J. W. Roberts and Richard Boleslavsky Collection Guide

J. W. Roberts and Richard Boleslavsky Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Reproduced materials gathered by Prof. Jerry W. Roberts ( -1990) during his research of Richard Boleslavsky and the American Laboratory Theatre. The collection is composed mainly of photocopies of correspondence, notes, playbills, and research material.
Source
J. W. Roberts
Date Range
1910s - 1990s
Extent
24 linear feet
Language(s)
English, Russian

Access and Use

Digital Access

Small selections of material from this collection have been digitized. However, due to uncertain copyright status, access to digitized materials is restricted to Library staff. Only descriptive records are publicly available online, but digitized items may be made available upon researcher request. Please contact the McHugh Special Collections for more information.

Physical Access

The collection may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

This collection is composed mainly of photocopies of correspondence, notes, playbills, and research material, for which copyright is likely held by third parties. Researchers may use the collection for their own personal research, but in order to use copyrighted material in publications, they should contact the holders of the original material. Unfortunately, Roberts did not provide great detail regarding the locations of the original materials other than mentioning a few repositories.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], J. W. Roberts and Richard Boleslavsky Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.

Linked Data

VIAF Personal and Corporate Names


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

Professor Jerry Roberts served in the English department and as theater director during his brief time at the University of Scranton. Roberts joined the University in 1986 and died from cancer in 1990.

Scope and Content Note

This 24 linear foot collection contains predominantly research material from Roberts' 1981 doctoral dissertation concerning Richard Boleslavsky, titled Richard Boleslavsky, His Life and Work in the Theatre.

The collection is composed mainly of photocopies of correspondence, notes, playbills, and research material related to Richard Boleslavsky and the American Laboratory Theatre.

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 8 boxes and includes a small group of binders.

Inventory

Collection Inventory (PDF)


Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by professor J. W. Roberts.


Processing Notes

Digitization

Selected materials from the collection were digitized in 2014 at the request of a researcher. Digital images were captured at 300 dpi, 24-bit color in either TIFF or PDF format (for reproduced photographs and documents, respectively).