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COLLECTION Identifier: 2009M-94

Louis Evan Shipman papers


Preliminary box list only for literary and personal papers of American playwright and author Louis Evan Shipman.


  • Creation: 1859-1933

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

RESTRICTED: Collection is unprocessed. Access to collection requires permission of curator.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


15 linear feet (11 boxes, 3 cartons)

Includes play scripts, novels and shorter works, correspondence, photographs, drawings, clippings, and printed books and magazines.

Biographical / Historical

Louis Evan Shipman was a playwright and author. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, Columbia University and Harvard University.


Arrangement is by rough box list and materials are not fully sorted. Readers should note that when fully processed, the order of materials may change.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2009M-94. Purchased with funds from the Frank E. Chase Bequest and Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund; received: 2010 February 24.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for information.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner

Shipman, Louis Evan, 1869-1933. Louis Evan Shipman papers, circa 1859-1933
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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