Zelda Sears papers

Zelda Sears papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sears, Zelda, 1873-1935
Creator: Wiswell, Louis C.
Title: Zelda Sears papers
Dates: 1910-1941
Quantity: 3.2 Linear feet (344 items in 5 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers documenting the career of Zelda Sears and her husband, Louis C. Wiswell, from 1910-1941. Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, telegrams, notebooks, scripts, photographs, and music scores. The scrapbook contains mostly clippings (1910-1911) relating to THE NEST EGG, a play in which Sears starred. The notebooks contain anecdotes, jokes, quips, and brief outlines, evidently to be used in some of Sears' plays. The scripts are mainly of plays written by Sears', with a few written by others. The collection also includes short stories, scenarios, and lyrics written by Sears; photographs of plays particularly THE NEST EGG and THE SHOW SHOP; and some correspondence and telegrams to Zelda and her husband from such show business people as Billie Burke, George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, Jeanette MacDonald, and E.D. Starr.
Coll. Number: ms189

Biographical/Historical Note

Zelda Sears (1873-1935), an actress and playwright, married Louis C. Wiswell, a theatrical manager.


Index Terms

Actresses--United States.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Scripts (documents)
Theater--United States.
Women dramatists--United States.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Zelda Sears papers, MS 189. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11"Adjoining Rooms"
 
2Adjoining Rooms Act II Script
 
3Adjoining Rooms Act III Script
 
4Adjoining Rooms Script
 
5The Balcony Walker Script
 
6The Clinging Vine Script
 
BoxFolder
21"Katydid" Script
 
2"Lady Billy" Script
 
3"Lady Billy" Script
 
4"Lollipop" Script
 
5"Lollipop" Script
 
6"A Lucky Break" Script
 
BoxFolder
31"The Magic Ring" Script
 
2"The Scarlet Woman" Script
 
3"The Scarlet Woman" Script
 
4"Shavings" Script
 
5"The Temporary Widow" Script
 
6"Undertow" Script
 
BoxFolder
41Burke, Billy - Letters
 
2Cohan, George M. - Letters
 
3Kern, Jerome - Letters
 
4Greenwood, Albert - Letters
 
5MacDonald, Jeanette - Letters
 
6McFarland, Ethel - Letters
 
7Marquis, Mrs. Don
 
8Stair, E. D. - Letters
 
9Wood, Peggy - Letters
 
10Woods, A. H. - Letters
 
11Letters, Miscellaneous
 
12Manager's Agreement
 
13Short Story - "Devices of Desire"
 
14Short Story - "Eustace"
 
15Short Story - "Out of The Fourth Demension"
 
16Short Story - "Overplayed"
 
17Short Story - "The Wide Horizon"
 
18Untitled Short Story
 
19Play Script "The Fat Head"
 
20Scenario "Azure Shore"
 
21Scenario "A Blond for the Night"
 
22Scenario "Free & Easy"
 
23Scenario "Glittering Trinket"
 
24"The Left Over"
 
BoxFolder
51Song Sheets "The Clinging Vines"
 
2Song Sheets "Lady Billy"
 
3Song Sheets from Various Musicals
 
4American Magazine
 
5Red Book, 1927
 
6Musical Lyrics - Miscellaneous A-L
 
7Musical Lyrics - Miscellaneous M-Y
 
8Scripts - Unknown Artists
 
9Untitled Story
 
10Untitled Family Story
 
11Untitled World War I Story
 
12Untitled N. Y. Life Comedy
 

Series 1: Scripts

 
OS BoxFolder
6Notebooks
 
Scrapbook
 
Pictures: Scenes from "The Nest Egg"
 
Pictures: Scenes from "The Nest Egg"
 
Pictures: Zelda Sears
 
Pictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
Pictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
Pictures: Scenes from "The Show Shop"
 
Pictures: Scenes from unidentified plays