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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 1670

Vera Allen papers

Collection includes scripts, correspondence, and files relating to the assorted activities of the American Theatre Wing and Plays for Living; some material may be present fron the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA).

Dates

  • circa 1942-1986

Creator

Extent

3 linear feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Vera Allen, née Klopman (1897-1987) was an actress and theatrical professional who worked for the American Theatre Wing and later for Plays for Living, a non-profit organization that developed theatrical productions that dealt with social issues. She was a founder and later chairman of the Speakers Bureau while part of the American Theatre Wing and an occasional actress on the stage and in television.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2018MT-8. GIft of Gift of Vera Allen and Family, 2017 July 12.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner.
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Creator

Title
Allen, Vera. Vera Allen papers, circa 1942-1986 (MS Thr 1670): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Melanie Wisner
Date
8/9/2017
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02830

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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