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Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder papers

Collection Data

The Richard Barr-Clinton Wilder Papers contain a great deal of documentation on the working aspects of the collaboration between Barr, Wilder and Edward Albee whose various producing units helped to establish a number of imporant American playwrights in the 1960s. In addition they document the work that Barr did with Charles Woodward, Jr. after Wilder left the Playwrights Unit as well as the work done by Barr and Wilder before they formed their partnership. The Administrative Files and Production series contain correspondence; production files, such as contracts, agreements, cast and crew lists, inventories, schedules, costume plots, and lighting plots; some scripts; programs; legal papers; business papers and clippings. The bulk of the documents, however, are financial records including royalty statements, box office statements, ledgers, bank statements, invoices and receipts. The more personal papers in the collection including writings, photographs and ephemera document Richard Barr's life and work. There are no similar items documenting the life of Clinton Wilder. The scrapbooks doument the work of the Playwrights Unit, mostly through clippings; they appear to have been put together by Barr.
Wilder, Clinton, 1920-1986 (Creator)
Barr, Richard (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1935 - 1982
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: *T-Mss 1978-002
Theatrical producers & directors -- New York (State) -- New York
Albee, Edward, 1928-
Off Off-Broadway theater
Barr, Richard
Wilder, Clinton, 1920-1986
Playwrights Unit
Physical Description
Extent: 31.13 lin. ft. (52 boxes)
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16005714
MSS Unit ID: 21730
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 24fa97f0-c6e0-012f-ffde-58d385a7bc34
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