Letters written to him; copies and drafts of a few by him; mss. of some of his plays and other writings; biographical information;
programs, publicity material and announcements for plays; contracts; copyrights; royalty statements: scrapbooks; clippings,
Dan Totheroh -actor, playwright, director and novelist -was intimately connected with the theater during his entire lifetime.
Born in Oakland in 1894, he wrote his first play in high school and went from there directly onto the professional stage,
acting with Nance O'Neil in stock at the San Francisco Alcazar Theatre. He also began writing vaudeville sketches, toured
the Pantages and Orpheum vaudeville circuits and eventually made his way to New York. After service in World War I, he returned
to the Bay Area, devoted himself to the little theater movement and also took part in productions at the Greek Theatre on
the University of California campus.
Number of containers: 2 boxes, 3 cartons, 17 v., 1 package and 1 oversize folder
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