Mary Nell Santacroce papers

Mary Nell Santacroce papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Nell Santacroce papers
Creator: Santacroce, Mary Nell, 1918-1999
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1999
Language: English
Extent: 7 Linear Feet 6 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Collection Number: ms3010
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Mary Nell Santacroce (1918-1999) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lived for most of her life, pursuing a career in teaching and in acting. She earned an A.B. degree in theatre from the University of Georgia in 1939. After a short period in New York City, where she attempted to launch a career in theatre, Santacroce returned to Atlanta and married Hugh Ivey. They had two children, John and Dana Ivey, and were later divorced. From 1948 to 1965 Santacroce was instructor of speech and drama at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she met her second husband, Daniel (Dante) Santacroce. She earned a master's degree in speech therapy from Emory University in 1952 and began working with deaf children at the Atlanta School for the Deaf (formerly the Junior League School for the Deaf). She also taught speech therapy and speech arts in the public schools in DeKalb County and in Marietta, Georgia. She taught drama and directed plays at Georgia State University from 1965-1972 and continued to do private tutoring. She also accepted acting roles in theatre, film, and television. Santacroce was active in regional theatre until her death on February 17, 1999.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of actress, drama and speech teacher Mary Nell Santacroce and includes scripts and published materials, along with some correspondence and photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Nell Santacroce papers, ms3010, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in other repositories: Mary Nell Santacroce collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical Information
12Writings by Mary Nell Santacroce: Reminiscenses
13Correspondence, 1961-1998
14"The Catlins"
15"The Catlins"
16"A Christmas Carol"
18"Driving Miss Daisy"
19"Driving Miss Daisy" - printed material
110"The Enchanted April"
61"Forget-Me-Not Lane"
21"Great Expectations"
62"Hide and Seek"
22"I'll Fly Away"
23"Immortality Play"
24"In the Heart of the Night"
63"Joan of Lorraine"
25"The Kings of Carolina"
26"Lost in Yonkers"
27"Love Letters"
65"Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander"
66"The Marriage-Go-Round"
67"The Miracle Worker"
28"Murder on the Proprietary Express"
29"My Dear Helena Sergreevna"
31"Night of the Hunter"
32"The Night Seasons"
33"Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All"
68"The Price"
69"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
611"The Royal Family"
612"The Skin of Our Teeth"
613"Small Craft Warnings"
614"Stage Door"
35"Steel Magnolias"
36"Through Hazel Eyes"
37"Tiger Tail"
38"Twist of Fate"
39"Under Milkwood"
41"Wise Blood"
42"The Yearling"
43Radio Scripts - United World Federalists
44Radio Scripts - Writers' War Board, 1943
45Radio Scripts - WSB , 1946-1947
46Assorted Work Material
48Printed Material theater programs and magazines
49Printed Material, 1951-1997
615Production papers - "Love Letters"
621Program - "Romance" UGA Theater production, 1939
622-24Programs - Productions in which Mary Nell Santacroce performed, 1973-1996
617Clippings and production material - "Death of the Bishop of Brindisi", 1965
618Clippings - "Death of a Salesman", 1978
619Clippings and program - "Love Letters", 1994
620Clippings and correspondence - Seney-Stovall Chapel restoration, 1981-1982
51Scrapbook, 1918-1991
52Posters (5)
53Handbags (2)
55Cassette Tape
56Lapel Pins (4)
625Thalian-Blackfriars initiation ritual, 1937
626Transcript - UGA, 1939
627Faculty evaluation
628Certificate - Institute of General Semantics, 1991
630The Alliance Theater Company 30th Anniversary Quilt legend
1Photograph - as Cavallini in "Romance", 1939
1Diploma - UGA, 1939
1The Alliance Theater Company 30th Anniversary Quilt poster, 1999

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