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Eva Le Gallienne Papers, 1951-1962
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 92

Abstract:
Author; actress; theatrical director and producer. Papers include biographical material, clippings, photographs, correspondence, photographs, and her original manuscript of the second volume of her autobiography Plus Twenty

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Eva Le Gallienne, founder and director of the Civic Repertory Theatre, New York City, undated

Eva Le Gallienne, founder and director of the Civic
Repertory Theatre, New York City, undated

Eva Le Gallienne was born 11 Jan 1899 in London, the daughter of poet and journalist Richard Le Gallienne and Danish journalist Julie Noiregard. Le Gallienne attended drama school for a few months, then moved to New York in 1915. Her first success on stage was at age 20 and was followed by other hits. She abandoned her acting career in 1926 and founded the Civic Repertory Theatre, which closed in 1933. Thirty-two of the thirty-four plays presented there were directed by Le Gallienne. She also starred on Broadway in L'Aiglon with Ethel Barrymore, and translated, staged, and acted in Ibsen's Rosmersholm. She moved with her companion Marion Evensen to a country estate and continued to lecture, tour, and act. Le Gallienne played Queen Elizabeth in Mary Stuart from 1957 to 1962. She won the National Medal of Arts in 1986. Le Gallienne died June of 1991.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This small collection of Eva Le Gallienne's papers includes biographical material, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and her original manuscript of the second volume of her autobiography "Plus Twenty" (published as With a Quiet Heart in 1951). Included also in the collection is also a photograph of Le Gallienne as Queen Elizabeth in the production of Mary Stuart.


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

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Eva Le Gallienne Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Eva Le Gallienne donated her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1961.

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed. Finding aid revised in 2002 by Gayla Spaulding, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Language
English.