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MS Thr 50

Vestal, Donald B., 1893-1964? Donald B. Vestal papers concerning Gertrude Stein's Identity or I am because my little dog knows me, 1934-1936: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 50
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Vestal, Donald B., 1893-1964?
Title: Donald B. Vestal papers concerning Gertrude Stein's Identity or I am because my little dog knows me,
Date(s): 1934-1936.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from American writer Gertrude Stein to American puppeteer Donald B. Vestal and other papers concerning Stein's play for puppets, Identity or I am because my little dog knows me.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

61M-149 - 61M-151. Gift of Donald B. Vestal, c/o John H. Garrison, 617 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California; received: 1960.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Donald B. Vestal Papers Concerning Gertrude Stein's Identity or I am Because My Little Dog Knows Me, 1934-1936 (MS Thr 50). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Gertrude Stein (1874-1976) was an avant-garde American writer. Donald Vestal was an American puppeteer who directed Stein's play Identity in Detroit in 1936.

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Stein to Vestal, a typescript of Identity, and a letter from Thornton Wilder to Vestal containing a critique of Identity.

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