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Zelda Sears papers

Zelda Sears papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Zelda Sears papers
Creator: Sears, Zelda
Creator: Wiswell, Louis C.
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1941
Language: English
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (344 items in 6 boxes)
Collection Number: ms189
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Zelda Sears (1873-1935), an actress and playwright, married Louis C. Wiswell, a theatrical manager.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers documenting the career of Zelda Sears and her husband, Louis C. Wiswell, from 1910-1941. Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, telegrams, notebooks, scripts, photographs, and music scores. The scrapbook contains mostly clippings (1910-1911) relating to "The Nest Egg", a play in which Sears starred. The notebooks contain anecdotes, jokes, quips, and brief outlines, evidently to be used in some of Sears' plays. The scripts are mainly of plays written by Sears', with a few written by others. The collection also includes short stories, scenarios, and lyrics written by Sears; photographs of plays particularly "The Nest Egg" and "The Show Shop"; and some correspondence and telegrams to Zelda and her husband from such show business people as Billie Burke, George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, Jeanette MacDonald, and E.D. Starr.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Zelda Sears papers, ms189, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Actresses -- United States.
Scrapbooks
Scripts (documents)
Theater -- United States.
Women dramatists -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11"Adjoining Rooms"
 
12Adjoining Rooms Act II Script
 
13Adjoining Rooms Act III Script
 
14Adjoining Rooms Script
 
15The Balcony Walker Script
 
16The Clinging Vine Script
 
boxfolder
21"Katydid" Script
 
22"Lady Billy" Script
 
23"Lady Billy" Script
 
24"Lollipop" Script
 
25"Lollipop" Script
 
26"A Lucky Break" Script
 
boxfolder
31"The Magic Ring" Script
 
32"The Scarlet Woman" Script
 
33"The Scarlet Woman" Script
 
34"Shavings" Script
 
35"The Temporary Widow" Script
 
36"Undertow" Script
 
boxfolder
41Burke, Billy - Letters
 
42Cohan, George M. - Letters
 
43Kern, Jerome - Letters
 
44Greenwood, Albert - Letters
 
45MacDonald, Jeanette - Letters
 
46McFarland, Ethel - Letters
 
47Marquis, Mrs. Don
 
48Stair, E. D. - Letters
 
49Wood, Peggy - Letters
 
410Woods, A. H. - Letters
 
411Letters, Miscellaneous
 
412Manager's Agreement
 
413Short Story - "Devices of Desire"
 
414Short Story - "Eustace"
 
415Short Story - "Out of The Fourth Demension"
 
416Short Story - "Overplayed"
 
417Short Story - "The Wide Horizon"
 
418Untitled Short Story
 
419Play Script "The Fat Head"
 
420Scenario "Azure Shore"
 
421Scenario "A Blond for the Night"
 
422Scenario "Free & Easy"
 
423Scenario "Glittering Trinket"
 
424"The Left Over"
 
boxfolder
51Song Sheets "The Clinging Vines"
 
52Song Sheets "Lady Billy"
 
53Song Sheets from Various Musicals
 
54American Magazine
 
55Red Book, 1927
 
56Musical Lyrics - Miscellaneous A-L
 
57Musical Lyrics - Miscellaneous M-Y
 
58Scripts - Unknown Artists
 
59Untitled Story
 
510Untitled Family Story
 
511Untitled World War I Story
 
512Untitled N. Y. Life Comedy
 
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6unknown containerNotebooks
 
6unknown containerScrapbook
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from "The Nest Egg"
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from "The Nest Egg"
 
6unknown containerPictures: Zelda Sears
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
6unknown containerPictures: Scenes from unidentified plays