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Harry Ellerbe Davis papers, 1911-1969.

Author: Harry Ellerbe Davis
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Chiefly correspondence, photos of stage productions, and newspaper clippings, relating to Davis's career, his appointment as chairman of the Dept. of Dramatic Art at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1959), and his activities with the Carolina Playmakers, an on-campus community theater group.
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Genre/Form: Obituaries
Playbills
Scripts
Correspondence
Named Person: Sidney Blackmer; Paul Green; Kay Kyser; Lennox Robinson; Dore Schary; Lee Simonson; Thornton Wilder; Kay Kyser
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Ellerbe Davis
OCLC Number: 28408848
Description: 214 items. 2 volumes

Abstract:

Chiefly correspondence, photos of stage productions, and newspaper clippings, relating to Davis's career, his appointment as chairman of the Dept. of Dramatic Art at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1959), and his activities with the Carolina Playmakers, an on-campus community theater group.

Includes letters and cards, 1946-1969, from associates in the arts, including Sidney Blackmer, Paul Green, Kay Kyser, Lennox Robinson, Dore Schary, Lee Simonson, and Betty Smith; playbills of the group's productions, including Thorton Wilder's Our Town and historical dramas: Unto These Hills and The Lost Colony; script of his children's play, Cinderella; and his obituary. Also includes memorial resolutions, 27 Sept. 1968, issued by Cherokee Historical Association, Inc.; printed manuscript, "Christmas Prayer, Chapel Hill [N.C.]," singed in print by playwright Paul Green, is inscribed, "The best of everything to you, Harry! Paul and Elizabeth." Places represented include Cherokee, N.C.

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