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Guide to the Actors' Equity Association Records WAG.011

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Collection processed by K. Kevyne Baar, 2003-2006. Preliminary processing by Martha S. Lo Monaco and Miriam Frank, 1987.

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 Edited by Hillel Arnold for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description Jasmine Larkin edited Series X. Unprocessed Materials. In addition, the finding aid was edited for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description Edited by Nicole Greenhouse for updated administrative information and archived websites 2012 , October 2017 , January 2020

Container List

Series II: Foundations of Actors' Equity, 1913-1933

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of all the extant records of the union's earliest years (1913-1929), including agreements, auditors' reports, contracts, correspondence of AEA officers and representatives, records of membership meetings and miscellaneous subject files. Also included in this series are a group of autobiographical notebooks of AEA President Clarence Derwent and an extensive group of research files, notes and typescript drafts for Alfred Harding's historical study of the early years of Actors' Equity, The Revolt of the Actors(1929).

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Actors' Fidelity League: Fidelity (newsletter)
1921
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Actors' Fidelity League: Member's Book
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 2A Agency Policy
1928-1930
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Agreement and Pledge
1919
Flat-File-Folder: 5 Agreement and Pledge signed by Members
1917-1919
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Agreement: Managers Protective Association
1924 , 1928
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Agreement: Producing Managers Association
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Agreement: Shubert's
1921
Box: 2 Folder : 7 American Committee for Relief of German Children
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 8 "Articles of Agreement, Constitution and By-Laws of the Actors' Equity Association" [Draft?]
undated [1913?]
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Child Labor Laws
undated [to 1919]
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Chorus Equity Association (CEA): Agreement between Managers Protective Association (MPA) and CEA
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Chorus Equity Association: Agreement between MPA and CEA
1928
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Chorus Equity Association: Agreement between Producing Managers Association (PMA) and CEA
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Chorus Equity Association: Auditor's Reports
1922-1923
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Chorus Equity Association: Auditor's Reports
1924-1925
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Chorus Equity Association: Auditor's Reports
1926-1927
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Chorus Equity Association: Auditor's Reports
1928-1929
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Chorus Equity Association: Chorus of Equity Song
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Chorus Equity Association: Contract between Mae Chesterly and Dalton Enterprises
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Chorus Equity Association: Contracts
1920s
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Chorus Equity Association: Correspondence I
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Chorus Equity Association: Correspondence II
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Chorus Equity Association: Deputy Report
1929
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Chorus Equity Association: Employment Lists
1921
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Chorus Equity Association: Employment Lists
1922
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Chorus Equity Association: Members Information Booklet
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Chorus Equity Association: Minutes
Aug 19, 1919-Aug 18, 1920
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Chorus Equity Association: Minutes
Sep 10, 1920-Aug 31, 1921
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Chorus Equity, Association: Minutes
Sep 14, 1921-Apr 30, 1924
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Collective Bargaining by Actors: U.S. Dept. of Labor
1926
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Contracts: Additions, Addendums
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Contracts: Blank
1923
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Contracts: Blank
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Contracts: Blank
1925
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Contracts: Blank
1926
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Contracts: Blank
1927
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Contracts: Blank
1928
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Contracts: Blank
1929
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Contracts: Blank, non-AEA
1920s
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Correspondence: AEA with Mesurac, Frank (Auditor)
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with 'F'
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Correspondence: AEA Execs with Foreign Companies
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with 'G-H'
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with 'J-K'
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with 'L'
1924
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with 'M'
1924
Box: 2A Folder : 1 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with Legislation
1923-1924
Box: 2A Folder : 2 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with Members
1920s
Box: 2A Folder : 3 Correspondence: AEA Executives, Reps with Other (non-performing) Unions
1924
Box: 2A Folder : 4 Correspondence: Gillmore, Frank with IATSE
1924
Box: 2A Folder : 5 Deputy Reports
1921-1929
Box: 2A Deputy Reports: Bound Volumes of CEA and AEA Reports for 1923, 1924, 1926
1923-1926
Box: 368 Deputy Reports: Bound Volumes of CEA and AEA Reports for 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933
1927-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Derwent, Clarence: Autobiographical Notebooks Entries 1-112
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Derwent, Clarence: Autobiographical Notebooks Entries 113-200
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Derwent, Clarence: Autobiographical Notebooks Entries 201-260
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Derwent, Clarence: Autobiographical Notebooks Entries 261-340
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Derwent, Clarence: Autobiographical Notebooks Entries 341-423
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Derwent, Clarence: Contracts
1915 , 1921 , 1923
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Derwent, Clarence: Loose Clips
1903-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Duncan, Augustin: Contracts
1971 , 1921
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Emerson, Mr. & Mrs. John (Anita Loos): Personal Correspondence
1921-1933
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Equity Ball: Programs
1924 , 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Equity Ball: Ticket Receipt
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Equity Players, Inc.
1923-1924
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Equity Shop: Instructions
1921
Flat-File-Folder: 4 Equity Shop: Petitions
1920, 1936
Box: 3 Folder : 14 (Mixed Materials [31142062891166])
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Equity Shop: PMA Agreement Press Releases
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Federated Bank of New York
1923-1924
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Gillmore, Frank: Memos to Representatives
1921-1923
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Gillmore, Frank: Memos to Representatives
1924-1926
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Gillmore, Frank: Memos to Representatives
1927-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Gillmore, Frank: Speeches, Hollywood Meetings
Jun 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Gillmore, Frank: Speeches, Hollywood Meetings
Jul 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Gillmore, Frank: Speeches, Hollywood Meetings
Aug 1929
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Gordon, Leon: Christmas Hampers
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Gordon, William C.: Correspondence re: Advertising in Equity
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Green Room Club
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Hackett, James K.
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Harding, Alfred and Stewart, Grant: Correspondence
1922-1929
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Irwin, Mike: Incident
1923-1924
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Lloyd, Harry E.
1922-1924
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Lowenthal and Munns Correspondence
1922 , 1924
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Macloon, Louis
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Manhattan Opera House
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Membership Forms
1920s
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Membership Meetings
1913
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Membership Meetings
1914
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Membership Meetings
1915
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Membership Meetings
1916
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Membership Meetings
1917
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Membership Meetings
1919
Box: 3 Folder : 40 Membership Meetings: Copy of Minutes
Nov 3, 1919
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Membership Meetings
1920
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Membership Meetings
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Membership Meetings
1922
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Membership Meetings
1923
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Membership Meetings
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Membership Meetings
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Membership Meetings
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Membership Meetings
1927
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Membership Meetings
1928
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Membership Meetings
1929
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Methodist Church: Amusement Clause
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Minutes: Founding
Jan 1913-Apr 1913
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Minutes: Founding
May 1913-Sep 1913
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Minutes: Founding: Original Binder
1913
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Mitchell, Grant Correspondence
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Motion Picture Industry
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Notices/Form Letters
1922 , 1924
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Pilgrimage Play, Los Angeles
1920
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Producing Managers' Association (PMA): Letter to IATSE
Aug 16, 1919
Box: 4 Folder : 16A Project for a National Theatre Foundation
undated [1920s?]
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Revolt of the Actors by Alfred Harding: Research Documents
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Revolt of the Actors: AEA Chronology
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Revolt of the Actors: AEA Mtg, Chicago, Feb 1, 1919
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Revolt of the Actors: Reports, 1919
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on the Strike I
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on the Strike II
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on the Strike III
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Revolt of the Actors: Lists, Strike Committees, Meetings
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on Elections
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Revolt of the Actors: Suits and Injunctions
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on AEA Minutes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Revolt of the Actors: Notes on AEA Minutes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Revolt of the Actors: Notes/American Theatre History
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Revolt of the Actors: Notes
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/History of American Theatre
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/'A Brief History of the Actors' Equity Association
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/'The Rise of the Actors' Equity Association
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft A
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft A
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft B
1920s
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft B
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Revolt of the Actors: Typescript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Revolt of the Actors: Manuscript/Draft C
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Revolt of the Actors: Original Manuscript pgs 1-62
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Revolt of the Actors: Bound Typescript (Vol I-1) 'The Rising Star of Equity
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Revolt of the Actors: Bound Typescript (Vol I-2) 'The Rising Star of Equity
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Revolt of the Actors: Bound Typescript (Vol II-1) 'The Rising Star of Equity
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Revolt of the Actors: Bound Typescript (Vol II-2) 'The Rising Star of Equity
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Robinson, John Circus: Claims Correspondence
1924
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Security Agreement: Blank
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Sherman Anti-Trust Act: USA vs. Paramount et al.
1929
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Strike
1919
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Strike Emergency Dept. [a.k.a. Help and Aid Committee]
1924
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Sunday Performances
1924
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Taxation Issue: Canada
1924
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Theater, Investigation of: Preliminary Report
1927
Box: 5 Folder : 31 West Coast: Actors' Equity News of Hollywood
1929
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Wilson, Francis and Wilson, Woodrow: Correspondence
1918-1919

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