folder 48.361 Federal Theater Project: meething minutes and miscellaneous reports: [1935-1939] (all but Oct 8-9, 1935 are photocopies)
Folder 48.366 Iowa Summer Session: "Theater and Society" course outline: 1945
Folder 48.367 Dartington Hall: notes on the theater session: summer, 1950

SERIES V. PRODUCTION SCRIPTS/MATERIALS

Vassar Experimental Theatre
Folder 49.368 All College Revue, ca. 1925
Folder 49.369 Man and the Masses, by Ernst Toller, spring 1930
Folder 49.370 Drama of Lights, by Paolo Buzzi; Alteration of Character, by Arnaldo Corradini and Bruno Corra [Esther Porter's {VC 1932) copy], 1931-1932
Folder 49.371 Not for Us Alone, [acting versions of Greek mimes], by Hallie Flanagan and Philip Davis, ca. 1932
Folder 49.372 Production notes for Antony and Cleopatra, Dec 1934.
Folder 49.373 Question Before the House, by Doris Yankauer (VC 1935) and Herb Mayer [fragment], [1935?]
Folder 49.374 Come Out Into the Sun: Tentative rehearsal schedule, Aug 1935
Folder 49.375 Miscellaneous scripts [Greek drama], 1936-1937 (6 items)
Folder 49.376 Plan for mime sequence, n.d. (1 TS; 1 TS carbon)
Federal Summer Theatre at Vassar, 1937
Folder 50.377 General information about program
Folder 50.378 Lists of personnel
Folder 50.379 Schedules
Folder 50.380 How Long Brethren (July 10): General information
Folder 50.381 One-third of the Nation (July 29-31): Ticket information
Folder 50.382 Lists of electrical equipment
Folder 50.383 Invoices
Folder 50.384 Transportation reimbursement forms
Federal Theatre Project, [193?]
Folder 51.385 [Federal Theatre Project?]: Secret Weapon, by Herbert Barr Lutz, n.d. (TS)
Smith College, [1944-1945, 1953]
Folder 51.386 Yes Is for a Very Young Man, by Gertrude Stein, 1944-1945 (mimeograph of TS with notes by HFD)
Folder 51.387 The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlow, Fall 1945 (mimeograph)
Folder 51.388 "Heritage - A Play in Honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of Smith College," June 1953

SERIES VI. SCRAPBOOKS

Folder 52.389 Scrapbook of Hallie Mae Ferguson at Grinnell College, 1907-11

SERIES VII. PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

Professional
Folder 53.390 Grinnell College: Murray Flanagan, 1906 (1 photo)
Folder 53.391 Grinnell College: Drama Department: "Romeo Juliet," 1925 (2 photos)
Folder 53.392 Vassar College: Drama Department: Lester and Philena Lang, n.d. (3 photos)
Folder 53.393 Vassar College: Drama Department: Nikander and Kay Strelsky, Eve and Harry St. John WEilliams, HFD, ca. 1930 (2 copies)
Folder 53.394 Russian Theatre, ca. 1930 (45 photos)
Folder 53.395 Travel photos: Russia, 1930 (12 photos)
Folder 53.396 Travel photos: Europe, Dec 1926 (1 photo; 1 postcard)
Folder 53.397 Travel photos: Europe, May 1934 (1 photo; 1 postcard)
Folder 53.398 Federal Theatre Project: "Murder in the Cathedral," 1936 (1 photo from magazine)
Folder 53.399 Federal Theatre Project: "Triple-A Plowed Under," 1936 (10 photos)
Folder 53.400 Dance: Miscellaneous, n.d. (5 photos)
Folder 53.401 Smith College: Hallie Flanagan Davis: [photocopies of 11 photographs from the Smith College Archives], 1942-1949
Folder 53.402 Smith College: Exhibit in Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre, ca. 1982 (12 photos)
Folder 53.403 Miscellaneous non-family individuals, n.d. (2 photos: 1 sketch)
Family
Folder 54.404 Hallie Flanagan Davis, [ca. 1890-1894?] (31 photos)
Folder 54.405 Hallie Flanagan Davis Gravesite, 1969 (2 photos)
Folder 54.406 [William J. Fischer?], [1906?] (1 photo)
Folder 54.407 Unidentified, early) (1 photo)
Folder 54.408 Ferguson House, Grinnell, 1952 (2 photos)
Folder 54.409 Murray Flanagan with family (4 photos)
Folder 54.410 Photograph album, [ca. 1914 1921]
Folder 54.411 Jack and Frederic Flanagan (8 photos)
Folder 54.412 Philip Davis and children, [1929-1938] (12 photos)

SERIES VIII. AUDIO RECORDINGS and TRANSCRIPTS

Interviews by Joanne Bentley
Folder 55.414 Relatives - Kenneth Ferguson, 1979-1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.415 Relatives - Jack Davis, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.416 Classmates (high school) - George Clifton, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.417 Students (Grinnell) - Bernard Craven, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.418 Students (Grinnell) - Howard Wicks, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.419 Students (Vassar) - Anne Oliver Bassage, VC 1935, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.420 Students (Vassar) - Barbara Gratwick, VC 1928, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.421 Students (Vassar) - Jerry Harvey Guthrie, VC 1924, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.422 Students (Vassar) - Kay Hocking, VC 1929, 1979 (TRS)
Folder 55.423 Students (Vassar) - Mary Crapo Hyde, VC 1934, [198?] (TRS)
Folder 55.424 Students (Vassar) - Esther Porter Lane, VC 1932, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.425 Students (Vassar) - Jane Whitebread Levin, VC 1936 and Muriel Fox White, VC 1935, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.426 Students (Vassar) - Mary McCarthy, VC 1933, 1982 (TRS)
Folder 55.427 Students (Vassar) - Harriet Meyer, VC 1931, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.428 Students (Vassar) - Eleanor Phelps, VC 1928, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.429 Students (Vassar) - Claudia Hatch Stearns, VC 1929, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.430 Students (Vassar) - Mary St. John Villard, VC 1934, 1979 (TRS)
Folder 55.431 Students (Vassar) - Dorothy Wallace, VC 1933, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.432 Students (Smith) - Doris Abramson, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.433 Students (Smith) - Robert Baron, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 55.434 Students (Smith) - Ted Kazanoff, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.435 Colleagues and friends - Daniel Aaron, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.436 Colleagues and friends - Philip Barber, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.437 Colleagues and friends - Howard Bay and Howard Bolton, 1980 and 1984 (TRS)
Folder 56.438 Colleagues and friends - George Dowell, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.439 Colleagues and friends - Rosamond Gilder and Josephine Gleason, 1982 and (TRS)
Folder 56.440 Colleagues and friends - Suzanne Johnston, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.441 Colleagues and friends - George Kondolf, 1984 (TRS)
Folder 56.442 Colleagues and friends - Gordon Post, [198?] (TRS)
Folder 56.443 Colleagues and friends - Phelps and Ted Riley, 1982 and1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.444 Colleagues and friends - Irwin Rubenstein, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.445 Colleagues and friends - Bob Schnitzer, 1979 (TRS)
Folder 56.446 Colleagues and friends - Henry and Mark Schubart, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.447 Colleagues and friends - Denton Snyder, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.448 Colleagues and friends - Kay Strelsky, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.449 Colleagues and friends - Lauralee and Day Tuttle, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.450 Colleagues and friends - Ruth and Vernon Venable, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.451 Colleagues and friends - Patsy and Bill Walsh, 1980 (TRS)
Folder 56.452 Colleagues and friends - Halsted Welles, 1985 (TRS)
Interviews by George Mason University
Folder 55.413 Relatives - Eric Bentley, 1976 (2 tapes)
Folder 56.453 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - William Farnsworth, 1977 (TRS)
Folder 56.454 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Bud Fishel, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 56.455 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Rosamond Gilder, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 56.456 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Gordon Graham, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 56.457 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Paul Green, 1975 (TRS)
Folder 56.458 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - John Houseman, 1976 (TRS)
Folder 56.459 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - George Izenour, [1977?] (TRS)
Folder 57.460 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - George Kondolf, 1976 (TRS)
Folder 57.461 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Esther Porter Lane, 1976 (TRS)
Folder 57.462 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Emmet Lavery, 1977 (TRS)
Folder 57.463 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Kate Lawson, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.464 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Ned Lehac, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.465 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Norman Lloyd, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.466 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Dorothea Lynch, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.467 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - J. Howard Miller, 1976 (TRS)
Folder 57.468 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Irwin Rubinstein, 1977 (TRS)
Folder 57.469 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Arnold Sundgaard, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.470 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Converse Tyler, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.471 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Halsted Welles, 1975 (TRS)
Folder 57.472 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Duncan Whiteside, n.d. (TRS)
Folder 57.473 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Miscellaneous excerpts (TRS)
Folder 57.474 Colleagues and friends (Federal Theatre Project) - Florence Kerr, 1967 (TRS)

SERIES IX. FAMILY HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

HFD: General, non-printed material
Folder 58.475 List of materials at the University of North Carolina
Folder 58.476 List of materials in the Smith College Archives
Folder 58.477 General biographical materials (for clippings see box 28)
Folder 58.478 Contract with Coward-McCann for Shifting Scenes, 1928
Folder 58.479 Contract with Duell, Sloane and Pearce, Inc. for Arena, 1939
Folder 58.480 Will and financial material, 1947-1957
Folder 58.481 Letters to children regarding disposal of her possessions, Jan 4 1947 (photocopy)
Folder 59.505 Biographical piece written for "Dr. Wheelis," Aug 1948 (TS, annot. by Shirley Rich Krohn)
HFD: Unpublished biographical essays/articles
Folder 58.482 Speech given upon HFD's departure from Vassar, given by Grace M. Macurdy, 1942 (TS carbon)
Folder 58.483 "Madam Director", by Dorothy Colman Wallace, 1938 (TS)
Folder 58.484 "Hallie Flanagan", by Myra Page, [194? or195?] (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.485 Memorial Service, Sep 16 1969 (TS)
Folder 58.486 "Hallie Flanagan--the Smith Years", by Janet Clarke, 1975 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.487 Paper by Linda Scaporrotti, 1975 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.488 Article by Kay Hocking, VC 1929 [written for Vassar Quarterly but never published], 1979 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.489 "Hallie Flanagan", by Alice Tomlinson, [197?] (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.490 "Hallie Flanagan Davis--the Smith Years-- Portrait of the Artist as Educator", by Helen Chinoy, [197? or 198?] (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.491 "Hallie Flanagan", by Helen Krich Chinoy, [197? or 198?] (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.492 "Hallie Flanagan--Her Role in American Theatre, 1924-1936", by Barbara Mendoza, [197? or 198?] (photocopy of TS; excerpts)
Folder 58.493 "A Quest for Perfection", by Howard Wicks, ca. 1980 (photocopy of TS)
Folder 58.494 Unidentified excerpts, n.d. (photocopy)
Folder 57.474a Materials received by Joanne Bentley from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after filing a FOIA request
Family History
Folder 59.495 Ferguson Family: New Hampshire; Madison County, IL
Folder 59.496 Ferguson Family: Macoupin County, IL (Brighton); St. Louis, MO
Folder 59.497 Ferguson Family: Omaha, NB; Redfield, SD
Folder 59.498 Ferguson Family: Poweshiek County, IA (Sonora); Grinnell, IA
Folder 59.499 Ferguson Family: La Grange, IL; Leffler Electric System
Folder 59.500 Fischer Family
Folder 59.501 John Murray Flanagan
Folder 59.502 Philip Haldane Davis
Folder 59.503 Philip Haldane Davis - Material from notebook, ca. 1916-1940
Folder 59.504 Frederic F. Flanagan
Folder 59.505 Joanne Davis Bentley

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