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Plays

 Subject
Subject Source: Local Inmagic Collection

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Abby Shute Merchant papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00102
Overview Playwright. Typescripts of plays, some with explanatory notes.
Dates: 1912-1940

Betsko-Koenig Women Playwrights collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00427
Overview Source material for book, Interviews with Contemporary Women Playwrights compiled by Kathleen Betsko and Rachel Koenig (1987), featuring thirty women playwrights, including Rosalyn Drexler, Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Megan Terry, and Kathleen Betsko. Materials include audio tapes, edited and unedited interview transcripts, biographical materials, play scripts, reviews, programs, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: 1955-1990

Brewster family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00021
Overview Traveler, author, English teacher, Smith graduate, and librarian. Papers are primarily those of Anna Gertrude Brewster and Mary Kate Brewster. Both sisters were devoted to theatre, particularly to the Academy of Music in Northampton. They also wrote several books and plays, some of which were published. Material documents world travel, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, correspondence, and the Brewster children's family newspaper.
Dates: 1882-1967

Carol Hutchings Maynard papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00674
Overview Farmer; Teacher; Poet; Suffragist. Papers document an unconventional life, from suffrage campaigns of her youth to the artistic output of her later years. Materials related to Maynard's art and her career as a farmer and educator showcase an unusual set of interests and talents. Maynard retained clippings and correspondence from her difficult tenure at a South Carolina reform school. Papers from the Massachusetts Refomatory for Women feature writing assignments completed by inmates. Creative...
Dates: 1905-2002; Majority of material found in 1910s-50s

Carolyn Gage papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00710
Overview The collection contains the professional papers and writings of Carolyn Gage, a lesbian feminist playwright who also acts and directs and treats her art as activism.
Dates: 1977 - 2014

Eastman-Goodale-Dayton family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00053
Overview Author; Teacher; Social reformer; Poets; Farmer. Principal family members represented in the papers are Henry S. Goodale (farmer and writer in Southern Berkshires near Pittsfield, MA); his wife, Deborah Hill Read Goodale (writer); three sisters: Dora Read Goodale, Elaine Goodale [Eastman] (writer, teacher, poet), and Rose Sterling Goodale [Dayton] (writer, poet, and director of Uplands Sanitarium) and their families. The bulk of the papers are those of Elaine Goodale Eastman and her husband Dr....
Dates: 1861-2013

Grace Kellogg Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00146
Overview Author, Journalist, Suffragist. The Grace Kellogg Smith Papers consists primarily of biographical material, research material on Edith Wharton, and material related to the publication of The Two Lives of Edith Wharton (1965). Biographical materials include scrapbooks of notes and photographs about herself and her family. The Wharton research material includes notes and drafts of her 1953 master's thesis; and notes, drafts, a manuscript, correspondence, and reviews related to the publication of...
Dates: 1885-1968

Linda Walsh Jenkins papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00252
Overview Professor, theater; Actor. Source material and correspondence relating to her book Women in American Theatre; also scripts, ephemera, periodicals, essays, clippings, and correspondence related to women's theatres around the world; and correspondence, printed material, and drafts for the Women in the Performing Arts newsletter.
Dates: 1975-1987

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. Pioneer Valley Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00763
Overview Founded in 1993 by a group of Western Massachusetts women concerned about issues related to breast cancer, the Pioneer Valley Chapter was associated with the statewide organization, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), until 1996 and in 2000 re-organized as the Cancer Connection which is still serving the Pioneer Valley in 2019. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, newspaper articles, meeting minutes and agendas, membership lists and programming materials.
Dates: 1990 - 2004

Ronnie Gilbert papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00536
Overview The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Ronnie Gilbert, singer, playwright, psychotherapist, narrator of numerous documentary films, feminist, and global peace worker. Also includes extensive audiovisual materials documenting concerts, albums, and interviews with Ronnie Gilbert and others.
Dates: 1951-2010

Rosemary Keefe papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00680
Overview Rosemary Keefe (1940-2012) was a feminist scholar and pioneer in the field of women’s studies as well as a social justice activist. She was a former Catholic nun who left her order, married, had a daughter, divorced and ultimately came out as a lesbian. Keefe became nationally known with the 1985 publication of the controversial book Lesbian Nuns: Breaking the Silence, which she wrote with Nancy Manahan. The Rosemary Keefe papers include personal and...
Dates: 1960 - 2011

Ruth Herschberger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00280
Overview Poet; Playwright; Author. Manuscript of Adam's Rib (including revisions; and Norwegian and Swedish editions); and The Old Sex and the New; published books, articles and poetry; unpublished writings. Major themes in the collection include literature, sexuality, and the women's movement.
Dates: 1861 - 2005

Theater collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00450
Overview The collection documents the work of women in the performing arts, especially American actresses, women playwrights, and dancers. There are biographical files on individuals; articles and dissertations; several contemporary plays by women; and printed material on women filmmakers and feminist theater.
Dates: 1870-1982

Tribad Productions records

 Collection — Box 1: [310183630046281]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00571
Overview Tribad Productions was an all-women's theatrical company that produced plays written by women, for women and existed from 1991 to 1995. The records include six plays, including gay and lesbian themes, submitted for a playwriting contest sponsored by Tribad Productions in 1992. Includes related correspondence.
Dates: 1992-1993

Women and Theatre Program records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00347
Overview Professional organization. Records include correspondence, printed material, audiotapes from national conferences, plays submitted for prizes, newsletters, administrative and financial records, programs, membership lists, and proposals. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.
Dates: 1980-1998