Arthur Laurents collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
11 MWalB02691

Dates

  • 1939-1964; undated (Creation)
  • 1942-1964 (Creation)

Extents

  • 6.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    donated by Arthur Laurents.

  • Preferred Citation

    Arthur Laurents collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Arthur Laurents collection consists primarily of typescripts of several plays and screenplays; it also includes some correspondence and clippings relating to Laurents's productions. Of particular note is a collection of letters documenting the development of West Side Story and of I Can Get it for You Wholesale, which includes correspondence from Irving Berlin, Jerome Robbins, and Harold Rome. The typescripts are arranged alphabetically, and the correspondence is grouped by correspondent and then arranged chronologically. The material in the collection was created between 1942 and 1964.

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