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MS Thr 382

Chase, Mary, 1907-. Mary Chase papers, 1928-1981: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Thr 382
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chase, Mary, 1907-.
Title: Mary Chase papers,
Date(s): 1928-1981.
Quantity: 1 collection (18 boxes (9 linear feet)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Compositions, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs of American playwright and children's book author Mary Coyle Chase.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of the heirs of Mary Coyle Chase; received: 1985.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Mary Chase Papers, 1928-1981 (MS Thr 382). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Case (1907-1981) was an American playwright and children's book author.


Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts of Chase's plays and fiction, correspondence, lecture notes, contracts, scrapbooks, photographs, programs, souvenir programs, posters, pamphlets, clippings, and miscellaneous material. Includes several versions of scripts for Mrs. McThing and for her Pulitzer Prize winning play, Harvey (1944), in both its play and musical forms. In addition there are proof sheets, stills and publicity shots from the Universal Pictures film based on Harvey.

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