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MS Thr 133

Ballou, Ellen Bartlett, 1905-, recipient. Ellen Bartlett Ballow letters from various correspondents, 1926-1937: 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 133
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ballou, Ellen Bartlett, 1905-, recipient.
Title: Ellen Bartlett Ballow letters from various correspondents,
Date(s): 1926-1937.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to American author Ellen Bartlett Ballou from various correspondents.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-222. Gift of Mrs. Norman Ballou, 25 George Street, Providence, Rhode Island; received: 1965 February.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ellen Bartlett Ballow Lletters from Various Correspondents, 1926-1937 (MS Thr 133). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ballou (1905-1995) was an American author.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Letters to Ballou address topics of theater and play production, including letters from the Poet's Theater discussing plays being produced at the Fogg Art Museum and potential parts that Ballou could act. Other solicitations for Ballou come from the Provincetown Playhouse asking her to act in plays, and several letters from casting directors informing Ballou that parts have already been filled. Letters from the Barnswallows Dramatic Association at Wellesley College advise Ballou on her acting career. Also included in the collection are two programs from the plays The Belt and The Centuries, and photographs.

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