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Guide to the Norman D. Philbrick Working Files
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Series 1 Philbrick Working Files, 1950-1987

box 1, folder 1

Correspondence - Tania Rizzo, 1986-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes various inquiries (mostly scholarly) about the acquisition of the Philbrick Library. A few letters are written by assistants: Matthew Gilmore and Deborah Falconer.
box 1, folder 2

Philbrick - Will,

box 1, folder 3

Descriptions of the Philbrick Library, 1972-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes various descriptions of the Philbrick Library, which appear to be used for press releases, brochures, and other public uses. Generally informative about the strengths of the Philbrick Library as well as the collection scope.
box 1, folder 4

American Library Association convention, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Contains notes and a schedule of events for an ALA convention on July 3, 1975, where Philbrick gave a speech.
box 1, folder 5

Miscellaneous notes relating to Philbrick Library, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes various handwritten papers with book notations and a couple of book orders.
box 1, folder 6

Pamphlet, published by John Bell, Undated

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet, late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, published by John Bell, printer and bookseller. Only three pages remain, and there are handwritten notations on back.s
box 1, folder 7

Library items missing or returned to owner, Undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and documentation regarding the transfer of the Philbrick Library to Honnold/Mudd. Makes note of what items were missing or were returned to Norman Philbrick for his personal use. Includes photocopies of catalogue cards.
box 1, folder 8

Philbrick - Accession record, 1954-1972

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Philbrick's accession records, from 1954-1972.
box 1, folder 9

Philbrick - Purchase lists, 1951-1964

Scope and Content Note

Lists works purchases, prices paid, and from whom they were bought from 1951-1964.
box 1, folder 10

Pomona Today, summer 1987 edition, 1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes an article on the Philbrick Library by David Alexander.
box 1, folder 11

Philbrick Library publicity, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes various newspaper clippings.
box 1, folder 12

Philbrick Library receptions in Special Collections, 1986-1987, 1986-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographs from the transfer and dedication of the library, guest lists, an official invitation, a copy of Philbrick's speech, and a list of items displayed.
box 1, folder 13

Norman Philbrick - Vita

box 1, folder 14

Norman Philbrick - Personal, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Item 1: A letter regarding the publication of a Constance Kyrle Fletcher memorial volume. Item 2: A pamphlet for AETA luncheon, Aug. 30, 1961, when Philbrick was President. Item 3: A pamphlet for a play Philbrick directed March, 1967. Item 4: The December 1976 volume of Theatre News, which mentions Philbrick. Item 5: Letter from Frederick Koch, at UNC Chapel Hill, May 24, 1943, regarding a position as an Assistant Professor.
box 1, folder 15

Books borrowed or given as gifts by Norman Philbrick

box 1, folder 16

Duplicate books, 1979-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes lists of duplicate books and correspondence with dealers to sell the duplicates.
box 1, folder 17

Correspondence from Thomas Gainsborough to David Garrick, 1774 (photocopies)

box 1, folder 18

Correspondence from Mrs. Clive regarding David Garrick, 1779 (photocopies)

box 1, folder 19

Promptbook for The Brothers, a play by Edward Young (photocopy)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photocopy of a promptbook for Edward Young's play, called The Brothers, which was produced by David Garrick. There are also other documents concerning the sale of promptbook, its authenticity, and how to catalogue it.
box 1, folder 20

Deed of Gift and correspondence regarding the transfer of the Philbrick Library, 1978-1986

box 1, folder 21

Floor plan of Philbrick Library, 1963

box 1, folder 22

List of items wanted for Philbrick Library

box 1, folder 23

Inventories of items in Philbrick's map case, 1974-1986

box 1, folder 24

Inventories of art and artifacts, 1959-1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes some original invoices from C and I. K. Fletcher for several art items, 1965, and one invoice from Lee Freeson in 1966.
box 1, folder 25

Inventory of autograph material purchased from Fletcher, 1953-1973

box 1, folder 26

Philbrick Library ordering and cataloguing procedure

box 1, folder 27

Items found inside of books in the Philbrick Collection

box 1, folder 28

Lists of engravings in extra-illustrated books

box 1, folder 29

Inventory of works of art in Philbrick Collection

box 1, folder 30

List of titles in Philbrick Collection that are found in Frank Hill's bibliography, American Plays Printed 1714-1830, 1971-1981

box 1, folder 31

Insurance reports for items in Philbrick Library, 1967-1985

box 1, folder 32

Correspondence regarding the copyright ownership of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry's letters, 1967-1985

box 1, folder 33

Photocopy of Gordon Craig Archives, by L. M. Newman

box 1, folder 34

Correspondence regarding the copyright ownership of Ifan Fletcher and Gordon Craig's letters, 1963-1984

box 1, folder 35

Documentation regarding Philbrick's purchase of the Craig Collection from Constance Fletcher, 1969-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, contracts, invoices, and inventories.
box 2, folder 1

Philbrick - Correspondence, 1935-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters and notes from J. B. Priestley, Ralph Koltai, Brooks Atkinson, Muriel Byrne, Edward Craig, Alan Cranston, Aline Stein, Robert Tayler, John Gassner, George Freedley, Julius Barclay, Donald Sinden, Howard Lindsay, Kenneth Barnes, John Tunney, and Sam Wanamaker.
box 2, folder 2

Clippings announcing the sale of Craig Collections, 1986-1987

box 2, folder 3

Master copy of catalogue, "Edward Gordon Craig Revisited," 1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy of the catalogue Philbrick made to supplement an exhibition he held in his Library in 1984.
box 2, folder 4

Stanford University Exhibition, "Edward Gordon Craig and the Theatre of the Imagination," 1984-1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes the catalogue to the exhibition and correspondence between Philbrick and Stanford regarding his loan of several Craig items.
box 2, folder 5

Inventory of the J. Wesley Swanson Collection of Edward Gordon Craig in the Northwestern University Library, 1987

box 2, folder 6

Notes for discarded exhibition, "The Age of Spectacle," 1964-1972

box 2, folder 7

Correspondence between Philbrick and Elizabeth and Graham Waite, 1980-1984

box 2, folder 8

Correspondence between Philbrick and Elizabeth and Graham Waite, 1980-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes notification of Constance Fletcher's death and Philbrick's notation on a June 16th letter, "Last letter from Constance. She died July 4, 1980 in hospital after operation."
box 2, folder 9

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1979

box 2, folder 10

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1978

box 2, folder 11

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1977

box 2, folder 12

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1976

box 2, folder 13

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1975

box 2, folder 14

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1974

box 2, folder 15

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1973

Scope and Content Note

Letters include negotiations concerning Philbrick's purchase of the Craig Collection from Constance Fletcher.
box 2, folder 16

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1972

box 2, folder 17

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1971

box 2, folder 18

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1970

box 2, folder 19

Correspondence between Philbrick and Constance Fletcher, 1969

box 2, folder 20

Block of George M. Cohan stamps, 1978

box 2, folder 21

Articles written by Norman Philbrick, 1970-1983

box 2, folder 22

Photographs of Punch and Judy figures from the Philbrick Library, 1975

box 2, folder 23

Photographs of works of art by Natalia Gontcharova and Samuel de Wilde from the Philbrick Library,

box 2, folder 24

Photographs of Richard III images, 1985

box 2, folder 25

Photographs of miscellaneous items in Philbrick Library, 1975-1986

box 2, folder 26

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1985

box 2, folder 27

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1984

box 2, folder 28

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1983

box 2, folder 29

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1982

box 2, folder 30

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1981

box 2, folder 31

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1980

box 2, folder 32

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1979

box 2, folder 33

Correspondence between Philbrick and book dealers, 1971

box 2, folder 34

Catalogue and periodical subscriptions, 1974-1985

box 3, folder 1

Correspondence between Philbrick and various scholars and book dealers, 1965-1984

box 3, folder 2

Correspondence marked "for reference" between Philbrick and various scholars and book dealers, 1960-1977

box 3, folder 3

Correspondence between Philbrick and Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., 1977-1979

box 3, folder 4

Correspondence between Philbrick and Iain Macintosh, 1977-1978

box 3, folder 5

Correspondence between Philbrick and Kuglin Duval, 1972-1976

box 3, folder 6

Invoices for library supplies and equipment, 1964-1985

box 3, folder 7

Invoices from dealers, 1985

box 3, folder 8

Invoices from dealers, 1984

box 3, folder 9

Invoices from dealers, 1983

box 3, folder 10

Invoices from dealers, 1982

box 3, folder 11

Invoices from dealers, 1981

box 3, folder 12

Invoices from dealers, 1980

box 3, folder 13

Articles regarding copyright laws and issues, 1970

box 3, folder 14

Catalogue cards for original drawings in the Philbrick Library

box 3, folder 15

Catalogue cards for prints in the Philbrick Library

box 3, folder 16

Clippings from dealers' catalogues, 1969-1974

box 3, folder 17

Associates of the Stanford University Libraries, 1978-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 18

Theatre Library Association, 1962-1982

box 3, folder 19

Norman Philbrick's evaluations of scholarly articles for Theatre Survey, 1978-1981

box 3, folder 20

International Theatre Institute, 1954-1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 21

Friends of the Old Vic, 1979-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 22

The Players, 1977-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 23

Society for Theatre Research, 1956-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 24

Folger Library Associates, 1978-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 25

Grolier Club, 1971-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 26

International Federation for Theatre Research, 1961-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 27

American Society for Theatre Research, 1966-1982

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 28

American Theatre Association, 1972-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 29

Friends of Bancroft Library, 1978-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 30

American Educational Theatre Association, 1944-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 31

American National Theatre and Academy, 1952-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 3, folder 32

Modern Language Association of America, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes programs, mailings, and letters.
box 4, folder 1

American newspapers, 1831-1885

box 4, folder 2

Clippings of Arthur Bingham Walkley's articles from The Times, 1919-1921

Scope and Content Note

Clippings are stamped with date, numbered, and signed.
box 4, folder 3

Clippings of Arthur Bingham Walkley's articles from The Times, 1922-1924

Scope and Content Note

Clippings are stamped with date, numbered, and signed.
box 4, folder 4

Items pulled from the Philbrick Library to be rebound or re-housed

box 4, folder 5

Original shelf labels for the Philbrick Library

box 4, folder 6

Alarm system information for the Philbrick Library, 1972-1984

box 4, folder 7

Preservation and environmental control information for the Philbrick Library

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles, advertisements, and general information on protecting papers from acidification, humidity, and harsh lighting, and how to store and display old books.
box 4, folder 8

Book binding care and treatment, 1935-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes several different recipes and formulas for treating book bindings.
box 4, folder 9

Book repair information, 1971-1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes several articles concerning the rehabilitation of paper records.
box 4, folder 10

Information regarding the use of Mariklo products to protect and display manuscripts, 1957-1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, invoices, and catalogues from Mariklo, a widely respected company that fabricated cellulose acetate envelopes. Also includes correspondence between Herbert Schulz, the Curator of Manuscripts at the Huntington Library, and Richard Smith, from the School of Librarianship at the University of Washington, regarding the use of cellulose acetate envelopes versus mylar envelopes in archives.
box 4, folder 11

Correspondence with the Hollinger Corporation regarding archival folders and envelopes, 1971-1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and orders between Dorothy Bevis, the librarian of the Philbrick Library, and the Hollinger Corporation, which produced folders and envelopes for archival use. Also included are notes on the supplies available for archival use, and a discussion of the various ways of preserving the Philbrick Library's manuscript materials.
box 4, folder 12

Menus from Antoine's, a restaurant located in New Orleans, Louisiana

box 4, folder 13

Clippings from newspapers and magazines, 1960-1980

box 4, folder 14

Correspondence with the Huntington Library regarding reading room privileges and rules, 1972

box 4, folder 15

Annual report of the Philbrick Library, 1982

box 4, folder 16

Norman Philbrick's notes on Fanny Kemble (from R/PN2598.K51)

box 4, folder 17

Biographical sketch of Samuel de Wilde, 1971

box 4, folder 18

Book subscription lists issued by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1972-1973

box 4, folder 19

List of the monarchs of England

box 4, folder 20

Outline regarding Charles II and the Restoration theatre

box 4, folder 21

Norman Philbrick's notes and a speech on David Garrick, 1970

box 4, folder 22

Professor Loftis' lecture on Sheridan (rough draft)

box 4, folder 23

Letterhead for the Philbrick Library

box 4, folder 23

Letterhead for the Philbrick Library

box 4, folder 24

William Armstrong Russell (1821-1879) letters

box 4, folder 25

William Hutchins Callcott (1807-1882) letter

box 4, folder 26

William Forster (1818-1886) letters

box 4, folder 27

Charles Babbage (1792-1871) letter

box 4, folder 28

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1870) letter

box 4, folder 29

William Thomas Brande (1788-1866) letter

box 4, folder 30

Joseph Livesley (1794-1884) letter

box 4, folder 31

Charles Knight (1791-1873) letter

box 4, folder 32

Inventory of playbills from Ford's Grand Opera House, 1948

box 4, folder 33

Inventory of playbills from Ford's Grand Opera House, 1948

box 4, folder 34

Inventory of playbills from Ford's Grand Opera House and Holliday St. Theatre, 1948

box 4, folder 35

Inventory of playbills from Ford's Theatre, 1948

box 4, folder 36

Philbrick's notes on reviews of productions from the New York Herald, 1890-1896

box 4, folder 37

Watts Phillips (1825-1874) letters and newspaper clippings

box 4, folder 38

Publisher proof of "The Old Maid"

box 4, folder 39

"Press Books" by David and Anne Bromer, 1979

box 4, folder 40

Bibliography on The History and Theory of Dramatics in American Colleges and Universities

box 4, folder 41

Richard Mansfield calendar for 1900

box 4, folder 42

Photocopy of Daly Books From His Library: On Sale by Geo. D. Smith

box 4, folder 43

Signature sheets, 1844-1847

box 4, folder 44

Proposal for the publication of Baron Kotzebue's works, 1800

Scope and Content Note

Includes an autograph list of subscribers.
box 4, folder 45

Mounted broadside concerning Henry Giffard and the Licensing Act of 1737

box 4, folder 46

Sharing contract for "The Fatal Wedding," 1904

box 4, folder 47

Mounted broadside of "Shakespeare's Mulberry Tree," ca. 1750

box 4, folder 48

Promptbook of "The Taming of the Shrew," 1960

box 4, folder 49

U.S. Naval Reports, 1775-1776

box 4, folder 50

St. James's Theatre agreement form, 1917

box 4, folder 51

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill's "Who's Who" questionnaire, 1919

box 4, folder 52

Promptbook of "The Merchant of Venice," 1965

box 4, folder 53

Covent Garden Theatre printed and manuscript ephemera, 1788-1823

box 4, folder 54

"The Banish'd Beauty," by John Gay, 1729

box 4, folder 55

"Epilogue," by William Lamb, 1801

box 4, folder 56

Broadside of "Mr. Garrick's Answer to Mr. Macklin's Case," 1743

box 4, folder 57

Non-theatrical letters from the Barton dramatic scrapbook

binder 1

Accessions: Philbrick Library, 1948-1977

binder 3

Vellum

binder 3

Red and gold, embossed

box 5, folder 1

Correspondence documenting the planning process of the appraisal of the Philbrick Library, 1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, memos, notes, and enclosures from Tania Rizzo, head of Special Collections at Honnold-Mudd, Jeffrey Akard, of ABI Books, Charles Goldsmid, of Claremont Books and Prints, and Gerald Kahan, of Theatricana.
box 5, folder 2

Photocopies of catalogue cards from the Gordon Craig Collection, drawer #1

box 5, folder 3

Photocopies of catalogue cards from the Gordon Craig Collection, drawer #2

box 5, folder 4

Photocopies of catalogue cards from the Gordon Craig Collection, drawer #3

box 5, folder 5

RESTRICTED: Annotated back-up copies of the Philbrick Library appraisal

Scope and Content Note

Original folder was marked "confidential."
box 5, folder 6

Photocopies of catalogue cards of rare books in the Philbrick Library

box 5, folder 7

Completed appraisal from R/PR655 through R/PR2049

box 5, folder 8

Completed appraisal from R/PR2411 through R/PR3190

box 5, folder 9

Completed appraisal from R/PR3291 through R/PR3991

box 5, folder 10

Completed appraisal from R/PR4002 through R/Z8812

box 5, folder 11

Completed appraisal of rare oversized books

box 5, folder 12

Completed appraisal of bound manuscripts

box 5, folder 13

Completed appraisal of Craig, Irving, and Terry materials

box 5, folder 14

Photocopies of catalogue cards of Craig, Irving, and Terry materials in the Philbrick Library

box 5, folder 15

Photocopies of catalogue cards of bound manuscripts in the Philbrick Library

box 5, folder 16

Photocopies of catalogue cards of rare oversized books in the Philbrick Library

box 5, folder 17

Back-up copy of completed appraisal from R/PR655 through R/PR2049

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 7, but includes a cover letter written by the appraiser, Gerald Kahan.
box 5, folder 18

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 7, but includes a cover letter written by the appraiser, Gerald Kahan.

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 8.
box 5, folder 19

Back-up copy of completed appraisal from R/PR3291 through R/PR3991

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 9.
box 5, folder 20

Back-up copy of completed appraisal from R/PR4002 through R/Z8812

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 10.
box 5, folder 21

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of rare oversized books

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 11.
box 5, folder 22

Back up copy of completed appraisal of bound manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 12.
box 5, folder 23

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of Craig, Irving, and Terry materials

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 5 Folder 13.
box 6, folder 1

Completed appraisal of items in Philbrick's map case

box 6, folder 2

Completed appraisal of items in Philbrick's three-drawer filing cabinet

box 6, folder 2

Completed appraisal of items in Philbrick's three-drawer filing cabinet

box 6, folder 3

Completed appraisal of boxed manuscripts

box 6, folder 4

Completed appraisal of framed art

box 6, folder 5

Completed appraisal of framed ephemera

box 6, folder 6

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of items in Philbrick's map case

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 6 Folder 1.
box 6, folder 7

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of items in Philbrick's three-drawer filing cabinet

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 6 Folder 2.
box 6, folder 8

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of boxed manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 6 Folder 3.
box 6, folder 9

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of framed art

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 6 Folder 4.
box 6, folder 10

Back-up copy of completed appraisal of framed ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Duplicate of Box 6 Folder 5.
box 6, folder 11

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 1 of 6

box 6, folder 12

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 2 of 6

box 6, folder 13

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 3 of 6

box 6, folder 14

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 4 of 6

box 6, folder 15

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 5 of 6

box 6, folder 16

Completed appraisal of Craig Collection, folder 6 of 6