Source

Eleanor Belmont Papers

Title
Eleanor Belmont Papers, 1851-1979.
Description
33 linear ft (37 boxes, 159 volumes, 1 oversize folder, & 1 oversize box).
Abstract
Belmont (1879-1979) was an American actress and a prominent public figure.
Arrangement
Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in four series: I: Correspondence, II: Subject Files, III: Personal and Biographical, and IV: Oversized Materials.
Finding Aid
Finding aid in repository and online.
Summary
Correspondence, manuscripts, and papers reflecting Belmont's associations in the theatrical, musical, philanthropic, and social worlds. There are ten letters from Theodore Roosevelt, ten from George Bernard Shaw, twenty-two from Israel Zangwill, fifteen from Frances Hodgson Burnett, fifteen from Edith Wharton, and nine from Herbert Hoover, as well as letters from Anatole France, Mary Austin, Stephen Vincent Ben'et, Nicholas Murray Butler, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight David Eisenhower, Clyde Fitch, Harriet Ford, John Galsworthy, Ellen Glasgow, Yvette Guilbert, Amy Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, Edgar Lee Masters, John J. Pershing, Arthur Wing Pinero, William Howard Taft, and William Butler Yeats. In addition to the manuscripts of Mrs. Belmont's own writings, among them her autobiography FABRIC OF MEMORY, the collection contains a manuscript of Anatole France's "La Petite Ville de France" and a typescript of George Bernard Shaw's "Democracy and THE APPLE CART." There is also a considerable body of correspondence, notes and reports of the organizations with which Mrs. Belmont was associated, including the American Shakespeare Festival Foundation, Educational Dramatic League, Metropolitan Opera Association, Motion Picture Research Council, and the Red Cross.
Restrictions
The following boxes are located off-site: Boxes 15-37. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Notes
Royal Cortissoz letters are on microfilm.
Provenance
Gift of Eleanor Robson Belmont, 1962 & 1966; Bequest of Mrs Belmont, 1979.
Subjects (Genre)
Format
Manuscript Manuscript/Archive
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