Charles Coburn papers

Charles Coburn papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Coburn papers
Creator: Coburn, Charles
Inclusive Dates: 1892-1959
Language: English
Extent: 100 Linear Feet 115 boxes, 30 oversize boxes, 6 oversize folders, 4 artifacts
Collection Number: ms1126
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles Douville Coburn (1877-1961) was a character actor and Georgia native.

For further information, see the article "Charles Coburn (1877-1961)" at New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Charles Coburn from 1892-1959. The collection includes scrapbooks, scripts, photographs, and interviews. The scrapbooks contain mainly newspaper and magazine clippings dealing with Coburn's film, theater, and television career; his involvement in the Mohawk Drama Festival (1935-1940); and scrapbooks of a more professional nature. The collection includes stage, radio, film, and television scripts and stage and screen photographs of productions in which he appeared. The papers also include Coburn's collection of celebrity photographs, albums containing photographs (1937-1952) of Coburn portraying characters in various productions during his years in Hollywood; typed transcripts of interviews of Coburn by Victor Rosen from November 1955 - April 1956; and printed matter relating to the Coburn Players (1909-1918) who presented classic stage productions at American universities and colleges.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type into 12 series (several of which contain further subseries often divided by stage, film, and television):

1. Scrapbooks 2. Scripts 3. Music to Stage Productions 4. Interviews [of Coburn] with Victor Rosen 5. Photograophs 6. Coburn Players 7. Theater Miscellany 8. Theater Programs 9. Production of Yellow Jacket 10. Coburn in Hollywood 11. Artifacts 12. Oversize certificates, honors, and art


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Though the collection is open for research, the audiovisual recordings do not have reference copies; however, reference copies are available upon request. Audiovisual research requests are dependent upon the format and condition of the recordings.

Preferred Citation

Charles Coburn papers, ms 1126. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Reference copies of the interviews with Victor Rosen are available in the Media Library: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms1126/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Scrapbooks



1.1 Film Scrapbooks

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11'B. F.'s Daughter,', 1948
12'And Baby Makes Three,', 1948-49
13'Bodies and Soul,' 'The Doctor and the Girl,', 1949
14'Around the World in Eighty Days,', 1956-57
15'And Ride A Tiger,', 1957-59
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21'Bachelor Mother,', 1939
22'Bachelor Mother II,', 1939 1943-44
23'The Captain Is A Lady,', 1940
24'Edison the Man,', 1940
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3Academy Awards, 1944
31'Colonel Effingham's Raid,', 1945-46
32'Colonel Effingham's Raid II,' & 'The Green Years,', 1947
33'Czarina (A Royal Scandal),', 1944-45
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41'The Devil and Miss Jones I,', 1941
42'The Devil and Miss Jones II,', 1941
43'The Constant Nymph,', 1942-43
44'The Constant Nymph II,', 1943
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51English reviews, 1938
52English reviews, 1940
53English reviews, 1943
54English reviews, 1944
55English reviews, 1944-45
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61English reviews, 1945
62English reviews, 1946-47
63English reviews, 1948
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71English reviews, 1950-51
72English reviews, 1950-51
73English reviews, 1953
74English reviews, 1955-56
75English reviews, 1957
76English reviews, 1957
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81'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes I,', 1952-53
82'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes II,', 1953-54
83'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes III,', 1953
84'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes IV,', 1953
85'George Washington Slept Here,', 1942
86'Everybody Does It,', 1949
87'Florian,', 1940
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91'Green Grass of Wyoming,', 1947
92'Green Grass of Wyoming II,', 1948
93'Green Grass of Wyoming III,', 1948
94'The Green Years,', 1946
95'The Green Years,', 1946
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101'Has Anybody Seen My Gal,', 1952
102'Heaven Can Wait,', 1943
103'Highwayman,', 1951
104'H. M. Pulham, Esq.,', 1941-42
105'How to be Very, Very Popular,', 1955
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111'In Name Only,', 1939
112'In This Our Life,', 1941-42
113'Idiot's Delight,', 1938-39
114'Impact,', 1948-1950
115'The Impatient Years,', 1944
116'The Impatient Years,' & 'Together Again,', 1944-45
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121'John Paul Jones,', 1958
122'John Paul Jones II,', 1958-59
123'John Paul Jones III,', 1959
124'KatyDid,', 1950
125'The Kid From Outerspace,', 1953-54
126'King's Row,', 1942
127'Knickerbocker Holiday,', 1948-1950
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131'The Lady Eve,', 1940-45
132'Little Woman I,', 1946
133'The Long Wait,', 1951-56
134'The Long Wait II,', 1952-53
135'The Long Wait III,', 1953-54
136'The Long Wait IV,', 1954-55
137'Lord Jeff,', 1938
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141'Louisa I,', 1949-1950
142'Louisa II,', 1950
143'Louisa III,', 1950
144'Louisa IV,', 1950-53
145'Louisa V,', 1950
146'Made For Each Other,', 1938-1944
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151'The Merry Wives of Windsor I,', 1946
152'The Merry Wives of Windsor II,', 1946-1957
153'Monkey Business I,', 1952
154'Monkey Business II,', 1952-53
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161'The More the Merrier I,', 1943
162'The More the Merrier II,', 1945-46
163'The More the Merrier III,' Academy Awards, 1943-44
164'The More the Merrier IV,', 1942-43
165'Mr. Music I,', 1949-1954
166'Mr. Music II,', 1950-54
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171'Of Human Hearts,', 1938
172'Oh Money, Money,' & 'Has Anybody Seen My Gal,', 1951-52
173'Our Wife ', 1941-42
174'Over 21,', 1944-45
175'Peggy,', 1949-51
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181'The Paradine Case,', 1946-48
182'The Paradine Case II,', 1948-1950
183'Pepe I,', 1960
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191'Power and the Prize,', 1956
192'Power and the Prize,', 1957
193'Princess O'Rourke,', 1942-46
194'The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker,', 1958-59
195'Rhapsody in Blue ', 1943-45
196'The Road to Singapore,', 1939-1940
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201'The Rocket Man,', 1954-56
202'A Royal Scandal,', 1945
203'Shady Lady,', 1945-48
204'Stanley and Livingston,', 1939
205'Since You Went Away,' & Academy Awards, 1944-45
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211'The Story of Alexander Graham Bell,', 1938-39
212'Story of Mankind,', 1956-57
213'Story of Mankind,', 1956-57
214'Three Faces West,', 1940
215'Together Again,', 1944-45
216'Town on Trial,', 1956-57
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221'Trouble Along the Way,', 1953
222'Trouble Along the Way & Alma Mater,', 1953
223'Trouble Along the Way & Alma Mater,', 1953-56
224'Uncle George,', 1956-58
225'Unexpected Uncle,', 1941-42
226'Vivacious Lady,', 1938-1946
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231'Wilson,', 1943-46
232'Wilson,', 1943-46
233'Without Notice,', 1943
234'Yellow Jack,', 1938
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241'Yes sir, That's My Baby II,', 1949-1950
242'You Can't Take It With You,', 1953-54
243'You Can't Take It With You,', 1954-56
244'You Can't Take It With You,', 1954-56
245'You Can't Take It With You,', 1958



1.2 Personal Scrapbooks

Clippings dealing with Charles Coburn in all aspects of his stage and film career. The scrapbooks are marked "Personal" and are arranged chronologically.
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251Personal, 1938
252Personal, 1940-41
253Personal, 1941-42
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261Personal, 1942
262Personal, 1943
263Personal, 1944
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271Personal, 1944
272Personal, 1944
273Personal, 1945
274Personal, 1945-46
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281Personal, 1946-48
282Personal, 1947
283Personal, 1947-48
284Personal, 1948
285Personal, 1948
286Personal, 1949
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291Personal, 1949-50
292Personal, 1950
293Personal, 1950-51
294Personal, 1951
295Personal, 1951
296Personal, 1951-52
297Personal, 1952
298Personal, 1952-53
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301Personal, 1953
302Personal, 1954
303Personal, 1954
304Personal, 1954
305Personal, 1955
306Personal, 1955
307Personal, 1955
308Personal, 1955
309Personal, 1955-56
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311Personal, 1956
312Personal, 1956
313Personal, 1957
314Personal, 1957
315Personal, 1957-58
316Personal, 1958



1.3 Political Scrapbooks

Clippings dealing with Coburn's involvement in Republican politics, anti-Communism, anti-income tax, McCarthyism, and 'Jeffersonian' ideals.
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3171950-53
3181953-56
3191959, 1960-61



1.4 Television Scrapbooks

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321Television books, 1950-51 1951-53
322Television books, 1953-54
323Television books, 1954
324Television books, 1954
325Television books, 1954-55
326Television books, 1955
327Television books, 1955
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331Television books, 1956
332Television books, 1956
333Television books, 1956
334Television books, 1959
335Television books, 1957
336Television books, 1957
337Television books, 1957
338Talk tour, Book I, 1951-52
339Tour thru' the South, 1959
3310Years in Show Business, 1958
3311University Theater, 1942-48
3312Western History, 1948-50



1.5 Theater Scrapbooks

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341The Yellow Jacket, 1916
342Music to the Yellow Jacket
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353The Yellow Jacket (critical reviews, clippings, etc.), 1928-29
354The Yellow Jacket (script from 1928, the Coburn Theater, NYC)
355The Yellow Jacket I (advance notices, advertisements and criticism, Garrick Theater, Philadelphia, PA, 1934
356The Yellow Jacket II (advance notices, etc.)
357The Yellow Jacket, (Tremont Theater, Boston, MA), 1934
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361Coburn Players-reviews, 1915-17
362'So This Is London,', 1922-23
363'So This Is London,', 1923-24
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371'The Imaginery Invalid,', 1917-1922
372'The Imaginery Invalid,', 1917-1922
373'Hamlet,' (the script, with blocking)
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381'The Farmer's Wife,', 1924
382'Bronx Express,', 1922
383'French Leave,', 1920-21
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391'The Right Age To Marry,', 1926
392Vaudville, Mr. & Mrs Coburn, 1927
393'The Tavern,', 1927-28
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401'Falstaff,', 1928-29
402'The Plutocrat,', 1929-1931
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36A1Scrapbooks. Miscellaneous Theatre Programs., 1892-1909. 1892-1896. 1896-1900. 1931.



1.6 Bound Scrapbooks

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411Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. I, no. 1, 1935
412Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. II, no. 1, 1936
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421Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. II, no. 2, 1936
422Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. III, no. 1, 1937
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431Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. III, no. 2, 1937
432Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. IV, no. 1, 1938
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441Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. IV, no. 2, 1938
442Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. V, no. 1, 1939
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451Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. V, no. 2, 1939
452Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. VI, no. 1, 1940
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461Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. VI, no. 2, 1940
462Mohawk Drama Festival, Vol. VI, no. 3, 1940



1.7 Scrapbooks, photo sets- addenda

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118Merry Wives of Windsor, 1946
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119Yellow Jacket, 1928
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120Bound photobook: Charles Coburn, vol. II, Hollywood stills; boxed set of photographs: Motion Picture Country House and Hospital
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121Bound miscellaneous scrapbooks, various dates
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122Scrapbooks: 'The Better 'Ole'
 

2. Scripts



2.1 Stage Scripts

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481'Abraham Lincoln'
482'The Beaux' Strategem'
483'The Beaux' Strategem'
484'The Beaux' Strategem'
485'The Better 'Ole'
486'The Better 'Ole'
487'The Better 'Ole'
488'The Better 'Ole'
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491'The Better 'Ole'
492'That's Done It!'-a version of the 'The Better 'Ole'
493'The Better 'Ole'
494'The Better 'Ole'
495'The Better 'Ole'
496'The Better 'Ole'
497'The Better 'Ole'
498'The Better 'Ole'
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501Sheet music
502Loose music and lyrics
503Orchestration
504Music for particular instruments
505Mementoes & addenda
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511'The Bronx Express'
512'The Bronx Express'
513'The Bronx Express'
514'The Bronx Express'
515'The Bronx Express'
516'The Bronx Express'
517'The Bronx Express'
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521'The Bourgeois Gentleman'
522'Charlotte Corday'
523'The College Widow'
524'This Crazy Lovely World'
525'David Harum'
526'David Harum'
527'David Harum'
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531'The Farmer Takes A Wife'
532'French Leave'
533'French Leave,' individual parts
534'French Leave,' property plot and music
535'French Leave,' list of decorations used in the play
536'Gilded Age or Colonel Sellers'
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541'High Tor'
542'Imaginery Invalid'
543'Imaginery Invalid'
544'Lightnin'
545'The Long Watch'
546'The Long Watch'
547'Lysistrata'
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551'Master of the Revels'
552'Master of the Revels'
553'Master of the Revels'
554'Master of the Revels'
555'Memories'
556'Moonshine and Flowers'
557'Moroni'
558'Moroni'
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561'The Plutocrat'
562'The Plutocrat'
563'The Plutocrat'
564'The Plutocrat'
565'The Right to Marry'
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571'The Rivals'
572'The Rivals'
573'The Rivals'
574'The Rivals'
575'The Rivals'
576'Romance'
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581'The School for Husbands'
582'A School for Scandal'
583'A Texas Steer'
584'A Texas Steer'
585'That's Done It!'
586'Three Showers'
587'Three Showers'
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591'Three Showers'
592'Three Showers'
593'Three Showers'
594'Three Showers'
595'Trilby'
596'Trilby'



2.2 Shakespeare Scripts

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601'As You Like It'
602'As You Like It'
603'As You Like It'
604'Comedy of Errors'
605'Electra'
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611'Falstaff'
612'Falstaff'
613'Falstaff'
614'Falstaff'
615'Falstaff'
616'Falstaff'
617'King Henry the Fifth'
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621'Julius Caesar'
622'Merry Wives of Windsor'
623'Merry Wives of Windsor'
624'Merry Wives of Windsor'
625'MacBeth'
626'Midsummer's Night Dream'
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631'Much Ado About Nothing'
632'Much Ado About Nothing'
633'Much Ado About Nothing'
634'Much Ado About Nothing'
635'Much Ado About Nothing'
636'Othello'
637'Othello'
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641'Romeo and Juliet'
642'Richard III'
643'Taming of the Shrew'
644'Taming of the Shrew'
645'The Tempest'
646'Twelfth Night'
647'Twelfth Night'
648'Twelfth Night'



2.3 Radio Scripts

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651'Dinah Shore-Program,', 4 May 1944
652'The Rumour' by Jo Eisinger
653'The Ginny Simms Show,', 18 January 1946
654'Don Lee, Mutual Network,' Democrats for Dewey against Roosevelt
655'The Masquers Entertain'
656'The Con Man' by Franken, et. al.
657'Yarns for Yanks, no. 155, The Man Who Married A Dumb Wife'
658'Adorable,', 28 October 1946
659'The Green Years'
6510'Stage Door Canteen,', 19 May 1944
6511'Citizens Forum,' Citizens National Bank, 7 September 1944
6512'Filipino Fiesta'
6513'Mr. Barry's Etchings,' Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway, 25 March 1953
6514'The Taming of the Shrew'
6515'The County Chairman'
6516'The Imaginery Invalid'-Mr. Coburn
6517'The Imaginery Invalid'-Argan
6518'The Imaginery Invalid'-Tornette
6519'The Imaginery Invalid'-Angelique
6520'The Imaginery Invalid'-Pargon
6521'The Imaginery Invalid'-Thomas
6522'The Imaginery Invalid'-Beralde
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661Radio interview-Coburn
662'Duffy's Tavern,', 27 April 1949
663'Duffy's Tavern,', 15 December 1950
664MGM Theater of the Air: "The Stranger's Return'
665'Bachelor Mother,', 28 April 1949
666'You Can't Take It With You,', 7 April 1951
667'You Can't Take It With You,' revised, 7 April 1951
668'Hollywood Story,' by Erskine Johnson
669Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy
6610'It Started With Eve,', 14 January 1952
6611Screen Guild Promotion, 5 May 1949
6612'Yellow Jacket'-Suey
6613'Yellow Jacket'-Chee Moo
6614'Yellow Jacket'-Lee Sin
6615'Yellow Jacket'-Gong
6616'Yellow Jacket'-Tai
6617'Yellow Jacket'-Ling
6618'Yellow Jacket'-Chorous
6619'Yellow Jacket'-Chinese dance
6620'MacBeth,', 16 June 1930
6621'MacBeth,' with changes, 16 June 1930
6622'MacBeth,', NBC, 23 April 1936
6623'MacBeth,' miscellaneous
6624'MacBeth,'-MacBeth
6625'MacBeth,'-Lady MacBeth
6626'MacBeth,'-Witches
6627'MacBeth,'-Banquo
6628'MacBeth,'-Angus
6629'MacBeth,'-Ross, McDuff
6630'MacBeth,'-Duncan
6631'MacBeth,'-Scotch music
6632'The Rivals,' with scripts for individual parts



2.4 Film Scripts

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671'Alibi in Ermine'
672'Alice Adams'
673'Alma Mater,' final script
674'Alma Mater,' estimating script
675'And Baby Makes Three'
676'And Ride A Tiger'
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681'Around The World In Eighty Days,', 30 August 1955
682'Around The World In Eighty Days,', 27 July 1956
683'B. F.'s Daughter,', 9-10-1947
684'B. F.'s Daughter,', 9-12-1947
685'Bloomer Girl,' first draft
686'Bodies and Sould'
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691'Colonel Effingham's Raid,', 29 October 1943
692'Colonel Effingham's Raid,', 16 November 1944
693'The Czarina'
694'Everybody Does It,', 30 December 1948
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701'Gentlemen Prefer Blonded'
702'Green Years'
703'The Highwayman'
704'How to be Very Very Happy'
705'Impact'
706'I Love Louisa'
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711'The Impatient Years'
712'John Paul Jones'
713'Katy Did'
714'Katy Did'
715'The Kid From Outer Space'
716'Little Women'
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721'The Long Wait'
722'Louisa'
723'Made For Each Other'
724'The Magnificent Yankee'
725'(Mary O'Hara's) Green Grass of Wyoming
726'Mr. Music'
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731('Monkee Business')-'Darling, I Am Growing Younger', (7 November 1951)
732'Darling I Am Growing Younger,', 28 February 1952
733'Darling I Am Growing Younger,', 6 February 1952
734'The Monster'
735'Oh Money! Money!'
736'Orchestra Wife'
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741'Over Twenty-one,', 14 December 1944
742'Over Twenty-one,', 3 January 1945
743'The Paradine Case,', 10 August 1946
744'The Paradine Case,', 10 December 1946
745'Personal Column
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751'The Power and the Prize,', 14 January 1955
752'The Power and the Prize,', 15 March 1956
753'The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker,', 19 May 1958
754'The Power and the Prize,', 4 June 1958
755'Road to Yesterday,', 31 June 1944
756'Road to Yesterday,', 29 June 1944
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761'Rose Queen,', 25 October 1949
762'Rose Queen,', 20 December 1949
763'Story of Mankind'
764'Town on Trial'
765'Uncle George'
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771'Upward to the Stars'
772'Wagon Show'
773'The Western Story,', 31 March 1948
774'The Western Story,', 22 December 1948
775'Wilson'
776War Tax Film
777'The World's My Oyster'
778'Yes, Sir That's My Baby'



2.5 Television Scripts

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781The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater, 6 January 1955
782The Jack Carter Show, 23 December 1950
783The Rosemary Clooney Show
784'Colonel Effingham's Raid,' Hallmark Playhouse no. 61, 3 November 1949
785'Colonel Wellington Bixby'
786'Colonel Wellington Bixby,' revised
787'The Country Doctor,' in three parts
788'The Country Doctor,' Desilu production
789'The Cuckoo in Spring,' Studio One
7810'Easter Morn in Tony's'
7811'Family Affair,' Stage 7
7812'Family Affair,' story and teleplay
7813'Fun with Mr. Shakespeare'
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791'The Gentle Grafter,' in three acts, Kraft Television Theater
792The George Gobel Show, no. 7, 27 November 1954
793The George Gobel Show, revised
794'The Gun,' Kate Smith Hour, 17 April 1953
795Hollywood Screen Test
796Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Story
797'The Hot Oil Treatment,', 9 November 1955
798'Jingle Bells Last Christmas'
799'Kirsti,', 1/11/1956
7910'Lily and the Wolf,' December Bride Show, no. 39
7911'Louisa,' in three acts
7912'Mr. Kagle and the Baby Sitter,', 13 March 1956
7913"The Murphy that Made America'
7914The Arthur Murray Show, 24 December 1950
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801Donald O'Connor Show, 20 December 1953
802Omnibus, 4 March 1950
803'One for the Road,', 9/10/1954
804'One for the Road,', 11/22/1954
805'Operation Titanic,', 7 April 1953
806'Perfume for Patricia...'
807'A Pardon for Tippie'
808'Pickwick Papers,' episode 31, 13 March 1949
809'Pretend Your'e You,', 8 July 1954
8010The Martha Raye Show
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811'Sam'
812The Red Skelton Show, 8 February 1955
813The Red Skelton Show, 20 March 1956
814Song of Liberty speeches
815Song of Liberty speeches
816'The Southeast Corner'
817The Star and the Story-'The Difficult Age'
818The Star and the Story-'The Lady's Game'
819Tales of the City,' no. 4, 6 August 1953
8110Texaco Star Theater, no. 34, Milton Berle, 8 May 1951
8111Texaco Star Theater, no. 22, Milton Berle, 31 March 1953
8112'A Ticket for Thaddeus,', 23 March 1956
8113Tonight Show with Steve Allen
8114Treasury Star Parade, 7 June 1942
8115'Trouble Along the Way'
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821'Uncommon Thief,' Justice no. 63
822'Will Power'
823'Winter and Spring'
824'Woman's Work,' DuPont Theater
825'Worthy Oppenant,' first mimeo
826'Worthy Oppenant,' final revision
827'You asked for It,', 25 May 1952
828'You Can't Take It With You,' audition script
829'You Can't Take It With You,'
8210'Yours For A Dream,', 15 July 1951
8211Alan Young Show, 2 February 1951
8212Alan Young Show, 3 April 1951
8213Alan Young Show, 11 September 1951



2.6 Miscellaneous

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831'The Canterbury Pilgrims,' acts I & II
832'The Canterbury Pilgrims,' act III
833'The Farmer's Wife,' three acts
834'The Farmer's Wife,'
835'The Farmer's Wife,'
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841'The Farmer's Wife,' 20 individual parts
842Addenda to the 'The Farmer's Wife,' programs, photos, music, etc.
843'Iphigenia in Tauris'
844'Old Bill'
845'Old Bill'
846'Old Bill'
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851'Old Bill,' act I
852'Old Bill,' act II
853'Old Bill,' act I
854'Rip Van Winkle'
 

3. Music to Stage Productions

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86'Falstaff'
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87'The Better 'Ole'
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88Miscellaneous
 

4. Interviews [of Coburn] with Victor Rosen

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891Interview 1-5/6, November 2-10, 1955
892Interview 5/7-8/12, November 13-21, 1955
893Interview 8/13-11/18, November 22-28, 1955
894Interview 11/19-12/24, November 28-30, 1955
895Interview 13/25-16/30, November 30 December 7-8
896Interview 16/31-19/36, December 7-8, 1955 December 10, 1955
897Interview 20/37-21/42, December 13-14, 1955
898Interview 22/43-24/48, December 16-18, 1955
899Interview 24/49-26/54, December 18-21, 1955
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901Interview 27/55-29/60, December 22, 1955-January 14, 1956
902Interview 29/61-32/66, January 14-17, 1956
903Interview 32/67-33/72, January 17-18, 1956
904Interview 34/73-36/78, January 19-21, 1956
905Interview 36/79-37/84, January 21-23, 1956
906Interview 37/85-40/90, January 23-26, 1956
907Interview 40/91-43/96, Janaury 26-February 7, 1956
908Interview 43/97-46/102, February 7 1956 and February 27-29, 1956
909Interview 47/103-50/108, March 1-5, 1956
9010Interview 51/109-55/114, March 7-15, 1956
9011Interview 55/115-58/120, March 15-April 17, 1956
9012Interview 59/121. Additional notes, April 30, 1956
 

5. Photographs



5.1 Stage Stills

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911'Around the Corner'
912'As You Like It'
913'The Better 'Ole'
914'The College Widow'
915'David Harum'
916'The Devil's Disciple'
917'Don Caesar de Bazan'
918'Falstaff'
919'The First Legion'
9110'Fresh Water Jack'
9111'Geisha Girl'
9112'Hamlet'
9113'High Tor'
9114'Imaginery Invalid'
9115'Lysistrata'
9116'Master of the Revels'
9117'Merry Wives of Windsor'
9118'MacBeth'
9119'Much Ado About Nothing'
9120'McDowell Club Performance'
9121'Merchant of Venice'
9122'The Marris Dancers'
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921'Old Bill'
922'Peter Ibbetson'
923'The Plutocrat'
924'The Right Age To Marry'
925'The Rivals'
926'Rip Van Winkle'
927Talk tour
928'Taming of the Shrew'
929'A Texas Steer'
9210'Troillus and Cressida'
9211'Under Two Flags'
9212'The Yellow Jacket'
9213'You Can't Take It With You'
9214Coburn in his younger year, without monacle
9215Coburn in his younger year, without monacle
9216Coburn in his younger year, without monacle
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91AStage Stills - M



5.2 Film Stills

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931'Alexander Graham Bell'
932'Bachelor Mother'
933-6'The Captain Was A Lady'
937-10'Colonel Effingham's Raid'
9311-13'The Constant Nymph'
9314-22'The Devil and Miss Jones'
9323'Doctor and the Girl'
9324'Edison the Man'
9325'Everybody Does It'
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941'The Farmer's Wife'
942'Florian'
943'The Gal Who Took the West'
944'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'
945'George Washington Slept Here'
946'Green Grass of Wyoming'
947'The Green Years'
948'Has Anybody Seen My Gal'
949'Heaven Can Wait'
9410'The Highwayman'
9411'In This O r Life'
9412'In Name Only'
9413'Impact'
9414'Impatient Years'
9415'Idiot's Delight'
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951'John Paul Jones'
952'King's Row'
953'Knickerbocker Holiday'
954'The Long Wait'
955'Louisa'
956'Lady Eve'
957'Lord Jeff'
958'Mr. Music'
959'Made For Each Other'
9510'Minute Mysteries'
9511'Monkee Business'
9512'More the Merrier'
9513'My Kingdom for a Cook'
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961'Of Human Hearts'
962'Our Wife'
963'Over 21'
964'Paradine Case,' includes final shooting script with stills
965'Paradine Case'
966'Peggy'
967'Princess O'Roarke'
968'H. M. Pulham, Esq.'
969'The Remarkable Mr. Pennycracker'
9610'Road to Singapore'
9611'Royal Scandal,' includes bound photo-book
9612'Royal Scandal'
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971'Shady Lady'
972'Stanley and Livingston'
973'Story of Alexander Graham Bell'
974'Stranger in my Arms'
975'Three Faces East (Doctor's Don't Tell, The Refugee)'
976'Together Again'
977'Town on Trial'
978'Trouble Along the Way'
979'Unexpected Uncle'
9710'Vivacious Lady'
9711'Wilson'
9712'The Yellow Jack'
9713'Yes Sir, That's My Baby'



5.3 Autographed, Celebrities

5.3.1 Autographed Celebrity Photographs, Oversize
boxfolder
981June Allyson
982Don Ameche
983Jean Arthur
984Bruce Bairnsfather
985Lucille Ball
986Ethel Barrymore
987Ann Baxter
988Jack Benny
989Ward Bond
9810Beulah Bondi
9810AEdwin Booth
9811Victor Borge
9812Selena Boyle
9813Spring Boyington
9814Scott Brady
9815Fairfax Burgher
9816Jeff Chandler
9817Carol Channing
9818Joe Chase
9819Maurice Chevalier
9820George M. Cohane
9821Claudette Colb
9822Nancy Coleman
9823Curtis Cooksey
9824Nrada Harrigan Connoly
9825Mr. & Mrs. Connoly
9826Joan Crawford
9827Bing Crosby
9828Bob Cummings no. 1
9829Bob Cummings no. 2
9830Tony Curtis
9831Bette Davis
9832Olivia de Haviland
9833Isadora Duncan
9834Irene Dunne
9835Donna Earl
9836Sally Eilers
9837Tom Q. Ellis
9838Gus Eyssrll
9839Lynn Fontaine
9840Kay Francis
9841Clark Gable
9842Louise Gainsgrough
9843Judy Garland
9844Bel Geddes
9845Franklin Glynn
9846Betty Grable
9847Phil Green
9848John C. A. Guntner
9849Renée Haan
9850Walter Hampden
9851Oliver Hardy
9852Louie Harwick
9853Jean Hersholt
9854Alfred Hitchcock
9855Leigh Mitchell Howyes
9856Sir Henry Irving
9857Joseph Jefferson
9858Edwin Booth
9859Guy Kibber
9860Dennis King
9861Harry Lauder
9862Janet Leigh
9863Eugenie Leontovich
9864Marty Love
9865William R. Lockwood
9866Percy MacCay
9867Jeanette MacDonald
9868Joel McCrea
9869Dorothy McGuire
9870L. Melchior
9871Phillip Meriwale
9872Pat Milliken
9873Marilyn Monroe
9874Oscar Natzka
9875General Nedermeyer
9876Lloyd Nolan
9877Erin O'Brien
9878Luella Parsons
9879Martha Paven
9880Gregory Peck
9881Jan Peerce
9882Bill Post
9883Guy Post
9884Claude Raines
9885Gene Raymond
9886Ronald Reagen
9887Ginger Rogers
9888Jane Russell
9889Rosalind Russell
9890Norma Shearer
9891Cornelia Otis Skinner
9892Alexis Smith
9893Lucian L. Sprague
9894Barbara Stanwick
9895Frances Starr
9896Jimmy Stewart
9897Marcia Stein
9898Fred Stone
9899John Sutton
98100Elizabeth Taylor
98101Robert Taylor
98102John Wayne
98103Anna Wheaton
98104Betty White
98105Francis Wilson
98106Marie Wilson
98107Tom Wise
98108Jane Wyman
98109Loretta Young
98110Mary Young
98111-124Unidentified
box
98AOversize Celebrity Photographs; D-J
box
98BOversize Celebrity Photographs; K-R
box
98COversize Celebrity Photographs; S-Z (come unidentified)
5.3.2 Autographed Celebrity Photographs, Regular Size
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991Keene Abbott
992Brian Ahern
993Judith Anderson
994Fred Astaire
995Curtis Beutard
996Sidney Blackman
997Charles Braderr
998Bruse Bairnsfather
999Shirley Booth
9910Walter Brennen
9911Harry Joe Brown
9912Joe E. Brown
9913Virginia Bruce
9914Fred Calvin
9915Eddie Cantor
9916Georgia Caeier
9917Colin Campbell
9918Leo G. Carroll
9919Leo G. Carroll
9920John Carroll
9921Marguerite Chapman
9922Bobby Clark
9923Charles and Ellen Coborn
9924Winnifred Coburn
9925Lily Cooper
9926Katherine Cornell
9927Melville Cooper
9928Herb Corttius
9929Noel Coward
9930Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy
9931Fred de Cordova
9932Peoro de Córdova
9933Walt Disney
9934Paul Douglas
9935Melvyn Douglas
9936John Drew
9937Augustin Dunean
9938Ray Eliot
9939William Farnum
9940Eddie Fisher
9941Mrs. Fiske
9942Henry Fonda
9943Glenn Ford
9944Frank Freeman
9945Helen Freeman
9946Archie Gardner
9947Peter Godfrey
9948Charlotte Greenwood
9949Rosa Goule
9950Rosa Goule
9951Billy Green
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1001Renée Haal
1002Susan Hall
1003Thurston Hall
1004Gerald Hamer
1005Walter Hampden
1006Dixie Hardwicke
1007Helen Hayes
1008Josie Heather
1009Rosa Heppner
10010Marguerite Henry
10011Dick Hoffman
10012Celeste Holmes
10013Taylor Holmes
10014Herbert Hoover
10015Bob Hope
10016Hedda Hopper
10017Henry Hull
10018Ruth Hussey
10019Mary Hutchinson
10020Betty Hutton
10021Brandy Ivans
10022Burl Ives
10023Thom. E. Jackson
10024Nunnally Johason
10025Jimmie Jollay
10026Eilene Jansson
10027Kenneth Kenna
10028Madge Kennedy
10029Percy Kilbrick
10030Jack King
10031Louie King
10032Hilda Kosta
10033Ben Lackland
10034Dorothy Lamour
10035Harry Levin
10036Mervin LeRoy
10037Fulton Lewis
10038Joe Lewis
10039Art Linkletter
10040The Lockhart family
10041Leonard Lord
10042Larry Lockwood
10043Bert Lytell
10044Frederich March
10045Mary Martin
10046Edgar Lee Masters
10047Harry McNaughton
10048Adolphe Menjou
10049Torben Meyer
10050Thomas Mitchell
10051Thomas Mitchell
10052Chester Morris
10053Alan Mowbrey
10054Conrad Nagel
10055James & Edythe Nagel
10056David Niven
10057Elliott Nugent
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1011Pat O'Brien
1012Hugh O'Connell
1013Donald O'Conner
1014Eileen O'Dare
1015Jack Paar
1016Robert Paige
1017Jack Parnell
1018Arvid Paulson
1019George Peaton
10110Charlotte Parker
10111Gigi Perreau
10112Mary Pickford
10113Mary Phillips
10114Enzio Pinza
10115Sherry Ponty
10116Eleanor Powell
10117Vincent Price
10118Martha Ray
10119Donna Reed
10120Erica Reed
10121Jim Revine
10122Elizabeth Risctou
10123Maury Ryskind
10124George Sanders
10125Royce Sargent
10126Lew Silvers
10127Margaret O'Brien Silvers
10128Red Skelton
10129C. Aubrey Smith
10130Robert Stack
10131Henry Stephenson
10132Jan Sterling
10133Kay Strozzi
10134Irving Thalberg
10135Bill Thompson
10136Mike Todd
10137Spencer Tracy
10138Ruth Urban
10139Norma Varden
10140Gwen Verdon
10141Raymond Walburn
10142Helen Walker
10143Percy Waram
10144Henry Warner
10145Jack Warner
10146Ned Wener
10147Clifton Webb
10148Esther Williams
10149Richard Whorf
10150Dame May Witty
10151Robert Young
10152Blanche Yurka
10153Daryl Zanuck
10153ADDENDA
10154Dorothy Gish
10155Jessie Lasky
10156Otis Skinner
10157Walter Wanger
10158Charles Winniger
10159Edmund Goulding
10160-83Unidentified portraits



5.4 Autographed, Coburn

boxfolder
1021Max Baer
1022Ed Baker
1023Porter Ball, et. al.
1024Sid Bluenstock
1025Clarence Brown
1026Gordon Browning
1027Myron Cohen
1028Maurice Chevalier
1029Peggy Cummings
10210Irene Dunne
10211Charley Gregor
10212Alden Grey
10213Bill Harris
10214Lewis Harus
10215Ray Holtz
10216J. Brachour Lee
10217Jimmie Kern
10218Charley Koons
10219Walter Mulligan
10220Gen. H. Nichols
10221Eileen O'Dare
10222Phil Paval
10223Sig Schlager
10224Ginny Simms
10225Harold Stassen (autograph only)
10226Vic Stein
10227William B. Stratton
10228Ed Wynn
10229John Wayne, Fred Brisson, Hoagy Carmichael, & Rosalind Russell
10230Bo
10231Paul Lukas, Jennifer Jones, Katina Paxinon
10232Ray Holtz & John Barnes
10233Mr. & Mrs. Ward Swarthout
10234Captain Wer & Danny Nelson
10235Peter Donald & Wally Neuthold
10236Unidentified persons
10237Coburn alone
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1031Coburn with Marilyn Monroe & Rosalind Russell
1032Coburn alone
1033Coburn with unidentified people
1034Coburn with Henry Fonda & Barbara Stanwicke
1035Coburn with Clark Gable, Burgess Meredith, et. al.
1036Coburn with David Niven, et. al.
1037Coburn alone
1038Coburn alone
1039Coburn alone
10310Coburn alone
10311Coburn as Ben Franklin
10312Coburn with wife
10313Coburn with.Frederick Marck, Helen Hayes, Claudette Colbert, Nancy Olson, Kent Smith
10314Coburn with Jean Arthur



5.5 Theater Stills

boxfolder
1041'The Better 'Ole'
1042'Bronx Express'
1043'Falstaff'
1044'Farmer's Wife'
1045'French Leave'
1046'Irish Legion'
1047'Imaginery Invalid'
1048'Knickerbocker Holiday'
1049'Great Tycoon'
10410'Lysistrata'
10411'Master of the Revels'
10412'Peter Ibbetson'
10413'The ight Age to Marry'
10414'Rip Van Winkle'
10415'So This Is London'
10416'The Tavern'
10417'Trelawney of the Wells'
10418'Yellow Jacket'
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1051'Canterbury Pilgrims'
1052'Comedy of Errors'
1053'Electra'
1054'MacBeth'
1055'Much Ado About Nothing'
1056'Taming of the Shrew'
box
104AMisc. Photographs



5.6 Mr. and Mrs. Coburn

boxfolder
1061Mr. & Mrs. Coburn
1062Mrs. Coburn, includes scrapbook of photos
1063Mrs. Coburn, includes scrapbook of photos
1064Mrs. Coburn, includes scrapbook of photos
1065Mrs. Coburn, includes scrapbook of photos
1066Mrs. Coburn, includes scrapbook of photos
1067Mrs. Coburn. in 'As You Like It'
1068Mrs. Coburn in 'The Better 'Ole'
1069Mrs. Coburn in 'Canterbury Pilgrims'
10610Mrs. Coburn in 'Electra'
10611Mrs. Coburn in 'French Leave'
10612Mrs. Coburn in 'Imaginery I
10613Mrs. Coburn in 'Lysistrata'
10614Mrs. Coburn in 'Master of the Revels'
10615Mrs. Coburn in 'Merry Wives of Windsor'
10616Mrs. Coburn in 'Midsummer's Night Dream'
10617Mrs. Coburn in 'The Plutocrat'
10618Mrs. Coburn in 'Rip Van Winkle'
10619Mrs. Coburn in 'So This Is London'
10620Mrs. Coburn in 'The Tavern'
10621Mrs. Coburn in 'The Wife Hunter'
10622Mrs. Coburn in 'The Yellow Jacket'
10623Assorted snapshots
10624Old theater photographs
10625Unidentified theater stills
10626Coburn and assorted personalities
10628Coburn with horses, (Sulkies)
10627Assorted paintings and drawings
box
106CPhotographs
box
106BPhotographs
box
106APhotographs
boxfolder
10629Assorted stage stills



5.7 Miscellany

boxfolder
1071Young Coburn on bicycle
1072Outdoor theater shots
1073Coburn negatives
1074Certificate: honorary geechie
1075Old Savannah theater
1076Outdoor theater, 1912-1927
1077Theater at the White House
1078Early Coburn as actor
1079Early Coburn as actor
10710Coburn on vacation
10711An outdoor theater production
10712Stills form 'Tarus'
10713Coburn the football player
10714Coburn at 18 years
box
123Misc. Photo Stills: Film, Stage
 

6. Coburn Players, 1909-1918

box
108Coburn Players, printed matter, 1909-1913
box
109Coburn Players, printed matter, 1914-1918
 

7. Theater Miscellany

boxfolder
1101Mohawk Drama Festival cut files
1102'Talk tour' material
1103Script: 'Romeo and Juliet'
1104'Meemories or Naritive of the greate Pikespeak or Colorado Stampede of 1859'[sic]
1105(2) scripts-Faust, English version
boxfolder
1111Script-'Iphigenia in Tauris'
1112Clippings-letter from Luther B. Anthony
1113Pamphlet-The Coburn Players
1114Script-'The Merry Wives of Windsor'
1115Assorted theater programs
1116Stage Magazine, August, 1933
1117The Burr McIntosh Monthly, July 1909
1118Mohawk Drama Festival Stationary
1119Blueprints-Mohawk Drama Festival Outdoor stage
11110Los Angeles Times, 1 November 1961
boxfolder
1121Newspaper clippings, 1905-1938
1122Telegrams, October, 1924
1123'Club & Campus,', Summer, 1930
1124Assorted clippings & notes in Hollinger box: Coburn postcards & bookmarks
1125'Where' magazine, 12 June 1954
1126Notebook, clippings, 1896-1927
1127 An evening with Charles Coburn
box
124Duplicates of Scripts, programs, sheet music
box
125Printed material- Plays
 

8. Theater Programs

boxfolder
1131Notebooks: Programs-melodrama, 1857-1935
1132Notebooks: Programs-comedy, farce, music, 1832-1935
1133Notebooks: Programs-drama, tragedy, 1752-1934
1134Notebooks: Programs-playbills, 1791-1890
boxfolder
1141Photographs [NOTE: oversize photos are in Box 103, folder 18]
box
4736 Mohawk Drama Festival magazines, 1935 to 27 August 1940
 

9. Production of Yellow Jacket

boxfolder
1142Music
1143Programs
1144Scripts
 

10. Coburn in Hollywood, 1937-1952

box
115Bound notebook: Coburn in Hollywood, 1937-1942
box
116Bound notebook: Coburn in Hollywood, 1942-1947
box
117Bound notebook: Coburn in Hollywood, 1947-1952
 

11. Artifacts

item
MLBShield
item
2Smaller Mandolin
item
3Larger Mandolin
item
4Ash Bucket
box
126Clothing- Asian style shoes (3 pairs), robes, decorative fabric, scarf, possibly Chinese, [circa 1950s?]
box
127Clothing- Asian style shoes (3 pairs), robes, decorative fabric, scarf, possibly Chinese, [circa 1950s?]
box
128Red fabric [costume?]
box
129Tapestry [Asian origin]
box
130Gold fabric [costume?]; embroidered scarves [Asian origin]
box
131Painting on fabric- depicting Indians and the Taj Mahal; fabric remnants, Asian origin
box
132Blue coat embroidered with gold imperial dragon design, Asian origin, probably Chinese, mid 20th century
box
133Ornamental box, ceremonial candles (Asian origin); knife; antique lighter; pipe; framed portrait of Edwin Booth
box
134Decorative hangings with colored tassles (red, orange, green and gold) and metal medallions
box
135Decorative hangings with colored tassles (red, orange, green and gold) and metal medallions
box
136Ceramic figurines depicting a Chinese male and female; wooden knobs
carton
1372 metal helmets
carton
138metal and wood figurines
carton
139Red tapestry, Chinese origin
oversized_boxitem
1401-2Cymbals (2) decorated with Chinese characters
item
5Cymbal (1) decorated with Chinese characters
 

12. Certificates, honors, and artwork

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1AEmbossed news broadsides (2)
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2ACertificate, Diploma, 1949, 1936
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3AArtwork (1), Union College letter (1), drawing (1), "God Help the King" program (1), "Merry Wives of Windsor" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" paintings by John Massey Wright (2)
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4BArtwork (1)- FRAGILE
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5BPosters (3)
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6BRotogravure Section N. Y. Tribune, 1919

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