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Finding Aid to the Sidney Coe Howard Papers: additions, 1903-1939
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    Collection Title: Sidney Coe Howard papers: additions
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1939
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 83/82 z
    Creator: Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939
    Extent: Number of containers: 10 boxes and 3 cartons Linear feet: 8
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Letters from Howard, written primarily to his family, including letters during World War I when he was an ambulance driver and later, a pilot; letters to Howard, mainly from family, but some from associates as well; diaries; papers regarding his war service and other personalia; manuscript of an unpublished novel and manuscripts of some poems; programs for some of his plays and films; copyright information on his plays; clippings of his articles and of articles about him and reviews of his plays and films; obituaries; papers re: his estate. Included also: letters of condolence to his wife, Polly, 1939; her correspondence re: her efforts to collect and copy his letters, 1941-1942; her correspondence and other papers re: his last play, Madam Will You Walk .
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sidney Coe Howard papers: additions, BANC MSS 83/82 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Related Collections

    Sidney Coe Howard papers, 1903-1939, BANC MSS 70/185 z
    Sidney Coe Howard papers: additions, BANC MSS 84/56 z

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Howard, Leopoldine Damrosch
    Authors, American--20th century
    Drama--20th century
    Dramatists, American--20th century
    Motion picture industry--California
    World War, 1914-1918
    Diaries
    Manuscripts for publication
    Poems
    Theater programs

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The additions to the Sidney C. Howard Collection were given to The Bancroft Library in December 1982 as a joint gift of his children: Mrs. Jennifer Coleman, Mrs. Sidney H. Urquhart, Miss Margaret Howard, and Mr. Walter Howard.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Scope and Content

    The additions to the Sidney C. Howard Collection include letters to and from Howard (most of them family letters); manuscript of an unpublished novel and manuscripts of a few poems; diaries; various miscellaneous files; clippings; and papers relating to his estate. Included also in the gift are Mrs. Howard's correspondence files relating to her husband and some papers about the posthumous production of his last play, Madam, Will You Walk.

    Partial index of correspondents

    Addressed to S. C. Howard unless otherwise noted
    N.B. Letters addressed to Sidney C. Howard are in Boxes 4-7; letters addressed to Mrs. Howard are in Boxes 8-9
    • Anderson, Judith
      • Letter of condolence to Mrs. Howard, Aug. 25, 1939
    • Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959
      • 2 letters and telegrams, 1939-1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Angell, Ernest [Howard's attorney]
      • 6 letters and telegrams, 1928-1930. Re: Howard's divorce from Clare Eames
      • 2 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Anglin, Margaret, 1876-
      • Letter, Jan. 25, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Ardrey, Robert
      • Letter, Jan. 2, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Atkinson, Brooks
      • Letter of condolence to Mrs. Howard, Sept. 3, 1939
    • Austin, Mary (Hunter), 1868-1934
      • Letter, Aug. 19, 1916. Discusses her war work, the N.Y. theatrical scene, the coming presidential election, and other matters.
    • Bacon, Leonard, 1887-
      • 4 letters, 1939-1941, to Mrs. Howard. Enclosure to letter, Aug. 30, 1939: copies of Howard's poems from undergraduate anthologies.
    • Balderston, John
      • Letter, Feb. 9, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Baldwin, Roger Nash, 1884-
      • 2 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Behrman, Samuel Nathaniel
      • Letter and telegram, 1941 & 1943, to Mrs. Howard.
      • Also, letter from Behrman's secretary, enclosing copy of his letter to Robert Sherwood, Nov. 7, 1941. Re: production of Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Benet, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
      • 2 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Berle, Adolf
      • Letter, Aug. 28, 1939, to Mrs. Howard. Also, letter of condolence written by his wife.
    • Blankfort, Michael, 1907-
      • 2 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard. Letter, Oct. 20, 1939, addressed to Barrett H. Clark, and forwarded by him to Mrs. Howard; letter, Jan. 27, 1941, to Mrs. Howard.
    • Bori, Lucrezia, 1887-
      • Condolence note, 1939, to Mrs. Howard
    • Boyer, Charles
      • 2 letters, [1939],re: Howard's offer of a part in Madam, Will You Walk
    • Brady, William S.
      • Letter, Jan. 23, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Brandon, Tom
      • 2 letters, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Burlingame, (William) Roger, 1889-
      • Letter, July 11, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • California Shipbuilding Corporation
      • 7 letters and telegrams, 1943, to Mrs. Howard. Re: launching of the tanker, S. S. Sidney Howard.
    • Cather, Willa Sibert, 1876-1947
      • Letter, Jan. 31, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Clark, Barrett Harper, 1890-1953
      • 10 letters, 1939-1942, to Mrs. Howard. Several refer to possible productions of Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Cobb, Humphrey, 1899-1944
      • 3 letters, 1939-1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Cornell, Katharine, 1898-
      • Letter, Oct. 30, 1941, to Mrs. Howard, written for her by her secretary
    • Crawford, Cheryl
      • Letter, Jan. 13, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Crews, Laura Hope
      • Letter, Oct. 10, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Cromwell, John
      • 3 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Crothers, Rachel, 1878-1958
      • Letter of condolence, Sept. 4, 1939, to Mrs. Howard
    • De Kruif, Paul, 1890-
      • Letter, Sept. 28, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Digges, Dudley
      • 4 letters, 1940-1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956
      • Letter of condolence, Sept. 3, 1939, to Mrs. Howard
    • Dunn, Robert W.
      • 2 letters, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Eames, Emma, 1865-1949
      • Letter, Jan. 19, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Ernst, Morris
      • Letter, Nov. 19, 1936. Typed copy. Suggests that Howard try doing a screenplay of his forthcoming book [The Ultimate Power?]
      • Letter, Dec. 1, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974
      • 4 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Faust, Frederick, 1892-1944
      • 2 letters, 1918. Letter, Oct. 11, 1918, discusses death of Howard's younger brother, Bruce.
      • Also included, portion of a letter written to Dixie Fish, referring to Howard's mother, with note on verso from unknown correspondent.
      • Letter, Dec. 9, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Ferber, Edna, 1887-
      • Letter, May 7, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Fontanne, Lynn
      • Letter, Oct. 2, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Frank, Bruno, 1887-1945
      • Letter, Nov. 29, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Freedman, Harold
      • Letter and telegram, 1942, to Mrs. Howard. Some refer to possible productions of Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Gilder, Rosamond
      • Letter, Oct. 6, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Gillmore, Margalo
      • Letter, Oct. 24, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Golden, John, 1874-1955
      • 2 letters, 1941-1942, to Mrs. Howard. Some refer to possible production of Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1882-
      • Letter, June 2, 1941, to Mrs. Howard.
      • Also, two letters written by his secretary.
    • Gordon, Max, 1892-
      • 3 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Gordon, Ruth
      • Letter, Mar. 13, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Green, Paul
      • Letter of condolence, Aug. 23, 1939, to Mrs. Howard
    • Halline, Allan Gates
      • Letter, Oct. 17, 1939. Addressed to Barrett H. Clark and forwarded by him to Mrs. Howard.
    • Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-
      • Letter, Dec. 1, 1939, to Mrs. Howard, stating his inability to appear in Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Hayes, Helen, 1900-
      • Letter, Jan. 24, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Helburn, Theresa, d. 1958
      • Letter, Sept. 22, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Hellman, Lillian, 1907-
      • Letter, Dec. 19, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Heyward, Dorothy
      • 2 letters, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Hopkins, Arthur Melancthon, 1878-
      • Letter, Aug. 25, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Hornblow, Arthur, 1893-
      • 3 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Howard, Charles Prescott [brother]
      • 7 letters, 1917-1936
      • 8 letters, 1940-1941, to Mrs. Howard. Most of them re: estate matters.
    • Howard, Clare (Eames) [the first Mrs. Howard]
      • 75 letters, 1921-1928 (3 folders). Letters, 1923, written from Hollywood when she was working on a film.
    • Howard, [Douglas] Bruce [brother]
      • 6 letters, 1918 & undated
    • Howard, Edith [sister-in-law; Mrs. John L. Howard]
      • 3 letters, 1940, to Mrs. Howard
    • Howard, Harmon [nephew]
      • Letter, undated
    • Howard, Helen Louise (Coe) [mother]
      • 246 letters, 1915-1934 & undated (12 folders)
    • Hume, Maude Crawford Izett Dick [Mrs. Samuel J. Hume]
      • 2 letters, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Hume, Samuel James, 1885-
      • Letter, Dec. 3, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Huston, Walter, 1884-
      • Letter, Jan. 22, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-
      • 5 letters, 1939-1942, to Mrs. Howard. Letter, Mar. 20, 1940, refers to Howard's Franklin play and to Madam, Will You Walk.
    • Kaufman, George S., 1889-
      • Letter, ca. Dec. 8, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman) [Mrs. Vernon Kellogg]
      • 4 letters, 1939-1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Kennedy, Charles
      • Letter, Oct. 12, 1939, to Barrett H. Clark, re: his memorial tribute to Howard and forwarded by Clark to Mrs. Howard.
    • Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970
      • Letter, Jan. 21, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Langner, Lawrence, 1890-
      • Letter, Sept. 22, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Lord, Pauline
      • Letter, Aug. 26, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Losey, Joseph
      • Letter, Dec. 18, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • MacArthur, Charles
      • Letter, Nov. 3, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • McClintic, Guthrie
      • Letter, Oct. 11, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • McDuffie, Duncan, 1877-1951
      • 9 letters & telegrams, 1917-1936 & undated
    • McDuffie, Jean (Howard), 1880-1955 [sister]
      • 293 letters & telegrams, 1915-1938 & undated
      • 14 letters, 1939-1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
      • Letter, Dec. 14, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Marquand, John Phillips, 1893-
      • Letter, Dec. 11, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Middleton, George
      • Letter, Nov. 15, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Mielziner, Jo
      • Letter, Sept. 18, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Miller, Gilbert
      • 3 letters, 1940-1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949
      • Letter, Dec. 31, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Moran, John J.
      • Letter, Mar. 4, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Myers, Richard E.
      • 3 letters, 1929
    • Nathan, Robert, 1894-
      • 2 letters, 1939 & 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Niles, Emory Hamilton, 1892-
      • 2 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Olney, Warren, 1870-1939
      • Letter, Dec. 13, 1917
    • Palley, William
      • Letter, Oct. 10, 1939, to Barrett H. Clark, re: his memorial tribute to Howard and forwarded by Clark to Mrs. Howard.
    • Pemberton, Brock, 1885-
      • Letter, Dec. 12, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Perkins, Edward N.
      • 14 letters, 1938-1939. Attorney, acting for Howard in purchase of property in Tyringham.
    • Perkins, Maxwell Evarts, 1884-1947

      See Scribner's (Charles) Sons
    • Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943
      • Letter of condolence to Mrs. Howard, 1939
    • Playwrights' Company
      • 10 letters, 1939-1943, to Mrs. Howard. Many refer to possible production of Madam, Will You Walk.

        See also Carton 3
    • Rascoe, Burton, 1892-
      • Postcard, [ca. Oct. 10, 1939]. Addressed to Barrett H. Clark re: his memorial tribute to Howard and forwarded by him to Mrs. Howard.
    • Rice, Elmer, 1892-
      • Letter, Apr. 10, 1939. Comments on Madam, Will You Walk.
      • 3 letters, 1939 & 1943, to Mrs. Howard, many of them referring also to the play.
    • Richardson, Leon Josiah, 1868-1964
      • [Notes on his recollections of Howard], undated
    • Riggs, Lynn, 1899-
      • Letter, Oct. 1, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Royle, Selena
      • Letter, Oct. 20, 1941, to Barrett H. Clark, re: his memorial tribute to Howard and forwarded by him to Mrs. Howard
    • Schooleraft, John
      • Letter, Jan. 12, 1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Scribner's (Charles) Sons
      • Letter, Apr. 3, 1940, to Mrs. Howard. From Maxwell Perkins, re: Madam, Will You Walk. Enclosure: copy of signed publication agreement for the play.
    • Selznick, David Oliver, 1902-
      • 2 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965
      • 17 letters, ca. 1918. Written from France where she was correspondent for New Republic.
      • Letter, June 13, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Sherwood, Robert Emmet, 1896-1955
      • 4 letters & telegrams, 1939, to Mrs. Howard. Re: production of Madam, Will You Walk.

        See also Behrman, Samuel N.
    • Sillcox, Luise M.
      • 2 letters, 1941, to Mrs. Howard
    • Sillman, Leonard
      • Letter of condolence to Mrs. Howard, Aug. 24, 1939
    • Thompson, Dorothy, 1894-1961
      • Letter, undated
    • Van Doren, Carl Clinton, 1885-1950
      • 3 letters, 1939-1942, to Mrs. Howard
    • Van Druten, John, 1901-
      • Letter of condolence, 1939, to Mrs. Howard
    • Webster, Margaret, 1905-
      • Letter, undated, to Mrs. Howard
    • Werner, Morris Robert, 1897- [personal friend]
      • 12 letters, 1939-1941, to Mrs. Howard