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MS Thr 844

Phillips, Bradley, 1929-. Bradley Phillips papers, 1952-1963: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 844
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Phillips, Bradley, 1929-.
Title: Bradley Phillips papers,
Date(s): 1952-1963.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to Phillips and a theatrical scrapbook relating to plays associated with American artist and producer, Bradley Phillips.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2009MT-9. Gift of Sayre Phillips Sheldon; received: 2009 July 29.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Bradley Phillips Papers, 1952-1963 (MS Thr 844). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

Some Poets' Theatre material removed to MS Thr 833.

Biographical / Historical

Bradley Sawyer Phillips (1929-1991) was an artist and a producer and was, for a short time before her death, the husband of poet and playwright V. R. Lang [Violet Ranney "Bunny" Lang]. He was associated with the Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.).

Scope and Contents

Collection primarily relates to Bradley Phillips' material collected in his capacity as producer of plays. The scrapbook includes a variety of materials concerning these plays: Katherine Anne Porter's Pale horse, pale rider, produced by Bradley Phillips and David Wheeler in 1957, held at the Jan Hus Auditorium in New York City; the Phillips and Wheeler production of V.R. Lang's I too have lived in Arcadia, which played at the Pyramid Theatre and at Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA (New York, N.Y.), both in New York City in 1957; and productions by the Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) especially concerning V. R. Lang's I too have lived in Arcadia [1952] and Fire Exit [1954]. Scrapbook contains: clippings, articles, programs, reviews, cast photographs, tickets, advertisements, posters, press releases, and reviews.
Collection also contains letters, telegrams and postcards from Katherine Anne Porter to Bradley Phillips, 1957-1963; and a note from Tennessee Williams to David Wheeler in 1957.

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