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Hunton D. Sellman Playscripts Collection
MS-0414  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement of Materials
  • Index Terms
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Overview of the Collection

    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791
    Fax: 619-594-0466
    Creator:
    Title: Hunton D. Sellman Playscripts Collection
    Dates: 1900-1913
    Quantity: 2.50
    Abstract: This collection is made up of ten manuscript playscripts and actors sides, from plays written between 1900 and 1913. Some are copyrighted and published by the Chicago Manuscript Company. The majority seem to have been produced by a theatrical company called "Gray, Dowell, and Company"; the names Julia Gray and Ed Dowell appear consistently as names of actors. Scripts and sides have manuscript notations and stage directions, presumably made by the actors; most side have the name of the actor to play the role pencilled on the front cover.
    Identification: MS-0414
    Language of Materials: The papers are in: English

    Scope and Contents

    This collection is made up of ten manuscript playscripts and actors sides, from plays written between 1900 and 1913. Some are copyrighted and published by the Chicago Manuscript Company. The majority seem to have been produced by a theatrical company called "Gray, Dowell, and Company"; the names Julia Gray and Ed Dowell appear consistently as names of actors. Scripts and sides have manuscript notations and stage directions, presumably made by the actors; most side have the name of the actor to play the role pencilled on the front cover.
    These playscripts were donated by Hunton D. Sellman, a professor of Theatre and stage lighting designer at San Diego State until his retirement in 1971. It is not known whether Sellman had any personal involvement in the production of these plays.

    Arrangement of Materials

    The plays are arranged alphabetically by title; two unidentified plays appear at the end and list names of the parts found in each play.

    Index Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Topical Term:

    American drama--20th century

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder. For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.