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MS Thr 1670

Allen, Vera. Vera Allen papers, circa 1942-1986 (MS Thr 1670): Guide

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Thr 1670
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Allen, Vera
Title: Vera Allen papers
Date(s): circa 1942-1986
Quantity: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2018MT-8. GIft of Gift of Vera Allen and Family, 2017 July 12.

Processing Information:

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner.

Biographical / Historical

Vera Allen, née Klopman (1897-1987) was an actress and theatrical professional who worked for the American Theatre Wing and later for Plays for Living, a non-profit organization that developed theatrical productions that dealt with social issues. She was a founder and later chairman of the Speakers Bureau while part of the American Theatre Wing and an occasional actress on the stage and in television.

Content Description

Collection includes scripts, correspondence, and files relating to the assorted activities of the American Theatre Wing and Plays for Living; some material may be present fron the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA).

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Plays for Living (Organization)
American Theatre Wing