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Claudia Webster Robinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 20/50
The Claudia Webster Robinson papers are housed in three boxes and date from 1939 to 1987. The papers are comprised of class notes, syllabi, exams, and student papers. Scripts, notes, and sheet music from Northwestern theatrical productions also comprise a large number of records. Two folders contain correspondence. The first folder contains letters from Northwestern colleagues. The second folder is of personal correspondence. Letters from former students, Patricia Neal and Cloris Leachman, are included.

Dates

  • 1939-1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Abstract

Claudia Webster Robinson was an Instructor in Dramatic Production at Northwestern University from 1944 to 1952. During her years at Northwestern, Robinson directed many productions. She was known for her unusual and obscure choices for theatrical productions, and of their excellence. The Claudia Webster Robinson papers are housed in three boxes and date from 1939 to 1987. The papers are comprised of class notes, syllabi, exams, and student papers. Scripts, notes, and sheet music from Northwestern theatrical productions also comprise a large number of records. Two folders contain correspondence.

Arrangement

Course materioals are arranged numerically according to course designation. Scripts and other production materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Method of Acquisition

The Claudia Webster Robinson papers were received from Tom Roland, Special Events Office, on May 9, 1989 (Accession #89-71).

Separated Materials

Six photographs of Northwestern theatrical productions were transferred to the Archives photograph collection. News clippings about Cloris Leachman and Patricia Neal were transferred to the Archives biographical files.

Processing Information

Kimberly Bartosz; October–November, 1990.
Title
Guide to the Claudia Webster Robinson Papers
Author
Kimberly Bartosz
Date
01/10/1990
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635