Donald B. Vestal papers concerning Gertrude Stein's Identity or I am because my little dog knows me
Letters from American writer Gertrude Stein to American puppeteer Donald B. Vestal and other papers concerning Stein's play for puppets, Identity or I am because my little dog knows me.
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.
Extent.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes letters from Stein to Vestal, a typescript of Identity, and a letter from Thornton Wilder to Vestal containing a critique of Identity.
Biographical / Historical
Gertrude Stein (1874-1976) was an avant-garde American writer. Donald Vestal was an American puppeteer who directed Stein's play Identity in Detroit in 1936.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
61M-149 - 61M-151. Gift of Donald B. Vestal, c/o John H. Garrison, 617 Sansome Street, San Francisco, California; received: 1960.
- Vestal, Donald B., 1893-1964? Donald B. Vestal papers concerning Gertrude Stein's Identity or I am because my little dog knows me, 1934-1936: Guide.
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