Special Collections and Archives

Robert Lewis papers, subject

Special Collections and Archives

Robert Lewis papers, subject

Finding Aid for the Robert Lewis papers

Sub-series 1A: Subject files: Lewis family

Lewis family files include legal correspondence and documents and ephemera. Files are organized by individual's last name and then chronologically.

Box 1

Folder -- Contents

  1. Lake, Charles [Robert Lewis' uncle]: Documents: Correspondence and Last Will and Testament: 1954-1955
  2. Lewis, Benjamin [Robert Lewis' father]: Documents: Copy of birth certificate (born 1877), legal document and newspaper clipping regarding his name change from Benjamin Lewkowitz to Benjamin Lewis [1916]
  3. Lewis, Benjamin [Robert Lewis' father]: Documents: Last Will and Testament: 1931
  4. Lewis, Benjamin [Robert Lewis' father]: Documents: Last words to children: [circa 1941]
  5. Lewis, Benjamin [Robert Lewis' father]: Documents: Materials relating to his death including bills, correspondence, prayerbook, obituary and sketches of headstone: 1941 and 1943
  6. Lewis, Benjamin and Sadie [Robert Lewis' parents]: Documents: Legal documents and correspondence regarding the purchase and maintenance of the family cemetery plot in the New Mount Carmel Cemetery, New York: 1936, 1940s and 1970s
  7. Lewis, Benjamin and Sadie [Robert Lewis' parents]: Documents: Marriage certificate (Ketuba) in Hebrew: [unidentified date]
  8. Lewis family estates: Correspondence regarding estates of Benjamin and Sadie Lewis and Samson Lewkowitz: 1930-1943
  9. Lewis family estates: Correspondence regarding estates of Benjamin and Sadie Lewis and Samson Lewkowitz: February-September, 1944
  10. Lewis family estates: Correspondence regarding estates of Benjamin and Sadie Lewis and Samson Lewkowitz: October-December, 1944
  11. Lewis family estates: Correspondence regarding estates of Benjamin and Sadie Lewis and Samson Lewkowitz: 1945
  12. Lewis family estates: Correspondence regarding estates of Benjamin and Sadie Lewis and Samson Lewkowitz: 1946-1950
  13. Lewis family tree (photocopy): [no date]
  14. Lewis, Frank M. [Robert Lewis' brother]: Documents: Legal correspondence, obituary and Last Will and Testament: 1964, 1972 and [no date]
  15. Lewis, Golda [Robert Lewis' sister]: Documents: Last Will and Testament: August 12, 1981
  16. Lewis, Sadie [Robert Lewis' mother]: Documents: Last Will and Testaments and executor documents and sale of property: 1942-1945
  17. Lewis, Sadie [Robert Lewis' mother]: Documents: Materials relating to her death including bills, correspondence, death certificate, newspaper clipping and sketch of headstone: 1944-1945
  18. Lewkowitz, Samson [Robert Lewis' grandfather]: Documents: Legal correspondence, Last Will and Testament and documents relating to estate: 1929, 1930, 1945, 1973 and [no date]

Sub-series 1B: Subject files: Personal and social files

Lewis' personal and social files include legal documents, health-related documents, resumes, birthday guest lists and correspondence and vacation itineraries. Files are organized by subject and then by chronologically.

Box 2

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  1. Personal: Appraisals and donation: Correspondence regarding appraisals and donations of Lewis' record and autograph collection, appraisers' business cards, Lewis' list of famous correspondents and a brochure, How to Sell Your Autographs: 1972, 1986 and [no dates]
  2. Personal: Biographies: Lewis' biography/resume (multiple copies with notes) and lists of famous students: [miscellaneous dates 1970s-1980s]
  3. Personal: Documents: Birth certificate (photographic copy), born Robert Lewkowitz, March 16, 1909
  4. Personal: Documents: Membership cards and passports: [miscellaneous dates] Research note: See also Working Files: Institution files: General for membership in specific theatrical unions
  5. Personal: Documents: Last Will and Testaments: 1968, 1974, 1981, 1990 and 1992
  6. Personal: Health and medical: Lewis personal notebook documenting health [1958], medical correspondence and reports: [miscellaneous dates 1973-1997]
  7. Personal: Sketches: Unsigned child-like sketches, many containing watch faces: [no date]
  8. Social: Birthday, 65th (?): Address list and partial manuscript, "A Birthday Wish: A Play in Three Acts" by Donald Vernay: 1975 and [no date]
  9. Social: Birthday, 70th: Correspondence: RSVPs: February-March, 1979
  10. Social: Birthday, 70th: Correspondence: Cards, letters and telegrams: March, 1979
  11. Social: Birthday, 75th: Correspondence: Cards, letters and telegrams: March, 1984
  12. Social: Birthday, 80th: Correspondence: Cards, letters and telegrams: March, 1989
  13. Social: Birthday, 80th: Guest book for party: March 12, 1989
  14. Social: Birthday, 80th: Guest list for party and speech notes: [March, 1989]
  15. Social: Birthday, 85th: Correspondence: Cards, letters and newspaper clipping: March, 1994
  16. Social: Birthday, 85th: Guest list and RSVP notebook: [March, 1994]
  17. Social: Parties: Guest lists for parties at 161 East 80th Street and "Formula for figuring liquor costs for entertaining": 1958
  18. Social: Parties: Guest lists for parties at 161 East 80th Street: November 12 and December 27, 1961
  19. Social: Party: "Opening Night Celebrity List" for unidentified party: List written on December 12, 1977 for party on June 15, 1978
  20. Social: Vacation, Europe: Menu, programs and paper souvenirs from travels: [late 1940s-early 1950s]
  21. Social: Vacation, Japan: Address book, correspondence, photograph, playbills and brochures: 1985
  22. Social: Vacation, Greece: Correspondence, itinerary and Lewis' notes: 1987-1988
  23. Social: Vacation, Poland: Correspondence, itinerary and newspaper clippings: 1995

Series 2: Address and datebooks

Lewis used a series of small datebooks, daily diary/reminder books and loose calendar pages to keep his daily calendar. Material organized by subject and then chronologically.

Box 3

Folder -- Contents

  1. Address book: Small spiral bound notebook used as address book, "Brazil" written on one side and "Los Angeles" written on the other side: [late 1970s-early 1980s]
  2. Address book: Red vinyl: 1983
  3. Address/Contact book: Lists of actors, actresses, designers, costumers, lighting people, stage managers, choreographers, composers, rehearsal pianists and builders, organized alphabetically with occasional contact information provided: [no date]
  4. Datebooks: 5 small booklets: 1954-1956
  5. Datebooks: Tabbed calendar and notecard pages, unbound [1955-1958] and party invitation lists [miscellaneous dates 1955-1965]
  6. Datebooks: 6 small booklets: 1959-1960
  7. Datebooks: 12 small booklets: 1962-1965
  8. Datebooks: 67 small booklets: 1967-1997

Series 2: Address and datebooks

Lewis used a series of small datebooks, daily diary/reminder books and loose calendar pages to keep his daily calendar. Material organized chronologically.

Boxes 4 and 5

Folder -- Contents

  1. Datebooks: 11 bound red and green datebooks, "Diary" and "Daily Reminders" printed on the front: 1953-1962 (two 1954 books)
  2. Datebooks: 6 bound red datebooks, "Daily Reminders" printed on the front: 1963-1965 and 1967-1969

Sub-series 1C: Subject files: Residences

Residence files include legal and financial documents, inventories and floor plans. Files are organized roughly chronologically by the dates of Lewis' residence followed by subject.

Box 6

Folder -- Contents

  1. Poundridge Estate: Inventory and Lewis' notes: [1955]
  2. Poundridge Estate: Legal contracts and mortgage papers: 1947-1948
  3. Poundridge Estate: Legal and financial correspondence and tax receipts: 1954-1955
  4. Poundridge Estate: Photographs: Color slides: [no dates]
  5. 161 East 80th Street, New York: Floor plans and photographs: [late 1950s-early 1960s]
  6. 161 East 80th Street, New York: Legal and financial documents and correspondence: 1955
  7. 161 East 80th Street, New York: Legal and financial documents and correspondence: 1956-1959
  8. 161 East 80th Street, New York: Legal and financial documents and correspondence: 1960-1964
  9. 161 East 80th Street, New York: Receipts: [late 1950s-early 1960s]
  10. Casa Bianca, Kotonah, New York: Inventories: 1964
  11. Casa Bianca, Kotonah, New York: Legal and financial documents and correspondence: 1963-1966
  12. Casa Bianca, Kotonah, New York: Receipts: 1963-1965
  13. 3 East 69th Street, New York: Inventories and floor plans: 1966
  14. 3 East 69th Street, New York: Leases and legal correspondence: 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1972
  15. 3 East 69th Street, New York: Receipts (many for interior decorator): 1966
  16. Matthieseen Park, Irvington, New York: Lease: May 25, 1972
  17. Matthieseen Park, Irvington, New York: Inventories and moving receipts for move to California: 1983
  18. 2428 Beverly Avenue, Santa Monica, California: Correspondence and floor plans: 1985-1986
  19. 2428 Beverly Avenue, Santa Monica, California: Rental agreement: 1983
  20. 117 East 24th Street, New York: Floor plan and photographs: 1989 and [no date]
  21. 117 East 24th Street, New York: Inventory and moving receipts: 1986
  22. 117 East 24th Street, New York: Lease: September 9, 1986
  23. 117 East 24th Street, New York: Receipts: 1986-1988
  24. 434 East 87th Street, New York: Burglary: Correspondence, police report and inventories of items stolen: 1991-1992
  25. 434 East 87th Street, New York: Floor plans: [1989]
  26. 434 East 87th Street, New York: Lease: August 25, 1989
  27. 434 East 87th Street, New York: Receipts including moving: 1989
  28. 220 Madison Avenue, New York: Correspondence, floor plans, moving receipt and newspaper clippings: 1994
  29. Leases: Miscellaneous leases for houses and apartments: Correspondence and contracts: 1959 and 1982-1983

Sub-series 1D: Subject files: Contracts

Robert Lewis contracts, leases and legal correspondence for rentals, directing, teaching and other performance-associated work. Material organized chronologically.

Box 7

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  1. Contracts and legal correspondence: [1940s]
  2. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1950
  3. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1951
  4. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1952
  5. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1953
  6. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1955
  7. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1956
  8. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1957
  9. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1958
  10. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1959
  11. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1960
  12. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1961
  13. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1962
  14. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1963
  15. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1964
  16. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1965
  17. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1966
  18. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1967
  19. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1969-1970
  20. Contracts and legal correspondence: 1971-1972
  21. Contracts and legal correspondence: [1980s-1990s]

Series 4: Notebooks, scrapbooks and periodical clippings

Lewis notebooks organized chronologically.

Box 8

Folder -- Contents

  1. Notebook: "The History of Music, Mr. Seeger" written on the cover, Lewis' class notebook: 1925
  2. Notebook: "The Technique of Acting," typed and handwritten notes including a timeline of Lewis' major theatrical activities on the first 3 pages (loose pages removed from original notebook): 1937-1964
  3. Notebook: Lewis' record collection inventory (?): Untitled notebook with tabs labeled "Stage Stars," "Personalities," "Pianos," "Violin," "Viola," "Cello," "Harpsichord," "Flute etc.," "Chamber Music," and "Orch": Each section contains an alphabetical list of individuals, often with birth and death dates, and song or music titles (loose pages removed from original notebook): [no date]
  4. Notebook: Lewis' record inventory (?): Untitled notebook, "Records are in Calif. To Miles Kreuger (See Rolo-Dex)" written on the front with tabs labeled "Sop," "Mez," "Con," "Ten," "Bar," "Bass" and "Ensembles": Each section contains an alphabetical list of individuals, often with birth and death dates, and song or music titles: (loose pages removed from original notebook): [no date]

Series 4: Notebooks, scrapbooks and periodical clippings

Lewis' personal scrapbooks organized chronologically contained newspaper clippings, playbills and ephemera. Research note: Many of the materials in these scrapbooks are loose and in poor condition. Caution should be exercised when handling.

Box 9

Folder -- Contents

  1. Scrapbook with additional oversized inserted pages: Newspaper clippings, playbills and photographs including high school, Group Theatre and Dollar Top Theatre: 1922-1941
  2. Scrapbook: Newspaper and periodical clippings and playbills including Hollywood, Brigadoon, the Actors Studio, The Happy Time and Regina: 1942-1950
  3. Scrapbook: Newspaper and periodical clippings and playbills including Enemy of the People, the Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop, The Grass Harp, Regina, Circus of Dr. Lao, Witness for the Prosecution, Anything Goes, Mister Johnson, The Hidden River, Jamaica, Handful of Fire, Candide, Cheri and Method--or Madness?: 1950-1960
  4. Scrapbook: Newspaper and periodical clippings and playbills including Juniper and the Pagans, Kwamina, Foxy, Lincoln Repertory Training Program, Traveller Without Luggage, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Yale School of Drama, The Lover and The Collection, Musical Theater Cavalcade, Susannah, Robert Lewis Acting Company, Advice to the Players: 1959-1981
  5. Scrapbook with folder of loose materials: Newspaper and periodical clippings including Los Angeles, Slings and Arrows, Twelve Angry Men and The Flowering Peach: 1981-1993

Series 4: Notebooks, scrapbooks and periodical clippings

Periodical clippings: Lewis clipped newspaper and magazine articles of interest. Many of these articles were reviews of theatrical productions, books and performances, which he labeled "Critics." Material organized by subject and then chronologically.

Box 10

Folder -- Contents

  1. Periodical clippings: [1960s]
  2. Periodical clippings: [1970s]
  3. Periodical clippings: [1980s]
  4. Periodical clippings: [1990s]
  5. Periodical clippings: [no dates]
  6. "Critics", periodical clippings: [1950s]
  7. "Critics", periodical clippings: [1960s]
  8. "Critics", periodical clippings: Folder 1 of 3: [1970s]
  9. "Critics", periodical clippings: Folder 2 of 3: [1970s]
  10. "Critics", periodical clippings: Folder 3 of 3: [1970s]
  11. "Critics", periodical clippings: [1980s]
  12. "Critics", periodical clippings: [no dates]
  13. "Opera", periodical clippings and Lewis notes: [miscellaneous dates]

Sub-series 1E: Subject files: Theater resource articles and papers

Lewis collected and used articles and papers on acting, actors and theater as resources for his own work. Similarly, Lewis also collected some unpublished transcripts and papers on general theatrical topics. Material organized chronologically.

Box 11

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  1. Articles and transcript on Soviet and German theater and cinema by S. Einsenstein and others: 1930s
  2. Article: "The Theatre: A Comment on America" by Dorothy Thompson, typed transcript and published article from Tomorrow: May, 1942
  3. Articles: "Eric Bentley: What is Epic Theatre?" from Accent [winter, 1946] and "A Traveler's Report" by Eric Bentley from an unknown periodical: [no date]
  4. Article: "The Classic Chinese Theater" by Sophia Delza reprinted from The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, volume 15, number 2: December, 1956
  5. Articles: Articles and transcripts on acting by Mordecai Gorelik: [miscellaneous dates 1950s-1980]
  6. Article: "The Externalization of Emotion" by Lael J. Woodbury in Education Theatre Journal: October, 1960
  7. Article: "O'Neill: The Power of Daring" by Norman C. Chaitin reprinted from Modern Drama, volume 3, number 3: December, 1960
  8. Article and newspaper clipping: "The Stanislavsky Method at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art" by Sidney Kay, typed transcript: [no date]; Article about Sidney Kay: April 6, 1962
  9. Paper: Why the Stanislavski 'System' is Wrong by Florence Marsh, typed transcript: April 22, 1963
  10. Booklet: The American Mime Theatre Textbook by Paul J. Curtis: 1963
  11. Articles: Articles on theater by Jarka M. Burian: [miscellaneous dates, 1960s-1970s]
  12. Booklet: A Survey of Outdoor Drama Production Techniques by Mark R. Sumner, with accompanying corresondence from the author: October, 1968 and April 10, 1971
  13. Article: The Actor's Identity Crises (Postanalytic Reflections of an Actress) by Janice Rule reprinted from International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, volume 2, number 1, inscribed to Lewis by the author: 1973
  14. Manuscript and accompanying correspondence: Athlete of the Imagination: The Actor's Genius by Floyd Rumohr and a request by the author to have Lewis write the forward: October 13, 1993
  15. Paper and accompanying correspondence: Stanislavski: Right Place, Right Time by Mary McTigue with accompanying correspondence: Copyright 1993 and June 18, 1995
  16. Paper: Stanislavsky, The American 'Method' and Michael Chekhov by Eddy Grove: [no date]
  17. Transcript (mimographed): Arthur Lessac's "The Use and Training of the Human Voice" Exampes of Application to Acting, The Goodman Theatre" prepared by Mrs. Vincent Park: [no date]

Sub-series 1F: Subject files: Group Theatre

Group Theatre files include articles, diaries, lecture notes, playbills, photographs, correspondence and printed materials. Material is organized chronologically and the by record type. Research note: Individual plays in which Lewis was involved as a Group Theatre member are located in the Production and scripts series. These productions include Awake and Sing, The Case of Clyde Griffiths, Golden Boy, In New Kentucky, Men in White, My Heart's in the Highlands, Night Over Taos, Paradise Lost and Waiting for Lefty. See also Working files: Lectures, classes and presentations for lectures Lewis presented on the Group Theatre and Photographs: Individuals/portraits for formal portraits of some Group Theatre members.

Box 12

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  1. Journal (photocopy): "Group Theatre Diary, Brookfield Center, Conn." A group diary written and signed by many members of the Group Theatre including Lewis: Summer, 1931
  2. Lewis notes on lectures by Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg: June-July, 1931
  3. Press notices: The House of Connelly: [October], 1931
  4. Sketch: Sketch of face (Lewis?), signed "Harper '32": 1932
  5. Pamphlet: The Group Theatre...Project..., containing a list of company members, philosophy, organization, financial information and excerpts of reviews: [1932-1933]
  6. Playbill: The Other Cheek, A Review including Lewis skit: 1933
  7. Lewis notes for lectures by Lee Strasberg, Mt. Menagha Inn, The Catskills, New York: August, 1934
  8. Chart: The Stanislavsky System, created by Stella Adler when studying with Stanislavski (later reproduced in Lewis' book, Method--or Madness?): 1934
  9. Playbill: Till the Day I Die and Waiting for Lefty [Lewis not listed in either cast]: June 24, 1935
  10. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: [June or July 1935]
  11. Lewis notes for a lecture by Michael Chekhov, New School, [New York]: September 22, 1935
  12. Lewis notes for a lecture by Harold Clurman, Philadelphia: September 30, 1935
  13. Photograph: Till the Day I Die, photograph of cast and crew at rehearsal, including Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan: [1935]
  14. Document: Untitled, unsigned paper by a member of the Group Theatre celebrating the organization's fifth anniversary: [1935]
  15. Research material by Lewis in preparation for his The Red Hamlet skit, including a notebook, a page from the Red Songbook and Lewis notes: [circa 1935]
  16. Research material by Lewis and pamphlets in preparation for his impersonation of dancers Martha Graham, Shan-Kar and other dancers, including playbills for original dance performances and Lewis notes (typed and handwritten): [mid and late-1930s]
  17. Publication: Unidentified theater periodical (missing cover and back pages) including article on Waiting for Lefty, "Censors See Red," by Richard Pack, and "Till the Day I Die," by Rudolph Wittenberg, as well as reviews of Waiting for Lefty, Till the Day I Die and Awake And Sing: [mid-1930s]
  18. Lewis notes for lecture by Lee Strasberg: January 16, 1936
  19. Publication: The Flying Grouse: The Journal of the Group Theatre, volume 1, number 1: February, 1936
  20. Correspondence: Lee [Strasberg] to Bobby [Lewis]: [April or May 1936]
  21. Publication: The Flying Grouse: The Journal of the Group Theatre, volume 1, number 2: June, 1936
  22. Lewis notes for lecture by composer Kurt Weill: July 27, 1936
  23. Correspondence: Luise Rainer to Bobby [Lewis]: November 5, 1936
  24. Pamphlet with critics' quotes (photocopy): Johnny Johnson: [November, 1936]
  25. Document: Group Organization, regarding governance of the Group Theatre: [1936]
  26. Playbill: Twelfth Street Nights, for performance at the theatre of the New School for Social Research (including impersonations by Lewis): [circa 1936]
  27. Playbill: Ben-Ari Testimonial Evening, including the Group Theatre players: January 24, 1937
  28. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: February 4, [1937]
  29. Correspondence: Cheryl [Crawford] to the Council, resigning from the Group Theatre, carbon copy (cc) of letter: March 17, 1937
  30. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: April 29, 1937
  31. Correspondence: Clifford [Odets] to Bobby [Lewis]: May 22, 1937
  32. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: [Summer 1937]
  33. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: [Summer 1937?]
  34. Correspondence: Stella [Adler] to Bobby [Lewis]: [circa 1937]
  35. Lewis notes for lecture (?) on the history of the Group Theatre, 1923-1937, written on the back of rejection letters from the Group Theatre Studio: [circa 1937]
  36. Correspondence: Harold [Clurman] to Bobby [Lewis]: April 9, 1938
  37. Document: The Group Theatre with Emanuel Eisenberg address on front (press release regarding the Group Theatre?): Spring, 1938
  38. Photographs: Group Theatre cast and crew traveling to London for the production of Golden Boy: [Late spring-early summer, 1938]
  39. Journal: "Robert Lewis' diary, London engagement of Golden Boy," on inside front cover: [Summer, 1938]
  40. Journal: "Notes on my visit to Michael Chekhov in Dartington Hall 1948?" written on inside flyleaf with addresses: [Summer, 1938] Research note: Despite Lewis' note on the journal, Lewis' autobiography, Slings and Arrows, places this trip in 1938.
  41. Playbills and brochures: Madame Tussaud's Exhibition, Midnight Revue and Theatrical Garden Party, collected when Lewis was in London for the Group Theatre's production of Golden Boy: June, 1938
  42. Sketch: Framed pen sketch of a bearded man, inscription "[unreadable] 213 [unreadable], London": 11"x9": 1938
  43. Document: Typed outline for an untitled lecture on theater training and the Group Theatre: [circa 1938]
  44. Publication: Unidentified theater periodical (missing covers) including a scene script from Clifford Odets The Silent Partner and an editorial titled, The Case of the Group Theatre: [circa 1938]
  45. Journal: Loose pages torn from notebook, Lewis' notes and envelope: January 1-August 12, 1939
  46. Correspondence: Robert Lewis to [the Group Theatre members] regarding problems with the Group Theatre: January 11, 1939
  47. Correspondence: Ben Ross to Bobby [Lewis] regarding a problem with a theatrical production: October 8, 1939
  48. Document: In Which Mr. Ardrey Explains a Mode of Unit-Theatre Life, an essay or letter by playwright [Robert] Ardrey about his experience working with the Group Theatre on a production of his play, Thunder Rock: [circa 1939]
  49. Photographs, snapshots: Group Theatre members and activities: Folder 1 of 3: [1930s]
  50. Photographs, snapshots: Group Theatre members and activities: Folder 2 of 3: [1930s]
  51. Photographs, snapshots: Group Theatre members and activities: Folder 3 of 3: [1930s]
  52. Photographs: Group Theatre Studio classes and members: [1930s]
  53. Photographs: Robert Lewis impersonating Herbert Hoover: [1930s]
  54. Scrapbook with newspaper and periodical clippings: Sketches and drawings of statesmen, authors, artists, native peoples and animals (appear to have been used by Lewis as studies for his theatrical imitations): Scrap Book printed on cover, black cardboard: Folder 1 of 2: [1930s] Research note: Paper is very brittle, handle with care.
  55. [Scrapbook]: Loose clippings originally accompanying scrapbook with newspaper and periodical clippings, prints and original sketches of scenes, actors, statesmen, authors, artists, native peoples and animals (appear to have been used by Lewis as studies for his theatrical imitations): Folder 2 of 2: [1930s]
  56. Newspaper clipping: Group Theatre's Future: May 18, 1941
  57. Newspaper clipping: Life and Death of the Group Theatre: June 10, 1945
  58. Dissertation: The Group Theatre: Its Significance and Influence by Stanley S. Telchin: August, 1950
  59. Article: "A Point of View and a Place to Practice It" by Robert Lewis from Theatre Arts Monthly: April, 1960
  60. Article (partial copy): ["Stanislavski and America: A Critical Chronology"] by Paul Gray, Tulane Drama Review, volume 9, number 2: Article focuses on Group Theatre with excerpts of interviews with Robert Lewis: Winter, 1964
  61. Correspondence: Fred Stewart to Paula Strasberg regarding the program for the Group Theatre Evening: March 30, 1966; Elia Kazan to Robert Lewis responding to first letter: April 29, 1966
  62. Article: "How a Playwright Triumphs" by Clifford Odets in Harper's Magazine, volume 33, number 1396: September, 1966
  63. Brochure: UCLA Department of Theater Arts productions, including Johnny Johnson: 1966-1967
  64. Publication: The Group Theatre, 1933-1941: An Exhibition of Photographs of the Group Theatre by Alfredo Valente, Queens College: May-September, 1969
  65. Publication: Reunion: A Self-Portrait of the Group Theatre: Booklet reprinted from the Educational Theatre Journal, volume 28, number 4 and photocopy of section with Lewis interview: December, 1976
  66. Document: Untitled paper by [Helen Krich Chinoy] on the history of women in the Group Theatre: [circa 1980]
  67. Booklet: Boris Aronson: From His Theatre Work: An Exhibition in the Vincent Astor Gallery, The New York Public Library at Lincoln Center: Boris Aronson worked on several group Theatre productions and the booklet includes essays by many Group Theater members: March 31 to August 15, 1981
  68. Publication: "The Chosen Ones: The Founding of the Group Theatre" by Helen Krich Chinoy in Theatrical Touring and Founding in North America, Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut: 1982
  69. Article: "The Poetics of Politics: Some Notes on Style and Craft in the Theatre of the Thirties" by Helen Krich Chinoy in Theatre Journal: The Journal of the University College Theatre Association, volume 35, number 4: December, 1983
  70. Journal (photocopy), correspondence and article: Copy of Harold Clurman's Soviet Diary [April-May, 1935] with accompanying correspondence [June 26, 1987] and article, "The Soviet Diary of Harold Clurman," edited and introduced by Joan Ungaro, American Theatre: March, 1988
  71. Notes: Pages of Lewis notes for "narration of MOMA film series, Group Theatre actors, film tests for Walter Wagner (1937)": August 16, 1988
  72. Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding the Group Theatre: [1980s-1990s]
  73. Correspondence regarding the Group Theatre: 1995
  74. Correspondence regarding the Group Theatre: 1996
  75. Journal (photocopy), newspaper clipping and flyer: Transcript copy of a portion of The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965 [1932-1942], review of the book [March 21, 1996] and a flyer for "A Celebration of Dawn Powell" [November 19, 1995] (Powell's diary includes entries about her work as a playwright for the Group Theatre): Folder 1 of 2.
  76. Journal (photocopy), newspaper clipping and flyer: Transcript copy of a portion of The Diaries of Dawn Powell, 1931-1965 [1932-1942], review of the book [March 21, 1996] and a flyer for "A Celebration of Dawn Powell" [November 19, 1995]: (Powell's diary includes entries about her work as a playwright for the Group Theatre): Folder 2 of 2.
  77. Playbill: Johnny Johnson by the Trinity College Department of Music: March 16, 1996
  78. Document: Odets!, unsigned document by [William Gibson (?)] outlining the author's plan to adapt Clifford Odets Journal into a play: [no date]
  79. Notes by Lewis on a dream he had about H.C. [Harold Clurman] and Lee [Strasberg]: [no date]
  80. Obituaries and events for Group Theatre members: Newspaper clipping and program: October, 1989 abd [no dates]
  81. Photographs: Miscellaneous photographs of Group Theatre individuals and reunions: [no dates]
  82. Playbill: Waiting for Lefty revival by Shades of Grey Productions: [no date]
  83. Publication: Appendix A from an unidentified book (photocopy), listing Group Theatre productions chronologically: [no date]
  84. Sketch: Sketch of a violinist signed by Boris Aronson, a set designer who worked on several Group Theatre productions: [no date]

Sub-series 1F: Subject files: Group Theatre

Lewis' working files for Group Theatre retrospectives in which Lewis was involved. Materials organized by chronologically and then by subject.

Box 13

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  1. The Invisible Director: The Stage Direction of Harold Clurman as Witnessed by Actors, Stage Managers, Producers, Playwrights and Critics from Three Representative Productions, dissertation by Bruce Sweet, New York University (a portion of this disseration examines the Group Theatre production of Awake and Sing): Folder 1 of 5: 1980
  2. The Invisible Director: The Stage Direction of Harold Clurman as Witnessed by Actors, Stage Managers, Producers, Playwrights and Critics from Three Representative Productions, dissertation by Bruce Sweet, New York University (a portion of this disseration examines the Group Theatre production of Awake and Sing): Folder 2 of 5: 1980
  3. The Invisible Director: The Stage Direction of Harold Clurman as Witnessed by Actors, Stage Managers, Producers, Playwrights and Critics from Three Representative Productions, dissertation by Bruce Sweet, New York University (a portion of this disseration examines the Group Theatre production of Awake and Sing): Folder 3 of 5: 1980
  4. The Invisible Director: The Stage Direction of Harold Clurman as Witnessed by Actors, Stage Managers, Producers, Playwrights and Critics from Three Representative Productions, dissertation by Bruce Sweet, New York University (a portion of this disseration examines the Group Theatre production of Awake and Sing): Folder 4 of 5: 1980
  5. The Invisible Director: The Stage Direction of Harold Clurman as Witnessed by Actors, Stage Managers, Producers, Playwrights and Critics from Three Representative Productions, dissertation by Bruce Sweet, New York University (a portion of this disseration examines the Group Theatre production of Awake and Sing): Folder 5 of 5: 1980
  6. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Article: "Broadway's Dreamers" by Helen Krich Chinoy in KCET Magazine: The Viewer's Guide to Southern California: June, 1989
  7. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Article: "Let's Put on a Play. . . Passionately" by Robert Brustein in 'GBH: The Members Magazine: June, 1989
  8. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Background material: 1986-1987
  9. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Correspondence: 1985 Research note: Includes correspondence with Joanne Woodward
  10. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Correspondence: 1986 Research note: Includes correspondence with Joanne Woodward
  11. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Correspondence, programs and Lewis' notes: 1987
  12. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Correspondence: 1988
  13. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Correspondence and programs: 1989-1990
  14. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Document: Transcript of interview of Robert Lewis by Stewart Stern: March 26, 1986
  15. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Document: "Tentative Concept for Group Theatre Film Ideas by All of Us, Pasteup by Stewart Stern": Annotated notes dated June-December, 1986
  16. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Document: "Program Content" (transcript for the documentary ?): [circa 1989]
  17. Broadway's Dreamers: The Legacy of the Group Theatre documentary: Promotion: Press releases for the NPR American Masters series: 1989
  18. The Group: Correspondence: Robert [Lewis] and Ronald Rand, author of a play about the Group Theatre: 1993-1997 and [no dates]
  19. The Group: Flyers and playbills: 1996 and [no dates]
  20. The Group: Script by Ronald Rand: Copyright 1995

Sub-series 1G: Subject files: The Dollar Top Theatre

Files include Lewis' correspondence with business partner, Elia Kazan and others and Lewis' business notebooks. Material organized chronologically. Research note: Due to the fragile condition of some of the original correspondence, researchers must use the provided photocopies when indicated.

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  1. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Gadg [Elia Kazan] and others to Bobby [Robert Lewis]: May-June, 1941 Research copy
  2. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Gadg [Elia Kazan] and others to Bobby [Robert Lewis]: July-August, 1941 Research copy
  3. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Bobby [Robert Lewis] to Gadg [Elia Kazan]: May-June, 1941
  4. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Bobby [Robert Lewis] to Gadg [Elia Kazan]: July-August, 1941 Research copy
  5. The Dollar Top Theatre: Lewis business notebook including charter, personnel, script and investor lists and promotional materials: Folder 1 of 2: [1941]
  6. The Dollar Top Theatre: Lewis business notebook including charter, personnel, script and investor lists and promotional materials: Folder 2 of 2: [1941]
  7. The Dollar Top Theatre: Stationary: [1941]

The following material is in poor condition. This material should not be use for research, please use the Research copy folders provided.

  1. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Gadg [Elia Kazan] and others to Bobby [Robert Lewis]: May-June, 1941 Do not handle. Use Research copy folder provided.
  2. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Gadg [Elia Kazan] and others to Bobby [Robert Lewis]: July-August, 1941 Do not handle. Use Research copy folder provided.
  3. The Dollar Top Theatre: Correspondence: Bobby [Robert Lewis] to Gadg [Elia Kazan]: July-August, 1941Do not handle. Use Research copy folder provided.

Sub-series 1H: Subject files: Actors' Studio

Files include correspondence, periodical clippings, articles, promotional material and photographs. Material organized by record type and then chronologically.

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  1. Article: "The Professionals Go to School" in Theatre Arts (page removed from periodical), article on Lewis' introductory speech to actors during the first Actors' Studio sessions: [late 1940s]
  2. Article: "The Actors Studio and Beyond" by Robert Lewis in Screen Actor: August, 1984
  3. Correspondence: 1947-1948 and [no dates]
  4. Correspondence including invitations and programs: [1960s]
  5. Correspondence including invitations and programs: [1970s]
  6. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1984-1985
  7. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1986-1987
  8. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1988-1989
  9. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1990-1991
  10. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1992-1993
  11. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1994-1995
  12. Correspondence including invitations and programs: 1996-1997 and [no dates]
  13. Document: Why a Studio for Professional Actors, typed and unsigned: [circa 1947]
  14. Document: Kazan and Lewis' first class list and Lewis' class contact list: January 9, 1948 and [circa 1948] Research note: List includes Marlon Brando, Maureen Stapleton, Julie Harris and Cloris Leachman
  15. Document: Information about the Actors' Studio, brochure: [circa 1955]
  16. Document: Because of Numerous Requests Joshua Clurzan Founder of the Rangoon Civic Players Announces the Opening of the Studio's Studio, unsigned transcript making fun of Elia Kazan and possibly Harold Clurman, and the Actors' Studio classes: [no date]
  17. Lewis notes, miscellaneous: [no dates]
  18. MFA program: Promotional material: 1997
  19. Newsletters: [miscellaneous dates 1965-1997]
  20. Periodical clippings: [1950s]
  21. Periodical clippings: [1960s]
  22. Periodical clippings: [1970s]
  23. Periodical clippings: [1980s]
  24. Periodical clippings: [1990s]
  25. Periodical clippings: [no dates]
  26. Photographs: Actors' Studio founders at 30th Anniversary: [1977]
  27. Playbills and theatrical programs: [miscellaneous dates 1958-1983]
  28. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Address cards and participant and attendance lists: [1987]
  29. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Class material, prospectus and promotional material: 1987
  30. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Contracts: 1987
  31. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Correspondence: 1987
  32. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Lewis' notes: [1987]
  33. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop in the Actors Studio: Membership list and directory for the Actors' Studio: 1986-1987

Sub-series 1I: Subject files: Lincoln Repertory Training Program

Files include Robert Lewis' working files, correspondence, articles, speech transcripts and playbills. Material organized by record type and then chronologically. Research note: See also Photographs: Photograph albums: 1962-1964

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Folder -- Contents

  1. Acceptance letters, address and class lists for Lincoln Repertory Training Program: 1962
  2. Applications for Apprentice Director: 1962
  3. Applications for Speech Coach: 1962-1963
  4. Auditions: Correspondence: 1962
  5. Auditions: Audition lists for Lincoln Repertory Training Program (handwritten): 1962
  6. Auditions: Audition lists for Lincoln Repertory Training Program (typed): Folder 1 of 2: 1962
  7. Auditions: Audition lists for Lincoln Repertory Training Program (typed): Folder 2 of 2: 1962
  8. Attendance: Attendance lists and attendance notebook: 1962-1963 Research note: Signatures of actors including Faye Dunaway and Christopher Lloyd
  9. Background research: Information about other theatrical training programs including brochures and newsletters: [circa 1960]
  10. Classes: Sheet music, lyrics and seating list for Folk Singing class: [1962]
  11. Correspondence: 1959-1960
  12. Correspondence: 1962
  13. Correspondence: 1963-1964
  14. Correspondence: [no dates]
  15. Document: Transcript: Greeting from Elia Kazan to Training Program Group: [1962]
  16. Document: Transcript: To Be Read by Robert Whitehead at First Session of L.C. Training Group, speech by Elia Kazan: [1962]
  17. Document: Transcripts: Styles in Acting, Robert Lewis speech: September 28, 1962
  18. Document: Transcript and article: "Director's Credo," by Robert Lewis for The New York Times, article on the Lincoln Repertory Training Program: Published December 9, 1962
  19. Document: Transcript: Untitled article by Robert Lewis for the New York Times Magazine on the Lincoln Repertory Training Program: [1962-1963]
  20. Document: Shooting Schedule for "The Theatre of Tomorrow": March 28, 1963
  21. Lewis notebook: Including schedules, workshops, events and lists of program acceptees, tabbed: [1962-1963]
  22. Periodical clippings: 1963-1965
  23. Periodical: "The Repertory Theater in Lincoln Center," in The Performing Arts: November 14, 1961
  24. Playbills: Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center: 1964-1965
  25. Playbills: Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center: 1966-1967
  26. Press Release: September 28, 1963
  27. Publications: Lincoln Center "A Mighty Influence," Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: Progress Report and The Philharmonic at Lincoln Center : May 14, 1959, June, 1959 and [no date]
  28. Rehearsal schedules (handwritten): 1962-1963
  29. Rehearsal schedules (typed and mimeographed): 1962-1963

Sub-series 1J: Subject files: Robert Lewis Theater Workshops

Robert Lewis began teaching theater workshops in 1952 and by 1970 his Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop was being held several times a year. Individual workshop files may include advertising and promotional material, business correspondence, audition lists, student lists, workshop schedules and Lewis notes. Beginning in the Fall of 1991 folders also contain student resumes and headshots. Material is organized chronologically.

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  1. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Notebook page containing plans for the workshop and a theater studio: 1951
  2. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1952-1953
  3. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Including transcript of Lewis' opening address: 1960
  4. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1961
  5. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1962
  6. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1963
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1964
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1965
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1966
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1967
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1968
  12. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1969
  13. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 4: Summer, 1970
  14. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 4: Summer 1970
  15. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 3 of 4: Summer, 1970
  16. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 4 of 4: Summer, 1970
  17. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 3: Spring, 1971
  18. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 3: Spring, 1971
  19. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 3 of 3: Spring, 1971
  20. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 2: Spring, 1972
  21. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 2: Spring, 1972
  22. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 3: Fall, 1972
  23. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 3: Fall, 1972
  24. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 3 of 3: Fall, 1972
  25. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter-Spring, 1973
  26. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: 1977
  27. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Spring, 1978-1979
  28. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Spring, 1980-1981
  29. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Winter, 1982
  30. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 2: Fall-Spring, 1982-1983
  31. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 2: Fall-Spring, 1982-1983
  32. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1983
  33. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Spring, 1983-1984
  34. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 2: Fall-Spring, 1984-1985
  35. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 2: Fall-Spring, 1984-1985
  36. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: "Bobby Lewis Technique Class" transcript by Mara Purl: Folder 1 of 3: Spring, 1985
  37. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: "Bobby Lewis Technique Class" transcript by Mara Purl: Folder 2 of 3: Spring, 1985
  38. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: "Bobby Lewis Technique Class" transcript by Mara Purl: Folder 3 of 3: Spring, 1985
  39. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Address cards for workshop attendees or potential attendees: [early 1980s]

Sub-series 1J: Subject files: Robert Lewis Theater Workshops

Robert Lewis began teaching theater workshops in 1952 and by 1970 his Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop was being held several times a year. Individual workshop files may include advertising and promotional material, business correspondence, audition lists, student lists, workshop schedules and Lewis' notes. Beginning in the Fall of 1991 folders also contain student resumes and headshots. Material is organized chronologically.

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  1. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Spring, 1985-1986
  2. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall-Spring, 1986-1987
  3. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1987-1988
  4. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1988
  5. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1988
  6. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1989
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1989
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Summer, 1990
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1990
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1991
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1991
  12. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 2: Winter, 1991-1992
  13. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 2: Winter, 1991-1992
  14. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 1 of 2: Spring, 1992
  15. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Folder 2 of 2: Spring, 1992
  16. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Summer, 1992
  17. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1992
  18. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1993
  19. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1993
  20. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1993
  21. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1994
  22. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1994
  23. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1994
  24. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1995
  25. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Spring, 1995
  26. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1995
  27. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1996
  28. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Summer, 1996
  29. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Fall, 1996
  30. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Winter, 1997
  31. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Summer, 1997
  32. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: [no dates]

Sub-series 1J: Subject files: Robert Lewis Theater Workshops

Robert Lewis began teaching theater workshops in 1950 and by 1970 his Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop was being held several times a year. Lewis organized some of his workshop files by subject, including his acting exercises, background research and student correspondence. Material is organized by subject and then chronologically.

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  1. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Acting exercises and photocopies of Lewis' workshop notes: [no dates]
  2. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Background Research: Prospectus and publications collected by Lewis on other theater workshops and programs: Folder 1 of 2: [miscellaneous dates]
  3. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Background Research: Prospectus and publications collected by Lewis on other theater workshops and programs: Folder 2 of 2: [miscellaneous dates]
  4. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Rehearsal spaces: Brochures, newspaper clippings and research regarding potential rehearsal spaces: [miscellaneous dates]
  5. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Students: Lists of well-known students Lewis taught, handwritten and typed (these lists were often used for publicity): [no dates]
  6. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1951-1953
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1954-1956
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1960-1961
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1962-1964
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1965-1969
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1970-1973
  12. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1977-1979
  13. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1980-1981
  14. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1983
  15. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1984-1985
  16. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1986-1987
  17. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1988
  18. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1989
  19. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1990
  20. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1991
  21. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1992
  22. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1993
  23. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: 1994
  24. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Student correspondence: [no dates]

Sub-series 1K: Subject files: Third Force, Robert Lewis Acting Company and Robert Lewis Theatre Company

The Third Force was to be an actors' theater workshop with an attached 'production laboratory' which Lewis intended to be a more ambitious program than his regularly held Robert Lewis Theatre Workshops. Lewis hoped that from this workshop an acting company would emerge. However, this plan ultimately did not materialize. In 1976 Lewis began to plan the Robert Lewis Acting Company, which produced three productions in 1977 before folding for financial reasons. In the 1980s Lewis again explored the possibility of creating a company to be called the Robert Lewis Theatre Company. However, it did not grow beyond the planning and fundraising stage. Material is organized by subject and then record type.

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Folder -- Contents

  1. The Third Force: Budget, brochure mock-ups, proposal and Lewis' notes: [circa 1967]
  2. The Third Force: Correspondence, actors' resumes and headshots: 1963, 1967-1971 and [no dates]
  3. The Third Force: Periodical clippings: 1967-1969
  4. Robert Lewis Acting Company: Business, correspondence and production: 1977-1978
  5. Robert Lewis Acting Company: Notes from the Critics and subscription flyer: 1977-1978
  6. Robert Lewis Acting Company: Periodical clippings: 1977-1978
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Background research: Real estate information, newspaper clippings and feasibility research: [1980-1990s]
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Correspondence with potential funders: 1985-1988 and 1990
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Correspondence between Robert Lewis and Jim Flocker, consultant: 1987-1989
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Contract drafts: 1987, 1988 and 1989
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Document: Hollywood Industry Theatre Group: A Synergism of Film, Stage and Television Arts, a proposal to form a theatrical incorporation to include the Robert Lewis Theatre and Robert Lewis Theatre Productions: Copyright 1987
  12. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Document: Letter of Interest for the Historic Restoration and Adaptive Reuse of the Pan Pacific Auditorium, proposal: January 18, 1988
  13. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Document: Proposal: The Robert Lewis Theatre Company (multiple drafts): 1988
  14. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Documents: Miscellaneous printed drafts and letters of fundraising proposals: 1988 and [no dates]
  15. Robert Lewis Theatre Company: Notes and receipts from Bill Barnes and Lewis: [1986-1988]

Sub-series 1L: Subject files: Institution files: Colleges and universities: Boston University-Wagner College

Material organized alphabetically by named of the college/university and then by record type.

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  1. Boston University, Playwrights Workshop at Tanglewood: Audition lists, contact information, schedules and Lewis notes: 1968
  2. Boston University, Playwrights Workshop at Tanglewood: Contact information (notecards): 1968
  3. Boston University, Playwrights Workshop at Tanglewood: Correspondence, memorandum and newspaper clipping: 1968-1969
  4. California State University, Distinguished Artists Forum: Correspondence and promotional material: 1985
  5. The College at Purchase: Brochure (including Lewis lecture): Fall, 1969
  6. Fashion Institute of Technology, Michele Murphy Workshop Series: Brochure and correspondence: April, 1964
  7. Fordham University: Correspondence regarding Lewis lecture: 1990-1991
  8. Hunter College: Correspondence, promotional material and periodical clippings (much of it related to the establishment of the Harold Clurman Professorship): 1980-1983
  9. Hunter College: Correspondence, administrative material and Lewis notes relating to his work as a visiting professor (1987) and occasional lecturer: 1986-1989
  10. Hunter College, Harold Clurman Professorship 10th Anniversary celebration: Correspondence, programs and promotional material: 1993
  11. [Hunter College], The Frederick Loewe Theatre dedication: Photographs: [no date]
  12. Illinois State University: Correspondence, contract, itinerary and notes relating to his work as a Guest Artist: 1983, 1989-1990
  13. Indiana University, Collins Lectures: Correspondence and promotional material: 1990-1991
  14. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Bibliography of Brazilian Drama at the Sterling Memorial Library [Yale University]: [circa 1976]
  15. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Correspondence: 1976
  16. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Correspondence: January-March, 1977
  17. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Correspondence: April-December, 1977
  18. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Correspondence: 1978-1979, 1981 and [no dates]
  19. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Itinerary, travel documents and publications of the Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos: 1976
  20. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Lewis notes: 1976-1977
  21. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Periodical clippings: 1976-1977
  22. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Photographs: [1977]
  23. Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, seminar: Photographs: Teatro Nacional de Comedia stage: [1976] Research note: See also Oversized: General for sketches of the stage.
  24. Kent State University: Correspondence: 1989-1991
  25. Kent State University: Correspondence: 1992-1993
  26. Kent State University: Correspondence: 1994-1995
  27. Kent State University: Correspondence: 1996-1997
  28. Kent State University: Photographs: Lewis lecture at Special Collections and Archives: 1990
  29. Kent State University: Promotion: Flyers, newsletters and periodical clippings regarding Lewis donations and presentations: 1990-1997
  30. Kent State University, Robert Lewis Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Research: Recipient Helen Krich Chinoy speech transcript: [1994]; Event programs: 1992-1997 and [no date] Research Note: See also Working files: Lectures, classes and presentations, for Lewis' speech notes
  31. New York University, School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions: Correspondence: 1980 and 1982
  32. New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: Correspondence, class lists and NYU Bulletins regarding Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop seminar: 1989-1991
  33. New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: Correspondence: 1992
  34. New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: Correspondence and programs: 1993-1996
  35. Rice University: Correspondence: 1977 and 1980
  36. Rice University, Mellon Professorship: Correspondence: 1981
  37. Rice University, Mellon Professorship: Transcript by Lois Roney, The Wakefield First and Second Shepherds' Plays as Complements--in Psychology, Parody and Performance, with accompanying correspondence: August 24 and November 1, 1981
  38. Rice University, Mellon Professorship: Correspondence: 1982 and [no dates]
  39. Rice University, Mellon Professorship: Flyers, university publications, rental agreement and Lewis notes: 1981-1982
  40. San Diego State University: Correspondence and Lewis notecard: 1982-1984
  41. State University of New York, Albany, Professorship and Futterer Lecturer: Correspondence: 1967
  42. State University of New York, Albany, Professorship and Futterer Lecturer: Correspondence: 1968-1969
  43. State University of New York, Albany, Professorship and Futterer Lecturer: Lewis notebook with class lists: 1967-1968
  44. State University of New York, Albany, Professorship and Futterer Lecturer: SUNY curriculum packet and transcripts of student (?) papers, Background for Proposed Project by Jarka M. Burian and Mr. Robert Lewis Speaking on the Third Force Necessities for the Modern Theatre by Howard Kerner: October, 1967 and [no dates]
  45. State University of New York, Binghamton, The Director and the Twentieth Century symposium: Correspondence, proceedings, Lewis notes and article: 1965 and 1968
  46. State University of New York, Purchase, Harold Clurman Theatre Artists Fund committee: Correspondence and programs: 1981
  47. Syracuse University: Correspondence and Lewis notes: 1987
  48. University of California, Los Angeles: Correspondence and Lewis notes: 1985-1986
  49. University of Georgia: Correspondence: 1963
  50. University of Georgia: Correspondence, theatre program and flyer: 1970-1971
  51. University of Houston: Correspondence and Lewis notes: 1976-1978
  52. University of Illinois: Correspondence, promotional material, Lewis presentation notes and booklet, The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts: 1969
  53. University of Minnesota, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre symposium: Correspondence and flyer: 1963
  54. Wagner College, New York City Summer Institute of Musical Theatre: Correspondence and organizational and promotional material: 1969

Sub-series 1L: Subject files: Institution files: Colleges and universities: Yale University

Yale University files organized chronologically followed by record type.

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  1. [Yale University]: Document: Anniversary Exercises, School of the Fine Arts program: June 4, 1942
  2. Yale University: Lewis' teaching notes: 1942, 1950, 1951 and 1952
  3. Yale University: Document: "Questions Submitted to Mr. Robert Lewis by Students of Department of Drama": [1950s]
  4. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: 1966-1967
  5. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: January-July, 1968
  6. Yale University: Document: Drama Students Guide: [1967-1968]
  7. Yale University: Faculty minutes: 1968
  8. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook, acting exercises and notes: 1967-1968
  9. Yale University: Student class lists, schedule and contact information: 1967-1968
  10. [Yale University]: Certificate: Certificate stating Lewis is a member of Branford College (in Latin): October 11, 1969
  11. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: February-July, 1969
  12. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: August-October, 1969
  13. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: November-December, 1969
  14. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: January-March, 1970
  15. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: April-July, 1970
  16. Yale University: Document: Second and Third Year Actors and Directors, Ensembles and 70 Shows, unsigned transcript outlining problems with the Yale School of Drama program: [1969-1970]
  17. Yale University: Faculty minutes and contact lists: 1969-1970
  18. Yale University: Lewis Identification cards: 1969-1970
  19. Yale University: Lewis lecture transcript, typed, on "Experimental Theatre" (2 copies): September 18, 1969
  20. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: 1969-1970
  21. Yale University: Student attendance, class lists and contact information: 1969-1970
  22. Yale University: Correspondence: 1972
  23. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: May and August-October, 1973
  24. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: November-December, 1973
  25. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: January-March, 1974
  26. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: April-May, 1974
  27. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: June-July, 1974
  28. Yale University: Document: Prospectus for the Acting and Directing Departments of the Yale Drama School Workshop, handwritten and typed copies: [1973-1974]
  29. Yale University: Faculty minutes and contact lists: 1973-1974
  30. Yale University: Lewis lecture notecards for a presentation on the Yale School of Drama at Brustein's Mill House: May 5, 1974
  31. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: 1973-1974
  32. Yale University: Playbills for student theatrical production: 1974
  33. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: August, 1974
  34. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: September-October, 1974
  35. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: November-December, 1974
  36. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: January-February, 1975
  37. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: March-April, 1975
  38. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: May-July, 1975
  39. Yale University: Document: Commencement program: May 19, 1975
  40. Yale University: Document: Drama Student Guide: [1974-1975]
  41. Yale University: Document (photocopy): Theatrical Forum for Interdisciplinary Learning in the Humanities: Copyright, 1975
  42. Yale University: Document: The University and the Performing Arts, unsigned: [1974-1975]
  43. Yale University: Document: Yale School of Drama Grant Proposal to the League of Professional Training Program, 1975-1976: May 29, 1975
  44. Yale University: Faculty minutes and contact lists: 1974-1975
  45. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: Folder 1 of 2: 1974-1975
  46. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: Folder 2 of 2: 1974-1975
  47. Yale University: Student attendance and notes from students regarding attendance: 1974-1975
  48. Yale University: Student class and contact lists: 1974-1975
  49. Yale University: Student correspondence: August-December, 1974
  50. Yale University: Student correspondence: January-June, 1975
  51. Yale University: Student correspondence: [1974-1975]
  52. Yale University: Student theatrical production information including cast lists, playbill, production contact sheet and rehearsal schedule: 1974-1975
  53. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: August-September, 1975
  54. Yale University: Correspondence: Get well cards and letters following Lewis' heart-attack: October, 1975
  55. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: October-December, 1975
  56. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: January-February, 1976
  57. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: March-April, 1976
  58. Yale University: Correspondence and memorandum: May-June, 1976
  59. Yale University: Document: Commencement program: May 17, 1976
  60. Yale University: Document: Directory, Branford College: 1975-1976
  61. Yale University: Documents: Audition schedule form, audition tour itinerary and School of Drama course list: 1975-1976
  62. Yale University: Document: Drama Students Guide (2 copies): [1975-1976]
  63. Yale University: Faculty minutes: 1975-1976
  64. Yale University: Lewis identification card: July 1, 1974
  65. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: Folder 1 of 2: 1975-1976
  66. Yale University: Lewis teaching notebook and notes: Folder 2 of 2: 1975-1976
  67. Yale University: Student attendance sheets, class lists and contact information: 1975-1976
  68. Yale University: Student correspondence: 1975-1976
  69. Yale University: Student theatrical production information including cast lists, playbill, production contact sheet and schedules: 1975-1976
  70. Yale University: Student theater project proposals, The Blank Stage '76, Further Information on the Working Theater Project and The Pericles Project: A Proposal for the January Work Month: 1975-1976
  71. Yale University: Correspondence: September-November, 1976
  72. Yale University: Correspondence: January-Februrary, 1977
  73. Yale University: Correspondence: March-April, 1977
  74. Yale University: Correspondence: 1977-1981
  75. Yale University: Playbill for student theatrical production: [no date]

Sub-series 1L: Subject files: Institution files: Colleges and universities: Yale University

Yale University files include newspaper clippings, periodicals and playbills. Organized by record type and then chronologically.

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  1. Yale University: Brochure: Yale Dramat, The Yale University Dramatic Association brochure: 1966-1967
  2. Yale University: Brochures: Theatre at Yale 1969-1970 and Theatre at Yale 1970-1971 mailing brochures with information regarding Lewis' activities: 1969-1970 and 1970-1971
  3. Yale University: Brochures: Yale School of Drama informational/recruitment mailers: 1970-1971 and [no date]
  4. Yale University: Periodical: Bulletin of Yale University School of Drama, series 69, number 12 with Lewis marginalia: June 15, 1973
  5. Yale University: Periodicals: Centerline: A Newsletter by and for the Students of the Yale School of Drama: 1975-1976
  6. Yale University: Periodicals: Newsletter: Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale Reports: News from the Yale Repertory Theatre: 1975-1976, 1980-1981 and [no date]
  7. Yale University: Periodicals: The Web: The Newsletter of the Theatre Administration Department, Yale School of Drama: May, 1975
  8. Yale University: Periodicals: Yale Drama Alumni Newsletter: 1975-1976
  9. Yale University: Periodical clippings: [1960s]
  10. Yale University: Periodical clippings: [1970s]
  11. Yale University: Periodical clippings: [no dates]
  12. Yale University: Playbills: Yale Cabaret: 1972-1974
  13. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1967-1968
  14. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1968-1969
  15. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1969-1970
  16. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1970-1971
  17. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1971-1972
  18. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1972-1973
  19. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 1 of 2: 1973-1974
  20. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 2 of 2: 1973-1974
  21. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 1 of 2: 1974-1975
  22. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 2 of 2: 1974-1975
  23. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 1 of 2: 1975-1976
  24. Yale University: Playbills, programs and seasonal mailings: Yale Repertory Theatre: Folder 2 of 2: 1975-1976
  25. Yale University: Playbill: Yale Repertory Theatre: 1978-1979
  26. Yale University: Playbills: Yale School of Drama workshops: 1967-1970
  27. Yale University: Publication: New Life for the American Stage: The Yale School of Drama and Repertory Theatre (includes photograph of Lewis): [1975-1976]

Sub-series 1M: Subject files: Institution files, general: A-V

Files include correspondence, newspaper clippings and program material. Material organized alphabetically by the name of the institution.

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  1. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Classics in Context colloquium: Correspondence and promotional material: 1988-1989
  2. Actors Theatre of Louisville, Classics in Context colloquium: Publication: Moscow Art Theatre: Past, Present, Future: 1989
  3. Agnes de Mille Heritage Dance Theatre: Promotional material, programs, photograph and newspaper clippings: 1973-1974
  4. Albano Ballet Academy: Promotional and programmatic material: 1974 and [no dates]
  5. American Conservatory Theater (ACT): Correspondence, itinerary, Lewis' notes and promotional material for Lewis workshop: 1995-1996
  6. American National Theatre and Academy: Conference program: March 4-7, 1962
  7. American Negro Theatre, Inc.: Correspondence, Lewis notes, 'Statement of Philosophy' and organizational chart: 1964 and [no dates]: Research note: See also Oversized: General for blueprint of proposed theater
  8. American Repertory Theatre: Newspaper clippings concerning American Repertory Theatre and Robert Brustein: 1980-1981
  9. American Theatre Association: Covention program and correspondence: 1974 and 1981-1982
  10. California Institute of the Arts: Modular Theatre equipment list, newspaper clippings and photographs: [circa 1970]
  11. Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium: Correspondence and two documents titled, The Stanislavski Project: December 20, 1987 Research note: See also Oversized: General for poster and programs
  12. Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium: Correspondence and program material: 1988-1990
  13. Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium: Documents, The Stanislavski Century and Et Stanislavski Dit a Ses Disciples...: 1988
  14. Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium: Periodical clippings: November, 1988
  15. Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium: Transcript of Lewis lecture: 1988 Research note: See also Subject Files: Lectures, classes and presentations
  16. Central Opera Service, conference: Registration packet and Lewis speaking notes: November, 1978
  17. Classic Stage Company: Correspondence, newspaper clippings and flyer: 1987-1988
  18. Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Foundation: Correspondence, annual report, project list, invitation and ticket: June 10, 1967 and June 13-15, [no date]
  19. European Actors Institute: Actor's resumes, Lewis notes and program for Lewis workshop in France: 1990
  20. European Actors Institute: Applications, correspondence, notes and participants lists for Lewis workshop in Germany: 1990-1991
  21. Ford's Theater: Correspondence, Lewis' notes, newspaper clippings and theater program: 1971
  22. 42nd Street Development Project: Document, Theater Tour for Prospective Users: April, 1989
  23. Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Anton Chekhov and Konstantin Stanislavsky and their Impact on American Theater symposium: Correspondence and promotional materials: July-December, 1989
  24. Ibsen Society of America: Correspondence and program: March-June, 1993 Research note: See also Subject Files: Lectures, classes and presentations
  25. Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts: Correspondence regarding joining the advisory council, newspaper clipping and published articles, East-West understanding through the arts and Discussion by John D. Mitchell: 1959
  26. Institute of International Education, Moscow Art Theatre seminar: Schedule and Lewis notes: 1964
  27. Interkunst, Germany: Correspondence, itineraries, notes and promotional material for Lewis workshop: 1994 and 1995
  28. International Theatre Institute, 12th Congress: Programs, invitations and sticker: 1967
  29. Kurt Weill Foundation for Music: Brochure, correspondence, newsletter and Lewis oral history transcript regarding his friendship with Weill: 1991-1992 and 1995
  30. The Learning Annex: Correspondence: May-July, 1994
  31. Los Angeles Actors' Theatre: Newspaper clipping and rehearsal schedule: August 14, 1983 and [no date]
  32. Lyric Theatre: Unsigned planning document including a statement of purpose and a suggested list of plays and actors: [no date]
  33. Memphis Little Theatre, Actor's Lab: Correspondence, and Lewis' notes: 1968
  34. Michael Chekhov Studio: Correspondence and untitled typed transcript: 1979 and [no dates]
  35. Mirror Repertory Company (Lewis Artistic Director, 1989): Address list, actor's resumes, brochures, newspaper clippings and playbills: 1989
  36. Mirror Repertory Company (Lewis Artistic Director, 1989): Background information including The Mirror Repertory Company: A Retrospective 1983-1986 and playbills: [circa 1986]
  37. Mirror Repertory Company (Lewis Artistic Director, 1989): Correspondence: 1987
  38. Mirror Repertory Company (Lewis Artistic Director, 1989): Correspondence including messages of congratulations from many Lewis friends and actors' resumes and headshots: 1989
  39. Mirror Repertory Company (Lewis Artistic Director, 1989): Lewis' notes: 1989
  40. National Endowment for the Humanities: Correspondence and grant materials: 1973, 1979-1981
  41. National Society of Literature and the Arts: Membership certificate: January 1975
  42. Reader's Repertory Company: Proposal for creating a Reader's Repertory Company, unsigned: [no date]
  43. River Arts, International Festival, The Influence of Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre on the American Theatre dialogue: Correspondence and program brochures: 1990
  44. Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Membership cards, correspondence, a list of films in which Mr. Lewis appeared and royalty receipts: [miscellaneous dates 1946, 1984-1997]
  45. Screen Directors Guild of America (SDGA): Lewis' application for membership: March 23, 1953
  46. The Shakespeare Globe Theatre Center/The Globe Playhouse Trust Limited: Correspondence: 1973-1974
  47. The Shakespeare Globe Theatre Center/The Globe Playhouse Trust Limited: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, playbills, promotional material and Lewis' notes: 1981-1982
  48. Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC): Brochure, correspondence, Lewis' application for a pension, directory, membership lists, newsletters, and newspaper clippings: [miscellaneous dates 1961-1996]
  49. Theatre Development Fund: Theatre Development Fund, A Progress Report: Spring, 1969
  50. Theatre Hall of Fame: Correspondence, ballots and programs: [miscellaneous dates 1972-1996]
  51. Tony Awards, American Theatre Wing (Lewis served on the Nominating Committee): Correspondence, newspaper clippings and press releases: 1992-1995
  52. Tony Awards, American Theatre Wing (Lewis served on the Nominating Committee): Programs and menu: 1994 and 1995
  53. Tony Awards, American Theatre Wing (Lewis served on the Nominating Committee): Rules and Regulations of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards: 1992-1993, 1993-1994 and 1994-1995
  54. Tony Awards, American Theatre Wing (Lewis served on the Nominating Committee): Tony Awards Eligibility documents: 1993-1994 and 1994-1995
  55. Trongelag Teater, Norway: Correspondence and architectural drawings of the theater: 1977-1981
  56. The Virginia Museum Theatre, The College Drama Festival of Virginia: Correspondence, program and promotional material: 1962-1963

Sub-series 1M: Subject files: Institution files, general: W-Y

Files include correspondence, newspaper clippings and program material. Material organized alphabetically by the name of the institution.

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  1. The William Inge Festival: Correspondence, newspaper clippings and promotional material: 1987-1988
  2. The William Inge Festival: Correspondence, program and press releases: 1991
  3. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Audition schedules and fact sheets, address lists, rehearsal schedules and memorandum: 1971 Research note: See also: Productions and scripts: Musical Theater Cavalcade
  4. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Correspondence: February-September, 1971
  5. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Correspondence and phone transcript: October-December, 1971
  6. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Correspondence and Lewis notes: 1972
  7. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Lewis notebook pages and typed notes regarding a play about the Oneida community: 1971
  8. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Periodical clippings and press releases, 1971-1972
  9. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Publications: Brochures, newsletters and promotional material: 1971-1972
  10. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Publications: Filene Center: The Performer Magazine, volume 1, books (issues) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7: 1971
  11. Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts (Lewis the Finlene Center training program director, 1971): Receipts: 1971
  12. Young Women of the Arts: Correspondence, contract and programs regarding Lewis lecture: 1980-1981

Sub-series 1N: Subject files: Lectures, classes and presentations

Lecture notes for presentations by Robert Lewis. Lewis' lecture notes are handwritten or typed and usually on notecards or notebook pages. Material organized chronologically. Date range: 1942-1995 Research note: Lewis kept his lecture notes in separate files, but many of these lecture notes are directly connected to programs in the Working files: Institution files

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  1. Survey of the Theatre, "First Lecture," New Theatre School, [New York]: Notebook page: March 5, 1942
  2. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: July 15 and 17, 1942
  3. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: July 21 and 22, 1942
  4. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: July 27 and 29, 1942
  5. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: July 31 and August 3, 1942
  6. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: August 4 and 11, 1942
  7. [no title], typed transcript of Lewis' acting class lecture, [Hollywood, California]: August 17 and 19, 1942
  8. Transcription of a Lecture by Robert Lewis: Transcript, typed: January 12, 1943
  9. Notes on Bobby Lewis Lecture: Transcript, typed: January 25, 1943 Research note: Original in poor condition. Please use photocopied pages provided in folder.
  10. Group Theatre Evening, American Theatre Association (ATA) conference, Minneapolis: Notecards: August 12, 1974
  11. [no title], Westchester Laboratory Theatre, Pace College, White Plains, New York: Notecards: June 27, 1976
  12. Annual Meeting and Arts Award Ceremony, Council for the Arts in Westchester, Purchase, New York: Invitation and notecards: December 1, 1976
  13. Ensemble Theater Seminar, Australia: Notebook paper: August 3, 1979
  14. Harold Clurman Memorial, Shubert Theater, New York: Notecards: September 18, 1980
  15. Harold Clurman Theatre Fund, State University of New York benefit, Macy's, White Plains, New York: Notecards and program: May, 17, 1981
  16. Alumni Lecture #1, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: September 15, 1981
  17. Alumni Lecture #2-3, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: September 22 and 29, 1981
  18. [no title], Master's House, Jones College, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: October 4, 1981
  19. Alumni Lecture #4, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: October 6, 1981
  20. Alumni Lecture #5, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: October 13, 1981
  21. Alumni Lecture #6, Rice University, Houston: Notecards: October 20, 1981
  22. Interview with Jack O'Brian, WOR Radio: Notebook pages: July 7, 1983 Research note: See also Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes
  23. Harold Clurman Chair Lectures #1-4, Hunter College, New York: Notecards: September 12, 19, 22 and 26, 1983
  24. [No title], Theatre-on-the-Square, San Francisco: Notecards: November 18, 1984
  25. Talk on Sean O'Casey's play, Cock-a-Doodle Dandy, Knights of Columbus, Los Angeles: Notecards: October 14, 1985
  26. [no title], Distinguished Artists Forum, California State University, Los Angeles: Notecards November 8, 1985
  27. Talk on playwrights Sherwood, Auden and Spender, "LATC Theatre" [Los Angeles Theatre Center ?]: Notecards: January 19, 1986
  28. Vera Soloviova Memorial, Episcopal Actors Guild Hall, New York: Notecards: February 8, 1987
  29. Event honoring Stella Adler, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia: Notecards, museum brochure with biographical insert on Stella Adler, and program, Stella Adler: A Celebration, possibly from this event: May 1, 1988
  30. The Group Theatre, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium, [Center d'Action Culturelle], Paris, France: Notecards: November 4, 1988
  31. Morris Carnovsky's 91st Birthday and Gala Evening, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut: Program and notecards: November 11, 1988
  32. [no title], Fordham University, Illinois State University, Indiana University and Kent State University: Notecards: March, 1990
  33. Dedication of the Philip Loeb Rehearsal Studio, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York: Invitation, program and insert with Lewis' notes: November 29, 1990
  34. Robert Lewis Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre Research, Kent State University: Lewis' speech notes: Notecards and notebook paper: 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995
  35. Morris Carnovsky Memorial Service, Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, Connecticut: Notecards and notebook pages: September 14, 1992
  36. Ruth Nelson Memorial, Anspacher Theatre, New York: Notecards: September 28, 1992
  37. Stella Adler Memorial, Campbell's Funeral Parlor [unidentified location]: Notebook paper and notecards: December 24, 1992

Sub-series 1N: Subject Files: Lectures, classes and presentations

Lecture notes for presentations by Robert Lewis. Lewis' lecture notes are handwritten or typed and usually on notecards or notebook pages. Material organized chronologically.

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  1. Paul Green induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame, Gershwin Theatre, New York: Correspondence, notecards and notebook paper: January 6 and 25, 1993
  2. Pat[ricia] Brooks Memorial, [unidentified location]: Notebook page: February 5, 1993
  3. Stella Adler Memorial, Criterion Theatre [unidentified location]: Correspondence and notecards: March-April, 1993
  4. Commencement Address, National Academy of the Dramatic Arts, Washington, D.C.: Notecards and notebook pages: May 7, 1993
  5. "Staging Little Eyolf," Ibsen Society of America, State University of New York Graduate Center: Notecards and notebook pages: June 7, 1993
  6. The Group Theatre, American Acting Traditions, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU: Notebook paper: September 27, 1993
  7. "Stella [Adler] Stories," Algonquin Hotel and Balasco Theatre, [New York]: Invitation and notecards: October 20, 1993
  8. Harold Clurman Celebration, Hunter College, New York: Notecards: November 21, 1993
  9. Oliver Smith Memorial: Booklet including quote from Lewis and accompanying correspondence: May 10, 1994
  10. [no title] The Learning Annex, [no location]: Notecards: September 26, 1994
  11. "Arthur Miller 'Inge' TV Program": Notecards: February 5, 1995
  12. Sidney Kingsley Memorial, Players Club, Neighborhood Playhouse [no location]: Program and notes on scrap piece of paper: May 13 and 19, 1995
  13. Sanford Meisner tribute: Program and correspondence: February 13 and 27, 1997
  14. "Lunch," Cleveland: Notecards: [no date]
  15. Questions Proposed: Questions regarding Lewis' career, typed: [no date]
  16. "Style,": Tabbed notebook paper: [no date]
  17. "What is Truth?": Loose paper: [no date]
  18. Untitled lecture regarding "Third Force": Notecards: [no date]
  19. Unidentified lecture notes: Notebook paper: [no dates]
  20. Unidentified lecture notes: Notecards and scrap paper: [no dates]

Sub-series 1O: Subject Files: Biographical (writings about Lewis)

Popular and scholarly articles, directories, interview and writings documenting Robert Lewis' life and work. Material organized chronologically.

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  1. Directory: Who's Where: Tells Who's Where in Show Business, personal name index, Robert Lewis entry: 1953-1954
  2. Interview: Oral history transcript of Robert Lewis interview and accompanying correspondence and materials relating to Columbia University's micropublication program: November, 1959 and 1974
  3. Article: "Life with Lewis" by Ellen Sullivan and Susan M. Rothholz, Centerpiece, volume 1, number 1: Winter, 1972
  4. Paper: Robert (Bobby) Lewis by David L. Zucker for History & Theory of Directing, [Hunter College]: Spring, 1977
  5. Thesis proposal: Master's Thesis Proposal: Robert Lewis by David L. Zucker [Hunter College], with accompanying correspondence: March 1 and 7, 1980
  6. Dissertation prospectus: The Theatre Art of Robert Lewis: An Analysis and Evaluation by Steven C. Reynolds, University of Michigan and accompanying correspondence: 1980-1981
  7. Transcript: Robert Lewis: Portrait of a Poetic Theatre Artist by Steve Reynolds with accompanying correspondence: Folder 1 of 3: Copyright 1987
  8. Transcript: Robert Lewis: Portrait of a Poetic Theatre Artist by Steve Reynolds: Folder 2 of 3: Copyright 1987
  9. Transcript: Robert Lewis: Portrait of a Poetic Theatre Artist by Steve Reynolds: Folder 3 of 3: Copyright 1987
  10. Article: "Robert Lewis: A Conversation with James Dean's Acting Teacher" by James Palmarini in Dramatics, volume 61, number 6: March, 1990
  11. Article (photocopy): "Communication Between Director and Playwright: A Lesson from Robert Lewis and William Saroyan" by Steven C. Reynolds, New England Theatre Journal, volume 4: 1993
  12. Newspaper and periodical articles in which Lewis is mentioned: [miscellaneous dates 1950s-1990s]
  13. Index (photocopy): New York times Directory of the Theater, personal name index, Robert Lewis entry: [no date]

Series 7: Oversized, general

Material organized chronologically.

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  1. Painting, watercolor: Portrait of a man, signed "en souvenir noel, E.R.H.": 1957
  2. Sketch of unidentified woman in 1920s(?) costume, signed by illustrator Gosta Viertel: 1964
  3. Blueprint: Proposed School of Theatrical Arts, American Negro Theatre, Inc. : [circa 1964]
  4. Poster: Robert Lewis, Agnes E. Futterer Lecturer, speaking on "The Third Force": November 6, 1967
  5. Poster: Robert Lewis, Agnes E. Futterer Lecturer, speaking on the current theatre season: March 18, 1968
  6. Poster: Hand-written poster, Colloquy for "A Third Force" [Yale University]: September 18, [late 1960s-early 1970s]
  7. Drawings: Drawing and tracing of Teatro Nacional de Comedia, Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos: [1976]
  8. Sketch: Watercolor sketch of scenes from the Group Theatre for Lewis' birthday, inscribed "Bobby in early Group Theatre days--For his 70th year + 50 yrs in the theatre, Love Beauy": [March, 1979]
  9. Sketch: Caricature of Robert Lewis by Tony Rafty, Sun Herald newspaper, Sydney, Australia: September, 1979
  10. Exhibit Poster: Golda Lewis, Sidewalks of New York: Reliefs, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design: 1981
  11. Poster: William Inge Festival VII salute to Sidney Kingsley: 1988
  12. Programs (2): Center d'Action Culturelle, The Siecle Stanislavski symposium, France: 1988
  13. Poster/Sketch: Hand painted poster of "Bobby Lewis, The Octogenarian" by Robert Galster for Lewis' birthday: March 12, 1989
  14. Award: Robert Lewis Scroll of Honor in the Theater Hall of Fame: February 11, 1991
  15. Sketch: Pencil sketch of Lewis, labeled "Bobby," signed "G[unreadable] Buhler", with sheet of paper marked "Careful!! Birthday Present": February 21, 1991
  16. Guestbook: Robert Lewis Medal Dinner, Kent State University: November 16, 1991
  17. Proclamation: "Robert Lewis Day" proclamations for the City of Kent, Ohio, signed by the Mayor, Kathleen Chandler: November 16, 1991
  18. Painting: Unidentified painting of a German castle with a sign, "Achtung! Jetzt verlassen sie Westphalien" [Attention you are now leaving Westphalia]: [no date]
  19. Painting: Watercolor portrait of an Asian man, "Okauima," signed "With humble best wishes, Don Somers": [no date]
  20. Poster: Hand-written poster, "Drama Forum proudly presents Bobby Lewis" [Pace University]: March 22, [no date]
  21. Poster: Equity Library Theatre directors' workshop, "The Young Director in Today's Theatre", Lenox Hill Playhouse: November 9, [no date]
  22. Paper with signatures: Large sheet of paper with orange and black decorations on the edges, marked "To Bobby" and signed by a number of people: [no date]
  23. Sketch: Pencil sketch of unidentified man with moustache and suspenders: [no date]
  24. Sketches and watercolors: Series of unsigned sketches of people (possibly traced) and watercolors of interiors and people: [no dates]
  25. Sketch of a woman's face, titled "Blizzard" [1967] and sketch of a woman in Regency costume titled "Antique a la Francaise" [1968], both signed "Au[unreable] [Unreadable]"

Sub-series 8A: Photographs: Family and social

While many of Lewis' photographs were kept in chronologically organized albums, he also kept many loose photographs. Photographs are organized topically and then chronologically.

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  1. Family: Lewis family photographs and photographs of Lewis as a youth: [late 19th century-1960s]
  2. Social: Christmas: Slides and prints: 1956 and 1957
  3. Social: Vacation (?), marked "Jamaica BWl": Color slides: [1950s]
  4. Social: Lewis, Tallulah Bankhead and friends at a pool party: [1950s or 1960s]
  5. Social: Outdoor party taken by Robert R[unreadable]: [May, 1974] Research note: See Photographs: Photograph albums: 1972-1978
  6. Social: Lewis' 70th birthday party: Negatives and contact prints: [March, 1979]
  7. Social: Party for Lewis at Alan Shayne's house in California, photographs by Jim Frank (including Roddy McDowell, Ricardo Montalban, John Forsythe, Rock Hudson, Doris Roberts, Jean Stapleton, Lee Remick and Nancy Walker): [September 3, 1982] Research note: See Scrapbooks: 1981-1993
  8. Social: Hands Across America event: [May 25, 1986]
  9. Social: Party for Lewis, photographs by Cindy Pincus (including Roddy McDowell, Lillian Hellman, Nancy Walker, Walter Matthau, Howard Hessman, Charles Durning and Karl Malden): [1980s]
  10. Social: Unidentified social and domestic events: [miscellaneous dates]

Sub-series 8B: Photographs: Individuals/Portraits

Lewis portraits organized roughly chronologically.

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  1. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits taken in photobooths including two photographs with Sue Hastings: [1920s]
  2. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portrait proofs taken by the Associated News Photographic Service, Inc.: [1930s]
  3. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Lewis in his house, showing his record collection taken by the Los Angeles Times: May 5, 1946
  4. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Headshots taken in Asian and German makeup and costume for the William Morris Agency, California: [1940s]
  5. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Lewis with woman, reading scripts taken by Mary Morris (publicity for the Dollar Top Theatre?): [1940s]
  6. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits at the Louisville Classics Festival taken by Sara Peters: Color slides and contact prints: [October], 1989
  7. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits taken by Tony Armstrong Jones: [no date]
  8. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits: [1930s-1950s]
  9. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits: Folder 1 of 2: [1960s-1990s]
  10. Portraits: Lewis, Robert: Portraits: Folder 2 of 2: [1960s-1990s]

Sub-series 8B: Photographs: Individuals/Portraits

Individual portraits: These photographs including snapshots, portraits, headshots and movie stills. The photographs are of performers and friends of Robert Lewis. While some photographs are identified, most are unidentified, or identified only by the first name. Organized alphabetically by last name when identified.

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  1. Portrait: [Adler], Stella: Movie still, Lewis note on back, "Stella Adler in 1st Hollywood picture at Paramount (name changed to Ardler)": 1937
  2. Portrait: Bankhead, Tallulah: Signed, "To Bobby, my Bobby, your Tallulah" (very faint): [no date]
  3. Portraits: [Barrymore, John]: [no dates]
  4. Portraits: Barthe, Richmond: Photographs of Barthe's sculptures: [no dates]
  5. Portrait: Belasco, David with Constantin Stanislavski and Max Reinhardt: [early 20th century]
  6. Portraits: Chaplin, Charlie: Photographs, one signed, "To Bobby, From Charlie" (very faint): [no date]
  7. Portrait: Clurman, Harold: Research note: Found near handmade folder with note, "Harold Clurman in 1930, photographed by Alfred Stieglitz": [1930]
  8. Portrait: Horne, Lena: Photograph with attached inscription, "To Bobby Darling, A credit to his race, all love forever, L": May 10, 1987
  9. Portrait: Lawrence, Paula, print of a Cadmus sketch: Signed "For Bobby with love, Paula": Sketch dated 1944
  10. Portraits: McClendon, Rose: Two photographs, one signed, "With all of my love, To the dearest Bobby of them all, Rose" and one signed "To the Bobby I adore, Rose McClendon": [1930s]
  11. Portrait: [Meredith, Burgess]: [no date]
  12. Portrait: O'Casey, Sean with Robert Lewis: [no date]
  13. Portrait: Porter, Katherine Anne, photographic print of a Cadmus sketch: Signed "For dear Bobby, From Katherine Anne 13 October 1945, Santa Monica"
  14. Portraits: Premice, Josephine: Two photographs of Premices singing and one signed photograph of Premice as a child, signed "[Unreadable] it is Bamee at 2, Josephine": [no dates]
  15. Portrait: Streep, Meryl: Photograph in Lewis' class at Yale University: [1970s]
  16. Portrait: Tashman, Lilyan and Franchot Tone: Movie still, signed, "For Bobby, Fondly, Franchot" and "For Bobby, Fondly, Lilyan Tashman": [1930s]
  17. Portraits: Portraits of men, signed photographs: [miscellaneous dates]
  18. Portraits: Portraits of men, unsigned photographs: [miscellaneous dates]
  19. Portraits: Portraits of unidentified woman: [1940s] Research note: See Correspondence, Alphabetical, "Ds"
  20. Portraits: Portraits of women, signed photographs: [miscellaneous dates]
  21. Portraits: Portraits of women, unsigned photographs: [miscellaneous dates]

Sub-series 8C: Photographs: Photograph albums

Lewis kept personal photographs both loose and in albums. For preservation purposes the photographs have been removed from their original albums and placed together in folders. Some of the photographs have damage around the edges as a result of the adhesive used in the photograph albums. Organized chronologically. Research note: Snapshots of many Lewis plays may be found in these albums, however most production photographs are located in Productions and Scripts under the name of the individual production.

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  1. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: California, domestic and social: [1930s-1950s]
  2. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Social, San Francisco, theater signs for The Happy Time and Enemy of the People: [1950]
  3. Photograph album: B&W photographs: England and Europe trip including snapshot of Sean O'Casey: [circa 1951]
  4. Photograph album: B&W photographs: England and Europe trip including snapshots of Sean O'Casey and Katherine Hepburn: Folder 1 of 2: [circa 1951]
  5. Photograph album: B&W photographs: England and Europe trip including snapshots of Sean O'Casey and Katherine Hepburn: Folder 2 of 2: [circa 1951]
  6. Photograph album: B&W photographs: MOMA, European trip, Jamaica sign, Handful of Fire and unidentified productions: Folder 1 of 2: 1958 and [no dates]
  7. Photograph album: B&W photographs: MOMA, European trip, Jamaica sign, Handful of Fire and unidentified productions: Folder 2 of 2: 1958 and [no dates]
  8. Photograph album: B&W photographs: France, Anita Loos, Jamaica, Handful of Fire, Candide and Cheri: 1958-[1959]
  9. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Las Vegas, Kwamina and Foxy (Alaska): [1961-1962]
  10. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: Lincoln Repertory Training Program, Lewis' house, Casa Bianca, and Traveller Without Luggage: Folder 1 of 2: [1962-1964]
  11. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: Lincoln Repertory Training Program, Lewis' house, Casa Bianca, and Traveller Without Luggage: Folder 2 of 2: [1962-1964]
  12. Photograph album: B&W, color photographs and slide: Domestic scenes including house, garden and dogs: 1964-1965 and [1970s]
  13. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Domestic, Elia Kazan, Walter Matthau and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Folder 1 of 2: [1965]
  14. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Domestic, Elia Kazan, Walter Matthau and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Folder 2 of 2: [1965]

Sub-series 8C: Photographs: Photograph albums

Organized chronologically. Research note: Snapshots of many Lewis plays may be found in these albums, however most production photographs are located in Productions and Scripts under the name of the individual production.

Box 107

Contents

  1. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Teaching, domestic and productions, including trip to New Orleans: Folder 1 of 2: 1968-1969 and [no dates]
  2. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Teaching, domestic and productions, including trip to New Orleans: Folder 2 of 2: 1968-1969 and [no dates]
  3. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Yale University, Walter Matthau, Calcutta! and Crimes and Crimes: 1969-1970
  4. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Yale University, Wolf Trap Theatre, The Lover and The Collection and Susannah: Folder 1 of 2: 1970-1972
  5. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Yale University, Wolf Trap Theatre, The Lover and The Collection and Susannah: Folder 2 of 2: 1970-1972
  6. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: Yale University, Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, Harold Clurman Theatre dedication, Australia: Folder 1 of 2: 1972-1978
  7. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: Yale University, Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos, Harold Clurman Theatre dedication, Australia: Folder 2 of 2: 1972-1978
  8. Photograph album: B&W and color photographs: Long Day's Journey into Night (Australia), Harold and Maude, Baker College and Advice to the Players book signings: [1979-1980]
  9. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Trips to England, Japan and Europe and Hands Across America event: Folder 1 of 2: [circa 1983-1986]
  10. Photograph album: B&W photographs: Trips to England, Japan and Europe and Hands Across America event: Folder 2 of 2: [circa 1983-1986]

Sub-series 8D: Photographs: Oversized

Box 108

Folder -- Contents

Robert Lewis portraits organized by chronologically.

  1. Photographs: Robert Lewis, mounted B&W photographs (3), signed "Miller S[unreadable]": [1940s]
  2. Photograph: Robert Lewis, mounted photograph: [1970s]
  3. Photographs: Robert Lewis, mounted B&W photographs (4), three signed "Eleanora Deren" and one signed "A. Hackenshmeid": [no dates]
  4. Photographs: Robert Lewis, mounted color photographs (2) by "Tripp and Dellenback": [no date]
  5. Photographs: Robert Lewis on couch (2), unmounted: [no date]
  6. Photograph: Robert Lewis on porch, unmounted, embossed "McDowell, New York": [no date]
  7. Photograph: Robert Lewis, three photographs of Lewis reading/teaching, matted: [no date]

Individual portraits organized by last name.

  1. Photograph: Barrymore, John, signed "To Bobby Lewis, a great director + a delightful person, sincerely, John Barrymore: [no date]
  2. Photograph: Butler, John, signed "For Bobby-- in appreciation -- for the beauty he so consistently creates-- John Butler": [no date]
  3. Photograph: Unidentified woman, signed "For 'Winnie' with all that I can't say-- 'Ti-ger,'" (photograph torn in half, possibly from folding): 1932
  4. Photograph: Unidentified woman: [no date]

Sub-series 9A: Audio-Visual: Reel-to-Reel audio tapes

Box 109

Research Copies: This box contains CDs for research use copied from the original 7" reels of 1/4" audio tape. Due to the length of the original reels, material often had to be copied onto multiple CDs. Sound quality varies. Material organized chronologically.

Contents

  1. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: April 15, 1957
  2. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: April 22, 1957
  3. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: April 29, 1957
  4. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: May 6, 1957
  5. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: May 13, 1957
  6. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: May 20, 1957
  7. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: May 27, 1957
  8. [Method or Madness]: Lewis lectures: June 3, 1957
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Lewis opening address to workshop: February 9, 1960
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Lewis opening address to workshop: April [?] 9, 1960
  11. Teahouse of the August Moon: Conversations between Robert Lewis and Robert H. Hethwon, note "This a a dubbing from the original in the Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research," 1 of 4: April 8, 1961
  12. Teahouse of the August Moon: Conversations between Robert Lewis and Robert H. Hethwon, note "This a a dubbing from the original in the Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research," 2 of 4: April 8, 1961
  13. Teahouse of the August Moon: Conversations between Robert Lewis and Robert H. Hethwon, note "This a a dubbing from the original in the Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research," 3 of 4: April 8, 1961
  14. Teahouse of the August Moon: Conversations between Robert Lewis and Robert H. Hethwon, note "This a a dubbing from the original in the Wisconsin Center for Theatre Research," 4 of 4: April 8, 1961
  15. [Lincoln Repertory Training Program]: Opening remarks of Robert Whitehead, Robert Lewis, Anna Sokolow, Arthur Lessac and Whitehead reading Elia Kazan letter: [1962]
  16. [Lincoln Repertory Training Program]: Robert Lewis Intention and start of Emotion lecture: 1 of 2: October 23 and 25, 1962
  17. [Lincoln Repertory Training Program]: Robert Lewis Intention and start of Emotion lecture: 2 of 2: October 23 and 25, 1962
  18. [Lincoln Repertory Training Program]: Continuation of Robert Lewis lecture on Emotion: October 25, 1962
  19. The Cherry Orchard: Music: [no date]
  20. "Speech #1": Theatrical scenes dating from 1903-circa 1950, possibly used as exercises for Robert Lewis Theatre Workshops (?): [no date]
  21. "Speech #2": Theatrical scenes, undated, possibly used as exercises for Robert Lewis Theatre Workshops (?): [no date]
  22. Opera or classic pieces: Opera or classical pieces dated from 1903-1911, possibly used as exercises for Robert Lewis Theatre Workshops (?): [no date]

Sub-series 9A: Audio-Visual: Reel-to-Reel audio tapes

Box 110, 111, and 111A

Contents

Original 7" reels of 1/4" audio tapes. Please use research copies on CD located in Box 109.

Sub-series 9B: Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes

Box 112

Research Copies: This box contains CDs for research use copied from the original audio cassettes. Sound quality varies.

Contents

Interviews and lectures organized chronologically. Research note: Tape numbers printed on CDs do not correspond directly to the order of the CDs in the box.

  1. Yale University, Robert Lewis opening address, "continuation of R.L. Yale opening address" September 18, 1969 Research note: A tape of the beginning of this address is located in Box 113, but was not recordable
  2. "Pace College, 1st Talk": June 27, 1976
  3. Robert Lewis [unreadable], WOR Radio: August 29, 1977
  4. Didi del Bello [?] interview with [unreadable] (label is loose): January 4, 1978
  5. Robert Lewis speaking at Harold Clurman Memorial: [September 18, 1980]
  6. Interview with Jack O'Brian, WOR Radio: Fall, 1980
  7. Interview with Jack O'Brian, WOR Radio: July 7, 1983
  8. The Larry King Show: June 11, 1984
  9. The Larry King Show: June 11, 1984
  10. Interview with Howard Cosell on "SOE" [Speaking of Everything] : Air date, June 3, 1984
  11. Interview with Jack O'Brian, WOR Radio, "S+A" [Slings and Arrows]: 1984
  12. "Lecture by Eddy Grove Delivered at the Yale School of Drama: The Nature and Significance of Michael Chekov's Contribution to the Theory and Technique of Acting": May 11, 1988
  13. Candy Jones Show: May 30, 198[?]
  14. Method or Madness Part II, "Tape A": [November 18, 1990]
  15. Method or Madness Part II, "Tape B ": [November 25, 1990]
  16. Method or Madness Part II, "Tape C ": [December 2, 1990]
  17. Method or Madness Part II, "Tape D": [December 9, 1990]
  18. "Eddy Grove Lecture: Some Thoughts on Stanislavsky, The American "Method" and Michael Chekhov": [no date]
  19. Unidentified: [no date]

Sub-series 9B: Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes

Research Copies: This box contains CDs for research use copied from the original audio cassettes. Sound quality varies.

Box 113

Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop tapes. Many original tapes marked "RLAC," which stand for "Robert Lewis Acting Company." Tapes organized chronologically.

  1. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Intention Talk: November 14, 1976
  2. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Emotion Talk: January 2, 1977
  3. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Westbeth, Technique and start of Concentration Talk: September 19, 1977
  4. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Westbeth, Imagination Talk (side 1) and Sense Memory (side 2): November, 1977
  5. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study and Articulation of Intention Talk May 2, 1978
  6. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Relaxation and Concentration Talk: May 2 and 4, 1978
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Concentration and Imagination Talk: May 4, 1978
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: First Reading, Scene Study beginning: May 4, 1978
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: First Reading, Scene Study continuing: May 4, 1978
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Imagination and Concentration and Imagination and Sense Memory: May 11 and 16, 1978
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Sense Memory and Intention, "Low Volume": May 18, 1978
  12. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Intention continued: May 18, 1978
  13. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: May 18, 1978
  14. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Intention continued: May 23, 1978
  15. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: May 23 and 25, 1978
  16. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Intention Exercise: May 25, 1978
  17. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Intention Exercise continued, "Empty?": May 25, 1978
  18. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: May 25 and 30, 1978
  19. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Improvisation Talk: May 30, 1978
  20. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Telephone Improvisation and "Int. Ex." Improvisation: May 30 and June 1, 1978
  21. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: June 1, 1978
  22. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: June 1 and 6, 1978
  23. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: June 6, 1978
  24. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, "Int. Ex. Watchmaker": June 6, 1978
  25. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, "Int. Ex. cont": June 6, 1978
  26. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, "Int. Ex. (Poems) ": June 8, 1978

Sub-series 9B: Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes

Research Copies: This box contains CDs for research use copied from the original audio cassettes. Sound quality varies.

Box 114

Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop tapes. Many original tapes marked "RLAC," which stand for "Robert Lewis Acting Company." Tapes organized chronologically.

  1. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study, Scenes and Emotion Talk: June 13, 1978
  2. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study, Scenes and Emotion Talk: June 13, 1978
  3. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, "Int. Ex. (Poems) ": June 13 and 15, 1978
  4. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Poems and First Reading: June 15 and 20, 1978
  5. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, Left Hand Page, Characterization and Back Page: June 20, 1978
  6. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study: June 20, 1978
  7. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study, side 2 marked "fuzzy": June 20 and 22, 1978
  8. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique: June 22, 1978
  9. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique: June 27, 1978
  10. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Scene Study, "Last Day": June 29, 1978
  11. Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop, L.A.: Robert Lewis lecture, 1st Sunday Event: October 13, 1983

Sub-series 9B: Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes

Research Copies: This box contains CDs for research use copied from the original audio cassettes. Sound quality varies.

Box 115

Folder -- Contents

Scenes and music from Lewis productions. Tapes organized alphabetically by the name of the production.

  1. Catch the Dream: Unlabled tape originally accompanying the script: [no date]
  2. The Flowering Peach: Music without cues: [1987]
  3. The Flowering Peach: Suite from the incidental music: [1987]
  4. Golden Boy: Act 1, part 1, Scene 1-3: [1938]
  5. Golden Boy: Act 1, part 2, Scene 3-5: [1938]
  6. Golden Boy: Act 2, Scene 1-4: [1938]
  7. Golden Boy: Act 2, part 2, Scene 3: [1938]
    Please note: The original reel-to-reel tape recordings of Golden Boy, from which the audio cassette recordings were made, are located in Box 111A.
  8. Harold and Maude: "Childhood-Cello-Musical School [unreadable] theatre- [unreadable]- Civic Rep.": February 27, 1980

Sub-series 9B: Audio-Visual: Audio cassettes

Box 116 and 117

Contents

Original audio tapes. Please use research copies on CD located in Box 112 through 115.

Research note: Three audio tapes in the collection were unable to be copied onto CD because the original tapes are bad. These tapes are: Yale University, Robert Lewis opening address, "about 20 minutes then machine broke down. Flawed." September 18, 1969; Interview with Jack O'Brian, WOR Radio, "The Club Champion's Widow, Media coverage": February, 1978; Robert Lewis Theatre Workshop: Technique, First Reading and Left Hand Page, "Empty?": June 20, 1978

Sub-series 9C: Audio-Visual: VHS tapes

Research Copies: This box contains both DVDs for research use and the original VHS cassettes. Please use the research copies provided. Tapes organized alphabetically.

Box 118

Folder -- Contents

  1. Anything Goes: [1956] Home copy/no DVD and not available for reproduction
  2. Awakenings: [no date]
  3. Family Business: David Garfield, SUNY Theatre Arts and Film: [no date]
  4. Harold Clurman: A Life in the Theatre: [no date]
  5. Spotlight: Interview with Robert Lewis: February 28, 1989
  6. Spotlight: Interview with Robert Lewis: February 28, 1989

Sub-series 10A: Opera and musical theater: Scrapbooks

Material organized chronologically.

Box 119

Contents

  1. Scrapbook with accompanying folder of loose material: Scrapbook belonging to Mrs. Drummond: Musical concert memorabilia including invitations, newspaper clippings, programs (including material regarding musician Wilhelm Ganz): Brown cardboard with black leather corners, covers disconnected: 1825-1903, bulk 1857-1860
  2. Scrapbook: Scrapbook belonging to Madame [Zelia] Trebelli: Musical memorabilia relating to her performances including correspondence, newspaper clippings and programs: Red leather, missing front cover (very poor condition): 1878-1883
  3. Scrapbook with 3 accompanying folders of loose material: Scrapbook belonging to Margaret Steinson: Social and opera-related memorabilia including invitations, newspaper clippings, playbills, programs: Sayings and Doings on cover, red cardboard: 1879-1920, bulk 1885-1899
  4. Scrapbook with accompanying folder of loose material: Scrapbook belonging to Georgiana Ganz, inscribed in front, "Programmes of concerts, entertainments, etc in which I have taken part": Black cardboard with black leather corners, cover of spine missing: 1881-1889

Sub-series 10A: Opera and musical theater: Scrapbooks

Material organized chronologically.

Box 120

Folder -- Contents

  1. Scrapbook with accompanying folder of loose material: Theatrical programs and pictures from periodicals: Black cardboard with red leather corners, cover and spine disconnected: 1897-1907
  2. Scrapbook: Theatrical programs and pictures from periodicals: Red, lined-composition book: 1899-1902
  3. Scrapbook: Theatrical programs: Red, lined-composition book: 1909-1913
  4. Scrapbook: Pictures of opera-related individuals from periodicals, glued in and placed in pockets: Cardboard with marbled cover and green paper corners, missing lace closures: [late 19th-early 20th centuries]
  5. Scrapbook: Pictures of opera-related individuals and scenes from periodicals and postcards: Kraft paper cover, tied with green cord: [early 20th century]
  6. Scrapbook: Pictures of opera-related individuals and scenes from periodicals and photographic postcards: Kraft paper cover, tied with red cord: [early 20th century]

Sub-series 10A: Opera and musical theater: Scrapbooks

Box 121

Contents

Concert programs for musician Wilhelm Ganz bound into book form. Material organized chronologically.

  1. Scrapbook: Original programs bound into book: Mr Wilhelm Ganz's Concerts, 1855-1870
  2. Scrapbook: Original programs bound into book: Mr Wilhelm Ganz's Concerts, From 1871: 1871-1890
  3. Scrapbook: Original programs bound into book, "Wilhelm Ganz, 15 Queen Anne Street, London W" written on flyleaf: Saturday Evening Concerts, Director Mr. W. Ganz, St. George's Hall, 1872
  4. Scrapbook: Original programs bound into book, "Wilhelm Ganz, 126 Harley Street, London W" written on flyleaf: New Philharmonic Concerts, St. James's Hall, Seasons 1874, 1875
  5. Scrapbook: Original programs bound into book, "Wilhelm Ganz, 126 Harley Street, London W" written on flyleaf: New Philharmonic Concerts, St. James's Hall, Seasons 1876, 77, 78: 1876-1878

Scrapbook material related to singer Adelina Patti and musician Wilhelm Ganz organized chronologically.

  1. Scrapbook: Press clippings of singer Adelina Patti and musician Wilhelm Ganz: Red cardboard with red leather spine, missing back cover: 1875-1888 [1879-1888]
  2. Scrapbook with accompanying folder of loose material: Press clippings of singer Adelina Patti and musician Wilhelm Ganz: Faded red cardboard scrapbook with missing spine: 1888-1907
  3. Scrapbook: "William Ganz Critics" written in front: newspaper clippings: Green cardboard with leather corners: 1911-1914

Sub-series 10B: Opera and musical theater: Loose material

Box 122

Folder -- Contents

  1. "Ganz Collection": Lewis appears to have purchased a portfolio marked, "A.W. Ganz 40 Tegunter Rd. S Kensington, London SW 10" containing loose musical material: Sheet music, photograph and prints of musicians, periodical clippings and graduation certificates for H.F.W. Ganz: Folder 1 of 2: [19th-early 20th centuries]
  2. "Ganz Collection": Lewis appears to have purchased a portfolio marked, "A.W. Ganz 40 Tegunter Rd. S Kensington, London SW 10" containing loose musical material: Sheet music, photograph and prints of musicians, periodical clippings and graduation certificates for H.F.W. Ganz: Folder 2 of 2: [19th-early 20th centuries]
  3. Loose material including periodical clippings, prints and concert programs of singers: [19th-early 20th centuries]
  4. Loose material including periodical clippings, prints and photographs of singers and actresses (some clippings in this folder were included in Lewis' book Slings and Arrows): [20th century]

Sub-series 10C: Opera and musical theater: Framed images

Box 123

Contents

  1. Patti, Adelina: Print of Adelina Patti portrait with autograph on bottom: 19.5"x11": March 28, [18]87
  2. Melba, [Nellie]: Photograph of Nellie Melba with signed letter and calling card: 18.5"x15": 1894
  3. Royal Opera, Covent Garden: Program printed on silk with fringe, signed by several performers including [Nellie] Melba: 22.5"x18.5": July 7, 1903

Series 11: Artifacts

Box 124

Content

  1. Award: Coconut Grove Playhouse, Lifetime Achievement Award, Robert Lewis: Brass theater masks on black base: October 10, 1987
  2. Paperweight: William Inge Festival, Independence Community College: Metal plaque of "Former Inge Home, Independence, Kansas" attached to a block of white marble: April 9-12, 1988
  3. Award: The Robert Lewis Medal: Lifetime Achievement in Theater Research, Kent State University Libraries, engraved to "Robert Lewis": Brass plaque designed to fit into wooden stand with dowel: November 16, 1991
  4. Basket: Small woven basket from desk (?), discolored or singed: [no date]

Box 125

Content

  1. Model Stage Set for scene from [Jamaica]: Model made of cardboard and balsa wood, 10"x16.5"x10.5": [circa 1957] Condition: Very fragile