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Theatrical Production Files, 1908-1997 (bulk 1949-1990) (continued)
BOX 102-104 Theatrical Offerings, 1951-1993
Correspondence, proposed budgets, and script summaries and recommendations for plays sent on spec or solicited by Stevens and his various production companies.

Arranged alphabetically by title of play.
BOX-FOLDER 102/9 "A" miscellaneous, 1958-1993
BOX-FOLDER 102/10 "B" miscellaneous, 1957-1989
BOX-FOLDER 102/11 "C" miscellaneous, 1952-1977
BOX-FOLDER 102/12 "D" miscellaneous, 1955-1990
Includes: Correspondence from Melvin Laird
BOX-FOLDER 103/1 "E" miscellaneous, 1956-1963
BOX-FOLDER 103/2 "F" miscellaneous, 1951-1990
BOX-FOLDER 103/3 "G" miscellaneous, 1947-1989
BOX-FOLDER 103/4 "H" miscellaneous, 1957-1963
Includes: Correspondence from William Saroyan and Kieran Tunney
BOX-FOLDER 103/5 "I" miscellaneous, 1955-1971
Includes: Correspondence from Ned O'Gorman and Alfred De Liagre Jr.
BOX-FOLDER 103/6 "J"-"K" miscellaneous, 1960-1996
BOX-FOLDER 103/7 "L" miscellaneous, 1954-1996
BOX-FOLDER 103/8 "M" miscellaneous, 1958-1992
Includes: Correspondence from George Abbott
BOX-FOLDER 103/9 "N" miscellaneous, 1955-1990
Includes: Correspondence from Laurence Olivier
BOX-FOLDER 103/10 "O" miscellaneous, 1961-1988
BOX-FOLDER 103/11 "P" miscellaneous, 1953-1989
Includes: Correspondence from Jan Meyerowitz
Includes: Libretto to Port Town by Langston Hughes
BOX-FOLDER 103/12 "Q" miscellaneous, 1961, 1974
BOX-FOLDER 103/13 "R" miscellaneous, 1955-1988
BOX-FOLDER 103/14 "S" miscellaneous, 1958-1991
BOX-FOLDER 104/1 "T" miscellaneous, 1952-1989
BOX-FOLDER 104/2 "U" miscellaneous, 1956-1982
BOX-FOLDER 104/3 "V" miscellaneous, 1958-1988
BOX-FOLDER 104/4 "W" miscellaneous, 1955-1989
BOX-FOLDER 104/5 "Y" miscellaneous, 1955-1988
BOX-FOLDER 104/6 Untitled and multiple titles miscellaneous, 1954-1977
BOX 105-109 Unproduced Scripts, 1955-1993
Typescript drafts of plays, some with accompanying correspondence, sent on spec to Stevens's various production companies.

Arranged alphabetically by author.
BOX-FOLDER 105/1 Alden, Jerome. Teddy and Alice, 1987
Note: Inscribed by Jerome Alden and Hal Hackady
BOX-FOLDER 105/2 Alexander, Ronald. The Darkling, undated
BOX-FOLDER 105/3 Aranha, Ray. The Estate: a Play in Three Acts, 1976
Includes: Program
BOX-FOLDER 105/4 Ashman, Howard. Smile, 1986
Note: Inscribed by Howard Ashman
BOX-FOLDER 105/5 Benchley, Nathaniel. One to Grow On, undated
BOX-FOLDER 105/6 Benet, Stephen Vincent. Western Star, 1975
Includes: Correspondence from Philip Hanson
BOX-FOLDER 105/7 Bosakowski, Phil. Big Top!, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 105/8 Burdman, Ralph. Tête-á-Tête, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 105/9 Burnham, Sophy. The Study: a Love Story, undated
BOX-FOLDER 105/10 De Matteo, Donna. The Last American Convertible: A Play, undated
BOX-FOLDER 105/11 Edgar, David. Dick Deterred, undated
BOX-FOLDER 106/1 Elmslie, Kenward. Yellow Drum, undated
BOX-FOLDER 106/2 Evans, Annie. No Turning Back, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 106/3 Freed, Donald. The General and the Archbishop, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 106/4 Gow, Michael. Away, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 106/5 Granger, Percy. The Complete Works of Studs Edsel, 1972
Includes: Photocopy of newspaper review
BOX-FOLDER 106/6 Gurney, A. R., Jr. The Golden Fleece, 1968
BOX-FOLDER 106/7 Gurney, A. R., Jr. Scenes from American Life, undated
Includes: Review
BOX-FOLDER 106/8 Harrigan, Edward. The Mulligan Guard Ball, undated
BOX-FOLDER 106/9 Hartman, David. Wonderful Whitsuntide, undated
BOX-FOLDER 106/10 Hickey, Michael. Murrow, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 107/1 Ingham, Robert E. Custer, 1977
BOX-FOLDER 107/2 Isherwood, Christopher. A Meeting by the River, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/3 Kanin, Fay. Grind, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/4 Keuls, Hans. Confrontation on the Roman Forum, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/5 Kingsley, Sidney. The Patriots, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/6 Kingsley-Smith, Terence. The Catholic Hour, 1972
Includes: Correspondence from Helen Harvey
BOX-FOLDER 107/7 Kober, A. S. Never on an Empty Stomach, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 107/8 Larson, Jack. Chuck, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/9 Maugham, W. Somerset. Keep the Home Fires Burning, undated
BOX-FOLDER 107/10 Merlin, Frank. I Got Shoes, 1955
Includes: Correspondence from Wilfred Keefe
BOX-FOLDER 108/1 Minoff, Lee. Come Live with Us, 1966
BOX-FOLDER 108/2 Mitchell, Don. Appeal to Reason: Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, 1988
BOX-FOLDER 108/3 Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn. The New York Idea, undated
BOX-FOLDER 108/4 O'Harra, Michaela. Honey and Locust, 1955
Includes: Correspondence from Phyllis Anderson
BOX-FOLDER 108/5 Parsley, Jett. Shadows to Sunlight, 1993
BOX-FOLDER 108/6 Patrick, John. Isn't Everybody, undated
BOX-FOLDER 108/7 Patrick, Robert. Camera Obscura, undated
BOX-FOLDER 108/8 Paulson, Arvid. The Strindberg Reader, 1968
Includes: Correspondence from Arvid Paulson
BOX-FOLDER 108/9 Pendleton, Austin. Booth Is Back in Town, undated
BOX-FOLDER 108/10 Przedziecki, Jerzy. Feel Like Making Love, undated
Includes: Correspondence from Paul Engle
BOX-FOLDER 108/11 Quincy, George. The Mummy, 1980
BOX-FOLDER 108/12 Sadoff, Fred. As It Was and Is, an Actor's Rap Session, undated
BOX-FOLDER 108/13 Schevill, James. Lovecraft's Follies, 1970
BOX-FOLDER 109/1 Scheyven, Yveline. Faut-il Tuer Janneke, 1967
BOX-FOLDER 109/2 Spellos, John Peter. Café Zoe, 1992
BOX-FOLDER 109/3 Stieglitz, Perry. Jungfrau, undated
BOX-FOLDER 109/4 Stoppard, Tom. Rough Crossing, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 109/5 Striker, Elizabeth. Rescuers, undated
BOX-FOLDER 109/6 Vaszary, John. I Married An Angel, undated
BOX-FOLDER 109/7 Venture, Richard. You're Too Tall, but Come Back in Two Weeks, 1972
BOX-FOLDER 109/8 Verne, Jules. Welles, undated
BOX-FOLDER 109/9 Wilson, Lanford. Wandering, undated
BOX 110-143, 413 MAPCASE FOLDER 21 Correspondence - People, 1929-1997
This series consists of personal and business correspondence sent and received by Roger L. Stevens. It documents all phases of Stevens's career and includes letters from playwrights and authors about their work, correspondence about theatrical productions, and business correspondence concerning investments and other matters. It also includes personal correspondence with his extensive set of friends and acquaintances, such as convalescence letters, invitations, and thank you notes.

Additional business correspondence is found throughout the collection, particularly in Arts Administration, Theatrical Production Files, Organizations, and Real Estate Files. An extensive set of personal correspondence with Stevens and Gesell family members is located in Personal Papers.

Arranged alphabetically in two subseries.
BOX 110-142, 413 MAPCASE FOLDER 21 Alphabetical, 1929-1997
Correspondents in this subseries include United States presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan; political figures such as Hubert Humphrey, Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr., Edward M. Kennedy, and business associates Alfred R. Glancy Jr., Ben Tobin, G. Harold Welch, and John Wharton.

In the theatrical realm there is correspondence with agents Ninon Tallon Karlweis, Lucy Kroll, Robert Lantz, Emmanuel Wax, and Audrey Wood; impresarios and producers including Hugh "Binkie" Beaumont, Frederick Brisson, Hal Prince, Lars Schmidt, and Robert Whitehead; playwrights Christopher Fry, A. R. Gurney, Arthur Kopit, Harold Pinter, and Stanley Young; lighting and set designer Peggy Clark, choreographer Agnes DeMille, and scenic designer Oliver Smith; and actors Hume Cronyn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Alfred Lunt, and Gregory Peck. Also included are several photographs, floor plans, and scripts that accompanied correspondence.
This subseries contains the bulk of the correspondence files.

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent name.
BOX-FOLDER 110/1 "A-An" miscellaneous, 1952-1991
BOX-FOLDER 110/2 "Ap-Az" miscellaneous, 1958-1991
BOX-FOLDER 110/3 Abady, Josephine, 1990-1995
BOX-FOLDER 110/4 Abelson, Hope, 1958, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 110/5 Abeson, Anthony, 1972-1977
BOX-FOLDER 110/6 Abrams, Marilyn and Bruce Johnson, 1994
BOX-FOLDER 110/7 Adams, Charles, 1966-1971
BOX-FOLDER 110/8 Adler, Kurt Herbert, 1968-1988
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