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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: 2006MT-210

Olive Mortimer Remington Goldman papers


Consists of several typescript plays by Goldman, 1919-1944; prompt books used by her as a director; a draft of her M.A. thesis from the University of Illinois titled Religious Drama in England, 1900-1944; and 2 letters to Henri Ghéon, 1939. Includes numerous printed plays in French, published 1923-1968, mostly by Henri Brochet and Henri Ghéon.

Other title: Religious drama in England, 1900-1940.


  • circa 1919-1968

Language of Materials

In English and French.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff. Collection is open for research.


1.25 linear feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

Olive Mortimer Remington (Vassar 1919) was a student in George Pierce Baker's 47 Workshop at Harvard, 1920-1921. In 1922, she was a member of the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H. After her marriage in 1925 to Marcus Selden Goldman, she lived in Urbana, Illinois, where she wrote plays, directed, and acted in many plays and musicals. She was later active in Democratic Party politics.



Physical Location


Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Goldman, Olive Mortimer Remington, 1897-1984. Olive Mortimer Remington Goldman papers, circa 1919-1968 (2006MT-210): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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