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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 968

Jerome Kilty papers

Preliminary box list only for papers of American actor, director, and plawright, Jerome Kilty.


  • 1934-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: for legal or university policy reasons (Box 15, 1 envelope).

The bulk of 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.


14.75 linear feet (18 cartons, 3 folders)

0.7 Gigabytes

Includes scripts and other compositions, correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, books, posters, audiotapes, videotapes, and one CD-R.

Biographical / Historical

Jerome Timothy Kilty, born 1922 in Baltimore (Md.), died 2012 in Norwalk (Conn.), was an actor, director, and playwright. Kilty was raised on the Pala Indian Reservation in California and attended Lowell High School in San Francisco. While an undergraduate at Harvard, he co-founded the Brattle Theatre Company in Cambridge (Mass.). He married actress Cavada Humphrey (1919- 2007) in 1956. Kilty was best known for his play Dear Liar based on the correspondence of Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.


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

Physical Location

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Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2012MT-40. Gift of the Estate of Jerome Kilty; received: 2013 April 22.

General note

The bulk of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Accessioned by: Melanie Wisner.
Link to catalog
Kilty, Jerome. Jerome Kilty papers, circa 1934-2010: PRELIMINARY BOX LIST.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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