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MS Thr 206.1

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-. Archibald MacLeish papers for Scratch: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 206.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-.
Title: Archibald MacLeish papers for Scratch:
Date(s): 1971.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Various drafts of the play Scratch by American playwright Archibald MacLeish.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*71M-76. Gift of Mr. Archibald MacLeish, Uphill Farm, Conway, Massachusetts 01341; received: 1972 May 16.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Archibald MacLeish papers for Scratch (MS Thr 206.1). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor of Rhetoric at Harvard (1949-1962).

Scope and Contents

Typescripts, galley proofs, and page proofs of the theatrical play, Scratch, based on Stephen Vincent Benét's short story The Devil and Daniel Webster.

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