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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 (4 boxes and 1 folder)

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

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

This finding aid describes a portion of the Ehrmann papers (2 boxes and 1 folder); an additional 2 boxes, which were transferred from the Harvard Law School in April 2004, have not yet been processed and cataloged.
Link to catalog
Ehrmann, Herbert B. (Herbert Brutus), b. 1891. Herbert B. Ehrmann papers, 1915-1968: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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