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Alfred Young Papers, 1893-1935
2 boxes (10 linear inches)
Collection number: RG 42

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:

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

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 of the Collection

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:
  • Series I: General materials
  • Series II: The Merchant of Venice
  • Series III: Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Series IV: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Series V: Twelfth Night


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

The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Alfred Young Papers, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The papers were created by Alfred Young and donated to the College Archives.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English

Contents List
Series I: General



Correspondence
1890s-1909

Box 1: folder 1
Photographs


Box 1: folder 2
Miscellaneous
n.d., 1935

Box 1: folder 3
Series II: The Merchant of Venice



Director's copy and prompt book


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

Box 1: folder 2
Programs of production by Alfred Young
1898

Box 1: folder 3
Programs of productions by other directors
1910,1924

Box 1: folder 4
Stage designs


Box 1: folder 5
Smith College production notes
1911

Box 1: folder 6
Other production notes


Box 1: folder 7
Clippings on costume and stage design


Box 1: folder 8
Series III: Merry Wives of Windsor



Director's copy and prompt book


Box 1: folder 1
Programs and reviews
1894-1909

Box 1: folder 2
Production notes


Box 1: folder 3
Music


Box 1: folder 4
Clippings on costume


Box 1: folder 5
Series IV: A Midsummer Night's Dream



Director's copy and prompt books


Box 2: folder 1
Programs and reviews


Box 2: folder 2
Smith College production notes
1909

Box 2: folder 3
Hunter College production notes
1935

Box 2: folder 4
Other production notes


Box 2: folder 5
Music


Box 2: folder 6
Series V: Twelfth Night



Director's copy and prompt book


Box 2: folder 1
Smith College program and review
1917

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

Box 2: folder 3
Programs of productions by other directors
1900s-1910s

Box 2: folder 4
Smith College production notes
1917

Box 2: folder 5
Barnard College production notes
1909

Box 2: folder 6
Other production notes


Box 2: folder 7
State design drawings


Box 2: folder 8
Music - Smith College Senior Dramatics, June 1917, Music for Twelfth Night, Pianoforte Score. Boston, Mass. : C. W. Thompson and Co.
1917

Box 2: folder 9
Costumes and stage design clippings


Box 2: folder 10
Reviews, articles, etc.


Box 2: folder 11

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