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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1951.2

V. R. Lang additional papers


Additional papers of poet, playwright and actress, Violet Ranney Lang.


  • 1944-1956

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 linear feet (2 boxes)

Includes letters to Mike Goldberg and Helen Wells, watercolor costume designs, holograph manuscripts, printed material on Lang and various theater companies.

Biographical / Historical

Violet Ranney Lang was an American poet, playwright, actress, and one of the founders of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

89M-8. Gift of Mr. Bradley S. Phillips, 84 Perry Street, New York, N.Y. 10014; received: 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Lang, V.R., 1924-1956. V. R. Lang additional papers, circa 1944-1956: Guide.
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