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   George Clinton Densmore Odell Papers [ca. 1870]-1950

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079175 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Odell, George Clinton Densmore, 1866-1949
Title:George Clinton Densmore Odell Papers [ca. 1870]-1950
Physical description:13 linear feet (11 boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: Boxes 2-11 are shelved off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, miscellaneous notes, manuscripts and documents, memorabilia, photographs, clippings, and printed material. The chief correspondents are Nicholas Murray Butler, Charles George Proffitt, and Herbert S. Renton. The collection relates to the theater, to the ANNALS and to Odell's other work, SHAKESPEARE FROM BETTERTON TO IRVING.

Series I: Cataloged Correspondence

Series II: Uncataloged Material

Series III: Annals of the New York Stage

Manuscript and Typescript (Gift of The Museum of the City of New York, November 2, 2017)

Accession: 2017-2018-M066): Vols. V through final Vol. XV, but missing Vol. XIV

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Using the Collection

Partially Offsite

Access Restrictions

 Boxes 2-11 are shelved off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

Related Material

For additional letters from theatrical personalities, see added entries for Odell in the Correspondence Card Catalog, since there are many letters in the Dramatic Museum Manuscript Collection written to Odell.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 08/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
College teachers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University--Faculty.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Drama.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proffitt, Charles George.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Renton, Herbert S.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Theater.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Professor of English at Columbia University, 1895-1923. Odell succeeded Brander Matthews as professor of dramatic literature, 1924-1939. Odell was best known for his monumental work ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK STAGE.

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