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MS Thr 367

Provincetown Players. Provincetown Players correspondence: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 367
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Provincetown Players.
Title: Provincetown Players correspondence,
Date(s): 1912-1924.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of the Provincetown players, including American dramatists George Cram Cook, Susan Glaspell, and Eugene O'Neill and author Edna Kenton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*79M-52. Source unknown.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Provincetown Players Correspondence (MS Thr 367). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Clips and programs removed to the Regional Theatre collection.

Biographical / Historical

The Provincetown Players was a theatrical organization founded in 1915 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, by a group of writers and artists for the purpose of producing new and experimental plays. It ceased productions in Dec. 1929.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include George Cram Cook, Edna Kenton, Susan Glaspell and Eugene O'Neill. Correspondence discusses travel arrangements for various theatrical meetings. Also discusses critical revisions of various scripts considered for production and some produced by the Players. Much of the correspondence discusses literary and theatrical criticism in general, specifically within New York and Chicago social circles. The collection includes typewritten signed document by members of the Provincetown Players concerning the use of the name Provincetown Playhouse and a draft agreement for the formation of the Experimental Theatre. Drafts of the articles of incorporation, summaries of meetings, some clippings, programs, and press releases are also present.

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