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Alfred Young Papers, 1890-1935
0.833 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00160

Abstract:
The papers contain Alfred Young's files on the production of William Shakespeare's plays The Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

Alfred Young, the stage name of John Carolan, was director of senior Dramatics at Smith College, 1892-1917, with the exception of 1893. He also was involved with directing plays at other colleges and stage venues.

Young was engaged to direct a play chosen by the senior class and with only a few exceptions they were Shakespeare plays. Once the play was chosen, members of Smith College's Dept. of Elocution trained individual actors in their parts. Young would send instructions as to the overall shape of the play and would come to campus for final rehearsals and production.

Scope and Contents

The papers contain Alfred Young's files on the production of William Shakespeare's plays The Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night.

The papers are divided into five series:
  1. Series I: General materials
  2. Series II: The Merchant of Venice
  3. Series III: Merry Wives of Windsor
  4. Series IV: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  5. Series V: Twelfth Night

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Smith College, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Alfred Young Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00160, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

Source unknown.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Series I: General



Correspondence
1890s-1909

Box 1106: folder 1
Photographs


Box 1106: folder 2
Miscellaneous
undated 1935

Box 1106: folder 3
Series II: The Merchant of Venice



Director's copy and prompt book


Box 1106: folder 1
Smith College production programs and reviews
1897 1911

Box 1106: folder 2
Programs of production by Alfred Young
1898

Box 1106: folder 3
Programs of productions by other directors
1910 1924

Box 1106: folder 4
Stage designs


Box 1106: folder 5
Smith College production notes
1911

Box 1106: folder 6
Other production notes


Box 1106: folder 7
Clippings on costume and stage design


Box 1106: folder 8
Series III: Merry Wives of Windsor



Director's copy and prompt book


Box 1106: folder 1
Programs and reviews
1894-1909

Box 1106: folder 2
Production notes


Box 1106: folder 3
Music


Box 1106: folder 4
Clippings on costume


Box 1106: folder 5
Series IV: A Midsummer Night's Dream



Director's copy and prompt books


Box 1107: folder 1
Programs and reviews


Box 1107: folder 2
Smith College production notes
1909

Box 1107: folder 3
Hunter College production notes
1935

Box 1107: folder 4
Other production notes


Box 1107: folder 5
Music


Box 1107: folder 6
Series V: Twelfth Night



Director's copy and prompt book


Box 1107: folder 1
Smith College program and review
1917

Box 1107: folder 2
Programs and reviews of productions by Alfred Young
1893-1909

Box 1107: folder 3
Programs of productions by other directors
1900s-1910s

Box 1107: folder 4
Smith College production notes
1917

Box 1107: folder 5
Barnard College production notes
1909

Box 1107: folder 6
Other production notes


Box 1107: folder 7
State design drawings


Box 1107: folder 8
Music - Smith College Senior Dramatics, June 1917, Music for Twelfth Night, Pianoforte Score. Boston, Mass. : C. W. Thompson and Co.
1917

Box 1107: folder 9
Costumes and stage design clippings


Box 1107: folder 10
Reviews, articles, etc.


Box 1107: folder 11

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