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MS Thr 628

Crouse, Lindsay. Lindsay Crouse papers, 1967-1987: Guide

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 628
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Crouse, Lindsay.
Title: Lindsay Crouse papers
Date(s): 1967-1987.
Date(s): 1988
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (5 boxes including 1 videocassette)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Clippings, theater programs, and press materials about Americans Lindsday Crouse and David Mamet, and copies of Timothy Crouse librettos.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2006MT-120r. Gift of Anna Erskine Crouse; received: 1981 May 11-1988 February 29.

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.

Special Equipment Required for Access:

This collection includes a videocassette. See Houghton Public Services for access.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Lindsay Crouse Papers, 1967-1987(MS Thr 628). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lindsay Ann Crouse, born May 12, 1948 in New York to playwright Russell Crouse and Anna Erskine Crouse, is an American actress, dancer and teacher. After graduating with honors from Radcliffe College in 1970, Crouse formed her own dance-theatre company in Cambridge before returning to New York to study under Uta Hagen and Sanford Meisner. Her acting career has spanned all mediums including performances off and on Broadway in modern and classic works, television and film. In 1977 she married playwright David Mamet with whom she had two daughters before their divorce in 1990. Crouse's achievements in acting have garnered recognition with an Obie Award for Reunion, a Daytime Emmy nomination and an Acadamy Award nomination for her supporting work in Places in the Heart.


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Scope and Contents

Includes clippings, theater programs, press kits, and photographs for plays and films featuring Lindsday Crouse; clippings and promotional material for David Mamet films and plays; and interviews about Crouse and Mamet's marriage and working relationship. Also includes the typescript drafts of the revised libretto for Anything Goes by Crouse's brother, Timothy Crouse and a vidoecassette of an interview with the Crouse family by Edward R. Murrow.


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

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