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MS Thr 968

Kilty, Jerome. Jerome Kilty papers, circa 1934-2010: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pfd
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 968
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Kilty, Jerome.
Title: Jerome Kilty papers
Date(s): 1934-2010
Quantity: 14.75 linear feet (18 cartons, 3 folders)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Preliminary box list only for papers of American actor, director, and plawright, Jerome Kilty.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012MT-40. Gift of the Estate of Jerome Kilty; received: 2013 April 22.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted: for legal or university policy reasons (Box 15, 1 envelope).
The bulk of 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

Jerome Timothy Kilty, born 1922 in Baltimore (Md.), died 2012 in Norwalk (Conn.), was an actor, director, and playwright. Kilty was raised on the Pala Indian Reservation in California and attended Lowell High School in San Francisco. While an undergraduate at Harvard, he co-founded the Brattle Theatre Company in Cambridge (Mass.). He married actress Cavada Humphrey (1919- 2007) in 1956. Kilty was best known for his play Dear Liar based on the correspondence of Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.


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 and other compositions, correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, books, posters, audiotapes, videotapes, and one CD-R.


The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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