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Barrie Stavis letters to Stanley Weintraub


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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American playwright Barrie Stavis (1906-2007) is best known for his plays depicting historical figures whose controversial or radical ideas and actions challenged contemporary authority.

Between 1971 and 1995, American playwright Barrie Stavis (1906-2007) wrote approximately 30 letters to historian Stanley Weintraub (born 1929) in which he discussed mutual friends, his writing projects, and their families.

Also included is an issue of

Dramatics from April 1986, featuring Stavis on the cover, a dust jacket for Stavis's play on labor leader Joe Hill, The Man Who Never Died, an undated black-and-white photograph of Stavis and Stanley Weintraub, and photocopies of correspondence between Stavis and Weintraub's son, David Weintraub, who taught at Vanderbilt University.

Many of the letters are also addressed to Weintraub's wife, Rodelle Weintraub. One letter in the collection is written by Stavis's wife, Bernice Coe.

Box 60, F0856: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes

Gifts of Stanley and Rodelle Weintraub, 2009-2016.

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, April 2016. Updated by Maureen Cech, May 2016.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2016 April 07
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Collection Inventory

Barrie Stavis letters to Stanley Weintraub, 1971 March 25-1994 March 21.
Box 60 Folder F0856

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