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Guide to the Jack Sydow papers
1933-2001 (bulk dates 1942-1945)
 PR289

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400


© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Audrey Belanger

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 16, 2012
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II: Life and career, 1933-2001, undated

Subseries II.1: Photographs

Scope and Contents note

Although the majority of the photographs are undated, they appear to span Sydow's adult life. Photographs of Sydow include professional portraits and personal photographs of Sydow both alone and with friends. Photographs of shows include shows that Sydow acted in as well as shows that Sydow directed.

Arrangement note

As the majority of the photographs are undated, they have been arranged by topic (either photographs of Sydow, photographs of shows, or miscellaneous). The photographs of Sydow and of shows have been further divided into black & white and color photographs. Within these divisions photographs are arranged primarily according to size, although an attempt was made to group like photographs together and to arrange them in rough chronological order, based primarily on guesswork.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Sydow - black and white photographs
1947-52, 1960, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Sydow - black and white photographs
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Sydow - black and white photographs
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Sydow - black and white photographs
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Sydow - color photographs
ca. 1970-1992, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Sydow - color photographs
ca. 1994-2001, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Shows - black and white photographs - identified

Scope and Content Note

Shows included: Oh, Coward!, Glass Menagerie, The Late Christopher Bean, The Crucible, John Brown's Body, A Touch of the Poet, Once Upon a Mattress, and  The Imaginary Invalid.

ca. 1948-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Shows - black and white photographs - identified

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and documents from Adding Machine. Originally housed in a photo album.

ca. 1970-1971
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Shows - black and white photographs - unidentified
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Shows - black and white photographs - unidentified
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Shows - black and white photographs - unidentified
1957, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Shows - color photographs - identified

Scope and Content Note

Photographs from Shadowlands.

ca. 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Shows - color photographs - unidentified
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Other unidentified photographs
1933, 1943, undated

Subseries II.2: Documents

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Play ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Includes newspaper clippings and playbills.

1939-1967, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Miscellaneous documents and drawings
1942, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Stage plans

Scope and Contents note

Stage plans for The Matchmaker.

1977
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Song books
undated

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