TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Works, 1900-1971, bulk 1900-1919

Subseries 1: Plays, 1907-1971,

Subseries 2: Poems, 1900-1919

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous, 1905-ca. 1916

Series 2: Personal, 1883-1921

Series 3: Photographs, ca. 1884-ca. 1919

Series 4: Realia and Scrapbooks, ca. 1900-1952

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Inventory of the Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971, bulk 1900-1917


The Newberry Library
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918
Title Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers
Dates 1883-1971
Dates bulk 1900-1917
Extent 5 linear feet (9 boxes, 4 scrapbooks)
Abstract Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Goodman
Collection Stack Location 3a 39 3-4

Administrative Information

Cite As

Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift, Marjorie S. Graff, 1976-1977.

Processed by

Lisa Janssen, 2010.

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman

Chicago playwright known for his work in the Little Theatre movement, son of lumber magnate William O. Goodman.

Kenneth Sawyer Goodman was born on September 19, 1883. He was the only child of William O. Goodman and Erna Malvina Sawyer. He grew up on Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on Greenwood Avenue and attended school at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and then Princeton. While at Princeton he served as editor on both the Nassau Literary Magazine and the Princeton Tiger, where he contributed short stories and illustrations. He also wrote poetry during this time, but Princeton Dean Christian Gauss, who became a mentor to Goodman, steered him in the direction of playwriting.

After graduating from Princeton in 1906, Goodman entered the family lumber business. He continued to write plays, and became involved in the Little Theatre movement that was developing in Chicago in the early 1900s. The movement sought to produce more authentic, experiemntal work, and featured amateur actors and playwrights. From 1910 to his death Goodman wrote, directed, and acted in numerous theatrical productions in Chicago. He collaborated on several plays with Ben Hecht, then working at the Chicago Daily News, and also noted theatre directors Thomas Wood Stevens and B. Iden Payne. Goodman's most well known play was The Game of Chess, which has appeared in several anthologies. His one-act plays covered many genres from light comedy to melodrama to social criticism. Although he continued to work in the Goodman lumber business during those creative years, he began to formulate plans for a theatre which would combine a repertory company with a dramatic arts school with faculty made up of actors in the company.

Goodman married Marjorie Robbins in 1912 and they had two daughters, Kay and Marjorie Sawyer Goodman. During World War I, Goodman was a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve Force, and was a senior aide to Captian William A. Moffett, commandant of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. In 1918 while attending a football game in Annapolis with Moffett, he contracted influenza, and died later at the home of his parents. In tribute, his father in 1922 established the Goodman Theatre, which opened in 1925 as part of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is now an independent entity. The drama school affiliated with the Goodman Theatre was acquired by DePaul University in 1978.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Primarily Goodman's works, plays, poems, and short stories in manuscript, typescript, and published form.

Some plays are represented in several drafts, showing changes and edits in the development of the work. There are drafts of several plays written with Ben Hecht, including The Wonder Hat, The Hero of Santa Monica, and The Egg and the Hen. Also of note is a photoplay written with John T. McCutcheon and produced by the Casino Club, filmed, in part, in Lincoln Park. Personal materials include a small amount of correspondence, mementos, two diaries, pen and ink drawings, many of which appeared in the Princeton Tiger, and theatre programs and reviews. Photographs are mostly of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman in portraits and snapshots with friends and family. The collection also includes some realia, including wood printing blocks, military mementos, scrapbooks from the Hill School and Princeton, and other personal items,. A scrapbook of theatrical memorabilia contains programs, photographs, letters and clippings pertaining to Goodman's stage productions at theatres such as the Students' League at the Art Institute, the Players' Workshop, and the Fine Arts Theatre.

Numbers in brackets correspond to a bibliography compiled by Dennis Batory Kitsz and published by the Newberry Library in 1983.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Art Institute of Chicago. Students' League
  • Fine Arts Theatre (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918
  • Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964
  • Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) -- Students
  • Kiefer, H.C. (Henry Carl), 1890-1957, illustrator
  • Payne, B. Iden (Ben Iden), 1881-1976
  • Players' Workshop (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Princeton University -- Students
  • Stevens, Thomas Wood, 1880-1942

Subjects

  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
  • Dramatists, American -- 20th century
  • Drawings
  • Little theater movement -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • One-act plays, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Playwriting
  • Poems
  • Printing blocks
  • Scrapbooks
  • Scripts
  • Theater programs
  • Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Theatrical productions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1910-1920
  • Typescripts

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Container List

Series 1: Works, 1900-1971, bulk 1900-1919

Manuscripts, typescripts, and published materials of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman's plays, poems, short stories, and student papers. The Plays subseries contains multiple drafts of Goodman's short theatrical works, including collaborations with Ben Hecht and Thomas Wood Stevens. The Poems subseries contains a significant number of unpublished poems in manuscript and typescript form. Miscellaneous works include a short film treatment written with John T. McCutcheon called Cousin Jim. The film was a photoplay produced by the Casino Club, and featured scenes shot on Lincoln Park's infamous "suicide bridge." Series also contains a few short stories, some of which were published in the Nassau Literary Magazine on which Goodman was an editor while at Princeton.
Organized in the following subseries: Subseries 1: Plays, 1907-1971, bulk 1907-1916; Subseries 2: Poems, 1900-1919; and Subseries 3: Miscellaneous, 1905-ca. 1916.
 

Sub-Series 1: Plays, 1907-1971, bulk 1907-1916


Box Folder Contents
1 1 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - manuscript [T11], ca. 1914
1 2 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - manuscript [T12], ca. 1914
1 3 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - typescript [T14], ca. 1914
1 4 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - typescript [T15], ca. 1914
1 5 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - typescript [T16], ca. 1914
1 6 At the Edge of the Wood, A Masque - published in Morton Aboratum Quarterly [T10], Spring/Summer, 1971
1 7 Back of the Yards - playscript (two copies) [T21, T22], ca. 1914
1 8 Barbara - manuscript [T31], ca. 1913
1 9 Behind the Black Cloth - manuscript [T41], ca. 1914
1 10 Behind the Black Cloth - typescript [T40], ca, 1914
1 11 Behind the Black Cloth - typescript [T43], ca. 1914
1 12 The Death Watch - typescript [T80], n.d.
1 13 The Death Watch - typescript [T81], ca. 1914
1 14 The Egg and the Hen (with Ben Hecht) - manuscript [T112], ca. 1915
1 15 The Egg and the Hen (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T111], ca. 1915
1 16 The Egg and the Hen (with Ben Hecht) - playscript [T110], ca. 1915
1 17 English Spy Play - manuscript [T115], n.d.
1 18 Ephraim and the Winged Bear - manuscript [T122], ca. 1914
1 19 Ephraim and the Winged Bear - typescript [T121], ca. 1914
1 20 The Game of Chess - playscript [T147], 1914
1 21 The Glorious Gateway of the West - typescript [T151], 1916
1 22 The Glorious Gateway of the West, scene IV - typescript (two copies) [T153, T154], ca. 1916
1 23 The Glorious Gateway of the West, scene IV - manuscript [T155], 1916
1 24 The Glorious Gateway of the West - playscript [T152], 1916
1 25 Goya - typescript [T160], ca. 1910
1 26 The Hand of Siva (with Ben Hecht) - manuscript [T186], ca. 1915
1 27 The Hand of Siva (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T180], ca. 1915
1 28 The Hand of Siva (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T181], ca. 1915
1 29 The Hand of Siva (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T183], ca. 1915
1 30 The Hand of Siva (with Ben Hecht) - playscript [T182], ca. 1915
2 31 Helen of Troy - manuscript [T188] ca. 1912
2 32 The Hero of Santa Monica (with Ben Hecht) - manuscript [T192], n.d.
2 33 The Homecoming (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T220], ca. 1914
2 34 The Homecoming (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T221], ca. 1914
2 35 The Homecoming (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T222], ca. 1914
2 36 An Idyll of the Shops (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T230], ca. 1915
2 37 Immigrant League - notes [T240], n.d.
2 38 The Loving Pilgrimage of Melliforte - typescript [T250], n.d.
2 39 The Loving Pilgrimage of Melliforte - typescript [T251], n.d.
2 40 The Loving Pilgrimage of Melliforte - typescript [T252], n.d.
2 41 A Man Can Only Do His Best - typescript [T260], ca. 1914
2 42 A Man Can Only Do His Best - typescript [T261], ca. 1914
2 43 A Masque (aka A Singer's Masque) - typescript [270], 1907
2 44 A Masque in Verse - typescript [T271], 1907
2 45 A Masque of Summer - notes [T300], n.d.
2 46 The Parting - typescript [T321], n.d.
2 47 The Passing of the Torch (by Paul Hervieux, translated by K.S.G.) - manuscript [T332], n.d.
2 48 The Passing of the Torch - typescript [T330], n.d.
2 49 The Passing of the Torch - typescript [T331], n.d.
2 50 The Passing of the Torch - incomplete typescript [T333], n.d.
2 51 The Poem of David (with Ben Hecht) - typescript [T340], ca. 1914
2 52 The Poem of David - typescript [T341], ca. 1914
2 53 The Poem of David - manuscript [T342], ca. 1914
2 54 The Poem of David - typescript [T343], ca. 1914
2 55 The Prince of Paranoia - manuscript [T350], n.d.
3 56 The Queen's Tragedy - manuscript [T360], ca. 1913
3 57 The Queen's Tragedy - fragments [T361], ca. 1913
3 58 Rainald and the Red Wolf (with Thomas Wood Stevens) - typescript and manuscript [T371], ca. 1914
3 59 The Red Flag - manuscript [T382], ca. 1916
3 60 The Red Flag - typescript [T380], ca. 1916
3 61 The Red Flag - typescript [T381], ca. 1916
3 62 A Revision of Salome, Or Why Young Men Leave Hom, A Refined Opera (with Murray Nelson and Angus Hibbard) - playscript [T390], 1911
3 63 Ryland - abstract [M515], ca. 1912
3 64 Saybrook, Creole Play - manuscript [T410], n.d.
3 65 Scout Play - manuscript [T415], n.d.
3 66 A Short Melodrama for Vaudeville - typescript [T420], n.d.
3 67 A Short Melodrama for Vaudeville - manuscript [T421], n.d.
3 68 The Stone - manuscript [T430], n.d.
3 69 To Vote or Not to Vote - manuscript [T440], n.d.
3 70 The Toy Maker, Act I - typescript (three copies) [T450], ca. 1914
3 71 The Toy Maker - outline and fragments - manuscript [T451], ca. 1914
3 72 The Two Lamps (with Ben Hecht) - playscript [T457], ca. 1915
3 73 The Two Lamps - manuscript [T458], ca. 1915
3 74 The Two Lamps - typescript [T459], ca. 1915
3 75 Untitled #1 - manuscript [T460], n.d.
3 76 Untitled #2 - manuscript [T470], n.d.
3 77 Untitled #3 - manuscript [T480], n.d.
3 78 Untitled #4 - manuscript [T490], n.d.
3 79 Untitled #5 - manuscript [T500], n.d.
3 80 Untitled #6 - manuscript [T510], n.d.
3 81 Untitled #7 - typescript [T515], n.d.
3 82 Untitled #7a - manuscript [T516], n.d.
3 83 Untitled #8 - manuscript [T517], n.d.
3 84 Wine of Luck - manuscript and typescript [T520], n.d.
3 85 The Wonder Hat (with Ben Hecht) - manuscript [T533], ca. 1914
3 86 The Wonder Hat - typescript [T536], ca. 1914
3 87 The Wonder Hat - typescript (Hechts original draft) [T537], ca. 1914
 

Sub-Series 2: Poems, 1900-1919


Box Folder Contents
4 88 After Sully Prudhome [P30], n.d.
4 89 After Victor Hugo [P50], n.d.
4 90 Autumn [P90, P91], n.d.
4 91 Autumn Song [P110, P111], 1906
4 92 Autumn Song [P120] n.d.
4 93 The Ballad of the Pool Room [P150], 1901
4 94 The Ballade of Jesse's Suitors [P180], n.d.
4 95 Below Spanish Steps [P190], 1907
4 96 Buttes des Morts [P210, P211], 1902-1903
4 97 A Cavalier Song [P230, P231], 1903
4 98 The Chains of Memory [P250], 1901
4 99 The Church Yard [P260], n.d.
4 100 Circe [P270], n.d.
4 101 Class Poem [P280], 1906
4 102 Content [P310], n.d.
4 103 A Cycle of Ballades I [P320], ca. 1907
4 104 A Cycle of Ballades II [P321], ca. 1907
4 105 A Cycle of Ballades IV [P323], ca. 1907
4 106 A Cycle of Ballades V [P324], ca. 1907
4 107 A Cycle of Ballades - Ballade [P325], 1906
4 108 A Cycle of Ballades - Autumn Perishes [P326], 1906
4 109 A Cycle of Ballades - With a Book of Verse [P327], 1906
4 110 A Cycle of Ballades - Villanelle [P328], ca. 1906
4 111 A Cycle of Ballades - All for Love [P329], ca. 1906
4 112 A Cycle of Ballades - Rondel [P331], 1907
4 113 A Cycle of Ballades - Triad [P333], 1907
4 114 A Cycle of Ballades - Villanelle [P334], 1907
4 115 A Cycle of Ballades - Rondel [P335], 1907
4 116 A Cycle of Ballades - Rondel [P336], ca. 1907
4 117 Decorations - Death [P380], n.d.
4 118 Decorations - Marna in the Walled Garden [P1140], n.d.
4 119 Decorations - The Poet to the Dead Queen [P1380], n.d.
4 120 Decorations - The Sea's Daughter [P1580], n.d.
4 121 Dedicated to Delta Chi of 1900 [P390], ca. 1900
4 122 The Deep Blue Ocean [P400], 1900
4 123 The Derelicts [P410], 1901
4 124 Dream of the Goat that Wrote this Rot [P415], n.d.
4 125 A Dreamer's Plea [P530], n.d.
4 126 Duet [P440, P441], 1908
4 127 L'Envoi [P450, P451], 1903
4 128 Epitaph for M.C. not Mary Canby [P460], n.d.
4 129 A Fancy [P480], 1901
4 130 A Farewell {P490, P491], 1908
4 131 Folly [P530], n.d.
4 132 Folly's Pageant of the Dead [P540], n.d.
4 133 Foot Bell Song [P55], 1901
4 134 A Fragment [P560], n.d.
4 135 Friendship [P570], n.d.
4 136 The Golf Ball [P600], 1900
4 137 Hope [P640, P641], 1906
4 138 The Hour Glass and The Dancer [P360, P660], n.d.
4 139 A Hymn After Defeat [P670], n.d.
4 140 In Memoriam [P710], n.d.
4 141 In Memoriam [P720], 1901
4 142 In the Hidden Orchard [P750], 1908
4 143 It Has Been Written [P800], 1901
4 144 The Jester's Song [P810], 1903
4 145 The King's Daughter [P830], 1905
4 146 The Lady and the Singer [P835], n.d.
4 147 The Lament of a Small Boy who was Sick in Vacation Time [P840], 1906
4 148 The Lament of a Would-Be Peasant [P850], 1901
4 149 The Land Beyond the Moon [P870], n.d.
4 150 Laughter [P900], n.d.
4 151 Light Love Remembered [P970], 1907
4 152 The Lights of Home [P980], n.d.
4 153 Lines Dedicated to a Week-end Guest Who Left a Bottle of Glover's Mange Cure in this Bathroom [P1000], n.d.
4 154 A Little Song [P1030], 1903
4 155 The Lobster Man [P1040], 1900
4 156 Lyric [P1110], 1909
4 157 Mag in the Well [P1115], n.d.
4 158 The Man Behind the Gun {also Advice to C.C. Jr. and The Avalanche0 [P1130], 1900-1901
4 159 Mary's Lamb and Introduction written for C.C. Jr.'s Poem [P1150, P790], 1899-1901
4 160 My Fifty Dollar Jag [P1180], n.d.
4 161 The New Year [P1190], n.d.
4 162 The New Year - The Pessimist [P1200], n.d.
4 163 No Master [P1210], 1901
4 164 A Norse Love Song [P1220, P1221], 1904
4 165 October (aka Song) [P1230, P1231], n.d.
4 166 The Old Story [P1270], n.d.
4 167 The Parting of the Ways [P1320], n.d.
4 168 The People 'O Dreams [P1330, P1331], n.d.
4 169 The Piper [P1360, 1361], n.d.
4 170 The Play in Done [P1370], n.d.
4 171 Pondering [P1390], 1902
4 172 The Pride of Honor [P1420], 1901
4 173 A Question and A Toast [P1440, P2000], 1901-1902
4 174 Qui Multam Amavit [P1450], n.d.
4 175 A Reverie [P1481], 1901
4 176 A Rhymer's Marriage [P1500], n.d.
4 177 A Rhymer's Marriage - Convelescence [P1501], n.d.
4 178 A Rhymer's Marriage - November [P1502], n.d.
4 179 A Rhymer's Marriage - untitled [P1503], n.d.
4 180 A Rhymer's Summer - Autumn Noon [P1510], n.d.
4 181 A Rhymer's Summer - Doubt [1511], n.d.
4 182 A Rhymer's Summer - Postscript [P1400], n.d.
4 183 A Rose and the Star [P1550], n.d.
4 184 The Rose and the Star [P1560, P1561], 1903
4 185 Roses [P1570], n.d.
4 186 Sing a Song [P1620], n.d.
4 187 The Singer [P1630], n.d.
4 188 Song [P1640], n.d.
4 189 Songs [P1651, P1681], 1905
4 190 Song (aka When We are Wise and Old) [P1670, P1671, P1672], n.d.
4 191 Song [P1681], n.d.
4 192 Song [P1701], n.d.
4 193 Song [P1720], n.d.
4 194 The Song of Faith [P1760], 1903
4 195 The Song of the Rankers [P1770], 1902
4 196 The Song of the Sword [P1780], 1901
4 197 Song Written for the Harvard Golf Team of 1901 [P1790], ca. 1901
4 198 Songs - Apart [P1800], n.d.
4 199 Songs - Because of You [P1810], n.d.
4 200 Songs - Easy Come Easy Go [P1820], n.d.
4 201 Songs - Love's Immanence [P1830], n.d.
4 202 Songs - untitled [P1860m P1840], n.d.
5 203 A Sonnet of the Goose Family [P1870], 1902
5 204 The Spinner [P1880, P1881], 1906
5 205 Summa Juventis [P1900], n.d.
5 206 Summer in Arcady and Song [P1910, P1911, P1710, P1711], 1906
5 207 Summer Songs and Song from the Queen's Tragedy [P1920, P1921, P1740, P1741], 1904
5 208 Temptation [P1930], 1901
5 209 Tennyson's Dreams [P1940], n.d.
5 210 The Three Apples [P1950, P1951], 1905
5 211 Tiny and Dan [P1965], n.d.
5 212 To An Old Love [P1990, P1991], 1907
5 213 Today and Tomorrow [P2010, P2011], 1906
5 214 Tristram in Brittany [P2040], n.d.
5 215 Untitled [P2075], n.d.
5 216 Untitled [P2080], n.d.
5 217 Untitled [P2085], n.d.
5 218 Untitled [P2090], n.d.
5 219 Untitled [P2100]. n.d.
5 220 Untitled [P2115], n.d.
5 221 Untitled [P2130], n.d.
5 222 Untitled [P2140], n.d.
5 223 Untitled [P2160], n.d.
5 224 Untitled [P2170], n.d.
5 225 Vale Amor [P2180], n.d.
5 226 Verses [P2190, P2191], 1906
5 227 Verses [P2200, P2201], 1904
5 228 What? [P2240, P2241], 1903
5 229 While We Are Young [P2260], n.d.
5 230 The Wide Road [P2270, P2271], n.d.
5 231 Wood of Dreams [M780], n.d.
5 232 Zabricka [P2300], 1901
5 233 Collection - Verses finished prior to 1907 - manuscript, ca. 1900-1907
5 234 Collection - Various verses from those done - manuscript, 1908-1909
5 235 Collection - A Cycle of Ballades - typescript, n.d.
5 236 Collection - untitled typescript, n.d.
5 237 Collection - A Riven Lute - bound typescript, 1919
 

Sub-Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1905-ca. 1916


Box Folder Contents
5 238 Photoplay - Cousin Jim (with John T. McCutcheon) [S90, S91] ca. 1916
5 239 Short story - Cartwrights Burglary - manuscript [S20], n.d.
5 240 Short story - The Garden - manuscript [S30], n.d.
5 241 Short story - The Garden - typescript [S32, S33], n.d.
5 242 Short story - On the Wings of the Enemy - manuscript and typscript [S35, S36], n.d.
5 243 Short story - The Queen's Tragedy, forward, published in The Nassau Literary Magazine [S37], 1905
5 244 Short story - The Sargasso Company - typescript and story summary [S40], n.d.
5 245 Short story - Untitled #1 and #2 - manuscripts [S60, S70], n.d.
5 246 Short story - Untitled - manuscript [S80], n.d.
5 247 Student paper - Addison [S110], 1906
5 248 Student paper - Balzac [S111], 1906
5 249 Student paper - Chesterfield [S112], 1906
5 250 Student paper - Edward Gibbon [S113], 1906
5 251 Student paper - First Reading of Spenser's Faery Queen [S114], 1906
5 252 Student paper - Outline of Burke's Speech on Consiliation with America [S116], 1906
5 253 Student paper - Theme on Romeo and Juliet [S116], 1906

Series 2: Personal, 1883-1921

Personal materials including a small amount of correspondence, mementos from Goodman's service in the Naval Reserve Force, pen and ink drawings, many of which were published in the Princeton Tiger, two diaries, programs and newspaper clippings pertaining to Goodman's theatrical productions, and various other miscellaneous items.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
6 254 Biographical clippings, 1889-1914
6 255 Cast pages [M520, M521, M522], n.d.
6 256 Certificate of Service for donation of ambulance - American Field Service, ca. 1918
6 257 Cliff Dweller's Playhouse playbill [M640], n.d.
6 258 Clippings - miscellaneous, 1903-1918, n.d.
6 259 Contract for the Hero of Santa Maria - Washington Square Players (signed by K.S.G. and Ben Hecht) [M25], 1917
6 260 Correspondence - outoing - Goodman, William O., 1912
6 261 Correspondence - outoing - Griswold, Florence [M410], 1915
6 262 Correspondence - outoing - Rice, Wallace [M450], 1918
6 263-264 Correspondence - outoing - Shumway, Mary [M407], 1902-1906, n.d.
6 265 Correspondence - outoing - Stevens, Thomas Wood (photocopies) [M420, M430, M440], 1914
6 266 Correspondence - incoming - Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart C., n.d.
6 267 Correspondence - incoming - Field, Marshall and Ethel (invitation), 1886
6 268 Correspondence - incoming - Gauss, Christian [M390, M400], 1912-1913
6 269 Correspondence - incoming - Hudson, Holland / Washington Square Players [M405], 1917
6 270 Correspondence - incoming - Hume, Maude [M465], ca. 1917
6 271 Correspondence - incoming - Ingersoll, Lucy P. T. (includes photos), 1916
6 272 Correspondence - incoming - Johnson, Martyn / Chicago Theatre Society [M460], 1913
6 273 Correspondence - incoming - Payne, B. Iden [M380], 1914
6 274 Correspondence - incoming - Sawyer, Philetus, 1884-1885
6 275 Correspondence - incoming - Stevens, Thomas Wood (inc. playscript for The Helmeted Lady [M470, M480, M490], 1914-1916
6 276 Correspondence - incoming - Woodbrige, John S., 1919
6 277 Correspondence - incoming - childhood friends, 1883-1887
6 278 Correspondence - incoming - miscellaneous and unidentified, 1909-1917, n.d.
6 279 Diary [D20], 1909-1911
6 280 Diary [D30], 1912-1916
6 281 Death - obituaries and memorials, 1918
6 282 Drawing - Chorus of Israelites [M220], ca. 1906
6 283 Drawing - couple with potted plant [M40], n.d.
6 284 Drawing - Egyptian characters [M60], n.d.
6 285 Drawing - Ephraim and the Winged Bear (photostat) [M80], n.d.
6 286 Drawing - Fortnightly Club logo [M65], n.d.
6 287 Drawing - knight with flag [M120], n.d.
6 288 Drawing - letter "B" [M100], n.d.
6 289 Drawing - man smoking [M130], n.d.
6 290 Drawing - man with cane and women with potted trees [M140], n.d.
6 291 Drawing - seated knight with sword [M155], n.d.
6 292 Drawing - seated man with can and man with monocle [M160], 1906
6 293 Drawing - Sophomore Class [M170], 1906
7 294 Drawing - three standing men [M230], n.d.
7 295 Drawing - two baseball players [M240], n.d.
7 296 Drawing - two men and a dog [M260], n.d.
7 297 Drawing - two men leaning and talking [M270], n.d.
7 298 Drawing - two men in coats [M290], n.d.
7 299 Drawing - two men, one smoking [M280], n.d.
7 300 Drawing - two men with potten tree [M300], n.d.
7 301 Drawing - Uncle Sam (political cartoon) [M310], n.d.
7 302 Drawing - woman with potten trees (cover of Princeton Tiger) [M350], ca. 1906
7 303 Drawing - woman with muff and two men [M373], n.d.
7 304 Drawings for the Princeton Tiger (photocopies only) [M375], 1903-1906
7 305 Drawings - various small sketches, n.d.
7 306 Hill School class of 1902 - autographs, 1902
7 307 ID cards, passport, 1906-1918
7 308 List of plays and masques [M500], ca. 1914
7 309 Mementos - miscellaneous, n.d.
7 310 Navy Relief Society - by-laws, notes, pamphlet [M510], 1917, n.d.
7 311 Naval service - documents, correspondence, 1917
7 312 Notebook [M560], ca. 1906
7 313 Notebook [M570], ca. 1906
7 314 The Princeton Tiger with cover art by K.S.G., Apr. 1906
7 315 The Princeton Tiger stationary (K.S.G. managing editor) [M775], ca. 1906
7 316 Programs & press - Back of the Yards, 1915
7 317 Programs & press - Barbara, 1914
7 318 Programs & press - Cousin Jim, 1916
7 319 Programs & press - Daimio's Head, 1911
7 320 Programs & press - Dust of the Road, 1911-1921
7 321 Programs & press - The Egg and the Hen, 1917
7 322 Programs & press - Ephraim and the Winged Bear, 1916
7 323 Programs & press - The Falls of Montezuma, 1912
7 324 Programs & press - The Game of Chess, 1913-1919
7 325 Programs & press - Henri Durot, Master Spy, 1916
7 326 Programs & press - The Hero of Santa Maria, 1913, 1917
7 327 Programs & press - Herring's Luck, 1909
7 328 Programs & press - Holbe in Blackfriars, 1915
7 329 Programs & press - The Homecoming, 1916
7 330 Programs & press - An Idyll of the Shops, 1916
7 331 Programs & press - Julian the Apostate, 1913
7 332 Programs & press - A Man Can Only Do His Best, 1916, n.d.
7 333 Programs & press - The Masque of Montezuma, n.d.
7 334 Programs & press - The Masque of Queztals Bowl, 1911, 1916
7 335 Programs & press - The Masques of East and West, 1915
8 336 Programs & press - The Parting, 1919
8 337 Programs & press - The Passing of the Torch, 1912
8 338 Programs & press - Rainald and the Red Roof, n.d.
8 339 Programs & press - The Red Flag, n.d.
8 340 Programs & press - Ryland, 1916
8 341 Programs & press - The Wonder Hat, 1916, n.d.
8 342 The Quotoset Quaff (satirical newsletter published by W. O. Goodman) [M550], n.d.
8 343 Westbrook, CT - mementos [M10, M530, M20], 1909-1913, n.d.

Series 3: Photographs, ca. 1884-ca. 1919

Primarily photographs of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, portraits and snapshots with friends and family, vacations, and a few photographs of theatrical productions. Many more photographs of Goodman's staged plays can be found in the scrapbook of theatrical memorabilia at the end of the collection.
Arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
8 344 Infant - portraits, ca. 1884
8 345 Youth - portraits, 1888-ca. 1904
8 346 Adult - portraits, 1917-1918, n.d.
8 347 Wedding portrait, 1912
8 348 With friends, ca. 1905-1917
8 349 Naval service, 1917
8 350 Family snapshots, ca. 1910-1915
8 351 Fishing trip, ca. 1915
8 352 Plays - Ephraim and the Winged Bear - Arts and Crafts Theatre, Detroit, Michigan [M615], 1916
8 353 Plays - Game of Chess [M617], n.d.
8 354 Plays - The Parting [M620], ca. 1919
8 355 Plays - The Wonder Hat - Arts and Crafts Theatre, Detroit, Michigan [M630], ca. 1916
8 356 Plays - The Wonder Hat - Central High School, Aberdeen, South Dakota, n.d.
8 357 10 E. Schiller - interiors, n.d.
8 358 Goodman family tomb, Graceland Cemetary, Chicago, Illinois, n.d.
8 359 Miscellaneous, n.d.
8 360 Negatives, n.d.
8a Photo on glass, childhood portrait of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, ca. 1885

Series 4: Realia and Scrapbooks, ca. 1900-1952

Wood printing blocks, many signed H.C. Kiefer, who is possibly the artist later known for his work in Classics Illustrated comics series, souvenir buttons and pins, military mementos, and scrapbooks from the Hill School, Princeton, and a trip on the ship Joyeuse in 1912. Of particular note is a scrapbook of theatrical memorabilia which contains programs, photographs, letters, and clippings pertaining to Goodman's staged plays, most of which took place in the midst of the "Little Theatre" movement in Chicago at venues such as the Art Institute, the Cliff Dwellers Club, and The Stage Guild.
Arranged by type of material.

Box Contents
9 Wood printing block - Caesar's God (small) [M660], ca. 1913
9 Wood printing block - Caesar's God (large) [M670] ca. 1913
9 Wood printing block - The Masque of Montezuma [M680], ca. 1912
9 Wood printing block - Rainald and the Red Wolf [M690], n.d.
9 Wood printing block - "Scene I" from a Pageant for Independence Day [M701], ca. 1911
9 Wood printing block - "Scene II" Pageant for Independence Day [M702], ca. 1911
9 Wood printing block - "Scene III" Pageant for Independence Day [M703] ca. 1911
9 Wood printing block - "Scene IV" Pageant for Independence Day [M704] ca. 1911
9 Wood printing block - K.S.G. bookplate [M710], n.d.
9 Wood printing blocks - lamp with decorative border [M730a & M730b], n.d.
9 Photoengraving plate - portrait of K.S.G. [M705] ca. 1905
9 Metal printing plate - "Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Railway Exchange, Chicago" n.d.
9 Box of souvenir pins from schools and clubs, ca. 1900-1917
9 Box of shirt buttons and cuff links, ca. 1900-1917
9 Box of calling cards, "Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, Lieutenant U.S. Naval Reserve Force," ca. 1917
9 Handpainted rocks, n.d.
9 Military ID tag, ca. 1917
9 Military epaulettes, ca. 1917
9 Souvenir buttons, ca. 1900, 1906
9 Wooden cigarette case, ca. 1900
9 16" radio transcription disc - Goodman Theatre production of The Wonder Hat, 1952
Scrapbook - Hill School, 1901-1902
Scrapbook - Joyeuse - photos and narration of ship's voyage on the East Coast and Florida [M770], 1912
Scrapbook - "Princeton Bric-a-Brac" junior year book [M760], 1904
Scrapbook - Theatre memorabilia, 1910-1917