Guide to the Vivian Lee Welch Papers

Ella Strong Denison Library
Scripps College
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3941
Fax: (909) 607-1548
Email: denison@libraries.claremont.edu
April 2009


Descriptive Summary

Title: Vivian Lee Welch Papers
Creator: Welch, Vivian Lee
Dates: 1957-2007
Extent: 6 boxes
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Abstract: This collections contains correspondence from Vivian Lee Welch to Dree Lyon from 1991-1998, legal docuemtns, financial documents, manuscripts for plays and screenplays, music lyrics, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and publications.
Collection Number: d2008.2
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Physical Location: Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

Preferred Citation

[Idenfication of item], Vivian Lee Welch Papers. Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Doyce Nunis in 2008.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Russell Michalak in 2009.

Accruals

No addition to the collection is anticipated.

Biography of Vivian Lee Welch

Vivian Lee Welch was born in Youngstown, Ohio. She is buried in the Veterans National Cemetary in Riverside, California. During World War II she worked for the U.S. military as a cigarette girl. As a young woman she lived in Hollywood, California; she worked as a standup comedian in a homosexual club, she wrote poetry, she was a lyracist, she performed in "B" movies and worked as a box office clerk at the Triagle Theatre on Melrose Ave. Eventually she moved to Phoenix and then Tucson Arizona. She worked for TWA as reservation clerk. After she retired from TWA she moved to a retirement home in Palm Springs, California.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collections contains correspondence from Vivian Lee Welch to Dree Lyon from 1991-1998, legal docuemtns, financial documents, manuscripts for plays and screenplays, music lyrics, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and publications.

Series Arrangement

Series 1 Correspondence
Series 2 Legal Documents
Series 3 Financial Documents
Series 4 Manuscripts
Series 5 Music Lyrics
Series 6 Miscellaneous Writings
Series 7 Photographs
Series 8 Publications

Subject Headings

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection
Welch, Vivian Lee
Chatterton, Robert
Women's studies
Western Americana -- 1900-1999
musical scores


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1 Correspondence,

Box 1, folder 1

Letters,

Box 1, folder 2

Postcards, 1968-1989

Box 1, folder 3

Postcards, 1968-1989

box 4, folder 1

Correspondence with Dree Lyon, 1981-1991

box 4, folder 2

Correspondence with Dree Lyon, 1991

box 4, folder 3

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, 1992

box 4, folder 4

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - August 1993

box 4, folder 5

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, September - December 1993

box 4, folder 6

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - May 1994

box 4, folder 7

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, April - December 1994

box 4, folder 8

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - August 1995

box 4, folder 7

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, September - December 1995

box 5, folder 1

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - May 1996

box 5, folder 2

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, June - September 1996

box 5, folder 3

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, October - December 1996

box 5, folder 4

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - July 1997

box 5, folder 5

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, August - December 1997

box 5, folder 6

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, January - July 1998

box 6, folder 1

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, Undated

box 6, folder 2

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, March 1996

box 6, folder 3

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, June 1996

box 6, folder 4

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, February 19, 1998

box 6, folder 5

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, March 20, 1998

box 6, folder 6

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, March 23, 1998

box 6, folder 7

Correspondence from Welch to Dree Lyon, April 2, 1998

box 6, folder 8

Empty Envelopes, Undated

box 6, folder 7

Notecards to Dree Lyon,

 

Series 2 Legal Documents 1958-2007

box 1, folder 3

Certificate of Copyright, 1958

Note

Copyright for Bonjour Tristesse
box 1, folder 4

Passport, 1958, 1978

box 1, folder 5

Marriage Certificate, 1960

box 1, folder 5

Marriage Certificate, 1960

box 1, folder 6

Vivian Lee Welch Film Corporation, Undated

box 1, folder 7

Power of Attorney, Undated

box 3, folder 1

Vital records, 2007

box 3, folder 2

Power of Attorney, Will, Social Security

box 3, folder 3

Power of Attorney for burial arrangements

box 3, folder 4

Life Assurance

box 3, folder 5

"Certificate of Individual transacting business under a fictitious name", 1962

box 3, folder 6

Financial statements, personal

 

Series 3 Financial Documents 1997

box 1, folder 8

Bank Statement, 1997

box 1, folder 9

Government Cash, Undated

 

Series 4 Manuscripts Undated

Scope and Content Note

Lee Welch wrote poetry and plays.
box 1, folder 10

Airline Hostess, Undated

box 1, folder 10

Armour Inc., Undated

box 1, folder 11

Confidential Agent, Undated

box 1, folder 12

Confidential Agent, 1954

box 1, folder 13

How Strange My Love, Undated

box 1, folder 14

A Prelude -- How Strange My Love, Undated

box 1, folder 15

Feature That -- A Play, Undated

box 1, folder 15

Jack and the Magic Beanstalk, Undated

Note

>This a manuscript for an television episode of Jack and the Magic Beanstalk.
box 1, folder 16

The Kiss, Undated

box 1, folder 17

Long Live Queen Elizabeth, Undated

box 1, folder 18

Marie Atoinette in Pennsylvania, Undated

box 1, folder 19

Next Time, Undated

box 1, folder 21

Runners and Corridors -- A Play, Undated

box 1, folder 22

Runners in the Sun, Undated

box 1, folder 23

Salisbury, Undated

box 1, folder 24

Thespian -- A Play, Undated

Note

This play was written at Los Angeles City College, Department of Radio Broadcasting. The play is registered under the Screen Writers Guild.
box 1, folder 25

Whirlpool, Undated

box 1, folder 26

Windfall, Undated

box 1, folder 27

Vulture Gulch, Undated

box 1, folder 28

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 28

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 29

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 30

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 31

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 32

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 32

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 33

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 34

Poetry, Undated

box 1, folder 35

Poetry/Lyrics, Undated

box 1, folder 36

National Library of Poetry, Undated

 

Series 5 Music Lyrics, Undated

box 1, folder 37

Cat Life -- A play by Robert Chatterton, Undated

Scope and Content Note

Robert Wade Chatterton and Vivian Lee Welch lyrics for movies and plays.
box 1, folder 38

Lyrics by Robert Chatterton, Undated

box 1, folder 39

Hollywood Hayride -- A Play, Undated

box 1, folder 40

A Season of Celebration, Undated

box 2, folder 41

Music Scores, Undated

box 2, folder 41

Music Scores, Undated

box 2, folder 42

Poetry - unknown poet, Undated

box 2, folder 43

Sheet Music, Undated

box 2, folder 44

Piano Solos by Lee Welch, Undated

 

Series 6 Miscellaneous writing, Undated

box 2, folder 45

Poetry - unknown poet, Undated

box 2, folder 46

Review for Stage productions, Undated

box 2, folder 47

The Pool by Stan Chatterton, Undated

box 2, folder 48

How to Rub Your Stomach, Undated

box 2, folder 48

After Dinner Mince - A Playbill, Undated

 

Series 7 Photographs

box 2, folder 49

Photographs and Negatives, Undated

box 2, folder 50

Photographs and Negatives, Undated

box 2, folder 51

Studio Photographs, Undated

box 2, folder 52

Photographs, Undated

box 2, folder 53

Miscellaneous, Undated

 

Series 8 Publications

box 2, folder 54

Dust of the Stars by Lee Welch, Undated

box 2, folder 55

Women Artists 1550-1950, Undated

box 2, folder 56

Magazine Articles, Undated