Finding Aid for the Edward Carrick Papers, 1958-1975

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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Edward Carrick Papers, 1958-1975

Collection number: 1323

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, July 1983
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, September 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Carrick Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1958-1975
Collection number: 1323
Creator: Carrick, Edward, 1905-
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Edward Carrick was a set designer and theater historian. He wrote several books including Art and design in the British film (1948), Baroque theatre construction (1982), Designing for moving pictures (1941), and Gordon Craig: the story of his life (1968). The collection consists of Carrick's correspondence with Lee Freeson, and correspondence and ephemera related to his late father's career, shedding further light on Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, Isadora Duncan and others.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

William A. Emboden, purchase, 1982.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Carrick Papers (Collection 1323). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709590 

Biography

Born as Edward Anthony Craig in 1904; son of Edward Gordon Craig, sometimes called the father of the modern theater; known professionally as Edward Carrick, he became a set designer and theater historian; worked with Bette Davis, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and others; wrote several books, including Art and design in the British film (1948), Baroque theatre construction (1982), Designing for moving pictures (1941), and Gordon Craig: the story of his life (1968).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Carrick's correspondence with Lee Freeson, with observations on Edward Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, and other theatrical personalities. Includes letters from his sister, Ellen Craig, to Freeson. Also includes other correspondence and ephemera related to his late father's career, shedding further light on Gordon Craig, Ellen Terry, Isadora Duncan and others.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence, mostly letters from Carrick to Lee Freeson (Box 1).
  2. Book catalogues and Theatre Arts Monthly issue on Macbeth (Box 2).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Carrick, Edward, 1905- --Archives.
Freeson, Lee--Correspondence.
Set designers--Great Britain--Archival resources.


Card File

 

Letters to Lee Freeson. v.p., ca. 1958-1975

Creator/Collector:

Craig, Edward Anthony, 1904-
Physical Description: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Scope and Content Note

Edward Anthony Craig, set designer and theatre historian, is the son of Edward Gordon Craig, the noted production designer. The collection consists of letters to Lee Freeson, many about Edward Gordon Craig, and related letters and ephemera.

Container List

 

Letters from Edward Anthony Craig to Lee Freeson. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: Most letters in folders 1-18 are holograph, a few are typescript (signed).
Box 1, Folder 1

1958.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 2

1960.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

1961.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

1962.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

1963.

Physical Description: 11 items (including 1 letter from Mary Craig, 12 December 1963).
Box 1, Folder 6

1964.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

1965.

Physical Description: 16 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

1966.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

1967.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

1968.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 1, Folder 11

1969.

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 1, Folder 12

1970.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 13

1971.

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 1, Folder 14

1972.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 1, Folder 15

1973.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 16

1974.

Physical Description: items.
Box 1, Folder 17

1975.

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 18

n.d.

Physical Description: 8 items (including 1 postcard from Mary Craig).
Box 1, Folder 19

Craig, Ellen M. to Lee Freeson. v.p., 1962-1970.

Physical Description: 5 items. Holograph.
Box 1, Folder 20

Bablet, Denis to Lee Freeson. Paris, 16 September 1960.

Physical Description: 1 item. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 21

Melnitz, William W. to Edward Craig. Los Angeles, 2 October 1961.

Physical Description: 1 item. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 22

Rood, Arnold to Lee Freeson. New York, 25 March 1972.

Physical Description: 1 item. Typescript (carbon).
Box 1, Folder 23

Prospectus for Le Décor de Théatre by Denis Bablet.

Physical Description: With Edward A. Craig's holograph comments on the front.
Box 1, Folder 24

Edward Gordon Craig, The Stage and Television Today (February 24, 1972).

Creator/Collector: Craig, Edward [Anthony]
Physical Description: p.9, clipping.
Box 1, Folder 25

[List of Edward Gordon Craig's drawings, 1818-1914]

Creator/Collector: Craig, Edward Anthony
Physical Description: 10pp. Typescript with holograph notes.
 

Book Catalogs, v.d.

Physical Description: (15 items in 2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Featuring E. Gordon Craig. Lee Freeson, Fine Books and Prints, Hollywood, California.
Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.[ ], n.d. [stamped February 2, 1954].

Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.12, 1956.

Physical Description: With lower left corner of cover cut away.
Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.[ ], ca. 1956/57.

Physical Description: 2 copies; 1 copy signed on the cover by Gordon Craig, 1956.
Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.33, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.42, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.43, ca. 1959.

Box 2, Folder 1

Catalog no.44, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.45, ca. 1960.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.46, ca. 1962.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.47, ca. 1962.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.48, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.50, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.51, ca. 1970.

Box 2, Folder 2

Catalog no.52, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Theatre Arts Monthly, vol.12 no.11 (November 1928).

Scope and Content Note

  • Macbeth. Eight designs, by Edward Gordon Craig, pp.805-812.
  • With accompanying article, A new Macbeth: Gordon Craig designs a production for George Tyler, pp.804, 813.
  • Frontispiece of this issue is Lady Macbeth by Gordon Craig. Issue lacks pp.793-794.