Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning, 1959
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Title: Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning
Collection number: 468
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Charlotte Chorpenning (Charlotte Barrows, 1872-1955) co-founded the Children's World theatre (late 1940s). The theatre was known for producing and adapting fairy tales and children's literary classics for plays. The collection consists of correspondence and notes assembled by Marjorie Morton, a student in the UCLA Theater Arts Department, for a thesis on Charlotte Chorpenning and her work with children's theater.
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.
Creator: Morton, Marjorie
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[Identification of item], Marjorie Morton Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning (Collection 468). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233457
Charlotte Lee Barrows was born January 3, 1872; attended Iowa Agricultural College; BL, Cornell University, 1894, attended Harvard University (1913-15), winning the John Craig prize in 1915; married John C. Chorpenning; taught school in Denver (1901-04) and English in Minnesota (1904-13, 1915-1920s); dramatic director, Recreation Training School, Hull House, Chicago; member of Speech department, Northwestern University; head of the Children's Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Art Institute of Chicago, 1931-52; worked with U.S.O. during World War II; co-founder, Children's World theatre in late 1940s; known for producing and adapting fairy tales and children's literary classics for plays; adaptations include Jack and the beanstalk, Rumpelstiltskin, The return of Rip Van Winkle, and Hans Brinker and the silver skates; she died in January 1955.
Collection consists of correspondence and notes assembled by Marjorie Morton, a student in the UCLA Theater Arts Department, for a thesis on Charlotte Chorpenning and her work with children's theater.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Chorpenning, Charlotte B. (Charlotte Barrows).
Collection of Material about Charlotte Chorpenning 1959