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Guide to the Nancy Fales Garrett Papers MSS 051

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Collection processed by Amber Creger, 1999. Finding aid updated by Kelsi Evans, 2009. Updated by Jacqueline Rider 2018.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 23, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated to incorporate accessions 2010.051 and 2011.051.  , July 2018

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garrett, Nancy Fales
Title: Nancy Fales Garrett Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-2009
Abstract: Nancy Fales Garrett is a writer, director, and teacher. This collection contains original manuscripts of theater pieces, poem, short stories, a novel, published pieces, critical reviews, posters, slides, and photos related to Garrett's works.
Quantity: 5 Linear Feet in one record carton, six manuscript boxes, one oversize flat box, and one oversize folder.
Quantity: 2 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 3 electronic discs (cd-rom)
Location: Some materials are stored offsite, and advance notice is required for use. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Call Phrase: MSS 051

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Biographical / Historical

Nancy Fales Garrett is a writer, director, and teacher. Fales Garrett began her theatrical career at LaMaMa ETC and later founded Shakespeare in the Valley, a Shakespeare workshop for teenagers. Fales Garrett's plays include Arc, Playing in Local Bands, Some Sweet Day, The Northern Kingdom, and  Dora. In addition, Fales Garrett has written the screenplays  The Stranger and  The Northern Kingdom and been awarded playwriting fellowships from NYSCA and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fales Garrett teaches playwriting at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY.

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Scope and Contents

The Nancy Fales Garrett Papers include original manuscripts of theater pieces, poem, short stories, a novel, published pieces, critical reviews, posters, slides, and photos related to Garrett's plays.

Arrangement

The Nancy Fales Garrett Papers are arranged into three series:

Series I: Theatre Pieces (the oversize box at the end of the collection contains oversize materials from Series I)

Series II: Poetry, Short Stories, and Reviews

Series III: Oversize Graphics

The papers are arranged in chronological order within each series.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Playbills.

Subject Topics

  • Off-Broadway theater
  • Librettos
  • Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- Reviews

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Nancy Fales Garrett Papers; MSS 51; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audiovisual materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers. Materials not yet digitized will need to have access copies made before they can be used. To request an access copy, or if you are unsure if an item has been digitized, please contact the Fales Library with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact the Fales Library with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Fales Library by Nancy Fales Garrett.

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Container List

Series I: Theatre Pieces

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1990-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 2 "A Harvard Man": manuscript
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 3 "The Babysitter": manuscript
1966
Box: 1 Folder : 4 "The Orchard": manuscript
1966
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "The Orchard": Renata Theatre program
1966
Box: 1 Folder : 6 "The Adventures of Sadie the Goat": manuscript
[1967]
Box: 1 Folder : 7 "Dracula": manuscript
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 8 "How They Made It": manuscript
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 9 "Predicates": manuscript
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 10 "Family Portrait": manuscript [see also Passion & Garbage]
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 11 "Passion & Garbage": manuscript.[see also Family Portrait]
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Surviving Death in Three Acts": manuscript [two versions]
1973
Box: 5 "Surviving Death in Three Acts," photos
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 13 "Casserole": manuscript [two versions: one with Ralph Lee]
1974
Box: 5 "Casserole: an Illusion," photos, cast list
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 "The Ark": manuscript
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 15 "The Ark": music
1975
Box: 5 "Damaging Evidence - Refracted Light"
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 16 "The Zone of Middle Dimensions": manuscript
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 17 "Nicole Willing": manuscript
1978
Box: 2 Folder : 18 "Indianhead": manuscript
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 19 "Playing in the Local Bands": manuscript
1981
Box: 5 "Playing in Local Bands"
1982-1985
Box: 5 Reviews, Playbills
1983-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 20 "The Secret Life of Women": manuscript
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 21 "Travel": 2 one act plays
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 22 "The Puppy Show": manuscript
1987
Box: 5 "Some Sweet Day," playbills, photos, reviews
1985-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 23 "Some Sweet Day": manuscript
April 4, 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 24 "Dora, Libretto": manuscript
1990
Box: 2 Folder : 25 "Dora": music
1990
Box: 6 "Dora," slides
undated
Box: 5 "Dora," score, libretto, photos, slides, receipts, publicity materials, playbills, reviews
1989-2009
Box: Shared Fales 014 "Dora: Prospect Park," video
2001-10
Box: Shared Fales 014 "Dora," photos and poster, CD-Rs
2002-02-27
Box: 2 Folder : 26 "The Stranger": manuscript
1991
Box: 2 Folder : 27 "The Stranger": videotape
1992
Box: 5 "The Northern Kingdom," script, promotional materials
undated
Box: Shared Fales 014 "The Northern Kingdom," Chris Lopez, CD-R
undated
Box: 5 "Farmville," script
2004

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Series II: Poetry, Short Stories, and Reviews

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 "Payback": novel
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 2 "Blood": fragment
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 3 "One Decent Man": manuscript
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 4 "Down the Road": manuscript
[1992/1993]
Box: 3 Folder : 5 "Listening" in Hanging Loose, #62
1993
Box: 3 Folder : 6 "Meat Market" in Anima, v.1, #1
Fall 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 7 "Ragtime" in 13th Moom, v.6, #1/2
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Nes Kirby, Victoria: review of "Casserole": The Drama Review, v.18, #3
September 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Gussow, Mel: review of "Some Sweet Day": New York Times
March 23 1990
Box: 7 "One Flight Up," Susan Fales Hill manuscripts
undated

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Series III: Oversize Graphics

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Graphics, Clippings, Scrapbook materials
1965-1982
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Oversize: "The Ark": poster
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Oversize: "The Ark": musical scores
1975
Folder: 2 Theater Posters
1983, undated

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