TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Ashton Stevens

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1899-1952

Subseries 1: General, 1899-1952

Subseries 2: Family, 1911-1951

Series 2: Works, 1901-1951

Subseries 1: Clippings / Columns, 1906-ca.1950s

Subseries 2: Interviews, 1901-1923

Subseries 3: Plays, 1913-1934

Subseries 4: Other Works, 1905-1948

Subseries 5: Works by Others, 1924-1951

Subseries 6: Subject Index Note Cards, 1930-1951

Series 3: Personal, 1868-1952

Subseries 1: Banjo Materials, 1934-1952

Subseries 2: Biographical, 1920s-1950s

Subseries 3: Family, 1868-1948

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous, 1890s-1950s

Series 4: Photographs, ca. 1850s-1951

Series 5: Artwork ca. 1925-1949

Series 6: Audio Materials 1935-1952

Subseries 1: Cylinders, ca.1940s

Subseries 2: Discs, 1935-1952

Subseries 3: Miscellaneous,1952

Series 7: Artifacts, ca. 1940s-1952

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Inventory of the Ashton Stevens Papers, ca. 1850-1952, bulk 1920-1940


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Lisa Janssen and Kelly Kress, 2007.

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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Stevens, Ashton
Title Ashton Stevens Papers
Dates ca. 1850-1952
Dates bulk 1920-1940
Extent 40 linear feet (82 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Abstract The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Stevens
Collection Stack Location 3a 42 4-6

Administrative Information

Cite As

Ashton Stevens Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Bequest of Kay Ashton Stevens, 1982.

Processed by

Lisa Janssen, Kelly Kress, and Shannon Yule, 2007.

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 Ashton Stevens Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Ashton Stevens 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 Ashton Stevens

Journalist and drama critic.

Ashton Stevens was born on August 11, 1872 in San Francisco, California to James and Hannah Laura Stevens. His brother was Landers Stevens, an actor and father of film director George Stevens. For over 50 years Ashton Stevens reviewed plays, vaudeville acts, minstrel shows, and interviewed actors, actresses, opera stars, and producers. He became known as the "dean of American drama critics," who aimed to be "right if possible, to be read if possibler."

He started his career as a drama critic in 1894 on the San Francisco News Letter, succeeding Ambrose Bierce as "Town Crier." For a brief period he edited the Overland Monthly and served for a year on the San Francisco Morning Call. He began a tenure at the Hearst Newspapers when he joined the San Francisco Examiner in 1897. After ten years at the Examiner he took over the drama critic's post on the New York Evening Journal until moving to Chicago in 1907. Over the next 40 years he covered the theatre world of Chicago, first at the Chicago Examiner, then the Chicago Herald and Examiner, the Chicago American, and finally the Chicago Herald-American where he wrote until his death. He published one book in 1923, Actorviews, a collection of his feature interviews. He wrote several plays, most significantly Prospect Avenue which nearly reached the stage, but fell victim to a lack of funding.

Stevens was a highly regarded and much loved critic who was in the front row, aisle seat at every play opening throughout his years in Chicago. He interviewed and advised such stage luminaries as Ethel Barrymore, Mary Garden, Nat Goodwin, and Sarah Bernhardt. He was a friend and confident to many actors and entertainers such as Ben Bernie, Morris Gest, Gene Markey, and Orson Welles' guardian Dr. Maurice Bernstien, who often wrote to Stevens lamenting Welles' unreasonable behavior. He was known for his sharp wit, satire, puns, and paradoxes, and gave honest, but fair criticism stating, "critics should write about plays and players as they would about the weather, with hardly any regard for the weather's feelings."

He also pursued a lifelong passion for the banjo, which he played with substantial skill. In San Francisco he gave banjo lessons and one of his earliest students was a young William Randolph Hearst. He was known during his lifetime as the "banjo king," and wrote of the banjo often in his columns, defending its integrity as a serious musical instrument. He was an expert on the topic and wrote an entry on its history for the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Stevens married twice, first in 1900 to Aleece Ulhorn, the daughter of a San Francisco financier and sister of author Gertrude Atherton. A year after her death in 1926 he married actress Florence Katherine Krug, known after as Kay Ashton-Stevens. They had no children. Stevens was ill much of his later life and succumbed to a heart attack on July 11, 1951.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

The Ashton Stevens papers cover a pivotal period in American entertainment when vaudeville and live theatre began to give way to the Hollywood film industry. Correspondents include many important actors, writers, producers, theatre managers, and other entertainers of the time including Ben Bernie, Gene Markey, Gene Fowler, Gilbert Gabriel, William Randolph Hearst, Alva Johnston, Hank Karch, Eddie Peabody, Alfred Lunt, Morris Gest, Abel Green, Ethel Barrymore, E. D. "Cobbie" Coblentz, Milton Wolfe, and Orson Welles. There are also many letters between him and his second wife Kay Ashton-Stevens and other family members, including his brother Landers and wife Georgie Cooper. Works in the collection include clippings of his newspaper writing covering virtually his entire career, feature interview manuscripts, plays and magazine articles as well as several drafts of his play Prospect Avenue. Works by others include two book manuscripts by friend Gene Fowler and sketches written in collaboration with Gene Markey.

The collection also includes biographical materials and a significant amount of correspondence and other materials pertaining to his banjo playing and research. In addition, there are numerous photographs of actors, actresses, and colleagues, many inscribed to Stevens. A small amount of artwork includes portraits and caricatures of Stevens, a few artifacts, audio materials in multiple formats including home recordings made by Stevens, banjo recordings by Stevens and others, and the Friends of the Chicago Public Library luncheon honoring Stevens after his death.

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

  • Fowler, Gene, 1890-1960
  • Gabriel, Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf), 1890-1952
  • Green, Abel, 1900-
  • Johnston, Alva
  • Lunt, Alfred
  • Barrymore, Ethel, 1879-1959
  • Bernie, Ben, 1891-1943
  • Chicago examiner
  • Chicago herald and examiner
  • Coblentz, Edmond D
  • Gest, Morris, b. 1881
  • Hearst Corporation
  • Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
  • Karch, Hank
  • Markey, Gene, 1895-1980
  • Northworth, Jack
  • Peabody, Eddie, ca. 1901-1970
  • San Francisco examiner
  • Stevens, Ashton
  • Stevens, Georgie Cooper, 1904-1975
  • Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
  • Wolfe, Milton G.

Subjects

  • Opera -- 20th century
  • Theater -- 20th century -- History and criticism
  • Vaudeville -- United States -- History
  • Actors -- United States -- 20th century
  • Audiotapes
  • Banjo -- History
  • Banjoists
  • Clippings -- 1901-1950
  • Comedians -- United States -- 20th century
  • Correspondence -- 1901-1950
  • Cylinders (sound recordings)
  • Drama -- 20th century
  • Dramatists
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Phonograph records -- 1901-1950
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Plays (document genre) -- 1901-1950
  • Playwriting
  • Theater -- 20th century -- Reviews
  • Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
  • Theater critics -- California -- San Francisco
  • Theater critics -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Wire recordings

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Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1899-1952

Primarily incoming letters from Steven's friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry, many from vaudeville stars and actors he interviewed and wrote about. The Family subseries includes correspondence between Stevens and his wife Kay Ashton-Stevens and other family members including his brother Landers. Correspondence is incoming in both subseries unless otherwise noted.
Organized in the following subseries: General, 1899-1952 (Boxes 1-18a); and Family, 1911-1951 (Boxes 19-22).
 

Sub-Series 1: General, 1899-1952


Box Folder Contents
1 1 Aarstad, Magda, n.d.
1 2 Abbot, Eugene, n.d.
1 3 Actor's Club of Chicago, 1949
1 3a Actor's Equity Association (includes outoing), 1936
1 4 Actors Fund of America - Robert Campbell, 1940-1941
1 5 Adams, Charles, 1948
1 6 Ade, George, 1930
1 7 Adler, Larry, 1940, 1946
1 8 Albertson, Lillian, 1947
1 9 Alciatore, Gaston, 1941
1 10 Alexandria, Eddie, 1949
1 11 Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., Jan. 19, 1940
1 12 Allen, Fred (includes outgoing), 1943-1950
1 13 Allen, Gracie, n.d.
1 14 Allen, Lester, 1945
1 15 Allen, Mary Jester, 1932
1 16 Allterton, Bert, n.d.
1 17 Allied Florists, 1945
1 18 American Association of University Women (includes outgoing), 1941
1 19 American Guild of Variety Artists, Sep. 24, 1941
1 20 American Institute of Decorators, 1940
1 21 American Magazine, Oct. 15, 1918
1 22 American National Theatre & Academy, 1946-1947
1 22a American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1941
1 23 The American Weekly, Jul. 29, 1946
1 24 Ames, Leon, 1940
1 25 Anderson, Elizabeth G. (Mrs. William M.), 1942
1 26 Anderson, John, 1938
1 27 André Ament Associates, 1932
1 28 Armstrong, Ned, 1940, n.d.
1 29 Arliss, George, 1926, 1929
1 30 Atherly, Theron M., 1938
1 31 Atkinson, Brooks, 1942-1947
1 31a Atkinson, George, 1951
1 32 Atlass, H. Leslie, 1941-1942
1 33 Atwater, Richard and Florence, 1931-1937, n.d.
1 34 Atwell, Ben H., 1937
1 35 Audley, Eleanor, 1938
1 35a Austin, Louie T. (Mayo Clinic), 1949
1 36 Author's & Writer's Who's Who, Jan. 12, 1949
1 37 Autry, Gene, 1942
1 38 Avery, Delos, 1946-1947, n.d.
1 39 Bacigalupi, James A., 1930
1 40 Bacon, Faith, 1935
1 41 Bailey, Pearl, 1951
1 42 Baker, Phil, n.d.
1 42a Balaban, John, 1940, 1949
1 42b Balfour, Katharine, 1949
1 43 Balieff, Nikita (includes outgoing), 1928-1935
1 44 Ballard, Fred, 1950
1 45 Bankhead, Tallulah, 1939, n.d.
1 46 Barker, K. E., 1950
1 47 Barker, Samuel R. (and daughter Lois) includes outgoing, 1948-1950, n.d.
1 48 Bart, Gloria, n.d.
1 49 Barrymore, Jack, 1939
1 50 Barton, J. D., 1918
1 51 Beatty, George, 1935
1 52 Beck, Edward "Ned" Scott, 1939, 1941
1 53 Behrens, Glen E., 1946
1 54 Behrman, Sam (includes outoing), 1939
1 55 Belasco, David, 1928
1 56 Bennett, Constance, 1940, n.d.
1 57 Bennett, James O'Donnell, 1928
1 58 Benson, W. L., 1936
1 59 Bering, Frank (includes outgoing), 1943, 1950
1 60 Berks, Si, Apr. 30, 1946
1 61 Berle, Milton, 1936, 1949, n.d.
1 62 Berlin, Dick (includes outgoing), 1950
1 63 Berlin, Irving (includes outgoing), 1943-1949
1 64 Berlin, Mary Ellin (includes outgoing), 1946-1948
1 65 Bernie, Ben, 1932-1946
1 66 Bernstein, Hazel Moore (includes outgoing), 1940-1951
1 67 Bernstein, Dr. Maurice A. (includes outgoing), 1931-1950
1 68 Bethke, Fred, 1947
1 69 Bialk, Betty, 1933-1948
1 70 Billingsley, Sherman, 1946
1 71 Billyeald, Dave, 1938
1 71a Binns, Archie, 1949
1 72 Birch, Harry, 1937
1 72a Bishop, W. G., 1945
2 73 Black, Leonard, n.d.
2 74 Blackman, Gladys, 1938
2 75 Blackstone Thatre - Francis Robinson, 1948
2 76 Blaschke, Paul (includes original drawing), 1948
2 77 Block, Herb, 1948
2 78 Blocki, Fritz, 1940-1942, n.d.
2 79 Blum, Henry S., 1944
2 80 Blumberg, Nate J. (includes outgoing), 1944, 1948
2 81 Bohnen, Roman, 1930, 1947
2 82 Bolger, Ray, 1947
2 83 Bond, Ralph, 1929-1930
2 84 Bonnet, Theodore (includes outgoing), 1949, 1951
2 85 Bordani, Irene, 1941
2 86 Bottomley, Roland, 1933
2 87 Bourneuf, Philip, n.d.
2 88 Bowes, Edward "Eddie" (includes outgoing), 1938-1946
2 89 Bowes, Sibyl, n.d.
2 90 Bowles, George, 1927
2 91 Boysen, Harry, and family, n.d.
2 92 Braden, Frank (includes outgoing), 1950, n.d.
2 93 Bradley, H. E., n.d.
2 94 Brady, J. E. - Metro Pictures Corp., 1919
2 95 Brady, William A., 1940
2 96 Brandeberry, Suzanne, 1941
2 97 Brandenburg, George A. (includes outgoing), 1931-1951
2 98 Brando, Marlon, Jan. 5, 1951
2 99 Brannon, Eunice, 1939
2 100 Braun, Julius, 1943
2 101 Breese, Lou, 1947
2 102 Brennan, F. E., 1941
2 103 Brereton, N. E., 1940
2 103a Brian, Donald, 1944
2 104 Briggs, Matt, 1940, 1946
2 105 Brisson, Carl, 1944-1950
2 106 Bromberg, Gertrude, 1948-1949
2 107 Brown, Clark, 1932
2 108 Brown, John Mason, 1942-1947
2 109 Brown, Kay and Z. A. (Draper Hall), 1934-1946
2 110 Brown, Warren (includes outgoing), 1946-1949
2 111 Bryant, Billy, 1931-1943
2 112 Bryson, Charles Lee, 1940-1947
2 113 Buckley, Mary, n.d.
2 114 Buderman, Elizabeth M., 1921
2 115 Buie, Dr. Louis A. (includes outgoing), 1937-1949
2 116 Bull, Harry - Town and Country, 1942, n.d.
2 117 Burg, Copeland C., 1942
2 118 Burke, Paget, 1940
2 119 Burns, George, 1939
2 120 Burns, Nat, 1942, 1949
2 121 Burt, Fred, 1944
2 122 Burton, Percy, 1937
2 122a Bushman, Francis X., 1951
2 123 Bushnell, John W., 1946
2 124 Butcher, Fanny (includes outgoing), 1946, n.d.
2 125 Byram, John - Paramount Pictures, Inc., 1938
2 126 Byfield, Ernest (includes outgoing), 1930, 1944-1950
2 127 Caen, Herb, n.d.
2 127a Caille, Ward, 1944
2 128 Cain, James M. (includes outgoing), 1947
2 129 Call Bulletin (San Francisco), 1947
2 130 Campbell, Jane, 1940
2 131 Cannon, Jimmy (includes outgoing), 1945, 1951
2 132 Cantwell, Robert E., n.d.
2 133 Cardelli, Giovanni, 1947
2 134 Carey, Casey, 1938
2 135 Carlisle, Kitty, 1945
2 136 Caren, Leslie, n.d.
2 137 Carillo, Leo, 1950-1951
2 138 Carr, Sam (includes outgoing), 1946, 1950
2 139 Carroll, Albert, 1941
2 140 Carroll, Bob, n.d.
2 141 Carroll, George, 1927, 1933, n.d.
2 142 Carroll, Howard B., 1941, 1950
2 143 Carruthers, Hugh Greer, 1938
2 143a Carwell, Albert, n.d.
2 144 Casad, Campbell, B., 1947-1948
2 145 Case, Frank (includes outgoing), 1931-1945
2 146 Casey, Pat (includes outgoing), 1948
2 147 Cassidy, Claudia (includes outgoing), 1932-1951, n.d,
2 148 Castle, Irene, 1944
3 150 Century of Progress, 1932
3 151 Cerf, Bennett (includes outgoing), 1943-1947
3 152 Chaliapin, Boris, 1940
3 153 Chamberlain, S. S., 1915, n.d.
3 154 Chamberlain, Henry Bennett, 1939
3 155 Chapman, John (includes outgoing), 1947
3 156 Chappel, & Co., 1940
3 157 Chicago Herald and Examiner / Herald-American (includes outgoing), 1929-1950
3 158 Chicago Stadium Corporation, 1940
3 159 Chisholm, Robert, n.d.
3 160 Chriscilles, T. H. (includes outgoing), 1944
3 161 Claire, Ina (includes outgoing), 1929-1949, n.d.
3 162 Clark, Bobby, 1950
3 163 Clarke, Arthur, 1923
3 164 Coblentz, E. D. "Cobbie" (includes outgoing), 1932-1951
3 165 Cliff Dwellers, 1948, n.d.
3 166 Cline, Louis, 1919
3 167 Coburn, Charles, 1938
3 168 Cocroft, Theda, n.d.
3 169 Coffroth, J. W., 1936
3 170 Cohan, George M., 1918-1938, n.d.
3 171 Cohen, Ben (includes outgoing), 1945
3 172 Cohn, Phil, 1946
3 172a Cole, Toby, 1949
3 173 Coleman, Harry J. - Castle Films, 1943
3 174 College Humor (magazine), 1926-1930
3 175 Collier, Constance, n.d.
3 176 Collinge, Patricia, 1948, n.d.
3 177 Collins, Charles (critic) includes outgoing), 1926-1950
3 178 Collins, Charles (dancer), 1948
3 179 Collins, Edward E., 1938
3 180 Column Review - D. G. Redmond, 1941-1942
3 181 Comstock, F. Ray, 1935-1950
3 182 Conley, R. J., 1938
3 183 Conn, Chester, 1939
3 184 Connelly, Marc, 1930, 1934
3 185 Connolly, Mike, 1948
3 186 Conroyd, Leon M., 1945, n.d.
3 187 Cook, George J. (includes outgoing), 1946
3 188 Cook, Joe, 1934-1949, n.d.
3 189 Cook, Ted, 1938
3 190 Coomilin, John, n.d.
3 191 Cornell, Katherine, 1933-1944
3 192 Corsant, Charles King, 1932
3 193 Cotton, Georgia, n.d.
3 194 Counts, Eleanor, 1943
3 195 Courtney, Margueritte Taylor (includes outgoing), 1948-1951
3 196 Covici, Pascal (includes outgoing and literary contracts), 1927-1949
3 197 Coward, Noel, 1933, 1935
3 198 Craig, B. F., 1938
3 199 Cramer-Krasselt Co., 1936
3 200 Craven, Frank, 1939
3 201 Crewe, Chuck, 1944
3 202 Critics' Theatre Reviews, 1941-1944
3 203 Crouch, William Forest (Motion Picture Daily), 1937
3 203a Crowson, Charles Mason, 1949
3 204 Cuthbertson, Ely, 1940
3 205 Curley, William A. (includes outgoing), 1932-1950
3 206 Cusick, Jack (includes outgoing), 1946-1951
3 207 Cutter, Irving S., 1943
4 208 Dahlberg, Gilda, 1944
4 209 Dale, A. E. (includes outgoing), 1937-1938
4 210 Dalmatoff, Michael, Feb. 21, 1938
4 211 Daly, Joseph B. - Men Who Keep Their Hats on Club, Feb. 23, 1938
4 212 Daniels, Bebe & Ben Lyon, Jan. 15, 1935
4 213 Daniel, Royal Jr., 1933-1935
4 214 Daniels, Joe - Eastern Circuit Vaudville, Dec. 8, 1947
4 215 Dano, Lillian Kingsbury (includes outgoing), 1942-1943
4 216 Darling, Edward V., Sep. 22, 1950
4 217 David, Jean - Institute Players, Mar. 19, 1942
4 218 Davies, Marion, 1950
4 219 Davis, Owen, n.d.
4 220 Davis, Philip Richard, n.d.
4 221 Davis, R. H., n.d.
4 221a Dennis, Day, 1949
4 222 Day, Dorothy (Dodie) includes outgoing, 1945-1948, n.d.
4 223 Day, Marilyn, 1947, 1949
4 224 Dean, Bev, Mar. 17, 1947
4 225 Decca Records, Inc. / American National Theatre Co., 1950
4 226 DeFore, Don, Feb. 10, 1951
4 227 DeHavilland, Olivia, 1942, 1951
4 228 DeLaney, J.V. (includes outgoing), 1947
4 229 Denison, B. W. "Denny" (includes outgoing), 1945-1949
4 230 Denton, Harry - Vaudville Artists' Exchange, 1944-1947
4 231 Deppe, Louis B., Jun. 21, 1951
4 232 Deverall, George L., 1940
4 233 Devine, Tom, 1944
4 234 Devries, Herman (includes outgoing), 1937-1946, n.d.
4 235 Dewey, C. L., 1945, n.d.
4 236 Dewey, Winifred J., Jul. 25, 1926
4 237 Dienhart, John W., Apr. 3, 1944
4 237a Dierkes, Harry (Dierkes Press), 1949
4 238 Dinehard, Mrs. Alan, Sep. 7, 1940
4 239 Dodd, Mead & Company (includes outgoing), 1948, 1950
4 240 Doll, Bill, 1950-1951
4 241 Donahue, Alice Stewart (Mrs. Jack), Mar. 12, 1947
4 242 Donaldson, Francis Starr, ca. 1942
4 243 Dorfman, Nat (includes outgoing), 1945
4 244 Dorsay, Edmund, Reb. 18, 1946
4 245 Dougherty, C. E., Dec. 9, 1947
4 246 Dougherty, Charles S., Feb. 10, 1938
4 247 Douglas, Melvyn, May 28, 1947
4 248 Dowling, Eddie (includes outgoing), 1941-1951, n.d.
4 249 Downing, Morton, 1936
4 250 Downing, Robert (includes copies of the Lutanne Tattler newsletter), 1940, n.d.
4 251 Doyle, Mary Agnes, Dec. 1949
4 252 Drake, Carlos (includes outgoing), 1947
4 253 Drake, Herbert - Mercury Theatre, May 22, 1940
4 354 Dramatists' Guild, 1934
4 255 Dresser, Louise, Jun. 14, 1937
4 256 Driggs, Bill, n.d.
4 257 Duncan, Hymie, 1937
4 258 Duncan, Vivian & Rosetta, "The Duncan Sisters," 1931-1942
4 259 Dunham, Katherine, Feb. 11, 1948
4 260 Dunlap, Captain George, n.d.
4 261 Dunlop, Edne Johnson, Apr. 7, 1944
4 262 Durante, Jimmy (includes outgoing), 1933-1951, n.d.
4 263 Durgin, Bill, Nov. 30, 1937
4 264 Durrell, Lawrence, 1934-1935
4 265 Eaton, Walter Pritchard, 1930-1948, n.d.
4 266 Ebsen, Buddy, 1947
4 267 Ediphone - Edwin C. Barnes and Brothers, 1948
4 268 Eichel, Leslie - Original Amateur Hour, 1951
4 269 Elliott, William, Apr. 20, 1917
4 270 Ellis, Ernie, 1939
4 271 Embree, Edwin - Julius Rosenwald Fund, Feb. 10, 1942
4 272 Emerson, Faye, Mar. 30, 1951
4 273 Emerson Drug Compay, Nov. 26, 1940
4 274 Emery, John, 1939, n.d.
4 275 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1929-1947
4 276 Enters, Angna, Mar. 6, 1940
4 277 Erwin, Stuart, n.d.
4 278 Evans, Maurice, Mar.5, 1948
4 279 Ewell, Tom, Feb. 15, 1948
5 280 Fadiman, Clifton, Nov. 5, 1940
5 281 Fairbank, Janet (Mrs. Kellogg) includes outgoing, 1945, n.d.
5 282 Fairbanks, Douglas, 1947
5 283 Farland, A. A. (includes outgoing), 1946-1950
5 284 Farley, Morgan, n.d.
5 285 Faux, Evelyn, 1943
5 285a Fay, Frank, 1949
5 286 Ferguson, Milton J. - California State Library, 1918
5 287 Fields, Benny, 1936, 1945
5 288 Fields, W. C. "Bill." 1935-1946
5 289 Fields, William, 1937, 1948-1949
5 290 Fifield & Stevenson, Inc., Mar. 7, 1923
5 290a Figi, Frederick, 1945
5 291 Fishbein, Dr. & Mrs. Morris, 1937, 1942
5 292 Fisher, Beatrice, 1950-1951
5 293 Fisher, Dale, Jun. 12, 1941
5 294 Fisher, Ham - (includes signed drawing on menu and comic strip), n.d.
5 295 Fiske, Minnie Maddern, 1927-1951, n.d.
5 296 Flagg, Jim, Oct. 10, 1942
5 297 Flanagan, Bill, May 19, 1945
5 298 Fletcher, Bramwell, Jan. 11, 1939
5 299 Flynn, Joe, 1945-1950, n.d.
5 300 Fontanne, Lynn (see also Alfred Lunt), 1932-1950
5 300a Forbes, Brenda, 1949
5 301 Ford, Anne - Little Brown & Co., 1937-1951, n.d.
5 302 Forster, F. J. A., 1940, n.d.
5 303 Forwood, Harry, 1940-1948, n.d.
5 304 Fosse, Bob, n.d.
5 305 Foster, Betty, Mar. 2, 1938
5 306 Fowler, Jane, May 18, 1950
5 307-309 Fowler, Gene (includes outgoing), 1935-1951, n.d.
5 310 Fox, Beauvais, n.d.
5 311 Foy, Charley, Apr. 30, 1947
5 312 Foy, Eddie Jr., n.d.
5 313 Frazee, Harry H., Jun. 8, 1917
5 314 Freeman, Charles & S[___?], n.d.
5 315 Frey, Charles Daniel (includes outgoing), 1944, 1950
5 316 Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1950
5 317 Friganza, Everett "Trix" (includes outgoing), 1940, 1950
5 318 Frisbee, George, 1928
5 319 Fromkes, Harry (includes outgoing), 1945-1946
5 320 Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1944, n.d.
5 321 Furiak, Jo, 1938
6 322 Gabriel, Gilbert (includes outgoing), 1928-1951, n.d.
6 323 Gallagher, Skeets, ca, 1940s
6 324 Gallico, Paul (includes outgoing), 1948
6 325 Gannon, Tom, n.d.
6 326 Ganz, Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph, n.d.
6 327 Garber, Jack, n.d.
6 328 Garden, Mary, 1933, 1945
6 329 Garland, Robert, 1948, n.d.
6 330 Garlock, Michey, Nov. 3, 1943
6 331 Garrity, Charlotte Learn, 1945
6 332 Garrity, Emmett (includes outgoing), 1949-1950
6 333 Gass, Carl L. (includes outgoing), 1946
6 334 Gaxton, Billy, n.d.
6 335 Geer, Will (includes outgoing), 1946
6 336 Gelders, Stewart, 1951
6 337 Gendel, Max, 1948
6 338 Genthe, Arnold, Dec. 1935
6 339 Gering, Marion, Jan. 8, 1943
6 340 Gerson, Sam P., 1948, 1950
6 341 Gertz, Elmer (includes outgoing), 1932
6 342 Gest, Morris & Reina (includes outgoing), 1923-1942
6 343 Gest, Simeon (includes outgoing), 1947-1950
6 344 Giannini, A. P., Oct. 3, 1930
6 345 Gibbons, Floyd, Aug. 16, 1933
6 346 Gifford, Sanford R., n.d.
6 347 Gilbert, Billy, Oct. 16, 1947
6 348 Gilbert, Douglas, 1940
6 349 Gilbert, Jack, n.d.
6 350 Gilchrist, Connie, Mar. 17, 1940
6 351 Gilder, Rosamond - Theatre Arts (includes outgoing), 1946-1947
6 352 Gillette, William, 1929-1930
6 353 Gilmore, Margalo, 1945, n.d.
6 354 Gimbel, Sidonie, n.d.
6 355 Giroux, Robert, Aug. 19, 1946
6 356 Gish, Lillian, 1940-1951, n.d.
6 357 Gittings, H. F. Jr. (includes outgoing), 1946-1947
6 358 Glascock, Mrs. Henry Hill, Feb. 9, 1932
6 359 Gleason, Jim, Jul. 5, 1947
6 360 Goetz Telephone Slug Service, Oct. 2, 1942
6 360a Goldberg, Ian, 1951
6 361 Goldblatt, Maurice (includes outgoing), 1948
6 362 Golden, John (includes outgoing), 1949-1950
6 363 Goldie, Art, Dec. 7, 1937
6 363a Goldsmith, Ted, 1949
6 364 Goldstone, Adrian Homer, Dec. 21, 1949
6 365 Good Hearts Welfare Association, Inc., 1947
6 366 Goodman, Morton R., Feb. 4, 1947
6 367 Goodspeed, Bobsy (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
6 368 Goodwin, Georgia Gardner, 1931-1933, n.d.
6 368a Gordon, Max, 1949
6 369 Gordon, Ruth (also Garson Kanin - includes outgoing), 1947-1948, n.d.
6 370 Gordon, Stan, Feb. 14, 1951
6 371 Gorman, Tom - RKO, Dec. 18, 1942
6 372 Gatowski, Estelle, n.d.
6 373 Grabel - see Green, Abel (Abel and wife Grace often cosigned letters "Grabel"),
6 374 Graffis, Herb (includes outgoing) 1946-1950, n.d.
6 375 Green, Abel - Variety (includes outoing), 1944-1948.
6 375a Green, Abel - Variety (includes outoing), 1949-1951, n.d.
6a 376 Green, Eve F., n.d.
6a 377 Green, Harry G., 1944-1950
6a 377a Green, Mitzie, 1944-1950
6a 378 Green, Mort (includes sheet music for "Forever Begins Today" with lyrics by Green), Apr. 17, 1951
6a 379 Greenwood (Broones), Charlotte, n.d.
6a 380 Greer, Jesse, Feb. 14, 1941
6a 381 Gregory, Edward, 1938, n.d.
6a 382 Greiner, Richard, n.d.
6a 383 Greneker, C. P., 1946
6a 384 Griswold, Glenn (includes outgoing), 1945, 1948
6a 385 Gross, Nate, 1948-1951, n.d.
6a 386 The Group Theatre, Dec. 30, 1940
6a 387 Gruenberg, Louis, 1937-1946
6a 388 Guck, Homer - Chicago Herald & Examiner, Feb. 1, 1930
6a 389 Guinan, Texas, 1930, 1932
6a 390 Gwenn, Edmund, Jun. 9, 1935
6a 390a Gygi, Ota, 1949
7 391 Habein, Harold C. - Mayo Clinic (includes outgoing), 1945-1950
7 392 Hadley, Fred L., 1946-1948, n.d.
7 393 Hall, Carroll D., Jan. 3, 1940
7 394 Hall, Frieda, Dec. 28, 1921
7 395 Hall, O. L. "Doc," n.d.
7 396 Halligan, Bill, Mar. 21, 1951
7 397 Halperin, Hal, Apr. 18, 1941
7 398 Hamburg, Alvin (includes outgoing), 1937-1945
7 399 Hamilton, Clayton, Feb. 18, 1939
7 400 Hammond, John C., 1936-1941
7 401 Hammond, Percey (also telegram to W. R. Hearst), 1927, n.d.
7 401a Handy, W.C., 1945
7 402 Hannon, Lilia, Jan. 12, 1945
7 403 Hanny, Alicia, n.d.
7 404 Hansen, Harry (includes outgoing), 1947
7 405 Hanson, Carroll B., Mar. 2, 1942
7 405a Harbach, Otto, 1949
7 406 Harding, Russell, 1936
7 407 Hardwicke, Cedric (includes outgoing), 1939, 1950
7 407a Hardy, Guy, 1945
7 408 Harlow, Leola "Leolita Spanish Dancer," Jun. 26, 1944
7 409 Harmon, Frank E., Jun. 27, 1950
7 409a Harper's Magazine, 1949
7 410 Harriman, Karl E., Mar. 11, 1929
7 411 Harriman, Margaret Case (daughter of Frank Case) includes outgoing, 1951
7 412 Harrington, Giles W., Feb. 21, 1946
7 413 Harris, Larry (includes outgoing), 1947-1950
7 414 Harris, Sydney Justin (includes outgoing), 1947-1951, n.d.
7 415 Hart, Ina G., May 5, 1940
7 416 Hart, James A. - Ambassador Hotel, Sep. 15, 1950
7 417 Hart, Moss (includes outgoing), 1944-1950
7 418 Hartman, Charley, Oct. 1, 1928
7 419 Hartman, Paul (includes outgoing), 1943-1951, n.d.
7 420 Harvey, Byron Jr., 1947, n.d.
7 421 Harvey, Ken (includes outgoing), 1945-1948
7 422 Havoc, June, 1945, 1950
7 423 Hayes, Helen, 1938-1948
7 424 Hearst, Randolph A. (includes outgoing), 1950-1951
7 425 Hearst, William Randolph (includes outgoing), 1932-1950
7 426 Hearst, W. R. Jr. (includes outgoing), 1950-1951
7 427 Hecht, Ben, 1934-1950
7 428 Heifetz, Jascha (via secretary), Sep. 20, 1950
7 429 Heller, Jackie (includes outgoing), 1943
7 430 Hellinger, Mark, Sep. 30, 1946
7 431 Helme, Helen, Jan. 8, 1938
7 432 Helton, Percy, Dec. 3, 1936
7 433 Henderson, Archibald (includes outgoing), 1946
7 434 Henderson, Robert, 1936
7 435 Henry, Leigh, 1930
7 436 Henry Holt and Company, Feb. 14, 1939
7 437 Herendeen, Fred, Apr. 30, 1948
7 438 Herget, John F., Sep. 20, 1937
7 439 Herzoff, Archie, 1947-1948
7 440 Hersholt, Jean, Mar. 29, 1950
7 441 Hibbeler, Ray, 1945
7 442 Hickman, Pearl (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
7 443 Hildegarde, Mar. 2, 1942
7 444 Hill, John J., Dec. 19, 1949
7 444a Hill, Roger, n.d.
7 445 Hodes, Barnet (addressed to Frank Smith), Dec. 31, 1941
7 446 Hodges, Troy, 1938, 1942
7 447 Hodgson, Red, 1935-1936
7 448 Hoerle, Helen, Jun. 24, 1948
7 449 Hoffler, Othmar, Apr. 26, 1946
7 450 Hogan, Marty, Apr. 1, 1948
7 450a Holland, Frank, 1944
7 450b Hollander, W. V., 1949
7 451 Holliway, W. C. "Cap," Jun. 24, 1937
7 452 Holm, John Cecil, Nov. 20, 1946
7 453 Holmes, Burton, 1930-1950
7 454 Holmes, Madeline, Apr. 21, 1948
7 455 Holmes, Taylor, n.d.
7 456 Hopkins, Arthur, 1933
7 457 Hornblow, Arthur - Theatre Magazine, Nov. 21, 1923
7 458 Horton, Edward Everett, Nov. 26, 1939
7 459 Houseman, Adelaide, n.d.
7 460 Houseman, Lou & Tommy, 1930-1931
7 461 Houston, Walter, May 20, 1937
7 462 Howard, A. H., Mar. 20, 1931
7 463 Howard, Joe E., Oct. 4, 1947
7 464 Howard, Meredith, Apr. 12, 1937
7 465 Howard, Willie, 1945, n.d.
7 466 Howey, Walter, 1943, 1946, 1948
7 467 Hoyne, Thomas Temple, 1939-1940, n.d.
7 468 Hughes, Charles P. (includes outgoing), 1944-1946
7 469 Hush, Julia Talbot, n.d.
7 470 Hutchins, Robert Maynard, n.d.
7 471 Hyde, Herbert, Jun. 26, 1937
8 472 Igoe, Hype, Jan. 28, 1940
8 472a Illinois Medical Society, 1949
8 473 Impossible Pictures, Inc., 1948
8 473a Ince, Alexander, 1948
8 474 Irving, Margaret (includes outgoing), 1944, 1948
8 475 Irwin, Wallace, 1948
8 476 Irwin, Will (includes outgoing), 1946-1947
8 477 Jack, William D., Apr. 29, 1946
8 477a Jacob, Harold, 1949
8 478 Jacobs, Walter, Jan. 20, 1951
8 478a Jacobson, Joe, 1949
8 479 Jaglowski, Elizabeth A., Apr. 5, 1933
8 480 James, William F., Jan. 4, 1951
8 481 Janney, Russell, n.d.
8 481a Jansen, Harry, 1944
8 481b Jeffreys, Anne, n.d.
8 482 Jessel, George (includes outgoing), 1943-1949
8 483 Johnson, Dorothy, Feb. 14, 1934
8 484 Johnson, Grant L. (includes outgoing), 1943, 1948
8 485 Johnson, Verne, 1931, n.d.
8 486-489 Johnston, Alva (includes outgoing), 1947-1950, n.d.
8 489a Johnston, Ernest, 1944
8 490 Jolson, Al (Christmas cards and note via secretary), 1946, n.d.
8 491 Jones, Bellman D., 1932, 1938
8 492 Jones, E., Jan. 10, 1934
8 493 Jones, Iowa, Feb. 25, 1931
8 494 Jones, Jack Price, Apr. 4, 1947
8 495 Jones, Margo, 1945, 1949
8 496 Jones, Spike (includes souvenir program), 1948-1949
8 497-498 Joseph, John, 1938-1951, n.d.
8 499 Julius, Ivan J. (includes outgoing), 1948
9 500 Kadic, Emily M., Jan. 6, 1944
9 501a Kamerling. C. W., 1944
9 501 Kandle, Letritia (includes outgoing), 1937, 1944
9 502 Kane, Whitford, 1930-1947, n.d.
9 503 Kanellos, Vassos, Jun. 9, 1948
9 503a Kapp, David, n.d.
9 504 Kassel, Art, 1942-1944
9 505 Kaufman, George S., Mar. 18, 1946
9 506 Kearney, Patrick, Mar. 20, 1928
9 506a Keefe, Jim, 1949
9 507 Keehn, Roy D. (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
9 508 Keeley, J., Mar. 6, 1933
9 509 Keith, Ian, 1939, n.d.
9 510 Keller, Helen (form letter), Feb. 8, 1946
9 511 Kelley, Bev, 1941, 1950
9 512 Kelly, Edward J., 1940-1948, n.d.
9 513 Kelly, Fred C. (includes outgoing), 1947, 1950
9 514 Kelly, Mark (includes outgoing), 1950
9 514a Kendrick, Eleanor J., 1945, 1948
9 515 Kennedy, Pat, 1943, n.d.
9 516 Kenyon, Elmer n.d.
9 517 Kern, Janet R. (includes outgoing), 1951
9 518 Kettering, Ralph T., 1931-1951, n.d.
9 519 Khmara, E. (see also Sen. J. Hamilton Lewis - includes outgoing), 1931
9 520 Kielhorn, L. U., Dec. 21, 1943
9 521 Kiley, Louise Murray, 1947-1948
9 522 King, Rose, Oct. 7, 1937
9 523 King Features Syndicate, Inc., Jan. 23, 1934
9 524 Kingson, Iowa, 1941-1951
9 525 Kletzky, Harry, Nov. 26, 1929
9 526 Knight, Frances, Apr. 13, 1942
9 526a Knopf, Alfred A. Publishers, 1946, 1949
9 527 Kohler, Don, 1940-1946
9 528 Kosinske, Lucille V., Apr. 5, 1948
9 529 KROC - Greg Gentling, Nov. 18, 1939
9 530 Krock, Arthur (includes outgoing), 1951
9 531 Krueger, Jess, Jan. 5, 1940
9 532 Kueneman, W. N., May 11, 1946
9 533 Kupcinet, Irv (includes outgoing), 1946-1949
9 534 Ladd, Hank (includes outgoing), 1943-1948, n.d.
9 535 La Hay, Wauhillau (includes outgoing), 1948
9 536 Lahr, Bert, 1941
9 537 Lait, Jack, 1932-1948
9 538 Lamb, Virginia Jane, Mar. 9, 1938
9 539 Lambert, Stanley, Mar. 2, 1938
9 540 Lan-Fang, Mei (includes publicity materials), 1930
9 541 Landis, Jessie Royce, 1950, n.d.
9 542 Lang, Walter (includes baby photo), Jan. 7, 1940
9 542a Langner, Lawrence, 1932, 1943
9 543 Lapping, Edward C. (includes outgoing), 1945-1949
9 544 Laughlin, Ben, Sep. 27, 1947
9 545 Laurie, Joe Jr., 1942-1951
9 546 Lawrence, A. M., 1938-1941
9 547 Lawrence, Gertrude, 1939-1943, n.d.
9 548 Lazerson, Miriam - Daily Northwestern, Apr. 12, 1939
9 549 Lee, Clark (includes outgoing), 1948
9 550 Lee, Gypsy Rose (includes outgoing), 1942-1951, n.d.
9 551 Le Gallienne, Eva, 1947, n.d.
9 552 Lehman, Lotte (includes outgoing), 1950-1951
9 553 Leidholm, Agnes, Oct. 26, 1943
9 554 Leigh, Patrick Dennis, n.d.
9 555 Leonard, Bill (includes outgoing), 1947-1949
9 556 Leonard, Eddie, 1935
9 557 Leontovich, Eugenie, 1938, n.d.
9 558 Leslie, Amy, 1928-1932
9 559 Levin, Ed, Feb. 3, 1948
9 560 Lewis, Joe E. (includes outgoing), 1939-1951, n.d.
9 561 Lewis, Senator J. Hamilton (also from wife Rose Douglas Lewis - includes outgoing), 1926-1939
9 562 Lewis, Lloyd (includes outgoing), 1928-1950, n.d.
9 563 Lewis, Oscar, Jan. 2, 1940
9 564 Lewis, Rosalie E., Feb. 20, 1948
9 565 Lewis, Sinclair, n.d.
10 566 Leib, Hermann (includes copy of Lambs Script with piece by Leib), 1948
10 567 Lillie, Beatrice, 1933, 1948, n.d.
10 568 Linden, Harry, n.d.
10 569 Lindsay, Howard & Russel Crouse, 1940-1941, 1949
10 570 Link, A., n.d.
10 571 Link, Harry - Irving Berlin Inc., Apr. 27, 1936
10 572 Literary Digest, 1925
10 573 Little, Shelby, n.d.
10 574 Liveright, Horace, Jun. 7, 1929
10 575 Logan, Mrs. Frank Granger, 1940
10 576 Lonergan, David James, Oct. 25, 1946
10 576a Long, Lois "L.L.," 1942
10 577 Long, Nick Jr., n.d.
10 578 Long, Ray - Red Book Magazine, Dec. 11, 1917
10 579 Londsdale, Frederick (includes outgoing), 1934-1950
10 580 Love, Marjorie Hollis, 1951
10 581 Lowe, Edmund, Apr. 7, 1948
10 582 Lucas, Nick, Feb. 23, 1941
10 583 Luce, Clare Booth, 1939-1940, n.d.
10 584 Lull, Lucia, Feb. 26, 1939
10 586 Lund, I. A., Feb. 25, 1941
10 587 Lunt, Alfred (see also Lynn Fontanne) includes outgoing, 1931-1951, n.d.
10 588 Lyall, Darrell H., Jun. 10, 1943
10 589 Lyman, Abe, n.d.
10 590 Lyman, Willis M., Nov. 27, 1946
10 591 Lyons, Collette, Dec. 29, 1939
10 592 Lyons, Leonard (includes outgoing), 1940-1951
10 593 Lyon & Healy, Jan. 10, 1944
10 594 Lytell, Bert, 1935-1951
10 595 MacArthur, Alfred, 1937, 1941, 1946
10 596 MacArthur, Charles (includes outgoing), 1946, 1948, n.d.
10 597 MacArthur, Mary, 1948, n.d.
10 598 MacKenna, Kenneth, Aug. 3, 1938
10 599 MacKenzie, Edgar, Dec. 1931
10 600 MacLean, Dora, Sep. 28, 1942
10 601 MacMillan Company, Sep. 11, 1945
10 601a MacNamara, Francis (from O.L.H.), n.d.
10 602 MacToohey, John L., Sep. 18, 1948
10 603 Madden, Merle, Jan. 30, 1948
10 604 Maginnis, R. J., Oct. 22, 1940
10 605 Malloy, Jack, 1939-1940, n.d.
10 606 Mamoulian, Rouben (includes outgoing), Jul. 7, 1931
10 607 Mandel, Leon, Jan. 29, 1948
10 608 Mann, Jerry, Nov. 9, 1940
10 609 Mann, V., Mar. 19, 1947
10 610 Mansfield, Beatrice (Mrs. Richard), 1934
10 611 Mantle, Burns, 1940-1945, n.d.
10 611a March, Michael, 1937
10 612 Marcucci, Maria, May 21, 1947
10 613 Marino, Rosemarie, Feb. 9, 1940
10 614 Markey, E. L., Nov. 4, 1932
10 615-616 Markey, Gene (also from wife Myrna - includes outgoing), 1930-1950, n.d.
10 617 Marks, Irvin, 1931, 1951, n.d.
10 618 Marlowe, Hugh, 1945-1946, n.d.
10 619 Marmaduke, Virginia, Mar. 20, 1948
10 620 Marriott, John, 1947, n.d.
10 620a Marsh, Robert C. (outgoing), 1948
10 621 Marshall Field & Co., Jan. 29, 1931
10 622 Marshall, Herbert "Bart," Jan. 22, 1948
10 623 Martin, Mrs. Jacquet (includes outgoing), Feb. 16, 1930
10 624 Martin, Mary, 1947-1949, n.d.
10 625 Marx, Irvin, n.d.
10 626 Maslin, Marshall, n.d.
10 627 Mason, James (includes outgoing), 1946-1949, n.d.
10 628 Massey, Dorothy (includes outgoing), 1940-1951, n.d.
10 629 Massey, Raymond, 1940-1947, n.d.
11 630 Matthews, A. E. (includes outgoing), 1950
11 631 Maxwell, Elsa, 1940-1946
11 632 May, Marty, Feb. 6, 1940
11 633 Mayer, Howard G., 1938-1946
11 634 Mayer, Milton S., Nov. 2, 1931
11 635 Mayfield, John S., 1948
11 635a McCahon, Carol S., n.d.
11 636 McCaleb, Thomas, May 24, 1932
11 637 McCann, Jim, Sep. 29, 1947
11 638 McCardell, Roy L. (includes clippings, publicity materials and outgoing), 1946-1951
11 639 McCarthy, Clem (includes outgoing), 1944, 1950-1951
11 640 McCarthy, Florence J., Dec. 31, 1934
11 641 McCarthy, Neil, 1945
11 642 McClintic, Guthrie & Katherine "Kit" Cornell, 1934-1948
11 643 McCormick, F. J., n.d.
11 644 McCormick, Harold, 1929, 1933, n.d.
11 645 McCullough, James S., Feb. 23, 1946
11 646 McCutcheon, John T. (includes outgoing), 1941-1946, n.d.
11 647 McDonald, Eugene F.- Zenith Radio Corporation (includes many enclosures and promotional materials), 1933-1947
11 647a McDonald, Eugene F.- Zenith Radio Corporation (includes many enclosures and promotional materials), 1948-1951, n.d.
11 648 McDonald, Morton J. A., 1942
11 649 McEvoy, J. F., 1949
11 650 McGinley, L. J., 1947
11 651 McGiver, John (includes outgoing), 1947
11 652 McGrann, Frank, 1932
11 653 McIntyre, James "Jim," 1933, n.d.
11 654 McIntyre, O. O., 1930-1933, n.d.
11 655 McIvor-Tyndall, Alexander J., 1929
11 656 McKaig, Alexander, 1923, 1934
11 657 McLaughlin, Frederic, 1937
11 658 McNab, Horace G., 1947
11 659 McRae, W. M., 1939
11 660 McWilliams, Carey, 1929
11 661 Meigs, Merril C. "Babe," 1950
11 662 Melore, Jim, 1940
11 663 Meltzer, Harry W., 1934, 1941
11 664 Mencken, H. L. (includes outgoing), 1946-1950
11 665 Mendelsohn, Felix, Feb. 14, 1938
11 666 Meredith, Burgess, 1936, 1939
11 666a Merrel, Lew (outgoing), 1947, 1950
11 667 Merriman, Bob, n.d.
11 668 Merman, Ethel, n.d.
11 669 Mestayer, Harry, 1940
11 670 Mense, W. E., 1940
11 671 Michelson, Charles, 1917-1940
11 672 Miles, Carlton (includes outgoing), 1947-1950, n.d.
11 673 Miller, Ann, Jan. 1, 1940
11 674 Miller, George, 1941
11 675 Miller, Henry (includes outgoing), 1923
11 676 Miller, Opal (see also Gene Markey), 1940-1943, n.d.
11 677 Miller, Norman A., 1922
11 678 Milton, Robert, 1940
11 679 Mindlin, F. A., 1932, 1937
11 680 Minturn, Harry, 1926
11 681 Miranova, Ilena, 1943
11 682 Mitchell, Dr. James Herbert (includes photos of drawings and outgoing), 1930, 1946
11 682a Mitchell, Thomas, 1949
11 683 Mizner, Nelson, 1933
11a 684 Monfried, Walter (includes outgoing), 1944
11a 685 Montague, John, 1940-1950
11a 686 Montgomery, B. (Mrs. Hamilton), 1948-1950
11a 687 Moore, Grace (Parera) 1937-1940
11a 688 Moore, Victor, 1941
11a 689 Morehouse, Ward (includes outgoing), 1947-1949
11a 690 Morgan, Elmer, 1950
11a 690a Morgan, Henry. 1949
11a 691 Morosco, Oliver (includes outgoing), 1917-1918
11a 692 Morrison, Adrienne, n.d.
11a 693 Morse, Frank P., 1938
11a 694 Morton, Follie L., n.d.
11a 695 Mowbray, Alan (includes outgoing), 1946
11a 696 Mueller, Emil, 1943
11a 697 Mulcahy, Jack, 1949, n.d.
11a 698 Munro, Wallace, 1941
11a 699 Murdoch, Angus, 1946
11a 700 Murdock, Henry J. (includes outgoing), 1945
11a 700a Murray, Ken, 1949
11a 701 Music News, Dec. 16, 1940
12 702 Nack, Sophie - Roosevelt College, Feb. 13, 1950
12 703 Nathan, C. Henry, Mar. 24, 1934
12 704 Nathan, Earl, 1940-1941
12 705 Nathan, George Jean (includes outgoing), 1944-1951, n.d.
12 706 National Council of Jewish Women - North Shore Section, 1950
12 707 Neeke, Joe - Charles Daniel Frey Co., 1921
12 708 Neily, Harry - Henry County Review (includes outgoing), 1945
12 709 Nelson, Murry (includes outgoing), 1937, 1944, n.d.
12 710 Nicola, William "The Great" magician, 1941-1945, n.d.
12 711 Niesen, Gertrude, 1937, n.d.
12 712 Niles, Marian, 1947
12 713 Nitze, William & Mina, 1928, n.d.
12 714 North Shore Drama Festival, 1935
12 715 Norton, Frances Alice, Jan. 30, 1944
12 716-720 Norworth, Jack (includes outgoing), 1939-1951, n.d.
12 721 Nugent, Eddie, n.d.
12 722 Nugent, Elliot, Nov. 26, 1940
12 723 O'Brien, Howard Vincent and Pat (includes outgoing ), 1944-1947
12 724 O'Brien, J. E. - Illinois Beverage Journal, May 17, 1946
12 725 O'Connell, M. V., Feb. 5, 1948
12 726 O'Connor, John - Music Business magazine (includes outgoing), 1946-1951
12 727 O'Day, Edward F. (includes outgoing), 1940-1947, n.d.
12 728 O'Donnell, Joseph Francis, Mar. 27, 1946
12 729 Olsen, Mother, n.d.
12 730 Olsen, Ole and Chic Johnson "Ole & Johnson," 1938-1947, n.d.
12 731 Olivier, Laurence, n.d.
12 732 O'Neil, Nance, n.d.
12 733 O'Neill, Eugene (includes outgoing), 1946-1948
12 734 Osborne, Hubert (includes outgoing), 1930-1951, n.d.
12 734a O'Shea, Joe, 1949
12 735 O'Shea, Oscar, 1936
12 736 O'Slattery, Shamus, 1941-1948
13 736 Page, Claire - Claire Page Publicity, Nov. 30, 1941
13 737 Page, Ethel, n.d.
13 738 Page, Ruth, n.d.
13 739 Palmer House, 1943
13 740 Palmer, Nancy (Mrs. James K.), Oct. 20, 1947
13 741 Pape, Lionel, n.d.
13 741a Parera, Grace and Valentin, 1944
13 742 Parrish, Robert (includes outgoing), 1947
13 743 Parsons, Louella O. (includes outgoing), 1940-1951
13 744 Partington, Blanch, Nov. 1, 1940
13 745 Patrosso, Victor, 1931-1941
13 746 Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1940-ca. 1950s
13 747 Payne, B. Iden, 1936-1946
13 748 Peabody, Eddie, 1937-1948, n.d.
13 749 Pearson, Molly, Oct. 14, 1936
13 750 Pease, Jim, Feb. 29, 1944
13 751 Peck, Julia B., 1943-1948
13 752 Peck, Philip B., 1943-1947
13 753 Peck, Sam S., 1933-1936
13 754 Pedi, Tom, May 14, 1947
13 755 Penthouse Opera - Hans Rosenwald, 1942
13 756 Perry, Fred, Jan. 11, 1940
13 757 Peterson, Bonnie (includes outgoing), 1946
13 757a Petrova, Olga, 1942
13 758 Petru, Irma, 1940
13 759 Phillips, Ben Guy, 1935
13 760 Phillips, Jon, Oct. 20, 1946
13 761 Phillips, Joseph W. - Selwyn Theatre, Apr. 26, 1948
13 762 Phillips, Laura, 1947-1948
13 763 Pierre, Jacque, 1944
13 764 Pierce, Mrs. Norval, n.d.
13 765 Pingatore, Mike, Apr. 7, 1948
13 766 Pinkerton, W. A., Apr. 9, 1917
13 767 Pitman Publishing Corp., Feb. 17, 1947
13 768 Pitts, ZaSu, 1943-1947
13 769 Poling, James W. - Doubleday, Doran and Co., 19937
13 770 Pollock, John - Playwrights Company, 1937, 1940
13 771 Pollack, Peter - Art Institute, Apr. 6, 1948
13 772 Pollack, Robert, 1947-1948, n.d.
13 773 Porter, Charles H. - Kirkland-Porter Publicity, 1937, 1946
13 774 Post, Guy Bates, Feb. 24, 1940
13 775 Poultney, George W., 1940, 1947
13 776 Power, Tyrone (xmas card), ca. 1940s
13 777 Powers, Tom, 1935, 1938, n.d.
13 778 Prattis, Precival L. - Associated Negro Press, Jan. 27, 1932
13 779 Prentis-Hall, Inc., Feb. 6, 1942
13 780 Prescott, John, Sep. 19, 1944
13 781 Prinz, LeRoy, Dec. 24, 1950
13 782 Pritchett, Helen (housekeeper's mother), Jan. 8, 1945
13 783 Prochnow, Herbert V., 1944
13 784 Public Service Company, 1938
13 785 Pulaski, Jack, n.d.
13 786 Putnam, Samuel, May 19, 1947
13 786a Quigley, Martin, 1946
13 787 Quinn, Leo F., Sep. 20, 1947
13 788 Rabinovitch, Reuben, 1943
13 789 Radke, R. L. 1950
13 790 Raisa, Rosa, 1939
13 791 Rand, Sally, 1934-1935
13 792 Rannells, Elizabeth - Chicago Stagebill (includes outgoing), 1950
13 793 Raphaelson, Samson, 1926-1943
13 794 Rascoe, Burton (includes outgoing), 1942-1950
13 795 Ratoll, Gregory, 1943
13 796 Ray, Jimmy, 1941-1945
13 797 Ray, William, 1934
13 798 Raynolds, Robert, 1935
13 799 Reader's Digest, Jan. 22, 1944
13 800 Reed, Florence, n.d.
13 801 Reinhardt, Max, 1936
13 802 Republic Pictures Corp., Jan. 8, 1942
13 803 Reticker, Edward - Arlington Park, 1941
13 804 Rice, Craig, May 4, 1946
13 805 Rice, Elmer, 1950
13 806 Rice, Grant, 1948
13 807 Richman, Harry, 1929, 1937
13 808 Rinehart Publishers, 1947, 1951
13 809 Rinquist, Lillian, 1947
13 810 Ritchey, Kathleen, 1947
13 810a Risk, Bob, 1951
13 811 RKO Palace Theater (includes original booking records) (see oversize box 3), 1899-1900, 1940
14 812 Robert Burns Hospital Laboratories, Feb. 15, 1938
14 813 Robertson, Guy, n.d.
14 814 Robinson, Bill, 1937-1940
14 814a Robinson, Francis, 1951
14 815 Robinson, John R., 1947
14 816 Roche, Dan, 1929
14 817 Rockwell, George, 1928
14 818 Rodgers, Richard, 1950
14 819 Rodzinski, Artur (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
14 820 Rogers, Will Jr. (includes outgoing), 1946
14 821 Rohan, Jack B. (includes outgoing), 1944
14 822 Rome, Harold, n.d.
14 823 Rose, Billy (includes outgoing), 1940-1950
14 824 Rosenthal, Leba "Lita Ross," 1923
14 825 Ross, H. W. - the New Yorker (includes outgoing), 1944-1951
14 826 Ross, Helen, n.d.
14 827 Ross, Jerry, 1947
14 828 Ross, Orvis, 1937-138
14 829 Ross, Tony (includes outgoing), 1945
14 830 Rossiter, Will, 1947
14 831 Ruppel, Louis (includes outgoing), 1944-1950
14 832 Russell, George, 1947
14 833 Salisbury, Charles P., May 30, 1920
14 834 Sammons, Wheeler (includes outgoing), 1946-1950
14 835 Samuel French (publishers), Dec. 24, 1940
14 836 Samuels, Charles (includes outgoing), 1950-1951
14 837 Sandburg, Carl (includes outgoing), 1947
14 838 Sanders, Joe, Nov. 7, 1939
14 839 Sargent, Brent (includes outgoing), 1950
14 839a Saroyan, William, 1951
14 840 Sayler, Oliver (includes outgoing and notes), 1923-1948, n.d.
14 841 Sayre, J. Willis, Aug. 10, 1947
14 842 Schader, Freddie, 1941
14 843 Schireson, Henry J., Aug. 22, 1927
14 844 Schlitz Brewing Company (includes outgoing), 1939
14 845 Schulte, George, Mar. 17, 1941
14 846 Schwab and Desylva, Mar. 10, 1933
14 847 Schwartz, Arthur, Feb. 8, 1950
14 848 Schwartz, E. Perrin, Oct. 15, 1919
14 849 Scully, Frank (includes outgoing), 1947-1951
14 850 Seeley, Blanche Stoddard, Mar. 27, 1950
14 851 Segal, Viviene, n.d.
14 852 Seklemian, M. (includes outgoing), 1944
14 853 Self, Edwin B., 1939
14 854 Sellers, Lillian Houseman, Sep. 25, 1931
14 855 Senber, Henry, 1947, 1949
14 856 Serlin, Oscar, 1940-1941
14 857 Seymour, Maurice (includes outgoing), 1945, 1947
14 858 Seymour, Ralph, 1946-1948
14 859 Shainmark, E. (includes outgoing), 1946-1951
14 860 Shattuck, David S. (includes outgoing), 1944-1945
14 861 Shaw, William, 1946-1948, n.d.
14 862 Shea, Joseph, 1946-1950
14 862a Sheaks, Dorla, 1949
14 863 Shean, Al, Mar. 15, 1948
14 864 Sheehan, Jack, Apr. 2, 1935
14 865 Sheldon, Gene, 1943, 1946
14 866 Sheldon, Theodore (includes outgoing), 1946
14 867 Sherman, Hiram "Chub," 1941, 1951
14 868 Sherman, Joe & Katie (includes outgoing), 1946-1951, n.d.
14 869 Sherwood, Robert E. (includes outgoing), 1928-1951, n.d.
14 870 Shields, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur, 1933
14 871 Shubert, J. J. (includes outgoing), 1917-1948
14 872 Shubert, Lee, Sep. 9, 1950
14 873 Shullenberger, Betty Lou, 1945, n.d.
14 874 Shutta, Ethel, n.d.
14 875 Sigma Delta Chi (inlcudes outgoing), 1946-1951
14 875a Silverman, Sid, 1930-1944
14 876 Simon, Bernard, 1950
14 877 Simons, Seymour, 1935-1936, n.d.
14 878 Simonson, Lee (includes outgoing), 1943
14 879 Simpson, Ernst, Oct. 24, 1945
14 880 Singer, Mort. H., 1939-1944
14 881 Sisk, Robert F., 1929, 1933, n.d.
14 882 Skelton, Red, Jun. 22, 1937
14 883 Skinner, Cornelia Otis (includes outgoing), 1947-1949
14 884 Skinner, Otis, n.d.
14 885 Sloan, Patricia, Jan. 2, 1945
15 886 Smith, Ed W., Nov. 29, 1934
15 887 Smith, Frank B. (includes outgoing), 1937-1950, n.d.
15 888 Smith, Henry Justin, n.d.
15 889 Smith, Lenore, Nov. 8, 1936
15 890 Smith, Newton D. - Mayo Clinic, Feb. 1, 1938
15 891 Smith, Ray, Oct. 21, 1940
15 892 Smith, Winchell, Apr. 11, 1917
15 893 Snodgrass, William C., Apr. 15, 1937
15 894 Soanes, Wood, Aug. 16, 1939
15 895 Sobel, Bernard (includes outgoing), 1940-1950
15 895a Sobel, Louis (includes outgoing), 1945
15 896 Society of American Magicians, 1940
15 897 Sokol, Edward, n.d.
15 898 Sorsby, Lenore, n.d.
15 899 Sousa, John Philip (fragment), n.d.
15 900 Spencer, Onah L. (includes outgoing), 1947
15 901 Spewack, Bella (includes outgoing), 1950
15 902 Spoor, George K., Jan. 21, 1951
15 903 The Sporting News, 1946
15 904 Spreckles, Alma, 1939, 1949
15 905 Stanton, C. S., 1929, 1932
15 906 Starr, Frances, n.d.
15 907 Starr, Jeanette, Apr. 7, 1942
15 908 Starrett, Vincent (includes outgoing) 1929-1949
15 909 Steele, Harry, 1947
15 910 Stein, John J., 1933-1935
15 911 Steinway, Thomas, Feb. 20, 1950
15 912 Stevens, Emily, May 23, 1917
15 913 Stevens, Morton L., n.d.
15 914 Stevens, Thomas Wood, Jan. 14, 1941
15 914a Stevenson, Adlai E. (includes letter to Lewis Stevenson, 1909), 1933-1949
15 915 Stevenson, Phil, Jan. 9, 1947
15 916 Stone, Carol, n.d.
15 916a Stone, Carol, n.d.
15 917 Stone, Ezra, 1949
15 918 Stout, Clarence, Aug. 25, 1950
15 919 Strauss, Robert N., 1949
15 919 Stravinsky, Igor (outgoing), 1944
15 920 Sudler, Louis, 1946-1951
15 921 Sugarman, Elias E., Apr. 13, 1936
15 922 Sullender, Mrs. James M. (includes outgoing), 1946
15 923 Sullivan, Ed, 1935-1936
15 924 Swanson, Gloria, 1937-1944, n.d.
15 925 Swanson, Howie N., 1932, 1943
15 926 Swope, Herbert Bayard (includes outgoing), 1951
15 927 Sylva, Marguerita (includes outgoing), 1951
15 928 Talbot-Martin, Elizabeth, 1940
15 929 Tapps, George, n.d.
15 930 Tarbell, Harlan, 1937-1948
15 931 Targ, William and Anne Jesselson (includes outgoing), 1942-1946, n.d.
15 932 Tavern Club, 1948
15 933 Taylor, Deems, 1931, 1946, n.d.
15 934 Taylor, Laurette, 1922-1946, n.d.
15 935 Templeton, Alec, 1939
15 936 Templeton, Faye, n.d.
15 937 Terbeck, Harry, 1940
15 938 Thatcher, B., 1938
15 939 Thaxter, Phyllis, n.d.
15 940 Theatre Arts, 1947-1949
15 941 Theatre Guild, 1945-1947
15 942 Think Magazine (includes outgoing), 1947
15 943 This Month - Richard H. Roffman, 1945
15 944 Thomas, A. E., n.d.
15 945 Thomas, Danny, 1943, n.d.
15 946 Thompson, William Hale, 1930
15 947 Tierney, Matt L. (includes outgoing), 1946-1947
15 948 Tillstrom, Burr - Kuklapolitan Players, 1951
15 949 Todd, Michael (includes outgoing), 1939-1946
15 950 Todd School for Boys / Todd Troupers, Apr. 15, 1948
15 951 Tomasn, John - Cook County sheriff, 1938
15 951a Tomchak, H.R., 1942
15 952 Toohey, John L., 1947, 1949
15 953 Topper, Roy, n.d.
15 954 Tower Magazine, 1931
15 955 Traube, Shepard, 1942
15 956 Truax, Sarah, 1950
15 957 Treacher, Arthur, 1942
15 958 Tucker, Ernest E., n.d.
15 959 Tucker, Sophie, 1942-1951
15 960 Tufts, James, 1927, n.d.
15 961 Turet, Maurice, n.d.
15 962 Turgeon, Peter, n.d.
15 963 Twomey, D. Ryan, 1933-1942
15 964 Tyler, George, 1929, 1934
16 965 Universal Pictures Corp. - Charles Beahan, 1932
16 966 Uptown Players, 1948
16 967 Valentine, Robert, 1946
16 967a Valeé, Rudy, 1949
16 968 Van, Gus, 1935
16 969 Van Druten, John (includes outgoing), 1950
16 970 Van Patten, Nathan (includes outgoing), 1948-1949
16 970a Van Sickle, Raymeond, 1945
16 971 Variety, 1947-1948, n.d.
16 972 Variety Club of Illinois (includes outgoing), 1945-1950
16 973 Veiller, Bayard, 1928, 1938, n.d.
16 974 Veloz and Yolanda, 1933
16 975 Victorin, Annette (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
16 976 Wade Advertising Agency (includes outgoing), 1940
16 977 Wadsworth, Robert Woodman - University of Chicago, Mar. 31, 1938
16 978 Waite, Edgar - The Late Watch, 1951
16 979 Walden, Selma, 1942, 1946
16 980 Walker, Danton (includes outgoing), 1951
16 981 Wallace, William R. (includes outgoing), 1940-1950
16 982 Wallach, Edgar - The Opera House, Feb. 5, 1947
16 983 Wallenstein, Alfred, Jun. 27, 1951
16 984 Walsh, Mary Jane, 1936, 1941, n.d.
16 985 Walton, Wilfrid, 1930-1931
16 986 Waram, Percy, 1940, n.d.
16 987 Ward, Marguerita, Oct. 7, 1939
16 988 Ware, Harlan, Jan. 31, 1929
16 989 Warfield, David, 1945
16 990 Warren, F. B., Sep. 16, 1943
16 991 Washburn, Charles, 1942-1949, n.d.
16 992 Washington Book Co., Mar. 25, 1926
16 993 Waters, Ethel (includes outgoing), 1939-1951
16 994 Watson, Victor, 1932
16 995 Watts, Richard "Dick" Jr., Nov. 18, 1948
16 996 Wayburn, Ned, 1926, 1938
16 997 Webber, Rex, Jun. 21, 1935
16 998 Webster, Margaret, Feb. 11, 1942
16 999 Wecter, Dixon (includes outgoing), 1947-1948
16 1000 Wellman, Jimmy, Feb. 6, 1942
16 1001 Welles, Orson (includes letters to his family, programs and publicity materials), 1931, 1937-1940, n.d.
16 1001a Welt, Marvin, 1944
16 1002 Welsh, Marie-Louise, Feb. 25, 1938
16 1003 Wenzel, Arthur, Jun. 7, 1948
16 1004 Wern, Mary, Apr. 28, 1941
16 1005 West, Buster, n.d.
16 1006 West, Mae, n.d.
16 1006a Wheeler, Charlie, 1949
16 1007 Wheeler, Elmer - Sizzle Ranch, Jul. 7, 1944
16 1008 White, Robertson, May 16, 1950
16 1009 White, Tom "T. J." (includes outgoing), 1932-1948
16 1010 Whiteman, Paul, Dec. 16, 1946
16 1011 Whiting, Jack, Feb. 7, 1940
16 1012 Whittaker, James W., 1917-1918, n.d.
16 1013 Who is Who in Music, Inc., Nov. 16, 1940
16 1014 Whorf, Dick, 1941
16 1015 Wickersham, Mary N., 1926
16 1016 Wightman, E. J., 1940
16 1017 Wilde, Percival, 1920
16 1018 Wilder, Lucy (includes outgoing), 1938-1950, n.d.
16 1019 Wiley, Robert H. (includes outgoing), 1946-1947
16 1019a Wilkinson, M.R., 1944
16 1020 Williams, Deacon, n.d.
16 1021 Williams, Ralph - Ralph Williams Music Service, 1947
16 1022 Williams, Tennessee, 1945, 1949, n.d.
16 1023 Wilson, Earl (includes outgoing), 1946-1949, n.d.
16 1024 Wilson, John "Jack" C. (includes outgoing), 1942-1951, n.d.
16 1025 Wilson, Lois, 1945
16 1026 Wilstach, Frank J., 1930
16 1026a Wiltsee, Ernest A. 1944
17 1027 Winch, Frank, 1948-1951
17 1028 Winchell, Walter (includes outgoing), 1929-1950
17 1029 Winn, Marcia, 1943
17 1029a Winninger, Charles J., 1941
17 1030 Wirsig, Woodrow, 1946-1947
17 1031 Wolfe, Milton G., Apr. 30, 1947
17 1032 Wood, Peggy, 1927, n.d.
17 1033 Woods, A. H. (includes two contracts), 1918-1949
17 1034 Woods, Edward G., 1941
17 1035 Woods, Madeline, 1940-1949
17 1036 Woodstock Players (includes going), 1948
17 1037 Woollcott, Alexander, 1928-1937
17 1038 Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1934
17 1039 Wright, John Lloyd (includes outgoing), 1946, 1948
17 1040 Wrigley, Helen, n.d.
17 1041 Wyatt, Fred, 1948
17 1041a Wynn, Ed, 1949
17 1042 Yobel, Alex, n.d.
17 1043 Yore, Clement - Big Thompson Motel, 1921
17 1044 Young, Roland (includes outgoing), 1950
17 1045 Yurka, Blanche, 1937
17 1046 Zanuck, Darryl, 1940
17 1047 Zenith Radio Corporation (see also Eugene F. MacDonald), 1946-1951
17 1048 Zugsmith, Albert (includes outgoing), Jun. 12, 1947
17 1049 Greetings - Birthday, 1947-1948, n.d.
17 1050 Greetings - Christmas, 1945-1948, n.d.
17 1051 Greetings - Get Well, 1947, n.d.
17 1052 Regarding Actorviews, 1923
17 1053 Regarding Friends of the Chicago Public Library Memorial Luncheon, 1952
18 1053a Regarding Friends of the Chicago Public Library Memorial Luncheon, 1952
18 1054 Regarding The Glass Menagerie, 1944-1945
18 1055 Regarding Prospect Avenue, 1935, 1938
18 1056 Regarding Theatre Arts Magazine job offer, 1948
18 1057 Readers letters regarding cat argument, 1937
18 1058 Readers letters regarding Chicago Symphony Orchestra dismissal of Rodzinski, 1948
18 1059 Readers letters regarding commerical control, 1947
18 1060 Readers letters regarding hair grower, 1946
18 1061 Readers letters regarding tobacco cure, 1938
18 1062 Readers letters - various, 1929-1950
18 1063 Outgoing to readers, n.d.
18 1064 Outgoing - various, 1917-1950
18 1065 Between other correspondents, 1931-1948
18a 1066 Unidentified - first name only, 1917-1950
18a 1067 Unidentified - illegible signatures, 1917-1939, n.d.
 

Sub-Series 2: Family, 1911-1951


Box Folder Contents
19 1069 Atherton, Gertrude (sister in-law), 1923-1948, n.d.
19 1070 Krug, Ashton Stevens (nephew), 1936-1951
19 1071 Krug, Ernest and Ann (brother and sister-in-law), 1939
19 1072 Krug, Ernest John II (nephew), 1946-1950
19 1073 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, May, 1926
19 1074 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, Jun.-Jul. 1926
19 1075 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, Nov.-Dec. 1926, May 1928
19 1076 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, 1931
19 1077 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, Jan.-Sep. 1932
20 1078 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, Oct.-Dec. 1932
20 1079 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, Jan.-Feb. 1933
20 1080 Stevens, Ashton to Kay Ashton-Stevens, n.d.
20 1081 Stevens, Ashton to Aleece Stevens, 1925
20 1082 Stevens, Ashton to Hannah Laura Stevens, 1911-1931
20 1083 Stevens, George (nephew), 1914-1950
20 1084 Stevens, Georgie Cooper (sister-in-law), 1938-1951
20 1085 Stevens, Hannah Laura (mother), 1931-1936
20 1086 Stevens, James (father), 1931-1938
21 1087 Stevens, John "Johnnie" Landers (brother), 1921-1939, n.d.
21 1088 Stevens, John "Jack" Landers Jr. (nephew), 1940-1950
21 1089 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, May-Jun. 1926
21 1090 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Oct. 1931
21 1091 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Nov. 1931
21 1092 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Dec. 1931
21 1093 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Jul.-Aug. 1932
21 1094 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Sep. 1932
22 1095 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Oct.-Nov. 1932
22 1096 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Dec. 1932
22 1097 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Jan.-Feb. 1933
22 1098 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Dec. 1934-Jan. 1935
22 1099 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, Jan. 1935
22 1100 Stevens, Kay Ashton to Ashton Stevens, n.d.
22 1101 Various, 1934-1951, n.d.

Series 2: Works, 1901-1951

The bulk of this series contains clippings of columns from Stevens' newspaper career starting with the San Francisco Examiner in 1907 through the Chicago Herald-American in 1951. Full-page spreads from weekend editions and some Monday editions are stored in oversize boxes. Clippings are followed by typescripts of columns mainly from the latter years of Stevens' career from 1944 to 1951. Subseries 2, Interviews, contains manuscripts of feature interview pieces organized by interviewee. Subseries 3, Plays, contains several copies and drafts of Steven's play Prospect Avenue with notation, other plays, and skits written with Steven's longtime friend and colleague Gene Markey. Subseries 4, Other Works, contains a manuscript for Stevens book Actorviews, various articles, essays, and a song written by Stevens for banjo. Subseries 5, Works by Others, includes a film script for Citizen Kane, a book manuscript by Gene Fowler, playscripts by Gene Markey and others, and a partial book manuscript by Alva Johnston on the Mizner family on which Stevens had acted as advisor. Subseries 6 is a note card subject index of Steven's newspaper columns from the years 1930-1951.
Organized in the following subseries: Clippings/Columns, 1906-ca. 1950s (Boxes 23-33f); Interviews, 1901-1923 (Boxes 34-36); Plays, 1913-1934 (Boxes 37-38); Other Works, 1905-1948 (Boxes 39-40); Works by Others, 1924-1951 (Boxes 41-43); and Subject Indext Note Cards, 1930-1951 (Boxes 43a-43s).
 

Sub-Series 1: Clippings / Columns, 1906-ca.1950s


Box Folder Contents
23 1102 San Francisco Examiner (see also oversize box 1), Apr. 1906, May-Sep. 1907
23 1103-1106 New York Evening Journal, Oct.-Dec. 1907
23 1107-1108 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1909
23 1109-1110 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1910
23 1111-1113 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1911
24 1114 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1912
24 1115 Chicago Examiner, (see also oversize box 1), 1913
24 1116-1117 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1914
24 1118-1119 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1915
24 1120 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1916
24 1121 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 1), 1917
24 1122 Chicago Examiner (see also oversize box 2), Jan.-Apr. 1918
24 1123 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 2), May-Dec. 1918
25 1124 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 2), 1919
25 1125 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 2), 1920
25 1126 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 2), 1921
25 1127 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 2), 1922
25 1128-1130 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1923
26 1131-1133 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1924
26 1134-1135 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1925
26 1136 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1926
26 1137 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1927
26 1138 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1928
27 1139-1142 Chicago Herald & Examiner, 1929
27 1143-1146 Chicago Herald & Examiner, 1930
28 1147-1150 Chicago Herald & Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1931
28 1151-1155 Chicago Herald & Examiner, 1932
29 1156 Chicago Herald & Examiner, 1933
29 1157-1158 Chicago American, 1934
29 1159-1161 Chicago American, 1935
29 1162-1164 Chicago American, 1936
29 1165 Chicago American, 1937
30 1166-1167 Chicago American, 1938
30 1168-1169 Chicago American, 1939
30 1170-1171 Chicago Herald-American, 1940
30 1172 San Francisco Call Bulletin, 1940-1941
30 1173-1174 Chicago Herald-American, 1941
31 1175-1176 Chicago Herald-American, 1942
31 1177-1178 Chicago Herald-American, 1943
31 1179-1180 Chicago Herald-American, 1944
32 1181-1183 Chicago Herald-American (see also oversize box 3), 1945
32 1184-1185 Chicago Herald-American (see also oversize box 3), 1946
32 1186 San Francisco Call Bulletin, 1946
32 1187-1189 Chicago Herald-Examiner (see also oversize box 3), 1947
33 1190 San Francisco Call Bulletin, 1947
33 1191-1192 Chicago Herald-American, 1948
33 1193 San Francisco Call Bulletin, 1948
33 1194 Chicago Herald-American, 1949
33 1195 Chicago Herald-American 1950
33 1196 Chicago Herald-American, 1951
33 1197 Notes written by Kay Ashton-Stevens found in clippings, ca. 1950s
33a 1197a-1197g Typescripts, 1936-1944
33b 1197h-1197l Typescripts, 1945
33c 1197m-1197q Typescripts, 1946
33d 1197r-1197v Typescripts, 1947
33e 1197w-1197aa Typescripts, 1948-1949
33f 1197bb-1197cc Typescripts, 1950-1951
33f 1197dd-1197ee Typescripts, ca. 1945-1950
33f 1197ff Typescripts - miscellaneous,
 

Sub-Series 2: Interviews, 1901-1923


Box Folder Contents
34 1198 Abbott, Annie, Dec. 6, 1903
34 1199 Allen, Viola, Feb. 6, 1902
34 1200 Anglin, Margaret, Jun. 29, 1902
34 1201 Anglin, Margaret & Florence Roberts, Aug. 21, 1902
34 1202 Aug, Edna, Jun. 5, 1904
34 1203 Bacon, Frank, Nov. 4, 1906
34 1204 Barnabee, Henry Clay, Nov. 30, 1902
34 1205 Barrymore, Ethel, 1904-1907
34 1206 Barrymore, John, Feb. 5, 1905
34 1207 Barrymore, Lionel, Feb. 16, 1905
34 1208 Bates, Blanche, May 22, 1904
34 1209 Bays, Nora, Jul. 24, 1904
34 1210 Bellew, Kyrle, Sep. 11, 1904
34 1211 Bergere, Valerie, May 27, 1906
34 1212 Bernard, Barney, May 14, 1904
34 1213 Bernhardt, Sara, May 15, 1906
34 1214 Bingham, Amelia, Jul. 5, 1903
34 1215 Bispham, David, Feb. 26, 1905
34 1216 Bogart, Andrew, Oct. 2, 1904
34 1217 Brady, James J., Sep. 18, 1904
34 1218 Bray, Will H., Dec. 10, 1905
34 1219 Britt, James E., Dec. 14, 1902
34 1220 Brophy, James M., Nov. 29, 1903
34 1221 Brough, Fannie, Jun. 11, 1905
34 1222 Bryant, Charles Francis, Mar. 2, 1902
34 1223 Burkhart, Lillian, Mar. 4, 1906
34 1224 Busley, Jessie, Jul. 31, 1904
34 1225 Byron, Arthur, Apr. 8, 1906
34 1226 Calve, Emma, Jan. 28, 1906
34 1227 Campbell, Patrick, Apr. 12, 1903
34 1228 Carter, Leslie, Jun. 19, 1904
34 1229 Case, Charley, Dec. 17, 1905
34 1230 Chapin, Benjamin, Jul. 21, 1907
34 1231 Cody, Col. William, Sep. 14, 1902
34 1232 Coghlan, Gertrude, Apr. 15, 1906
34 1233 Cooghlan, Rose, Apr. 5. , 1903
34 1234 Cohan, George M., 1904, n.d.
34 1235 Collamarini, Signora, Aug. 10, 1902
34 1236 Condon, Kate, Aug. 14, 1904
34 1237 Conquest, Ida, Mar. 15, 1903
34 1238 Cook, Madge Carr, Aug. 20, 1905
34 1239 Corbett, James J., Aug. 2, 1903
34 1240 Corrigan, Emmett, Mar. 22, 1903
34 1241 Craig, John, Oct. 30, 1904
34 1242 Crane, William H., May 3, 1903
34 1243 Crawley, Constance, 1903, 1906
34 1244 Cunningham, Arthur, Jul. 23, 1905
34 1245 Dailey, Peter F., Jun. 1, 1902
34 1246 Daly, Arnold, Aug. 28, 1904
34 1247 Damrosch, Walter, Nov. 10, 1901
34 1248 Daniels, Frank, 1903-1904
34 1249 D'Arville, Camille, Jul. 19, 1903
34 1250 Davis, Edwards, Jan. 7, 1906
34 1251 Dean, Julia, Jun. 21, 1907
34 1252 de Angelis, Jefferson, Dec. 16, 1901
34 1253 de Belleville, Frederic, Feb. 7, 1904
34 1254 de Lussan, Zelie, Mar. 29, 1903
34 1255 de Spada, Tina, Sep. 13, 1903
34 1256 D'Orsay, Lawrence, 1902, 1905
34 1257 Downing, Robert, Nov. 11, 1906
34 1258 Drew, John, May 18, 1902
34 1259 Drouet, Robert, Jan. 3, 1904
34 1260 Dunn, Arthur, Jun. 16, 1907
35 1261 Ebert, Franz, Oct. 8, 1905
35 1262 Virginia, Earl, Jul. 7, 1907
35 1263 Edeson, Robert, Oct. 25, 1903
35 1264 Elliott, Maxine, 1902, 1904
35 1265 Ellis, Melville, Aug. 7, 1904
35 1266 Fay, Elfie, Aug. 23, 1903
35 1266a Fiske, Minnie Maddern "Mrs. Fiske," 1904-1923
35 1267 Four Leading Ladies - Marion Convere, Lillian Albertson, Grace Alliston, Annette Marshall, Mar. 16, 1902
35 1268 Fox, Della, May 28, 1905
35 1269 Fowler, Bertie, Jul. 30, 1905
35 1270 Friedlander, "Manager" (Fischer's Theatre), Jun. 8, 1902
35 1271 Friganza, Trixie, Sep. 27, 1903
35 1272 Gadski, Johanna, Jan. 1, 1905
35 1273 Gardner, Amelia, May 29, 1904
35 1274 Gaston, Billy & Ethel Green, Aug. 4, 1907
35 1275 Gilmour, Victor, Nov. 6, 1904
35 1276 Glickman, Ellis F., Jul. 16, 1905
35 1277 Goodwin, Nat, 1902-1907
35 1278 Gottlob, Marx & Co., Jun. 4, 1905
35 1279 Gordon, Eleanor, Jan. 15, 1905
35 1280 Grau, Maurice, Nov. 17, 1901
35 1281 Grau Company - Eames, Calve, Sanderson, & Sembrich, Nov. 24, 1901
35 1282 Greet, Ben, Aug. 30, 1903
35 1283 Hall, Pauline, Dec. 13, 1903
35 1284 Harrigan, Edward, Apr. 27, 1902
35 1285 Hart, Joe, Dec. 20, 1903
35 1286 Hastings, Ernest, Dec. 21, 1902
35 1287 Hawaiian Glee Club, Feb. 23, 1902
35 1288 Henshaw, John E., Nov. 26, 1905
35 1289 Hermann, Madame Adelaide, Nov. 23, 1902
35 1290 Hopper, Edna Wallace, Jan. 22, 1905
35 1291 Hunt, Alice Treat, Mar. 8, 1903
35 1292 Irving, Isabel, Apr. 24, 1904
35 1293 Irwin, May, Sep. 3, 1905
35 1294 Ivell, Marion, Mar. 5, 1905
35 1295 James, Louis, Feb. 1, 1903
35 1296 Johnson, Carroll, Aug. 31, 1902
35 1297 Jose, Richard "Dick" J., Jun. 23, 1907
35 1298 Kelcey, Herbert, Jul. 28, 1907
35 1299 Kelly, John T., Nov. 12, 1904
35 1300 Kelly, Walter C., Aug. 21, 1904
35 1301 Kendall, Ezra, Aug. 9, 1903
35 1302 Kocian, Jaroslav, Mar. 1, 1903
35 1303 Kramer & Bellclaire, May 19, 1907
35 1304 Lackaye, Wilton, 1902, 1905
35 1305 Lamp, William, Nov. 2, 1902
35 1306 Leslie, Elsie, Mar. 30, 1902
35 1307 Liberty Playhouse, Apr. 3, 1904
35 1308 Loftus, Cecelia, Jun. 14, 1903
35 1309 London, Jack, Aug. 27, 1905
35 1310 Lowndes, Lloyd, Mar. 20, 1904
35 1311 MacDowell, Edward A., Jan. 11, 1903
35 1312 Mann, Louis, Feb. 21, 1904
35 1313 Mannering, Mary, Dec. 29, 1901
35 1314 Marlowe, Julia, May 7, 1905
35 1315 Mascagni, Pietro, Feb. 15, 1903
35 1316 Mayall, Herschel, Mar. 11, 1906
35 1317 McAllister, Hall, Mar. 26, 1905
35 1318 McCarthy, Myles, Sep. 21, 1902
35 1319 McIntyre & Heath, Jan. 8, 1905
35 1320 McCree, Junie, Oct. 28, 1906
35 1321 Melba, Nellie, Feb. 12, 1905
35 1322 Melville, Janet & Evie Stetson, Nov. 12, 1905
35 1323 Mendum, Georgie Drew, Jul. 9, 1905
35 1324 Messmer, Arthur, Jan. 14, 1906
35 1325 Miller, Henry, Jun. 15, 1902
35 1326 Modjenska, Helena, Jan.12, 1902
35 1327 Morgan, E. J. and Helen Bertram, Jun. 26, 1904
35 1328 Morga, Edward & Maude Fealy, Jun. 22, 1902
35 1329 Morton, Clara, Apr. 17, 1904
35 1330 Morton, James J., Aug. 13, 1905
35 1331 Murphy, Fitzgerald, Mar. 6, 1904
35 1332 Murray, Elizabeth, May 12, 1907
36 1333 Nelson Family (acrobats), mar. 9, 1905
36 1334 Nichols, Nellie, Nov. 19, 1905
36 1335 Nielsen, Alice, Dec. 31, 1905
36 1336 Nordica, Lillian, Nov. 1, 1903
36 1337 Nugent, Katherine, Dec. 24, 1905
36 1338 Oakley, Frank "Slivers the Clown," Sep. 10, 1905
36 1339 Olcott, Chauncey, May 21, 1905
36 1340 O'Neil, Nance, Dec. 7, 1902, n.d.
36 1341 Otis, Elita Proctor, Jul. 27, 1902
36 1342 Paderweski, Ignacy Jan, Dec. 18, 1904
36 1343 Patti, Adelina, Jan. 10, 1904
36 1344 Pfeiffer, Carrie, Dec. 22, 1901
36 1345 Pollard, Daphne, Sep. 20, 1903
36 1346 Powers, James T., Oct. 23, 1904
36 1347 Primrose, George, Mar. 25, 1906
36 1348 Raymond & Caverly, Nov. 5, 1905
36 1349 Redline, Annie, Sep. 7, 1902
36 1350 Robertson, Lolita, Feb. 11, 1906
36 1351 Rogers Brother (Gus & Max), May 15, 1904
36 1352 Roma, Caro, Jan. 25, 1903
36 1353 Rooney, Julia & Josie, Feb. 25, 1906
36 1354 Ross, Charlie, Apr. 26, 1903
36 1355 Runkle, Bertha, Feb. 8, 1903
36 1356 Rush, Isadore, Oct. 11, 1903
36 1357 Russell, Lillian, Feb. 14, 1904
36 1358 Santje, Suzanne, Oct. 5, 1903
36 1358a Saunders, Elizabeth, Jan. 9, 1907
36 1359 Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, Apr. 10, 1904
36 1360 Scott, Cyril, Aug. 11, 1907
36 1361 Scott, Howard, May 25, 1902
36 1362 Scotti, Antonio, Dec. 1, 1901
36 1363 Scotty, Walter, Apr. 1, 1906
36 1364 Seeley, Blossom, Jul. 26, 1903
36 1365 Sefton, Lillian, Jun. 12, 1904
36 1366 Sembrich, Marcella, May 8, 1904
36 1367 Shaw, Mary, Dec. 11, 1904
36 1368 Skinner, Otis, Jun. 2, 1907
36 1369 Sothern, E. H., Jun. 7, 1903
36 1370 Sousa, John Philip, Oct. 19, 1902
36 1371 Stahl, Rose, Sep. 24, 1905
36 1372 Starr, Frances, Oct. 18, 1903
36 1373 Sterling, George, Jan. 24, 1904
36 1374 Stevens, Edwin, Jun. 28, 1903
36 1375 Stevens, Landers, Nov. 9, 1902
36 1376 Stewart, Nellie, Jan. 21, 1906
36 1377 Stockwell, L. R., Oct. 4, 1903
36 1378 Stoddart, J. H., Jan. 5, 1902
36 1379 "Supes" (stock company extras), Jan. 19, 1902
36 1380 Sylvia, Marguerita, Oct. 12, 1902
36 1381 Thatcher, Georgie, Nov. 20, 1904
36 1382 Thompson, Denman, Feb. 28, 1904
36 1383 Tsai, Jeung, Feb. 9, 1902
36 1384 Tyler, Odette, Apr. 19, 1903
36 1385 Tyrell, Ann, Mar. 13, 1904
36 1386 Van, Billy, Nov. 8, 1903
36 1387 Van Studdiford, Grace, Apr. 23, 1905
36 1388 Von Hatzfeldt, Olga, Oct. 16, 1904
36 1389 Wainwright, Marie, Nov. 16, 1902
36 1390 Waldron, Charles, Feb. 18, 1906
36 1391 Walsh, Blanche & Melbourne McDowell, Mar. 23, 1902
36 1392 Wards, Frederick, Jan. 26, 1902
36 1393 Warfield, David, Dec. 28, 1902
36 1394 Webb, Teddy, Sep. 4, 1904
36 1395 Whittlesey, White, Jul. 12, 1903
36 1396 Wilder, Marshall P., Mar. 18, 1906
36 1397 Walle, J. Fred, Feb. 4, 1906
36 1398 Woods, Alfred, Jun. 25, 1905
36 1399 Woodson, Elizabeth, Jan. 29, 1905
36 1400 Worthing, Frank, Apr. 2, 1903
36 1401 Yeats, William Butler, Jan. 31, 1904
36 1402 Yeamans-Titus, Lydia, Apf. 30, 1905
36 1403 Zabell, Flora & Margaret McKinney, Oct. 26, 1902
 

Sub-Series 3: Plays, 1913-1934


Box Folder Contents
37 1404 The Chiropath - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
37 1405 The Colonel's Lady - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
37 1406 The Deadline (aka Whitemail), n.d.
37 1407 The Girl and the Violin (aka Heartstrings, aka The Cost of It), n.d.
37 1408 The Go-Getter - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
37 1409 The Key Hole - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
37 1410 Mary's Way Out (aka The Patrician), n.dn
37 1411 The Patrician (aka Mary's Way Out), n.d.
37 1412 Prospect Avenue (aka Rich Girl), 1934
38 1413-1417 Prospect Avenue (aka Rich Girl), 1934
38 1418 Prospect Avenue (aka Rich Girl), script parts, 1934
38 1419 Pour le Sport - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
38 1420 The Reno Express, ca. 1913
38 1421 Quiet Afternoon - comedy sketch written with Gene Markey, 1925
 

Sub-Series 4: Other Works, 1905-1948


Box Folder Contents
39 1422-1423 Actor Views - manuscript ca. 1910s
39 1424 Chicago's Own Christmas - benefit programs with contributions by A.S., and radio script, 1940, n.d.
39 1425 College Inn Story - intro, radio script, clippings, 1949
39 1426 A Column or Less - reprinted from the Chicago Herald in Motor News, Apr. 1930
39 1427 A Comedy in Russia - published in Vanity Fair, Dec. 1926
39 1428 Concerning Bill Hart, Al Jennings, and O. Henry---An Adventure - article typescript, n.d.
39 1429 A Dog is a Dog - typescripts, drafts of article, n.d.
39 1430 Dramatic Crticism for a Daily - speech, 1922
39 1431 Fame via Furbelows - published in Cosmopolitan, Feb. 1914
39 1432 Here's Looking at You - published in Chicago Ziegfeld Club program, n.d.
39 1433 The Hiss of Russia - article typescript, n.d.
39 1434 The Hospitable Guest - published in the Green Book Magazine, Apr. 1918
39 1435 I'm Just the Duke of Windsor - words and music by A.S. - sheet music drafts and lyrics, ca. 1930s
39 1436 Lloyd Lewis memorial luncheon - comments, 1950
39 1436a The Lunts in 25 Happy Scenes - published in the American Weekly, Nov. 1947
39 1437 Morris Gest - He Never Went Sane - introduction for If This Be Madness: The Story of Morris Gest (never published), ca. 1930s
39 1438 Morris Gest - Miracle Man play program, 1929
39 1439 Night Letter Autobiographies - correspondence and drafts of article published in Variety, 1930
39 1440 Odds and Ends from Books and Friends - quote in St. Xavier College Quarterly, 1931
40 1441 Reviews of New Plays - Marta of the Lowlands - reprinted from the New York Evening Journal in the New York Dramatic Mirror, Apr. 4, 1908
40 1442 The Second City - published in Vanity Fair, Jul. 1930
40 1443 Skit scripts (for columns?), 1907
40 1444 The Shining Pyramid - play review reprinted as Actor's Book booklet, 1923
40 1445-1447 Ten Eventful Years - Encyclopedia Britannica article on theatre - drafts and notes, ca. 1940s
40 1448 Unstarred Stars of the Theatre Guilde - article published in Marshall Fields' Fashions of the Hour magazine (inc. correspondence), 1929
40 1449 Variety magazine - columns and articles, 1946-1948
40 1450 The Wasserman Test for Drama - published in the Alpha Gamma Quarterly, ca. 1910
40 1451 Woman Decides - story synopsis for film, n.d.
40 1452 Untitled story, n.d.
40 1453 Untitled article on Charlie Chaplin, ca. 1940
40 1454 Untitled article on the World's Fair, n.d.
40 1455 Untitled article for Tavern Club souvenir book, 1948
40 1455a Miscellaneous and fragments, ca. 1920s-1940s
 

Sub-Series 5: Works by Others, 1924-1951


Box Folder Contents
41 1456 Barry, Philip - The Animal Kingdom - playscript, 1931
41 1456a Courtney, Marguerite, Taylor - "Laurette" manuscript (biography of Laurette Taylor on which Ashton Stevens advised), ca. 1950
41 1456b Fowler, Gene - A Banjo on His Knee - article on Ashton Stevens published in Music Business magazine, 1946
41 1457-1460 Fowler, Gene - Good Night Sweet Prince (aka The Grampian Hills) - book manuscript, ca. 1944
42 1461 Fowler, Gene - Good Night Sweet Prince (aka The Grampian Hills) - manuscript fragments, ca. 1944
42 1462-1463 Fowler, Gene - Schnozzola, The Story of Jimmy Durante - book manuscript (includes notes addressed to Stevens and one letter), 1951
42 1464 Fowler, Gene - Terry and the Stars and Cowboy's Lament - poems, 1942, n.d.
42 1465 Fowler, Gene - Thanks for the Memory - story, n.d.
42 1466 Fowler, Gene - William Randolph Hearst - handwritten remembrances, 1951
42 1466a Gillmore, Margolo and Patricia Collinger - The B.O.W.S. - book proof annotated by Ashton Stevens, ca. 1945
42 1466b Hecht, Ben - All He Ever Loved - play galley (see oversize box 4), ca. 1935
42 1467 Hobart, C. Doty and Helen Christene Hoerle - Moonlight and Morning Glories - story, n.d.
42 1468 Howard, Sidney - They Knew What They Wanted - playscript, ca. 1924
42 1469 Johnston, Alva - The Legendary Mizners parts I-II, book mansucript, ca. 1940s
42 1470 Johnston, Alva - Mr. Mizner goes to the Klondike - draft (book chapter?), ca. 1940s
43 1471 Lonsdale, Fredric - Another Love Story - playscript (inscribed), ca. 1940s
43 1472 Markey, Gene - Crown Prince Lulu - synopsis, n.d.
43 1473 Markey, Gene - The Floradora Girls - dialog and continuity script, 1930
43 1474 Markey, Gene - Men About Town caricatures - proofs, 1924
43 1475 Markey, Gene & William Broom - They Wouldn't Believe It - film synopis (includes letter from Stevens), 1943
43 1475a Simmons, Seymour - I'm Just Beginning to Care - sheet music - title suggested by Ashton Stevens and Ben Bernie, 1936
43 1476 Shaw, George Bernard - The Apple Cart - playscript with some notation, ca. 1929
43 1477 Sherman, Robert L. - Chicago Stage - sample pages, ca. 1947
43 1478 Stander, Lionel - Deedee and the Brave - playscript, n.d.
43 1478a Welles, Orson - Citizen Kane - film script and press release, ca. 1940
43 1479 Young, Stark - The Seagull - playscript and translation, n.d.
 

Sub-Series 6: Subject Index Note Cards, 1930-1951


Box Folder Contents
43a-c Chicago Herald and Examiner; Chicago American, 1930-1934
43d-h Chicago American, 1935-1939
43i-o Chicago Herald-American, 1940-Aug. 1947
43p-s Chicago Herald-American, Sept. 1947-1951

Series 3: Personal, 1868-1952

Much of this series consists of Stevens' banjo related materials, including correspondence, clippings, and ephemeral items. Correspondence includes letters from well-known banjoists Eddie Peabody and Hank Karch, banjo manufacturer Milt Wolfe, and other prominent banjo enthusiasts, as well as fan letters and criticism concerning Stevens banjo columns.
Other items in this series include biographical interviews and clippings, a small collection of family related materials, publicity and reviews of Stevens' plays, medical and financial documents, memberships, and various other personal items.
Organized in the following subseries: Banjo Materials, 1934-1952 (Boxes 44-45); Biographical, 1920s-1950s (Box 46); Family, 1868-1948 (Box 46); and Miscellaneous, 1890s-1950s (Boxes 46-47a).
 

Sub-Series 1: Banjo Materials, 1934-1952


Box Folder Contents
44 1480 Correspondence - Abramson, Joe (Gravois Theatre), 1942
44 1481 Correspondence - Alexander, Julian P., 1946
44 1482 Correspondence - Allen, Fred, 1942-1943, n.d.
44 1483 Correspondence - Aman, Ben, 1938
44 1484 Correspondence - Baudonine, Sallye, 1948
44 1485 Correspondence - Belcastro, Nick, 1942
44 1486 Correspondence - Bellson, Julius (Gibson Instruments), 1942
44 1487 Correspondence - Benny, Jack, 1942
44 1488 Correspondence - Berlin, Irving, 1943
44 1488a Correspondence - Berlin, M.H. (Chicago Musical Instrument Co.), 1943
44 1489 Correspondence - Bernie, Ben, 1939
44 1490 Correspondence - Bradfield, Gene, 1942
44 1490a Correspondence - Brewer, W.M., 1951
44 1491 Correspondence - Brown, Marvin K., 1942
44 1492 Correspondence - Brown, Warren, 1939
44 1493 Correspondence - Burke, A., 1941
44 1494 Correspondence - Burke, Frank (Artists Management, Inc.), 1942
44 1495 Correspondence - Butler, A. F., 1948
44 1496 Correspondence - Cady, George W., 1946
44 1497 Correspondence - Caldwell, Bruce, 1948
44 1498 Correspondence - Campbell, J. A., 1942
44 1499 Correspondence - Carpenter, John A., 1942
44 1500 Correspondence - Carr, Sam O., 1943-1946
44 1501 Correspondence - Carr, Captain T. DeWitt (U.S. Navy) 1942
44 1502 Correspondence - Carroll, Edward (U.S. Coast Guard), 1943
44 1503 Correspondence - Carson, Charles R., 1942
44 1504 Correspondence - Chernoff, Vivien, 1943
44 1505 Correspondence - Cole, Russ, 1947
44 1506 Correspondence - Collins, Ed, n.d.
44 1507 Correspondence - Condit, Dudley, 1950
44 1508 Correspondence - Conroyd, Leon M., n.d.
44 1509 Correspondence - Cook, Gene, 1945
44 1510 Correspondence - Cooper, Loma, 1942
44 1511 Correspondence - Copeland, John E., 1946
44 1512 Correspondence - Cusick, Jack, 1947
44 1513 Correspondence - Darby, F. M., 1942
44 1514 Correspondence - Davis, Elmer, 1942
44 1515 Correspondence - Davis, Hal, 1942
44 1516 Correspondence - Davis, Jane & Kay Mason, 1942
44 1517 Correspondence - Day, David L. (Bacon Banjo Company, 1942, 1946
44 1518 Correspondence - Daye, Joseph Palmer, n.d.
44 1519 Correspondence - Dellers, Walter, 1942
44 1520 Correspondence - Denton, Harry M., 1943, 1947, n.d.
44 1521 Correspondence - Dermitt, H. M. (Civic Club of Allegheny County, PA), 1938
44 1522 Correspondence - Doll, Bill, 1948
44 1523 Correspondence - Edgar, H. B. (U. S. Navy), 1942
44 1524 Correspondence - Elliot, Baron, 1942
44 1525 Correspondence - Farland, A. A. (includes publicity materials), 1946
44 1526 Correspondence - Fischer, Howard C. (Music War Council of America), 1942-1943
44 1527 Correspondence - Fisher, Sid, 1938, 1942
44 1528 Correspondence - Foley, Ethel Louise, 1939
44 1529 Correspondence - Fowler, Gene, 1942
44 1530 Correspondence - Frelich, Mae, 1942
44 1531 Correspondence - Gallaher, John G. (U.S. Treasury Dept.), 1943
44 1532 Correspondence - Ganier, Carle (Ludwig & Ludwig Drums), 1942
44 1533 Correspondence - Garber, Jack, 1939
44 1534 Correspondence - Garrity, Emmett (USO Club), 1943
44 1535 Correspondence - Gaudette, Gene (Frederick Bros. Music Corp.), 1942
44 1536 Correspondence - Glass, Marty, 1942
44 1536a Correspondence - Godfrey, Arthur, 1950
44 1537 Correspondence - Gordon, Mrs. Lew, 1942
44 1538 Correspondence - Gordon, Max, 1942
44 1539 Correspondence - Gorman, Tom (RKO Palace Theatre Chicago), 1939
44 1539a Correspondence - Gould, C.W. (Gould's School of Music, Minneapolis), 1943
44 1540 Correspondence - Green, J. Buckingham, 1947
44 1541 Correspondence - Griffin, Charles S., n.d.
44 1542 Correspondence - Hadley, Fred L., 1947
44 1543 Correspondence - Hamburg, Alvin, 1942
44 1544 Correspondence - Hanley, A. M., 1946
44 1545 Correspondence - Hawkins, Ralph Leland, 1943
44 1546 Correspondence - Hayes, Edmund, n.d.
44 1547 Correspondence - Hearst, William Randolph, 1939, 1944
44 1548 Correspondence - Higgs, Artemis, 1942, 1952
44 1549 Correspondence - Hoefer, George Jr., 1942
44 1550 Correspondence - Holley, Robert, 1948
44 1551 Correspondence - Huffman, A. H., 1948
44 1552 Correspondence - International Guitar League, 1942
44 1553 Correspondence - Johnstone, James H. (American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists & Guitarists), 1942
44 1554 Correspondence - Joseph, John, 1942
44 1555 Correspondence - Jolson, Al, 1942
44 1556 Correspondence - Jensen, Robert R. (NBC), 1942
44 1557 Correspondence - Kandle, Letritia M., 1942
44 1558 Correspondence - Kaplan, Max, n.d.
44 1559 Correspondence - Kapnick, Waldo, 1940
44 1560 Correspondence - Karch, Hank (American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists & Guitarists) (includes press releases and sheet music), 1940-1948
44 1561 Correspondence - Keeley, T. Ray, 1938
44 1562 Correspondence - Ketter, Warren, 1942, 1947
44 1563 Correspondence - Kielhorn, L. V. (U.S. Coast Guard), 1943
44 1564 Correspondence - Kiessling, Christian G., 1939
44 1565 Correspondence - Kraus, Jay (Harmony Company), 1943
44 1566 Correspondence - Landberg, Morris A., 1938
44 1567 Correspondence - Lawrence, Harry, 1948
44 1568 Correspondence - Leavitt, Dave, n.d.
44 1569 Correspondence - Le Viness, T. W., n.d.
44 1569a Correspondence - Luce, Marion, n.d.
44 1570 Correspondence - Lundin, Jack, 1943
44 1571 Correspondence - Lyons, Leonard, 1942
44 1572 Correspondence - MacLean, Dora, 1942
44 1572a Correspondence - Marx, Groucho, 1942
44 1573 Correspondence - McCardell, Roy L., 1946
44 1574 Correspondence - McCullough, Mack, n.d.
44 1575 Correspondence - Miklia, A. (Silver String Orchestra), 1939
44 1576 Correspondence - Minturn, Harry, 1939
44 1577 Correspondence - Moller, Lee (American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists, & Guitarists), 1942
44 1578 Correspondence - Moore, Dave (KMOX St. Louis), 1945
44 1579 Correspondence - Morgan, Russ, 1942
44 1580 Correspondence - Morrow, Bill (includes radio script), 1947
45 1581 Correspondence - Northrup, Frederick E., 1950-1951
45 1582 Correspondence - Norworth, Jack, 1947
45 1583 Correspondence - O'Bryan, Kathleen, 1943
45 1584 Correspondence - O'Connell, Brendan, 1947
45 1585 Correspondence - O'Connor, John (Music Business Magazine), 1946
45 1586 Correspondence - O'Hare, "Husk." 1942
45 1587 Correspondence - Olson, Martin H., 1938
45 1588 Correspondence - Pettine, Giuseppe (Fretted Instrument News), 1942-1948
45 1588a Correspondence - Piano Trade Magazine, 1943
45 1589 Correspondence - Pizzitola, Joseph F. (American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists, and Guitarists), 1943
45 1590 Correspondence - Porgy & Bess Company, ca. 1940s
45 1591 Correspondence - Peabody, Eddie, 1942
45 1592 Correspondence - Quilter, Don, 1946-1948, n.d.
45 1593 Correspondence - Reed, H. J., 1942
45 1594 Correspondence - Roberts, Earle, 1942
45 1594a Correspondence - Roche, Dan (William R. Harshe, Co.), 1943
45 1595 Correspondence - Ross, Madeline Woods, n.d.
45 1596 Correspondence - Schepp, Rex, 1942-1948
45 1597 Correspondence - Schoenbrod, Stanley G. (Musical Facts Magazine), 1941
45 1598 Correspondence - Schoenoff, R. J., n.d.
45 1599 Correspondence - Shanley, T. A. (U.S. Coast Guard), 1943
45 1600 Correspondence - Shaw, William, 1942
45 1601 Correspondence - Shields, H. G., 1951
45 1602 Correspondence - Silva, Jose, 1948
45 1603 Correspondence - Smith, Frank B. (RKO Chicago), 1944
45 1604 Correspondence - Sofo, Jeanette, 1938
45 1605 Correspondence - Spencer, Onah L., 1942
45 1606 Correspondence - Stein, Jules, 1948
45 1607 Correspondence - Stevens, Harry "Woo Woo" (Blackhawk Restaurant), 1946
45 1608 Correspondence - Sylvester, Alfred, 1942
45 1609 Correspondence - Talbott, Basil, n.d.
45 1610 Correspondence - Tallant, Jerome P., 1942
45 1611 Correspondence - Terrell, Harlan, 1942
45 1612 Correspondence - Targ, Anne, n.d.
45 1613 Correspondence - Thompson, Dan (NBC), 1942
45 1614 Correspondence - Thompson, Edgar A. (Navy Dept.), 1942
45 1615 Correspondence - Turner, Jamie, 1948
45 1616 Correspondence - Ulrich, Pvt. William R., 1938-1944
45 1617 Correspondence - Van, Glenn, 1942
45 1618 Correspondence - Vanner, Ernest, 1942
45 1619 Correspondence - Wade, Bernard, 1946
45 1620 Correspondence - Walker, W. L. 1942
45 1621 Correspondence - Ward, Joe, 1936-1938
45 1622 Correspondence - Werner, Spencer & Tolford Inc., 1942
45 1623 Correspondence - Wheeler, Elmer, 1938
45 1623a Correspondence - Wilcox, Oliver E., 1951
45 1623b Correspondence - Winch, Frank, 1949
45 1623c Correspondence - Wiseman, Scotty, 1943
45 1624 Correspondence - Wolfe, Milton G., 1937-1948
45 1625 Correspondence - Young, Ben E., 1942
45 1626 Correspondence - Yust, Walter (Encyclopedia Britannica - includes Steven's banjo article), 1943
45 1627 Correspondence - Zittler, Edith, 1939
45 1628 Correspondence - Unidentified, 1939-1945
45 1629 American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists & Guitarists, 1939-1949
45 1630 Clippings - Ashton Stevens, 1939-1946
45 1631 Clippings - miscellaneous, 1934-1948
45 1632 Comic Strip, 1937
45 1633 Compositions, n.d.
45 1634 Encyclopedia Brtiannica entry, ca. 1940s
45 1635 The Five Stringer (Fraternity of the Five String Banjoists), 1940s
45 1636 Karch, Hank / Plectronic Orchestras, 1941-1948
45 1636a Miscellaneous compositions collected by Stevens, ca. 1940s
45 1637 Notes, 1930s-1940s
45 1637a "Pick Yourself a Banjo," 1942
45 1638 Posters & Ephemera, 1930s-1940s
45 1639 Press Releases, 1930s-1940s
 

Sub-Series 2: Biographical, 1920s-1950s


Box Folder Contents
46 1640 The Ashton Stevens Story, by Bill Doll, 1951
46 1641 Biography by Kay Ashton-Stevens, ca. 1950s
46 1642 Chicago's Ashton Stevens, by Bill Doll, ca. 1940s
46 1643 Editor and Publisher interview, 1931
46 1644 Clippings, 1911-1918
46 1645 Clippings, 1920s
46 1646 Clippings, 1930s
46 1647 Clippings, 1940s
46 1648 Clippings, 1950s, n.d.
46 1649 Miscellaneous articles, 1920s-1940s
46 1650 Obituaries, 1951
46 1651 Press Veterans Association Honor, 1949
 

Sub-Series 3: Family, 1868-1948


Box Folder Contents
46 1652 Atherton, Gertrude, 1908-1948
46 1653 Stevens, Aleece Ulhorn - obituaries, 1926
46 1654 Stevens, Hannah Laura - song lyrics (see oversize box 4 for sheet music) n.d.
46 1655 Stevens, James W. - documents, 1868-1929
46 1656 Stevens, (John) Landers - obituaries, 1940
46 1657 Stevens, Thomas Wood, 1933
 

Sub-Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1890s-1950s


Box Folder Contents
46 1657a 50th Anniversary with Hearst papers surprise party, 1949
46 1658 Actorviews publishing information, 1924
46 1659 Actorviews - reviews, 1924
46 1660 Advertisements, 1940s
47 1661 Autographed book inscriptions (photocopies), 1920s-1940s
47 1662 Birthday card collage signed by the Chicago Herald-American staff (see oversize folder), 1950
47 1662a Century of Progress: invitations and press passes, 1933-1934
47 1662b Death: pallbearers, telegram notification, 1951
47 1663 Financial Documents, 1920s-1940s
47 1663a Financial Documents: expense accounts and taxes, 1920s-1940s
47 1663b Holiday messages, 1940s
47 1664 Mary's Way Out - contracts and royalty statements, 1918
47 1665 Mary's Way Out - reviews, 1918
47 1666 Medical documents, 1920s-1940s
47 1666a Notebooks, 1920s-1940s
47a 1666b Notebooks, 1920s-1940s
47a 1667 Notes, 1930s-1940s
47a 1668 Passport and personal materials, 1920s-1940s
47a 1669 Press and other passes, 1940s-1950s
47a 1670 Programs and memorabilia, 1910s-1950s
47a 1670a Programs and memorabilia - Kerredge Theatre (Hancock Michigan) - notes, receipts, contracts, 1912-1925
47a 1670b Programs and memorabilia scrapbook (see oversize box 4), 1910s-1950s
47a 1671 Prospect Avenue - clippings, 1935
47a 1671a Prospect Avenue - contract, 1935
47a 1672 Screen Writers' Guild Lawsuit, 1948
47a 1673 Sigma Delta Chi membership, 1940s-1950s
47a 1674 Theatre programs (annotated), 1890s-1940s
47a 1675 Travel memorabilia - Russia, 1926
47a 1676 War Ration books, 1942-1945
47a 1677 Wedding announcement, 1927

Series 4: Photographs, ca. 1850s-1951

Portraits of Ashton Stevens, photos of family members and friends, snapshots, and professional headshots of many of the actors and performers Stevens corresponded with and wrote about.
Arranged starting with photos of Ashton Stevens, followed by family, and others organized alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
48 1678 Stevens, Ashton - portraits, ca. 1897-1905
48 1679 Stevens, Ashton - portraits (see also oversize box 4) ca. 1930s
48 1680 Stevens, Ashton - portraits, ca. 1940s
48 1681 Stevens, Ashton - group photos (see also oversize box 4), ca. 1910s-1940s
48 1682 Stevens, Ashton - snapshots, ca. 1930s
48 1683 Steven, Ashton and Kay Ashton-Stevens, ca. 1920-1938
48 1684 Stevens, Ashton and family members (includes some negatives), ca. 1930s-1940s
48 1685 Stevens, Ashton with Barrymore, John, Kay, and unidentified, ca. 1940s
48 1686 Stevens, Ashton with Bernie, Ben, ca. 1940s
48 1687 Stevens, Ashton at the Cliff Dwellers, ca. 1930s
48 1688 Stevens, Ashton with Gest, Morris, ca. 1940s
48 1689 Stevens, Ashton with Jolson, Al and Percy Hammond, ca. 1920s
48 1690 Stevens, Ashton with Merman, Ethel, Jimmy Durante, and Kay Ashton-Stevens, ca. 1940s
48 1691 Stevens, Ashton with Olsen & Johnson (Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson), 1941
48 1692 Stevens, Ashton with Parsons, Louella, Kay Ashton-Stevens, and June Collier, ca. 1940s
48 1693 Stevens, Ashton with Peabody, Eddie, ca. 1940s
48 1694 Stevens, Ashton with Skelton, Red and Gene Fowler (includes 1 color slide), 1951
48 1695 Stevens, Ashton with Tucker, Sophie, Kay Ashton-Stevens, and unidentified, ca. 1940s
48 1696 Stevens, Ashton with unidentified, 1919-1948
48 1697 Stevens, Ashton with Welles, H. G., ca. 1940s
48 1698 Stevens, Ashton with Welles, Orson, and Kay Ashton-Stevens, ca. 1940s
48 1699 Family - Atherton, Gertrude, 1912, n.d.
48 1700 Family - Stevens, Aleece, ca. 1920s
48 1700a Family - Stevens, Georgie Cooper, ca. 1920s
48 1701 Family - Stevens, James William and Hannah Laura, ca. 1960s-1910s
48 1702 Family - Stevens, John, Georgie and children (includes photos of Hannah Laura Stevens), ca. 1940s-1950
48 1703 Family - Stevens, Kay Ashton, ca. 1930
48 1704 Family - miscellaneous and unidentified, ca. 1850s-1930s
48 1704a Family - unidentified ambrotypes: (see Artifacts, Box 54), ca. 1860s
49 1705 Allen, Fred and Portia, ca. 1940s
49 1706 Arliss, George (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1707 Bankhead, Tallulah, ca. 1940s
49 1708 Bernie, Ben, 1935, ca. 1940s
49 1709 Bouras, Harry, ca. 1940s
49 1710 Bowles, George, n.d.
49 1711 Buie, Louis A., ca. 1940s
49 1712 Chaliapin, Boris, ca. 1930s
49 1712a Church, Grace (with Ernie Forrest), ca. 1920s
49 1713 Claire, Ina (1 signed), 1926, n.d.
49 1714 Collins, Charles (signed), 1921
49 1715 Conroyd, Leon M., n.d.
49 1716 Cornell, Katherine (signed), 1923, 1951
49 1717 Craig, Boradil, ca. 1890s
49 1718 Crawford, Joan (signed), ca. 1950
49 1719 Dalmatoff, Michael (signed), 1926
49 1720 De Lys, William, ca. 1930s
49 1721 Digges, Dudley, ca. 1940s
49 1722 Duncan Sisters (Topsy and Eva), ca. 1940s
49 1723 Eagle, Nate and Captain Werner, 1933
49 1724 Fields, W. C. "Bill" (signed), 1936
49 1725 Finer, Dr. Herman, ca. 1950
49 1726 Fisher, Bud (signed), 1911
49 1727 Fiske, Minnie Maddern (Mrs. Fiske), ca. 1900
49 1728 Fowler, Gene with Commander McDonald and E. H. Griffith, ca. 1940s
49 1729 Garden, Mary (signed), ca. 1910s
49 1730 Gladys, George, ca. 1930s
49 1731 Gest, Morris - Morris Gest's Little Miracle Town, ca. 1939
49 1732 Gilbert, Jack (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1733 Gillette, William (signed), 1930
49 1734 Givot, George (signed), ca. 1935
49 1735 Green, Able and Grace, 1950
49 1736 Guinan, Texas (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1737 Hammond, Phyllis, ca. 1940s
49 1738 Hardy, Guy, n.d.
49 1739 Hearst, William Randolph (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1739a Hearst, Mrs.William Randolph, ca. 1930s
49 1740 Holmes, Burton (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1740a Howard, Leslie (signed), ca. 1936
49 1741 Joseph, John, ca. 1940s
49 1742 Kane, Whitford, ca. 1940s
49 1743 Kershaw, Wilbrette (signed), 1899
49 1744 Kimmer, Clara (signed), n.d.
49 1745 Laurie, Joe Jr., ca. 1940s
49 1746 Lawrence, Gertrude (signed), ca. 1920s-1940s
49 1747 Leslie, Amy, 1931
49 1748 Lillie, Beatrice (signed), 1949
49 1749 Mansfield, Richard and Beatrice (signed), ca. 1910s
49 1750 Marks, Edward B., ca. 1944
49 1751 Markey, Gene (also Joan Bennett, and Hedy Lamar, some signed) (see also oversize box 4), ca. 1920s-1940s
49 1752 Massey, Raymond and Dorothy (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1753 Mencken, H. L. (signed), 1948
49 1754 Meredith, Burgess, ca. 1930s
49 1755 Moore, Grace (signed), 1925
49 1756 Morgan, Helen, ca. 1930s
49 1757 Nicola, William "The Great," ca. 1910s
49 1758 Nilsen, Gertrude (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1758a Norworth, Jack, n.d.
49 1759 Osborne, Hubert, ca. 1930s
49 1759a Ossman, Vess (with Tom Mix and Rex Schepp), ca. 1940s
49 1760 Peabody, Eddie and Maude (signed), ca. 1940s
49 1761 Pinkerton, William A. (signed), 1863, 1918
49 1762 Robison, May (signed), ca. 1910s
49 1763 Russell, Lillian (signed), ca. 1910s
49 1764 Sandburg, Carl, n.d.
49 1765 Scully, Frank (signed), 1948, ca. 1940s
49 1766 Sullivan, Ed (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1767 Temple, Shirley & Bill Robinson (signed), 1935-1936
49 1768 Templeton, Alec, ca. 1930s-1940s
49 1769 Tobin, Genevieve (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1770 Tucker, Sophie, ca. 1950
49 1771 Walton, Wilfred, ca. 1930
49 1772 Warfield, David (photo of bust), n.d.
49 1773 Waters, Ethel (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1774 Webb, Clifton, ca. 1910s
49 1775 Welles, Orson (1 signed), 1950, n.d.
49 1776 Winchell, Walter (signed), ca. 1930s
49 1776a Wolfe, Milton G. (signed), ca. 1949
49 1777 Banjo related, ca. 1940s
49 1778 Chicago Press Veterans Association dinners / Chicago Herald & American staff (see oversize box 4), 1942-1949
49 1779 Miscellaneous (see also oversize box 4), 1897-ca. 1940s
49 1780 Theatrical Productions (see also oversize box 4), ca. 1920s-1940s
49 1781 Unidentified photos and negatives ca. 1910s-1940s

Series 5: Artwork ca. 1925-1949

Drawings, prints, portraits of Ashton Stevens and others.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material.

Box Folder Contents
50 1782 Caricature of Ashton Stevens by Boris Chaliapin sent as a Christmas card from Ashton and Kay (several copies), ca. 1940s
50 1783 Drawing - ink - bottle of champagne with a label reading "Krug 1925" and two glasses, ca. 1925
50 1784 Drawing - charcoal "sketch from life" of Ashton Stevens by Ernest S. Klempner, ca. 1930s
50 1785 Drawing - ink - Ashton Stevens, artist unknown, n.d.
50 1786 Drawing - charcoal - Ashton Stevens with caption, "Ga Damn Mean, Critic's Dean," artist unknown, ca. 1940s
50 1787 Drawing - charcoal - Kay Ashton-Stevens with caption, "Darling Babies, Tavern Ladies," artist unknown, ca. 1940s
50 1788 Drawing - ink by John Held, Jr. "The Modern Furniture Craze Hits the Pool Parlor," n.d.
50 1789 Drawing by Harry Lauder, n.d.
50 1790 Layout / paste-up of Excursions in Stageland column with illustration, letter, and instructions from Gene Markey, 1949
50 1791 Portrait of O. O. McIntyre (signed by McIntyre) by Jamee Montgomery Flagg, n.d.
50 1792 Poster for George Kaiser play "Gas" at the Goodman Theatre, n.d.
50 1793 Print - Christmas greeting by John Norton, n.d.

Series 6: Audio Materials 1935-1952

Cylinders, wire recordings, acetate discs, 78s, and open reel tapes. Most cylinders and discs are recordings of Ashton Stevens dictating or playing banjo, though some discs include music recorded by others and there are a few commercial 78s. Wire recordings and open reel tapes are recordings of Ashton Stevens' commemorative luncheon after his death. Due to preservation concerns, audio materials are not available for patron use at this time.
Organized in the following subseries: Cylinders, ca. 1940s (Boxes 51-52); Discs, 1935-1952 (Boxes 53-54); and Miscellaneous, 1952 (Box 54).
 

Sub-Series 1: Cylinders, ca.1940s


Box Item Contents
51 1 "More L. Lyons"
51 2 "#13 banjo. Save- A.S. & A.S.K. last year"
51 3 "all banjo"
51 4 "Britannica Mr. Calvin. OK for variety"
51 5 "Oysters- column #2 cook & recipes. Share E.J. may have little lamb last. Banjo, tuba"
51 6 "#22 the [romance] of Floyds- and A.S. air insurance. pretty good"
51 7 "test"
51 8 "#15 Duke of Windsor, banjo piece. faint [march] etc. source"
51 9 unidentified
51 10 "L. Lyons transcript. critics story"
51 11 "A.S. banjo"
51 12 "A.S. test on mike"
51 13 "Alva Johnson letter"
51 14 "Alva Johnson letter"
51 15 "Markey - conversation F.F. and A.S. Banjo E.J.K., Kay test"
51 16 unidentified
51 17 "first test, motherway test, A.S."
51 18 "Katie Lou and Ernie"
51 19 "first recorded after Ernie fixed old ediphone. poem by A.S. Aunt Louise-telephone"
51 20 "not recorded because of blast"
52 21-40 unidentified cylinders
 

Sub-Series 2: Discs, 1935-1952


Box Item Contents
53 41 "Ashton Stevens Talk: College Inn." WBBM 10/31/49. 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 42 "Christmas Wishes from Ashton & Florence," with John Barrymore & Ellen Terry. 12/18/35. 10" home recorded disc
53 43 "I'm Just The Duke of Windsor About You," words by Ashton Stevens. Art Kassel Orchestra, 11/24/40. 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 44 "I'm Just The Duke of Windsor About You," words by Ashton Stevens. Art Kassel Orchestra, 11/24/40. copy 2. 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 45 "I'm Just the Duke of Windsor About You," words by Ashton Stevens. WGN, 11/22/40. 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 46 "Ashton," 10" home recorded disc
53 47 "Guitar solo," 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 48 "Lover Come Back to Me," 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 49 "St. Louis Blues/Gloworm," 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 50 "Perry Bechtel, Eliot Dobbins. Radio Station WSB, Atlanta, Ga., 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 51 "For Ashton Stevens, M.M. Wolf. 5/15/41, 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 52 "Dean Murphy #1," 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 53 "Jack Wolf, WGN/Helen," 1/30/45, 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 54 "Ernie Varner, [___] Hutton: jam session, 10' aluminum base acetate disc
53 55 Hank Karch, arranger. American Guild of Banjoists, Mandolinists and Guitarists Convention massed bands finale, 7/30/40. 10" 78 rpm disc
53 56 Hank Karch & His Plectrophonic Symphony. William Tell Overture: Taft Theater, American Guild Convention, Cincinnati, 7/2/40. pt. 1 & 2, 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 57 Hank Karch & His Plectrophonic Symphony. William Tell Overture: Taft Theater, American Guild Convention, Cincinnati, 7/2/40. pt. 3 & 4, 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 58 "Cowboy's Lament" by Gene Fowler. Recited by John Barrymore, 10" 78 rpm disc
53 59 "G Minor Spin b/w Swoon of a Goon," George Barnes & Ernie Varner, 10" 78 rpm disc
53 60 "Quartet for Prosperous Love Children pt. 1 & 2," 10" aluminum base acetate disc
53 61 "Memories" b/w "When Day Is Done, 8/23/44. inscribed: "To Ashton Stevens, a real banjo pal: from Bill Ulrich," 10" home recorded disc
53 62 "For Dean & Kay, with love from Em & Jack Norwith, 10" aluminum base acetate disc
54 63 Ashton Stevens "National Barn Dance," WEAF, 11/9/40, 12" aluminum disc
54 64 "I'm Just the Duke of Windsor About You," words by Ashton Stevens. Art Kassel Orchestra, WOR 12/5/40, 12" aluminum base acetate disc
54 65 Ben Bernie Program: Ashton Stevens, guest. Pt. 2 & 4, 12/18/42, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 66 Ben Bernie Program: Ashton Stevens, guest. Pt. 2 & 4, 12/18/42, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 67 Eddie Peabody: Ashton Stevens Memorial, 4/24/52, 12" aluminum base acetate disc
54 68 Ethel Waters: Ashton Stevens tribute, 5/13/52, 12" aluminum acetate disc
54 69 Ernie Varner: Rhapsody for Gunter & Stringer b/w Leonard Faye: Pick Yourself a Banjo- Play American, 12/24/43, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 70 Lou Breese: Victory [___], 2/3/45, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 71 Joe Schirmer Trio: KMOX, St. Louis, 8/15/45, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 72 Sam Carr: Banjo concerto, pt. 1 & 2, 12" aluminum base acetate disc
54 73 Sam Carr: Banjo concerto, pt 3 & 4, 12" aluminum base acetate disc
54 74 Treasury Program WCFL: Guest: Whitey Ford, Banjo Solo: Perry Bechtel, pt. 2. 1/12/43, 12" glass base acetate disc (cracked)
54 75 Treasury Program WCFL: Guest: Whitey Ford, Banjo Solo: Perry Bechtel, pt. 3. 1/12/43, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 76 Joe Schirmer (banjo): 12th St. Rag, Alabama Bound, Tea For Two. 12/18/43, 12" glass base acetate disc
54 77 Ben Bernie Memorial Program, CBS: Cesar Petrillo & The Lads, pt. 1 & 3. 10/26/43, 12" disc
54 78 Ben Bernie Memorial Program, CBS: Cesar Petrillo & The Lads, pt. 2 & 4. 10/26/43, 12" disc
54 79 "Treasury Center," WCFL. Gene Sheldon, banjoist, 11/17/42. 12" glass base acetate disc (broken)
 

Sub-Series 3: Miscellaneous, 1952


Box Item Contents
54 80 Ashton Stevens Memorial Luncheon, Sherman Hotel. pt. 1, May 17, 1952. open reel tape
54 81 Ashton Stevens Memorial Luncheon, Sherman Hotel. pt. 2, May 17, 1952. open reel tape
54 82 Ashton Stevens Memorial Luncheon, Sherman Hotel. pt. 3, May 17, 1952. open reel tape
54 83 Ashton Stevens Memorial Luncheon, Sherman Hotel. pt. 1, May 17, 1952. wire recording
54 84 Ashton Stevens Memorial Luncheon, Sherman Hotel. pt. 2, May 17, 1952. wire recording

Series 7: Artifacts, ca. 1940s-1952

Personal items belonging to Ashton Stevens.

Box Item Contents
55 NL 1332 Ink pen inscribed: "Merry Christmas Ashton Stevens from Olsen and Johnson," ca. 1940s
55 NL 1333 Deck of playing cards with Kay and Ashton Stevens pictured on the back, ca. 1940s
55 NL 1334 Pair of specatacles in case, ca. 1940s-1950s
55 NL 1335 Ink stamp: Ashton Stevens, ca. 1940s
56 NL 1336 Ediphone home recording machine, ca. 1940s
NL 1337 Remington typewriter, n.d.