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MS Thr 966

Samuels, Lesser. Lesser Samuels papers, circa 1936-1979: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

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 966
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Samuels, Lesser.
Title: Lesser Samuels papers,
Date(s): 1936-1979.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: English.
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for compositions and other papers of American stage and screen writer, Lesser Samuels.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012MT-41. Transferred by the Harvard Film Archive; received: 2013 May.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.

Conditions Governing Access:

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.

Biographical / Historical

Lesser Samuels (1894-1980) graduated with a degree in metallurgy from Carnegie Tech and worked in the steel industry prior to entering the motion picture business. His first scripts were written in London for British films; he was signed under contract by MGM in 1939. From 1958 on, he was based in New York and wrote for the theater.


Arrangement is a rough box list only and materials are not fully cataloged. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Scope and Contents

Includes scripts, screenplays, novels, photographs, correspondence (including of Christopher Isherwood) and printed material.


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

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