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C. Lawton Campbell Papers

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Campbell, C. Lawton (Charles Lawton), 1896-

Charles Lawton Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916) was an American playwright and advertising writer.

The collection contains ninety-four drafts, fragments, and fully-conceived plays by Campbell (Princeton Class of 1916), as well as poems, essays, and an autobiography covering fifty years of his life as a devotee of the theater. In addition, the collection includes family correspondence as well as letters to friends and business associates, and scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia covering Campbell's earliest years as a boy in Montgomery, Alabama, through his years as a playwright and advertising executive in New York City. Among Campbell's correspondents are Andrew Turnbull and Nancy Milford, authors of Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, respectively, regarding the Fitzgeralds, and there is a special section of memorabilia and printed matter dedicated to ANTA (American National Theatre and Academy), during the years, 1945-1970. In the series devoted to papers of others, there is a project devoted to Stark Young containing copies of letters written by Young to Sir Julian Huxley, Ellen Glasgow, Allen Tate, Maxwell Perkins, Charles Scribner, and other authors, editors, and theater people.

Gift of the author in 1957-1964 and his estate in 1981.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection Inventory

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2 boxes

A - C, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

D - Z; Miscellaneous and Unidentifiable, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Business Correspondence, dates not examined. 1 box.
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high school and college; travel and army, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

clippings, photographs, Henry Campbell's diary etc., dates not examined. 1 box.
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1 box

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16 boxes

Always the Hero - Bachelor Queen, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Bachelor Queen, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Bachelor Queen - Back Bay, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Back Bay - Cavalier, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Cedar Bluff - Devil in the Choir, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Dora - Fangs, dates not examined. 1 box.
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The Feast of Bacchus - Foolish Sunset, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Fragments - Home Comes the Hunter, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Home Comes the Hunter - The Impossible Happened, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Isabella - Lady on the Loose, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Lady on the Loose - Madame Malissa, dates not examined. 1 box.
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The Man Behind the Door - The National Anthem Contest, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Pebbles - Rain on the Roof, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Red Tape - River Rat, dates not examined. 1 box.
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The Romantic Refugees - Swat the Fly, dates not examined. 1 box.
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Tarvia's Tapestry - The Yellow Jacket, dates not examined. 1 box.
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"Behind the Blind" - Poems, dates not examined. 1 box.
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The Theatre is Mine - "Tide", dates not examined. 1 box.
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American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA): Letters and Other Material Covering, 1945-1970. 1 box.
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Miscellaneous, dates not examined. 1 box.
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1900-1923, 1900-1923. 1 box.
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1924-1933, 1924-1933. 1 box.
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1933 May-1937, 1933 May-1937. 1 box.
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Print, Suggest