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.
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.
[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], J. W. Roberts and Richard Boleslavsky Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.
VIAF Personal and Corporate Names
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.
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.
This collection is arranged in 8 boxes and includes a small group of binders.
Collection Inventory (PDF)
This collection was donated by professor J. W. Roberts.
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).