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BOX 123-124 Scripts Submitted to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1923-1954
Scripts, screenplays, and synopses for plays and projects that were not Hammerstein projects, which may have been submitted to Hammerstein for review, or which Hammerstein may have considered as potential collaborations.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 123/1 Ask Me No Questions, by Edward Hope, circa 1938
BOX-FOLDER 123/2 Cabin in the Sky, book by Lynn Root, circa 1940
Music by Vernon Duke, lyrics by John Latouche.
BOX-FOLDER 123/3-4 Dianne, by Christopher Isherwood, 1954
(2 copies)
BOX-FOLDER 123/5 Going to Jerusalem, by Henry Myers
BOX-FOLDER 123/6 The Happiest Man, by Miklos Laszlo, circa 1934
BOX-FOLDER 123/7 Heart Interest
BOX-FOLDER 123/8 I Married an Angel, by Rodgers and Hart, 1938
BOX-FOLDER 124/1 The Little Shock, book by P.L. Flers, 1923
Music by J. Szulc.
BOX-FOLDER 124/2 Night of Triumph, by Arthur Hammerstein and Dmitri Ostrov, 1937
BOX-FOLDER 124/3 On Your Toes, book by Rodgers & Hart, and George Abbott, 1936
Music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hart.
BOX-FOLDER 124/4 Rabble Rouser
BOX-FOLDER 124/5 The Silver Dress
From the German musical play Sissy's bridal journey.
BOX-FOLDER 124/6 The Teahouse of the August Moon, by John Patrick, 1952
BOX-FOLDER 124/7 Three Blind Mice, by Stephen Powys, circa 1930
BOX-FOLDER 124/8 The Tragedy of Man, by Emerich Madach
BOX-FOLDER 124/9-10 Unidentified
BOX 129-130 Books, 1921-1957
Works that provided the source material for several Hammerstein musicals, including Oklahoma! and Carousel, a copy of Hammerstein's book of lyrics, and a published copy of Allegro. Many items are annotated.
Arranged alphabetically by author.
BOX 129 Cain, James M.
Serenade. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937
BOX 129 Ferber, Edna.
Show Boat. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, & Co., 1926
BOX 129 Hammerstein II, Oscar.
Allegro: a Musical Play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948
BOX 129 Hammerstein II, Oscar.
Lyrics. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949
BOX 129 Lee, C.Y.
The Flower Drum Song. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1957
BOX 130 Lutz, Jack.
The Poor Richard Club. Philadelphia: The Poor Richard Club, 1953
BOX 129 Michener, James A.
Tales of the South Pacific. New York: Macmillan Company, 1947
BOX 129 Molnar, Franz.
Liliom, a Legend in Seven Scenes and a Prologue. New York: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1921
BOX 129 Rice, Elmer L.
Street Scene. New York: Samuel French, 1928
BOX 129 Riggs, Lynn.
Green Grow the Lilacs, a play. New York: Samuel French, 1931
Not annotated, but bears Hammerstein's book plate.
BOX 130 Steinbeck, John.
Sweet Thursday. New York: The Viking Press, 1954
BOX 130 Strong, Phil.
State Fair. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932
BOX 158, 160 Realia 1800-1900
Cigarette boxes, cigar press, watch, clock, metal box, and other items belonging to Oscar Hammerstein I, Oscar Hammerstein II, Reggie Hammerstein, or William Hammerstein.
Arranged alphabetically by type of item.
BOX 158 Gold charm
Throne of scone. Machine engraved "WH."
BOX 160 Cigar press
A patent model for a cigar press, with patent information on the side.
BOX 158 Silver cigarette box, 1950, Apr. 7
Engraved on lid: "to Billy," and contains signatures of Rodgers, Hammerstein, Josh Logan, and Leland Hayward, from South Pacific.
BOX 158 Silver cigarette box, 1943
Engraved on lid: "Oklahoma!" and on the underside of the lid: "to Reggie."
BOX 158 Souvenir clock, 1896, Jan. 6
Engraved: "50th Night Souvenir -- Rices Excelsior, Jr. -- Hammerstein's Olympian Theatre."
BOX 158 Gold jack knife
Inscribed "WH."
BOX 158 Medal on ribbon
Given to Oscar Hammerstein II from the Poor Richard Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BOX 158 Metal strong box
Painted on the front: "Oscar Hammerstein, Olympia, Harlem Opera House, Columbus Theatre, General Papers."
BOX 158 Pocket watch
From Tiffany. Enameled monogram "OH" on back.
BOX 116, 136 Miscellany, 1847-2000
Hammerstein's collection of autograph letters from theatrical and literary figures, Civil War letters, documents about the Oscar Hammerstein II collection, and an inventory of the collection.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 116/10 Civil War letters written by Private John H. Morrison, Co. H, 38th New York Infantry to his family in Geneva, New York, 1862-1866
Topics of Morrison's letters include Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, life in Camp Scott, Elmer Ellsworth and his "Fire Zouaves," and Mount Vernon slaves.
Materials also include N.Y. State Comptrollers Office documents for John Morrison (possibly J.H. Morrison's father) from 1869 and 1874; and 1847 condolence letters also relating to the Morrison family.
BOX-FOLDER 116/8 Mustering out papers for James A. McNaughton, 1864
BOX-FOLDER 116/1 Autograph letters for theatrical managers, critics, and musicians, 1898-1911
BOX-FOLDER 116/2 Autograph letters for literary figures, 1879-1912, 1933
BOX-FOLDER 116/3 Autograph letters for actors and actresses, 1896-1913, 1944
BOX-FOLDER 116/4 Autograph letters for playwrights, 1898-1912
BOX-FOLDER 116/9 At Liberty, by Tennessee Williams, 1941
One act play.
BOX-FOLDER 136/9 The Braille Musician, Nov./Dec. 1953
"Dedicated to Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II whose generous contribution made publication possible."
BOX-FOLDER 116/5 Materials about the Oscar Hammerstein II collection, 1960-1981
Documents relate to the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, the Museum of the City of New York, and Hammerstein materials used for the Hugh Fordin book.
BOX-FOLDER 116/6-7 Inventory of Oscar Hammerstein II collection, 1999-2000
BOX-FOLDER 116/11 Miscellaneous items

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