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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 436

Herbert B. Ehrmann papers


Correspondence, scripts, and scrapbooks relating to the American dramatist and author Herbert Ehrmann.


  • 1915-1968

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


2 linear feet (3 boxes)

Contains scripts, scrapbooks, correspondence, contracts, box office statements, stories and poems relating primarily to Ehrmann's theatrical career. Includes correspondence between Ehrmann and the American dramatist and producer George S. Kaufman, pertaining to their lawsuit (1938-1942).

Biographical / Historical

Ehrmann (1891-1970; A.B., 1912, LL.B., 1914) was an American dramatist and author.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Scripts
  2. II. Other papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003MT-136. Gift of Mrs. Herbert B. Ehrmann; received: 1971 February 17.

Ehrmann, Herbert B. (Herbert Brutus), b. 1891. Herbert B. Ehrmann papers, 1915-1968: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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