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Louis Lippa papers

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Louis Lippa (1928-2018) was an American playwright, actor, theatre director, and teacher of the dramatic arts. He was born in Rochester, NY, and grew up in South Philadelphia. He received his B.A. from Temple University, and, after army service in WWII, returned there to complete his M.A in 1951. The same year he became a member of the original Hedgerow Repertory Theatre Company at the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, where he began writing plays with the encouragement of the company's founder, Jasper Deeter. Lippa and a friend raised the money to reopen the theater after it closed in the mid 1950s, where they put on Lippa's play A House Remembered, which played off-Broadway and won the 1957 Obie award for best new play. Several more of Lippa's plays were produced off-Broadway, but he became increasingly frustrated by the lack of ensemble or repertory work in New York City. He returned to Philadelphia and worked for six years as artistic director with the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. After receiving his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Temple University and a stint at the Theatre of Western Springs in Illinois, in 1974 Lippa became one of the first members in residence at the then-People's Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, where he would direct, produce, be a writer in residence, and mentor other actors for the rest of his working life. He also maintained ties with Hedgerow as actor, director, and mentor; it was at Hedgerow that he met Nancy Metzgar, his future spouse.

Lippa was an experimental and prolific playwright, influenced by the dramatic theories of Bertolt Brecht and concerned with political, historical, and social issues. His notable original works include Sign of the Lizard, about the death of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, which won the Kennedy Center's New Play Award; The Stone House, which won the Dramatic Publishing Company's National Award for a new play; and Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville. He also produced a series of groundbreaking adaptations of the work of Theodore Dreiser, including a highly acclaimed three-hour theatrical version of Sister Carrie. He was also a notable interpreter of the Italian cultural tradition, including adaptations of the work of Luigi Pirandello (Six Characters in Search of an Author, which won a Barrymore for Best Play in 2008) and stage version of The True Adventures of Pinocchio, which attempted to remedy the liberties taken by Disney and restore the strangeness and excitement of the original Italian folktale. Alongside his work at People's Light, Lippa was a prolific actor, director, and educator in the Philadelphia area, and received a Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2004. He and his wife Nancy, who died in 2008, had a son Chris and a daughter Anita.

This collection contains material produced and collected by Louis Lippa, primarily but not exclusively related to his work as a playwright-in-residence at the People's Light and Theatre Company. It includes extensive drafts and typescripts of both full-length and one-act plays, writings on theatre, collected unpublished prose, and notes; personal and professional correspondence; contracts and professional material related to Lippa's acting and directing, financial information, journals, date books, and research material; pictures of productions Lippa participated in at Peoples Light, Cheltenham Playhouse, and others; playbills for productions that Lippa wrote, acted in, or directed; and press clippings and promotional material for productions in which Lippa participated. It also includes a wealth of material about the inner workings of People's Light.

Most of Lippa's major theatrical works are represented here, many in multiple revisions and some with production material, such as cast lists, stage manager reports, and promotional materials, documenting their development and eventual staging in great detail.

The correspondence is not extensive, and mostly consists of play submissions and congratulatory notes from Lippa's friends and supporters of People's Light.

The journals contain notes on the theatre and fragments of plays as they developed.

The research material is fragmentary and not comprehensive; however, it is indicative of Lippa's drafting methods and his catholic curiosity about socio-political matters around the world, including the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, which he hoped to dramatize.

The People's Light material features a raft of inter-office memos which outlined the company's desire to develop a unified theatrical vision in the middle of the 1980's, as well as inner struggles over what direction this development should take; the discussions are frank and often funny, outlining the difficulties of running a regional repertory theatre. It is worth noting that, although Lippa had a strong connection to the Hedgerow Theatre, there is very little material related to this influential institution in this collection.

Gift from Chris Lippa, 2018 July 25

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University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

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An American Tragedy script, 2010 August.
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An American Tragedy script, 2010 September.
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An American Tragedy script, 2010 December.
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An American Tragedy script, 2010 December.
Box 1 Folder 4
The Breaking Wall script, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 5
The Breaking Wall, translation of Italian review, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 6
The Breaking Wall, correspondence, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 7
The Breaking Wall, screenplay, written with Richard Bagley, circa 1961.
Box 1 Folder 8
Daisy Miller script, 2004 January.
Box 1 Folder 9
The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, script, 2001 January.
Box 1 Folder 10
The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, script, 2001 March.
Box 1 Folder 11
The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, prose version, 2001.
Box 1 Folder 12
The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, screenplay, 2002.
Box 1 Folder 13
The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, production materials, 2002.
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The Dreaming of Aloysius in His Search for God, script for unproduced sequel, 2004.
Box 1 Folder 15
The Fortunate Lovelife of Romeo Montague, early script, 1979.
Box 1 Folder 16
The Fortunate Lovelife of Romeo Montague, script, 1981.
Box 1 Folder 17
The Fortunate Lovelife of Romeo Montague, script, 1989.
Box 1 Folder 18
The Fortunate Lovelife of Romeo Montague, correspondence, 1979-1983.
Box 1 Folder 19
Ghost Story, 2016.
Box 1 Folder 20
The Guests Have Arrived, script, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 1
The Guests Have Arrived, script, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 2
The Guests Have Arrived, script, 1979.
Box 2 Folder 3
The Guests Have Arrived, correspondence, 1967.
Box 2 Folder 4
Have it Your Way!, script, 1996 March.
Box 2 Folder 5
Have it Your Way!, script, 1997 July.
Box 2 Folder 6
Have it Your Way!, script, 1997 July.
Box 2 Folder 7
Have it Your Way!, script, 1997 July.
Box 2 Folder 8
Have it Your Way!, script, 1997 July.
Box 2 Folder 9
Have it Your Way!, production docs, 1994-2000.
Box 2 Folder 10
Henry IV, script, 2011 July.
Box 2 Folder 11
Henry IV, script, 2012.
Box 2 Folder 12
Henry IV, script, 2012 May.
Box 2 Folder 13
Henry IV, correspodence, 2011.
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A House Remembered, script from NYC production, 1956.
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A House Remembered, script, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 16
A House Remembered, script with notes, 1956-1957.
Box 2 Folder 17
A House Remembered, production docs, circa 1956.
Box 2 Folder 18
A House Remembered, correspondence, 1956.
Box 2 Folder 19
The Loyalist, script, 1996 July.
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The Loyalist, script, 1996 July.
Box 3 Folder 2
The Loyalist, script, 1998.
Box 3 Folder 3
The Loyalist, script, 2007 December.
Box 3 Folder 4
The Loyalist, final draft script, 2015 November 28.
Box 3 Folder 5
The Loyalist, production materials, 2000-2001.
Box 3 Folder 6
The Loyalist, screenplay, 2006.
Box 3 Folder 7
The Maltese Falcon, script, 2013 January 22.
Box 3 Folder 8
The Maltese Falcon, script, 2013 March 15.
Box 3 Folder 9
The Maltese Falcon, script, 2013 March 15.
Box 3 Folder 10
The Martyr, script, 1955.
Box 3 Folder 11
A Memory of Resistance, script, 1972.
Box 3 Folder 12
A Memory of Resistance, script, circa 1972.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 1981.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 1983 August.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 1983 September.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 1983 September.
Box 3 Folder 17
A Memory of Resistance, script, 1983 September.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 1983 September.
Box 3 Folder 19
A Memory of Resistance, script, 2000 February 16.
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A Memory of Resistance, script, 2000 March.
Box 3 Folder 21
A Memory of Resistance, script, 2000 March.
Box 3 Folder 22
A Memory of Resistance, script, 2000 March.
Box 3 Folder 23
A Memory of Resistance, script, 2016 February.
Box 3 Folder 24
A Memory of Resistance, production materials, 2000-2002.
Box 3 Folder 25
A Memory of Resistance, correspondence, 1970-1985.
Box 3 Folder 26
The Proprietor, script, 1982 October.
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The Proprietor, script, 1982 October.
Box 4 Folder 2
The Proprietor, script, 2010 December.
Box 4 Folder 3
The Proprietor, script, 2011 March.
Box 4 Folder 4
The Proprietor, press and publicity, 1982.
Box 4 Folder 5
The Proprietor, production materials, 1981.
Box 4 Folder 6
The Proprietor, correspondence, 1982-1985.
Box 4 Folder 7
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, script, 2000 January.
Box 4 Folder 8
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, script, 2011 March.
Box 4 Folder 9
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, script, 2017.
Box 4 Folder 10
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, script, German translation, 2003.
Box 4 Folder 11
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, production material, People's Light and Theatre Company, 1998-2000.
Box 4 Folder 12
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, production material, Pittsburgh City Theatre, 1999.
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Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, production material, Gorilla Theater, Tampa, Florida, 2001.
Box 4 Folder 14
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, production material, Marin Theatre, 2001.
Box 4 Folder 15
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, production material, Hamburg, Germany, 2011.
Box 4 Folder 16
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, press and publicity, 1998.
Box 4 Folder 17
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, research material, 1998.
Box 4 Folder 18
Sacco and Vanzetti: a vaudeville, notes, undated.
Box 4 Folder 20
The Seagull, script (partial), undated.
Box 4 Folder 21
Seven Who Were Hanged, 2012.
Box 4 Folder 22
Sign of the Lizard, script, first draft, 1984 February.
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Sign of the Lizard, script, second draft, 1984 April.
Box 5 Folder 2
Sign of the Lizard, script, second draft, 1984 April.
Box 5 Folder 3
Sign of the Lizard, script, second draft, 1984 April.
Box 5 Folder 4
Sign of the Lizard, script, third draft, 1985 September.
Box 5 Folder 5
Sign of the Lizard, script, fourth draft, 1986 June.
Box 5 Folder 6
Sign of the Lizard, script, fourth draft, 1986 June.
Box 5 Folder 7
Sign of the Lizard, script, fourth draft, 1986 June.
Box 5 Folder 8
Sign of the Lizard, script, fourth draft, 1986 June.
Box 5 Folder 9
Sign of the Lizard, script, fifth draft, 1987 November.
Box 5 Folder 10
Sign of the Lizard, script, fifth draft, 1987 November.
Box 5 Folder 11
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1992 April.
Box 5 Folder 12
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1992 April.
Box 5 Folder 13
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1992 September.
Box 5 Folder 14
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1993 January.
Box 5 Folder 15
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1993 January.
Box 5 Folder 16
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1994 November 13.
Box 5 Folder 17
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1995 February 7.
Box 5 Folder 18
Sign of the Lizard, script, 1998 August.
Box 5 Folder 19
Sign of the Lizard, script, 2001 April.
Box 5 Folder 20
Sign of the Lizard, phased development outline, 1991-1992.
Box 5 Folder 21
Sign of the Lizard, script fragments, 1984-1992.
Box 5 Folder 22
Sign of the Lizard, screenplay treatment, 1992.
Box 5 Folder 23
Sign of the Lizard, production material, People's Light and Theatre Company, 1992-1994.
Box 5 Folder 24
Sign of the Lizard, production material, staged reading at Florida Atlantic University, 1993.
Box 5 Folder 25
Sign of the Lizard, research material, 1983-1994.
Box 5 Folder 26
Sign of the Lizard, funding application and award from the Fund for New American Plays, 1992-1996.
Box 5 Folder 27
Sign of the Lizard, correspondence, 1988-1996.
Box 5 Folder 28
Sign of the Lizard, notes, 1984-1994.
Box 6 Folder 1
Sister Carrie, script, early fragments, 1988-1989.
Box 6 Folder 2
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, 1989.
Box 6 Folder 3
Sister Carrie, Part I, script, 1990 December.
Box 6 Folder 4
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, 1990 December.
Box 6 Folder 5
Sister Carrie, Part I, script, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder 6
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder 7
Sister Carrie, Part I, script, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder 8
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder 9
Sister Carrie, Part I, script, 1991 August.
Box 6 Folder 10
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, 1991 August.
Box 6 Folder 11
Sister Carrie, Part I, script, circa 1991.
Box 6 Folder 12
Sister Carrie, Part II, script, circa 1991.
Box 6 Folder 13
Sister Carrie, shorter version, script, 2003 June.
Box 6 Folder 14
Sister Carrie, shorter version, script, 2003 June.
Box 6 Folder 15
Sister Carrie, screenplay adaptation, 1995 November.
Box 6 Folder 16
Sister Carrie, development project materials, 1989 March.
Box 6 Folder 17
Sister Carrie, phased development plan, 1989.
Box 6 Folder 18
Sister Carrie, production materials, 1990.
Box 6 Folder 19
Sister Carrie, production materials, 1990-1991.
Box 6 Folder 20
Sister Carrie, shorter version, production materials, 2000.
Box 7 Folder 1
Sister Carrie, press kit, 1990.
Box 7 Folder 2
Sister Carrie, press and publicity, 1990-1991.
Box 7 Folder 3
Sister Carrie, press and publicity, 1990-1991.
Box 7 Folder 4
Sister Carrie, press and publicity, 1991.
Box 7 Folder 5
Sister Carrie, pomotional material, 1991.
Box 7 Folder 6
Sister Carrie, television adaptaion, 1984.
Box 7 Folder 7
Sister Carrie, notes, circa 1989.
Box 7 Folder 8
Sister Carrie, correspondence, 1988-1991.
Box 7 Folder 9
Six Characters in Search of an Author, script, 2013 July.
Box 7 Folder 10
Six Characters in Search of an Author, research material, circa 2006.
Box 7 Folder 11
Sorceror's Apprentice, script, 2000 July.
Box 7 Folder 12
The Sorceror's Apprentice, music, circa 2002.
Box 7 Folder 13
The Sorceror's Apprentice, press and publicity, 1956-1967.
Box 7 Folder 14
The Sorceror's Apprentice, correspondence, 1968.
Box 7 Folder 15
The Sorceror's Apprentice, publishing contract, 2002 March 11.
Box 7 Folder 16
The Southgate Porter, early handwritten scenes, before 1983.
Box 8 Folder 1
The Southgate Porter, script, 1983 May.
Box 8 Folder 2
The Southgate Porter, script, 1983 June.
Box 8 Folder 3
The Southgate Porter, script, 1983 October.
Box 8 Folder 4
The Southgate Porter, script revision, 2013 May.
Box 8 Folder 5
The Southgate Porter, script revision, 2013 May.
Box 8 Folder 6
The Southgate Porter, script fragment, undated.
Box 8 Folder 7
The Southgate Porter, correspondence, 1981-1986.
Box 8 Folder 8
The Southgate Porter, notes, circa 1982.
Box 8 Folder 9
The Southgate Porter, press and publicity, 1983.
Box 8 Folder 10
The Stone House, script, first draft, 1985 March.
Box 8 Folder 11
The Stone House, script, first draft, 1985 March.
Box 8 Folder 12
The Stone House, script, 1986 July.
Box 8 Folder 13
The Stone House, script, 1986 November.
Box 8 Folder 14
The Stone House, script, 2006 March.
Box 8 Folder 15
The Stone House, production materials, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 16
The Stone House, press and promotion, 1987.
Box 8 Folder 17
The Stone House, correspondence, 1980-1989.
Box 8 Folder 18
Tonight We Improvise King Lear, script, 2008 November.
Box 8 Folder 19
True Adventures of Pinocchio, script, 2000.
Box 8 Folder 20
True Adventures of Pinocchio, script, 2000.
Box 8 Folder 21
True Adventures of Pinocchio, production materials, 2000.
Box 8 Folder 22
True Adventures of Pinocchio, press and publicity, 2000.
Box 8 Folder 23
True Adventures of Pinocchio, correspondence, 1998-2002.
Box 8 Folder 24
True Adventures of Pinocchio, notes, 2000.
Box 8 Folder 25
Adventures of Antoine, undated.
Box 9 Folder 1
Clytemnestra, 1958.
Box 9 Folder 2
Clytemnestra, 2011-2016.
Box 9 Folder 3
The Commitment, 1985.
Box 9 Folder 4
Confidence Game, 1988 May.
Box 9 Folder 5
The Decoy, 1985 February.
Box 9 Folder 6
The Defector, 1985 August.
Box 9 Folder 7
Delusions of a Government Witness, 1983 November.
Box 9 Folder 8
The Escape Artists, 1984 September.
Box 9 Folder 9
The Exception and the Rule, undated.
Box 9 Folder 10
In the Light of Evening, 1953.
Box 9 Folder 11
The Iron Heel, 2012 July.
Box 9 Folder 12
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, 2001.
Box 9 Folder 13
The Marriage Proposal (Chekhov adaptation), undated.
Box 9 Folder 14
The Mourning Show, 2005.
Box 9 Folder 15
The Neanderthal Room, 2003.
Box 9 Folder 16
The Old Country, 2004 February.
Box 9 Folder 17
Otto Haas Meets Ben Franklin at the Pearly Gates, 1998.
Box 9 Folder 18
Our Lady of the Alley, 1987 July 2.
Box 9 Folder 19
The Persecution of Eugene Waterman, 1981.
Box 9 Folder 20
Prisonbreak, 1982.
Box 9 Folder 21
Saint Joan of the Gaza Strip, 2003 September.
Box 9 Folder 22
Scenes from an Italian Neighborhood, circa 1992.
Box 9 Folder 23
A Stand of Trees, 1988 April.
Box 9 Folder 24
Three Ten-Minute Plays, 1997.
Box 9 Folder 25
The Uninvolved, 1954.
Box 9 Folder 26
The Welfare Lady, 1984-2015.
Box 9 Folder 27
Deathtown (made for TV movie), 1983.
Box 10 Folder 1
Inherit the Wind (radio play), 1986.
Box 10 Folder 2
Love's Old Sweet Song (teleplay), 1983 March.
Box 10 Folder 3
The Sea Wolf (teleplay), 1980 April.
Box 10 Folder 4
The Zoo Killer (screenplay), 1997 January.
Box 10 Folder 5
1970-1979.
Box 10 Folder 6
1980-1989.
Box 10 Folder 7
1990-1999.
Box 10 Folder 8
2000-2010.
Box 10 Folder 9
Play synopses, undated.
Box 10 Folder 10
Story rejected by the New Yorker, undated.
Box 10 Folder 11
Uncollected/unpublished prose, undated.
Box 10 Folder 12
Notes on adaptation of "A Child's Christmas in Wales", 1982.
Box 10 Folder 13
Articles on theatre, circa 1985.
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"A few remarks" for Barrymore lifetime achievement award, 2004.
Box 10 Folder 15
Teaching notes, Temple University , circa 1977.
Box 10 Folder 16
Notecards for play idea "Tiger, Burning Bright", undated.
Box 10 Folder 17
Notebook with notes and play draft, circa 1960.
Box 10 Folder 18
Notes on plays, undated.
Box 10 Folder 19
Miscellaneous notes, undated.
Box 10 Folder 20

Abbey (People's Light and Theatre Company), circa 1987.
Box 11 Folder 1
Asner, Ed, 1982-1986.
Box 11 Folder 2
Beruh, Joseph, 1982-1986.
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Betsy, undated.
Box 11 Folder 4
Boyce, John and Ruth, 1974 May.
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Bursch, Lou, 1986 September 18.
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Carrahan, Peter and Fran, 1999 February 8.
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Cronyn, Hume, 1978 November 22.
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Devin, Lee, 1976 April 9.
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Gantry, Donald, 1974 March 19.
Box 11 Folder 10
Harry, 1988 May-August.
Box 11 Folder 11
Hassler, Saige, undated.
Box 11 Folder 12
Hedgerow Theatre, 1956-1987.
Box 11 Folder 13
Hutch, Jean and Johnny, 1999 January-July.
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Jones, Bob, 1998 March 3.
Box 11 Folder 15
Kavan (?), Marian and John (?), 1986 March 3.
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Lee, Charles, 1985 May 12.
Box 11 Folder 17
Lingeman, Richard, 1992 March-April.
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Lippa, Nancy, 1966 December 27.
Box 11 Folder 19
Lippa Family (Italy), 1955-1992.
Box 11 Folder 20
Morrison, Nina, 1991-1992.
Box 11 Folder 21
Murdock, Henry T, (Philadelphia Inquirer), circa 1979.
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Newman, Nancy, 1983 August 23.
Box 11 Folder 23
Nielson, Benjamin, 1987 July 26.
Box 11 Folder 24
Paine, Harry, 1986 September 3.
Box 11 Folder 25
Pieri, Vincent, 1992 August 3.
Box 11 Folder 26
Raudin, Bill, 1991 April 21.
Box 11 Folder 27
Rowe, Greg, circa 2002.
Box 11 Folder 28
Susan Schulman Literary Agency, 1992-2009.
Box 11 Folder 29
Suskind, Joyce, 2011 July 4.
Box 11 Folder 30
Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, 1986.
Box 11 Folder 31
Theatre of the Western Springs, 1969-1974.
Box 11 Folder 32
Touchstone Pictures, 1993 October 22.
Box 11 Folder 33
Walnut, Charles, 2000 June 13.
Box 11 Folder 34
William Morris Agency, 1981-1983.
Box 11 Folder 35
Unknown sender, 1986.
Box 11 Folder 36
Personal correspondence from Louis Lippa, 1956-2000.
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A-K, 1982-2010.
Box 11 Folder 38
L-Y, unknown, 1962-2006.
Box 11 Folder 39

Galileo, circa 1968.
Box 11 Folder 40
Hamlet (includes production material), 1988.
Box 11 Folder 41
The Iceman Cometh, circa 1970.
Box 11 Folder 42
The Iceman Cometh, circa 1970.
Box 11 Folder 43
Threepenny Opera, circa 1968.
Box 11 Folder 45
Untitled Russian Play, undated.
Box 11 Folder 46
Under Milk Wood, circa 1984.
Box 11 Folder 47
1969-1970.
Box 12 Folder 1
circa 1980.
Box 12 Folder 2
1981.
Box 12 Folder 3
1984.
Box 12 Folder 4
1985.
Box 12 Folder 5
circa 2000.
Box 12 Folder 6
2012.
Box 12 Folder 7
2014.
Box 12 Folder 8
2016.
Box 12 Folder 9
undated.
Box 12 Folder 10
1997.
Box 12 Folder 11
1998.
Box 12 Folder 12
1999.
Box 12 Folder 13
2000.
Box 12 Folder 14
2001-2002.
Box 12 Folder 15
Copyrights, 1968-2004.
Box 13 Folder 1
Contracts and resume for playwright-in-residence at Peoples Light and Theatre Company, 1982-1989.
Box 13 Folder 2
Acting contracts for Lippa , 1983-1989.
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Acting contracts, 1990-1999.
Box 13 Folder 4
Acting contracts, 2000-2014.
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Contact sheets for acting jobs, undated.
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Teaching contracts, Temple University, 1981.
Box 13 Folder 7
Correspondence regarding loans and gifts, 1982-1985.
Box 13 Folder 8
Mortgage and home purchase info, 1985 May-August.
Box 13 Folder 9
Social security info, 1987, 1997.
Box 13 Folder 10
Household accounts, 1998-2002.
Box 13 Folder 11
On Bertold Brecht, circa 1969.
Box 13 Folder 12
Research trip to Europe as playwright-in-residence for Peoples Light and Theatre Company, 1988-1989.
Box 13 Folder 13
Research for "Agita," play about the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, 2005.
Box 13 Folder 14
General research material, 1989-1998.
Box 13 Folder 15
Papers and exams for MFA in Playwriting, Temple University, circa 1977.
Box 13 Folder 16
Transcripts for MFA in Playwriting, Temple University, 1977.
Box 13 Folder 17
Scrapbook of productions at the Cheltenham Playhouse, 1963-1968.
Box 13 Folder 19
Scrapbook of productions at the Cheltenham Playhouse, 1963-1968.
Box 13 Folder 20
Scrapbook of productions at the Cheltenham Playhouse [to be deleted], 1963-1968.
Box 13 Folder 21
Awards, 1994-2004.
Box 13 Folder 21
Chris Lippa material, undated.
Box 13 Folder 22

Production photos, Cheltenham Playhouse , circa 1962.
Box 13 Folder 23
Production photos, Peoples Light and Theater Company, circa 1987.
Box 13 Folder 24
Production photos, Theater of the Western Springs, approximately 1971-1975.
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Production photos, production unknown, undated.
Box 13 Folder 26
Photos of Louis Lippa, approximately 1960-2000.
Box 13 Folder 27
Negatives, undated.
Box 13 Folder 28

Adventures of Pinocchio-Lovelife of Romeo Montague, 1960-1999.
Box 14 Folder 1
Persecution-Sister Carrie, 1977-2002.
Box 14 Folder 2
Six Characters in Search of an Author-Unfinished Portrait, 1966-2007.
Box 14 Folder 3
Amadeus-Flea in Her Ear, 1976-2011.
Box 14 Folder 4
Inherit the Wind-Much Ado About Nothing, 1980-1991.
Box 14 Folder 5
Our Town-Tempest, 1965-1993.
Box 14 Folder 6
Uncle Vanya-Warsaw Mime Theatre, 1963-1995.
Box 14 Folder 7
3 Farces-Importance of Being Earnest, 1965-2010.
Box 14 Folder 8
Line-Witness for the Prosecution, 1971-2009.
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Plays in which Lippa was not visibly involved, 1974-2009.
Box 14 Folder 10

Clippings, 1960-1969.
Box 14 Folder 12
Clippings, 1970-1979.
Box 14 Folder 13
Clippings, 1980-1989.
Box 14 Folder 14
Clippings, 1990-1999.
Box 14 Folder 15
Clippings, after 2000.
Box 14 Folder 16
Profiles of Lippa, 1967-1989.
Box 14 Folder 17
Photocopied reviews/features, 1967-2005.
Box 14 Folder 18
General articles on theatre by others, 1969-1980.
Box 14 Folder 19
General research clippings, 1980-1992.
Box 14 Folder 20

before 1984.
Box 15 Folder 1
1985.
Box 15 Folder 2
1986-1989.
Box 15 Folder 3
1990-2012, undated.
Box 15 Folder 4
Documents related to conflict between People's Light and William Collins, theater critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, 1983-1989.
Box 15 Folder 5
Request for Pennsylvania arts allocations for People's Light and Theatre Company and area theaters, 1989 May 31.
Box 15 Folder 6
Ticket sales information, 1985-1992.
Box 15 Folder 7
Promotional materials for productions at the People's Light and Theatre Company, 1983-2010.
Box 15 Folder 8
Promotional materials for productions at the People's Light and Theatre Company, 1983-2010.
Box 16 Folder 2

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