PCL MS 177 Carol Martin Collection
|Title||PCL MS 177 Carol Martin Collection|
The Carol Martin Collection consists of approximately 2.5 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Carol Martin in 1999. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the BPCL Reference email. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.
|Biographical Sketch||Carol Martin is a Professor of Drama at New York University. Her books include Theatre of the Real and Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture of the 1920s and 1930s. She is the Editor of Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage, A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre, and the co-editor with Henry Bial of Brecht Sourcebook. She is the Guest Editor of two special issues of TDR, “Performing the City” (2015) and “Documentary Theatre (2006).” She has contributed essays on contemporary theatre and theory to national and international journals including Theatre Journal, Theatre Arts (Japan), TDR, Peripeti, and Theatre Arts China. Martin's essays and interviews have been translated into Turkish, French, Polish, Chinese, Romanian, and Japanese.|
|Scope and Content||The collection pretains to Dr. Carol Martin's research into the craze of dance marathons that occured during the early years of the Great Depression. It includes audio and printed interviews, research materials and manuscripts. Also included are a scrapbook and other materials related to Dr. Martin's participation as a historical consultant for the Broadway musical Steel Pier.|
This collection will be of interest to those who are also studying 20th century fads, including but not limited to dance marathons.
|Inventory||A complete inventory has not been completed for this collection. |
Boxes 1 and 2 are manuscript boxes of research files
Box 3 is an oversized box of scrapbook and newspaper clippings.