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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.
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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

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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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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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, undated
  • Vassar correspondence: interdepartmental and with students and parents, 1925-1941
  • Federal Summer Theatre at Vassar correspondence, 1937-1938
  • Personal correspondence, 1909-1967, undated
  • Correspondence of others, 1918-1980, undated
  • Correspondence to Joanne Bentley, 1969-1987

Series II. Writings (Boxes 18-27, 60-91)

  • Bibliographies and Autobiographical Essay, 1948, undated
  • Travel notes/diaries, 1904, 1926-1934
  • Notebooks, 1925-1927, 1936-1938
  • Dramatic works, 1922-1953, undated
  • Essays / articles, 1924-1952, undated
  • Poetry and Fiction 1908-1935, undated
  • Speeches, 1937-1944
  • Shifting Scenes - printing plates, 1928
  • 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
  • Clippings and articles about others
  • Unused postcards
  • 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, undated
1.1 The Short Stories Co. to HFD, 1910 (1 letter)
1.2 To and from HFD, 1924 (2 letters)
1.3 To and from HFD, January 1925- June 1926 (27 letters; 1 misc.)
1.4 To and from HFD, July-December 1926 (16 letters)
1.5 To and from HFD, 1927 (8 letters; 1 postcard)
1.6 To and from HFD, 1928-1930 (10 letters; 1 postcard)
1.7 To and from HFD, 1931 (13 letters; 1 misc.)
1.8 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1932 (54 letters; 3 misc.)
2.9 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, January-March 1933 (49 letters; 4 postcards)
2.9a To HFD from T.S. Eliot re Vassar Experimental Theatre, March, May 1933 (2 letters, M2006-002)
2.10 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, April-June1933 (40 letters; 1 misc.)
2.11 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, July-August 1933 (31 letters)
2.12 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, September-October 1933 (55 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
2.13 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, November-December 1933 (58 letters; 1 postcard; 5 misc.)
3.14 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, January 1934 (48 letters)
3.15 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, February-March 1934 (54 letters; 1 postcard)
3.16 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, April-May, 1934 (45 letters)
3.17 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, June-September 1934 (39 letters; 1 postcard; 2 misc.)
3.18 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, October 1934 (50 letters; 2 postcards)
3.19 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, November-December 1934 (40 letters)
4.20 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, January 1935 (42 letters)
4.21 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, February 1935 (33 letters; 2 misc.)
4.22 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, March 1935 (52 letters; 3 misc.)
4.23 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, April 1935 (37 letters)
4.24 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, May 1935 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 3 misc.)
4.25 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, June-August 1932 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 2 misc.)
5.26 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, September-December 1935 (40 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
5.27 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1936 (30 letters; 3 postcards)
5.28 To and from HFD and Vassar Experimental Theatre, 1937-1940 (36 letters)
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)
5.30 Federal Theatre Project: to and from HFD, 1937-1938 (21 letters/memos; 1 fragment - photocopies, originals poss. in National Archives)
5.31 Federal Theatre Project: to and from HFD, 1939 (20 letters/memos - photocopies, originals poss. in National Archives)
5.32 To and from HFD, 1942-1946, 1948-1950, 1954, 1955 (33 letters)
Vassar correspondence: interdepartmental and with students and parents, 1925-1941
6.34 Interdepartmental business, primarily corr. with President H.N. MacCracken, 1925-1932 (47 letters)
6.35 Interdepartmental business, primarily corr. with President H.N. MacCracken, 1933-1936, 1938-1940, undated (66 letters; 2 misc.)
6.36 Correspondence with students and parents, 1932-1933 (36 letters)
6.37 Correspondence with students and parents, 1934-1935, May 1937, undated (58 letters; 2 misc.)
6.38 Correspondence relating to Vassar Vocational Bureau, 1932-1935 (40 letters)
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
7.40 Administration: nominations, May-June 1937 (27 letters; 2 misc.)
7.41 Administration: transportation for participants, April-September 1937 (61 letters)
7.42 Administration: notification letters to participants, June 1937 (24 letters)
7.43 Administration: room and board for participants, March-August 1937 (27 letters; 3 misc.)
7.44 Administration: general correspondence and memos, May - June 1937 (18 letters; 2 misc.)
7.45 Administration: general correspondence and memos, 16-27 June 1937 (29 letters; 4 misc.)
8.46 Administration: general correspondence and memos, June 28 - 9 July 1937 (66 letters)
8.47 Administration: general correspondence and memos, July 1937 - Februaru 1938 (56 letters; 2 postcards; 1 misc.)
8.48 Administration: payroll, 25 June - 1 July 1937 (21 letters)
8.49 Administration: payroll, 2-13 July 1937 (30 letters)
8.50 Administration: payroll, 14 July - August 1937 (60 letters)
Personal correspondence, 1909-1967, undated
9.51 John P. Ryan to HFD, 1909 (1 letter)
9.52 Murray Flanagan to HFD, 1913 (1 letter)
9.53 HFD to Deborah Wiley, 1917 (9 letters)
9.54 HFD to Grinnell students, 1924-1928 (6 letters - 2 original)
9.55 HFD to family, from Europe, Fall 1926, May 1927 (28 postcards)
9.56 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and individual students, from Europe, February-March 1934 (12 letters)
9.57 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and individual students, from Europe, April-June 1934, undated (12 letters; 3 postcards)
9.58 HFD to Vassar Experimental Theatre and Esther Porter, from Europe, February - April 1934 (26 pages)
9.59A Miscellaneous personal correspondence, to and from HFD, 1932-1953
9.59B Photocopies of material not owned by Vassar - most are letters to Lynne Anderson, 1938-1955
9.59C Eleanor Roosevelt to HFD 1952-1953 (3 TLS)
10.60 HFD to Philip Davis, May - September 1935 (15 letters; 2 fragments)
10.61 HFD to Philip Davis, October 1935 (10 letters)
10.62 HFD to Philip Davis, November-December 1935, undated (13 letters; 2 fragments)
10.63 HFD to Philip Davis, January-March 1936 (12 letters)
10.64 HFD to Philip Davis, April-June 1936 (9 letters; 2 fragments)
10.65 HFD to Philip Davis, July-Sepember 1936 (6 letters; 1 fragment)
10.66 HFD to Philip Davis, October-December 1936, undated (11 letters; 3 fragments)
10.67 HFD to Philip Davis, January-May 1937 (10 letters)
10.68 HFD to Philip Davis, June-October 1937 (10 letters; 4 fragments)
10.69 HFD to Philip Davis, November-December 1937, undated (14 letters; 1 fragment)
10.70 HFD to Philip Davis, July 1938, February 1939, undated (1 letter; 2 fragments; 1 postcard)
11.71 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, May 1935 (2 pages)
11.72 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, 1936 (29 pages)
11.73 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, 1937 (28 pages)
11.74 HFD to Philip Davis: selected transcripts by Joanne Bentley, [July] 1935 (4 pages)
11.75 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: A-C, 1940 (42 letters; 2 cards; 1 postcard)
11.76 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: D-G, 1940 (52 letters; 1 card)
11.77 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: H-K, 1940 (29 letters)
11.78 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: L-N, 1940 (44 letters)
12.79 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: O-R, 1940 (27 letters)
12.80 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: S-T, 1940 (35 letters)
12.81 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: U-Z, 1940 (27 letters; 1 cards)
12.82 Letters of sympathy to HFD after death of Philip Davis: unidentified, 1940 (18 letters)
12.83 HFD to friends after Philip Davis's death, Feb-Apr 1940 (4 letters - photocopies)
12.84 Joanne Bentley to HFD, circa 1939-1943, 1964 (15 letters)
12.85 Correspondence with Robert Baron, primarily HFD to RB, 1948-1951, 1953, undated (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.
12.86 From HFD to family and friends, 1955 (7 letters)
12.87 From HFD to family and friends, 1956 (17 letters)
12.88 From HFD to family and friends, 1957 (6 letters)
13.89 From HFD to family and friends, 1958 (7 letters)
13.90 From HFD to family and friends, 1959 (4 letters)
13.91 From Eleanor Roosevelt to HFD, 1959 (2 letters)
13.92 From HFD to family and friends, 1955-1959, undated (7 letters)
13.93 From HFD to family and friends, 1960 (8 letters)
13.94 From HFD to family and friends, 1961 (10 letters)
13.95 From HFD to family and friends, 1962 (16 letters)
13.96 From HFD to family and friends, 1963 (13 letters)
13.97 From HFD to family and friends, 1964 (12 letters)
13.98 From HFD to family and friends, January-June 1965 (17 letters)
13.99 From HFD to family and friends, July-December 1965 (14 letters)
14.100 From HFD to family and friends, 1966 (15 letters; 1 envelope)
14.101 From HFD to family and friends, 1967 (2 letters; 2 envelope)
14.102 From HFD to family and friends, [196?] (9 letters)
14.103 From HFD to family and friends - Notes taken by Joanne Bentley, 1956-1961 (2 pages)
Correspondence of others, 1918-1980, undated
14.104 From Philip Davis to Jean Davis, 1918, 1919, 1931, 1932, 1934 (6 letters)
14.105 From Philip Davis to E.C. Mabie, 1937, 193? (2 letters)
14.106 From Philip Davis to Esther Porter [Lane], [193?] (1 letter)
14.107 From Peter Cox to Dorothy Elmhirst, 1947 (2 pages, TS extracts)
14.108 Between Robert Baron and others regarding reprint of Arena, 1951-1960 (33 letters; 2 misc.)
14.109 Regarding reprint of Arena - correspondents include: Frederic Flanagan; Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, Inc.; Eric Bentley; Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1963-1966 (24 letters; 2 contracts)
14.110 From Joanne Bentley to siblings re: HFD, 1964 (1 letter)
14.111 From Margaret Ellen Clifford to Eric Bentley, 1964 (1 letter)
15.115 From Smith College students, collected by Helen Chinoy's Theatre Seminar, 1975 (TS excerpts - 21 pages)
15.116 From Joanne Bentley to Vassar alumnae regarding HFD material, 1979 (2 letters)
16.123 From Grinnell College students to Audrey Koran, 1971 (5 letters - photocopies)
Correspondence to Joanne Bentley, 1969-1987
14.112 Regarding Philip Youtz, 1980 (3 letters; 2 clippings)
15.113 Letters of sympathy after HFD's death, 1969 (31 letters)
15.114 Memorial service for HFD, 16 September 1969 (26 letters)
15.117 Grinnell neighbors, 1979, 1980 (15 letters; 1 fragment; 1 misc.)
15.118 Grinnell high school classmates, 1980 (17 letters; 1 misc.)
15.119 Grinnell College classmates, 1979, 1980 (5 letters)
15.120 Relatives: William Lyle Flanagan, 1980 (5 letters)
15.121 High school students of HFD in Iowa and Missouri, 1979, 1980 (9 letters)
15.122 People involved with George P. Baker's 47 Workshop and Radcliffe, 1980, 1982 (7 letters)
16.124 Grinnell College Students, 1980, 1982 (15 letters)
16.125 Pomona College friends of Summer, 1925, 1980, 1982 (3 letters; 1 misc.)
16.126 Relatives about HFD and Philip Davis, 1980-1982 (12 letters)
16.127 Vassar students about HFD and Philip Davis, 1980, 1987 (6 letters)
16.128 About wedding of HFD and Philip Davis, 1980, 1985 (3 letters)
16.129 Federal Theatre Project colleagues, 1980, 1984, 1985 (16 letters)
16.130 Vassar students, classes of 1928-1930, 1979-1982 (36 letters; 1 postcard)
17.131 Vassar students, classes of 1931-1933, 1980-1983 (15 letters; 1 postcard; 1 misc.)
17.132 Vassar students, classes of 1934-1936, 1980-1981 (14 letters)
17.133 Vassar students, classes of 1940-1942, 1980 (6 letters; 1 extract)
17.134 Vassar colleagues and friends, 1980-1982, 1987 (30 letters)
17.135 Miscellaneous colleagues and friends during HFD's Vassar years, 1980, 1984 (3 letters; 1 postcard)
17.136 Smith College students, 1979, 1980 (6 letters)
17.137 Smith College colleagues and friends,, 1979-1987 (20 letters)
17.138 Miscellaneous friends and acquaintances during Smith years, 1973, 1980, 1981 (6 letters)
17.139 Miscellaneous friends and acquaintances, 1955-1969, 1980 (2 letters; 1 fragment)
17.140 Guggenheim Foundation, 1982 (1 letter)

SERIES II. WRITINGS

Writings of HFD: Bibliographies and Autobiographical Essay, 1948, undated
18.141 Bibliographies
18.142 Autobiography: Notes on my life, 1948 (MS)
Writings of HFD: Travel notes/diaries, 1904, 1926-1934
18.143 St Louis World's Fair, 1904 (MS diary)
18.144 Europe, August 1926 - May 1927 (MS diary)
18.145 Moscow [feature Gordon Craig and Stanislavsky], October-November 1926 (MS diaries I-III)
18.146 Leningrad; Berlin [feature Dr. Horsley Gantt], December 1926 (MS diaries)
19.147 Europe, Fall 1926- January 1927 (MS notebook)
19.148 Europe, Feb-May 1927 (MS notebook)
19.149 Europe, July-September 1926 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS diary)
19.150 Europe, March-April, 1927 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS diary)
19.151 Europe, 1926-1927 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS notebook
19.152 Russia; Turkey, 1930 (MS notebook)
19.153 Turkey, train trip north, 1930 (MS diary)
19.154 Europe, May-June 1930 (TS transcripts- excerpts from MS notebook)
20.155 Europe, March-August 1934 (MS diary)
20.156 Europe, February-April 1934 (MS notebook)
20.157 Europe, May-June 1934 (MS notebook)
20.158 Europe, July-August 1934 (photocopies of MS notebook)
20.159 Europe, February-May 1934 (transcripts-- excerpts from MS diary)
Writings of HFD: Notebooks, 1925-1927, 1936-1938
20.160 New York theater season, 1925-1926 (MS notebook)
20.161 Miscellaneous, 1926-1927 (MS notebooks)
20.162 Federal Theatre Project, 1936-1938 (TS notebooks)
Writings of HFD: Dramatic works, 1922-1953, undated
20.163 The Curtain, 1922 (published)
20.164 The Garden of Wishes, 1923 (TS carbon)
20.165 The Garden of Wishes, 1923 (TS carbon)
21.166 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (TS carbon)
21.167 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (TS carbon w/ pencilled editing)
21.168 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (photocopy of TS w/ director's comments - original in Yale School of Drama library)
21.169 Incense [written ca. 1923-1924], 1925 (mimeograph of TS - later note by HFD on title page ?)
21.170 Free [written summer 1924], 1924 (photocopy of TS)
21.171 Here Comes the Bridegroom - Grinnell years (TS)
21.172 Here Comes the Bridegroom - Grinnell years (TS carbon)
22.173 Can You Hear Their Voices, by HFD and Margaret Ellen Clifford, 1931 (published)
22.174 Fear - Acting version by HFD, 1933 (TS carbon)
22.175 The Sky Will Be Lit Up, by HFD and Janet Hartman, 1933 (photocopy of TS - original at Library of Congress)
22.176 The Lost Aphrodite: [a Comedy on Archaeology], 1934 (work copy - part TS, part TS carbon)
22.177 Chorus for the Delian Apollo, circa 1934 (published, 2c.)
22.178 Margaret Fuller, by HFD and Nathalie Wolfe, circa 1939 (TS)
23.179 Margaret Fuller, circa 1939 (TS carbon)
23.180 No Time for Tears, 1940 or 1944? (TS)
23.181 E = mc2: a Living Newspaper About the Atomic Age , 1947 (published - autographed by HFD for Joanne Davis Bentley)
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)
23.183 Trust Emily, undated (TS carbon)
23.184 Introduction for unidentified play or series of scenes, undated (TS carbon)
Writings of HFD: Essays / articles, 1924-1952, undated
24.185 Essays/articles, 1924-1927 (7 items, published)
24.186 Essays/articles, 1927-1929 (2 items, TS carbons)
24.187 Essays/articles, 1931-1939 (12 items, TS, TS carbons)
24.188 Essays/articles, 1929-1930 (5 items, published)
24.189 Essays/articles, 1931-1932 (2 items, published)
24.190 Essays/articles, 1934 (4 items, published)
24.191 Essays/articles, 1936 (1 item, published)
25.192 Essays/articles, 1937 (3 items, published)
25.193 Essays/articles, 1938 (1 item, TS)
25.194 Essays/articles, 1939-1940 (6 items, published)
25.195 Essays/articles, [1947?] (1 item, TS)
25.196 Essays/articles, 1947 (1 item, published)
25.197 Essays/articles, 1952 (1 item, published)
25.198 Essays/articles, undated (4 items, TS, TS carbons)
Writings of HFD: Poetry and Fiction 1908-1935, undated
25.199 Undergraduate poetry: photocopies from 1911 Grinnell Annual, 1911 (10 pages)
25.200 Fiction: photocopies from Unit, Grinnell's literary magazine 1908-1910 (6 items)
25.201 Fiction: The Ant and the Statue, 1925-1935 (19 pages, incomplete, TS carbon)
25.202 Fiction: In His Image, 1925-1935? (TS carbon)
25.203 Fiction: In His Image, 1925-1935? (TS carbon w/ pencilled editing
25.204 Fiction: Maps of the Moon, 1929-1935? (TS carbon, 2 copies)
25.205 Fiction: Pearls Found in a Bottle, 1925-1935? (TS carbon with pencilled editing)
25.206 Fiction: Miscellaneous, 1925-1935 (TS and TS carbons, 3 items)
25.207 Fiction: Miscellaneous Smith years (TS and TS carbons, 5 items)
Writings of HFD: Speeches, 1937-1944
26.208 Federal Theatre Project, October 1935, May 1937 (TS notebooks, 4 items
26.209 Federal Theatre Project, 1937 (TS notebooks, 4 items)
26.210 Federal Theatre Project, 1938 (TS notebooks, 5 items
26.211 Federal Theatre Project: "A Brief Delivered by HFD . . . before the Committee on Parents," 8 February 1938 (TS mimeograph, 2 copies
26.212 Federal Theatre Project: speech at National Theatre Conference, 1940 (Published; photocopy
26.213 Vassar: Chapel Talk to class of 1941, 21 May 1941 (Published)
26.214 Smith College: assembly talks, September 1942, January 1944 (photocopy of TS)
26.215 Smith Collge: The Drums of Taos, 26 January 1944 (photocopy of TS, 2 copies)
Boxes 60-91 Shifting Scenes stereotype plates, 1928 (32 boxes)
Writings of others
27.216 [William H. Bridge?]: essay on Ruth St. Denis and the Society of Spiritual Art, undated
27.217 Whittaker Chambers: Can You Make Out Their Voices, 1931 (published; photocopy)
27.218 Kate Clugston: excerpts from her autobiography, re: HFD and Federal Theatre Project, undated (photocopy of TS)
27.219 Kate Clugston: Very Like a Whale [excerpts], undated (photocopy of TS)
27.220 Philip Davis: non-fiction/articles, 1934-1937 (published)
27.221 Philip Davis: poetry, 1925-1931 (TS)
27.222 Barbara Burnett Gratwick: travel notes/ diaries: Russia, 1930 (MS diary)
27.223 Grace Lynn: Artef Theatre article, undated (TS)
27.224 Henry N. MacCracken: commencement address [re: Federal Theatre Project], 1939 (TS carbon, 2 copies)
27.225 Herbert A. Price: "WPA Players Brighten the Lot of Refugees," 1937 (TS carbon)
27.226 Hilda W. Smith: "A Summary of Workers' Education Under the WPA," 1938 (mimeograph)
27.227 Molly Day Thacher: Blocks, [1928?] (TS carbon)
27.228 Iris Vinton: "Filling the Seats: a Report on Audience Building," [1929] (TS carbon)
27.229 Hal Welles: Excerpt from novel [character based on HFD], undated (photocopy of TS)
27.230 [s.n.]: "Analysis of Federal Theatre Plays Critized [sic] on the Floors of the U.S. Senate and House," [1939?] (TS)
27.231 [unknown Congressman]: Report on investigation of Federal Theatre Project, 1939 (TS carbon)
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
28.233 Clippings, circa 1909, 1925-1935 (29 items)
28.234 Clippings, 1936-1942 (43 items)
28.235 Clippings, [1943-1988] (35 items)
28.236 Book reviews (29 items)
28.237 Awards and honors (6 items)
28.238 Bookplate (1 item)
Federal Theatre Project: General
28.239 Flyers and programs, 1937 (7 items)
28.240 Clippings and articles, 1937 (41 items)
28.241 Publications: "First Federal Summer Theatre -- A Report," 1937 (2 copies)
28.242 Programs, 1936-1939 (10 items)
28.243 Clippings and articles, 1936-1937 (23 items)
28.244 Clippings and articles, 1938-1941 (26 items)
29.245 Clippings and articles, 1961-1974, undated (14 items)
29.246 Clipping: "One-third of a Nation: a Handbook of Source Materials," 1984 (1 item)
29.247 Congressional Record, 20 April and 7 May 1936
29.248 Congressional Record, 17 June 1936
29.249 Congressional Record, 23 January and 7 April 1939
29.250 Congressional Record, 15 June 1936
29.251 Congressional Record, 28 June 1939
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Lists
30.252 "Russian Plays," April 1936
30.253 "A Suggested Production List of Non-Royalty plays -- Part I and Part II," October 1936
30.254 "90 New Plays," December 1936
30.255 "90 New Plays," December 1936 (copy 2)
31.256 "34 Old and New Spanish Plays," January 1937
31.257 "Jewish Non-royalty Plays and Pageants, January 1937
31.258 "Rural Plays -- Part I," March 1937
31.259 "Rural Plays -- Part II," April 1937
31.260 "Patriotic Holiday Plays -- Non-royalty, Part II," April 1937
32.261 "Rural Plays -- Part ,I" June 1937 (3 copies)
32.262 "Rural Plays -- Part III," June 1937 (3 copies)
32.263 "Some New Unpublished One-act Plays -- Royalty Plays, Part I," July 1937 (2 copies)
32.264 "72 Vaudeville Sketches -- Non-royalty, Part I," September 1937
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Service Bureau Lists
33.265 "Anti-war Plays -- Foreign and Jewish Lists," October 1937
33.266 "Anti-war Plays -- Royalty List," November 1937
33.267 "Anti-war Plays for Community Theatres," October 1937
33.268 "Anti-war Plays for Community Theatres," October 1937
33.269 "40 Vaudeville Sketches -- Roualty, Part 2," November 1937
34.270 "57 Vaudeville Sketches," January 1938 (reissued)
34.271 "Anglo-Jewish Plays in English and Yiddish," January 1938
34.272 "Catholic Plays -- Parts II and III," February 1938
34.273 "56 Minstrels," February 1938
35.274 "National Service Bureau Publications -- A Catalogue," March 1938
35.275 "A List of Negro Plays," March 1938
35.276 "72 Vaudeville Sketches -- Non-royalty, Part II," March 1938
35.277 "Old Testament Plays," July 1938
35.278 "59 Monologues," December1938
35.279 "New Plays Survey," December 1938
Federal Theatre Project: Publications - Play Bureau Playscripts
36.280 "Class of 1929: A Play in Three Acts," 1936
36.281 "Battle Hymn -- A Play in Three Acts," Oct 1936
36.282 "John Henry -- Steel Driving Man," [1936?]
37.283 "Threnody American -- A Radio Drama About Youth," June 1937 (2 copies)
37.284 "Late Primitive -- A Marionette Play in Two Acts," July 1937
37.285 "The Wildcats -- A Play About Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
37.286 "The Lost Generation -- A Play About Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
38.287 "We Are the Future -- A Play of Rural Youth," July 1937 (2 copies)
38.288 "Morning Paper -- A Play About Newsboys," July 1937
38.289 "Sherlock Holmes -- Adapted for Marionettes," July 1937
38.290 "Don Quixote -- Adapted for the Marionette Theater," July 1937
38.291 "Nelagony," Nov 1937
38.292 "Folk Tunes from Mississippi," December 1937 (2nd edition)
Dies Committee
41.305 Excerpts from hearings [Federal Theatre Project chapter from Thirty Years of Treason], 1938 (photocopies)
41.306 Vassar student reactions [from Vassar Review, New York Times, Miscellany News], 1939 (photocopies)
Grinnell College
41.307 Early Grinnell, Iowa: Bartlett Family (photocopies)
41.308 Early 20th century history (photocopies)
41.309 Biographical information about Professors. Edward A. Steiner and John D. Stoops (photocopies)
41.310 Publications: Grinnel College Bulletin, 1920-1926 (photocopies of excerpts)
41.311 Department of Theater: programs and clippings, 1921-1925 (21 pages; photocopies
47 Workshop
41.312 Programs, 1923-1924 (7 pages; photocopies)
Pamona College
41.313 Clippings, Summer 1925 (3 pages; photocopies)
Vassar College
41.314 Vassar Experimental Theater, Vassar Drama Department: clippings/articles, 1917, 1928-1940, 1983, undated (27 items; some photocopies)
41.315 Vassar Experimental Theater: programs, 1928-1940 (13 items)
41.316 Summer session in the theater: programs/flyers, 1935 (4 items)
41.317 Summer session in the theater: clippings, 1935 (8 pages; photocopies)
41.318 Dutchess County Players, 1938 (1 item)
41.319 HFD Powerhouse Theater, 1973-1974 (4 items)
Smith College
41.320 Department of Theater: clippings/articles, 1945-1950 (7 items)
41.321 Department of Theater: programs, 1945-1950 (3 items)
41.322 Department of Theater: Denton Snyder: clippings/articles, undated (2 items)
41.323 Historical sketch of Northampton, MA, from New York Times, 10 February 1980 (photocopy)
Miscellaneous articles on theater and dance
42.324 American theater: misc. clippings/articles, 1925, 1932, 1933 1936, 1980 (5 items)
42.325 American theater: New York theater reviews, [February, March 1929?] (14 items; photocopies
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)
42.327 Workers' theaters: programs / flyers, undated (4 items)
42.328 Russian Theater: clippings/articles, 1925, 1929, 1933, 1934 (12 items; photocopies)
42.329 Russian Theater: programs/flyers, [1930?] (1 item)
42.330 English Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (8 items; photocopies)
42.331 English Theater: programs/flyers, [1934?] (10 items)
42.332 Italian Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (6 items; photocopies)
42.333 Italian Theater: programs/flyers, 1929-1934 (12 items)
42.334 French Theater: clippings/articles, 1934 (1 item: photocopy, original)
42.335 French Theater: programs/flyers, 1934 (2 items)
42.336 Miscellaneous clippings during European trip, 1934 (5 items; photocopies)
42.337 Dance: clippings/articles, 1928-1933 (19 items; some photocopies)
42.338 Dance: New York dance productions: programs/flyers, [1930's?] (7 items)
42.339 Dance: miscellaneous illustrations, undated (6 items)
Clippings and articles about others
43.340 Rachel Crothers, [197? or 198?]
43.340a T.S. Eliot, 21 November 1982
43.341 L.K. Elmhirst obituary, [198?]
43.342 Horsley Gantt, 1980-1987 (7 items)
43.343 Eugene O'Neill, 1935 (1 item)
Unused Postcards
43.344 Russian trip, 1930 (43 items)
43.345 Russian trip, 1930 (23 items)
43.346 Russian trip, 1930 (35 items)
43.347 European trip: England, 1934 (2 items)
43.348 European trip: Paris?, [1934?] (4 items)
Miscellaneous printed materials
43.349 "No parasan = They shall not pass," 1937 (song)
43.349a Theatre materials from Prague, 1927 (3 volumes)
43.349b Tvorcheskii Teatr by Kerzhentsev, 1923 (1 volume)

SERIES IV. INSTITUTIONAL / ORGANIZATIONAL MATERIALS

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

SERIES V. PRODUCTION SCRIPTS/MATERIALS

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

SERIES VI. SCRAPBOOKS

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

SERIES VII. PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

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

SERIES VIII. AUDIO RECORDINGS and TRANSCRIPTS

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

SERIES IX. FAMILY HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

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

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