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MS Thr 623

Mamet, David. David Mamet papers, 1985-1988: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 623
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Mamet, David.
Title: David Mamet papers,
Date(s): 1985-1988.
Date(s): 1988
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and German.
Abstract: Scripts, drafts, and production notes by American playwright, screenwriter, director and author David Mamet with clippings and collected material from Anna Erskine Crouse.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-183r. Gift of David Mamet, 127 West 79th Street, New York NY, 10024; received: 1978-1988.
2006MT-183r. Gift of Mrs. Anna Erskine Crouse, received: 1988 March 27.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Suzanne E. Denison

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

David Mamet Papers, 1985-1988 (MS Thr 623). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

David Mamet, born November 30, 1947 in Chicago, is an American playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, producer and author. First gaining national recognition in 1977 for American Buffalo, Mamet is a prolific writer for both stage and screen known for his stylized use of dialog and rhythmic language. Mamet has received numerous honors including an Obie for Distinguished Playwriting (1976), the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984), and multiple Tony and Academy Award nominations.


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Scope and Contents

Includes drafts, scripts, screenplays, production notes and galley proofs for plays and films by Mamet, as well as essays and a lecture written by Mamet. Collection also includes clippings, press materials, and theater programs collected by Anna Erskine Crouse. Crouse is the mother of Mamet's first wife, Lindsay Crouse, and is an honorary trustee of the Lincoln Center Theater.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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