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MS Thr 1613

Norman, Marsha. Marsha Norman papers, circa 1947-2011 (MS Thr 1613): Guide

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf, Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 1613
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Norman, Marsha
Title: Marsha Norman papers
Date(s): 1947-2011
Quantity: 30 linear feet (34 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection is predominantly in English, with other languages represented in translations of Norman works.
Abstract: Compositions, correspondence, and other papers of American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, Marsha Norman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2016MT-74. Purchased using the Timothy S. Mayer Fund, the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, the Edward Sheldon Book Fund, and the Mary P. and Donald M. Oenslager Theatre Collection Fund, 2017 April.

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017 June.

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Preferred Citation:

Marsha Norman Papers (MS Thr 1613). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Marsha Norman (born September 21, 1947) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'night, Mother. She wrote the book and lyrics for various Broadway musicals including The Secret Garden, for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and The Red Shoes, as well as the libretto for the musical The Color Purple, and the book for the musical The Bridges of Madison County. She is co-chair of the playwriting department at The Juilliard School.

Scope and Contents

Researchers should be aware that categories of material in this collection are intermingled; correspondence may be found with compositions, photographs with correspondence, etc.

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