Glee Wilson Queen Marie of Romania collection

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Glee Wilson Queen Marie of Romania collection

Finding Aid

Author: Edith Serkownek, January, 2008; Updated October 2020
Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination: Wilson, Glee


Inclusive Dates: 1926-2002
Bulk Dates: bulk 1926-circa 1938
Extent: .25 cubic feet (1 oversized flat box)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Language of Materials: English and Romanian


Abstract: This collection was created by Kent State University professor Glee Wilson and contains material relating to Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938) and her family, including Queen Marie's travels to America in 1926. It also contains material relating to a play called Mad Forest, A Play from Romania, produced at Case Western Reserve University in 2002.


Biography or History: This material was collected and donated by Professor, Glee Wilson. Wilson taught History at Kent State, and in 1974 became coordinator of Kent State's Romanian Studies Program. In this capacity he worked with donors and collected materials relating to Romanian history and literature in general, and specifically to Queen Marie of Romania and her family.


Scope and Content: Part of the Glee Wilson Queen Maria of Romania collection includes items such as newspaper clippings, a scrapbook and stationery, documenting Queen Marie and the Romanian royal family in the 1920s and 1930s. Other material in the collection, including a script, poster, playbills and newspaper clippings document a a 2002 production of the play, Mad Forest, A Play from Romania, at Case Western Reserve University.


Statement of Arrangement: This collection is divided into two parts, material related to Queen Marie of Romania and her family and material related to a production of Mad Forest, A Play from Romania. Material is organized in folders chronologically.


Preferred Citation: Glee Wilson Queen Marie of Romania collection. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Separated Material: Please note that books from this donation have been catalogued in KentLINK.

Related Material: A large archive of additional material related to Queen Marie and her family is also held by Special Collections and Archives. See the Queen Marie of Romania papers finding aid, for more information.


Acquisition Information: Glee Wilson donated this collection to Kent State University in 2004.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

Material relating to Queen Marie of Romania and her family, including material relating to her trip to America in 1926.

  1. Newspaper clipping: "Queen Starts on Trip to Steel Mills," Chicago American front page: November 15, 1926
  2. Newspaper clipping: "Chicago Entertains a Queen," Chicago Sunday Tribune picture section: November 21, 1926
  3. Newspaper supplement: Libertatea, Souvenir calendar and articles commemorating Queen Marie's trip to America: 1927 (Romanian)
  4. Scrapbook: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding Queen Marie, loose clippings at back: 1926 to circa 1938 Research Note: Very Fragile, Handle with Care
  5. Stationary: Asociatiunea Doamnelor Romane "Principesa Elana," Indiana, U.S.A. , blank (Princess Helen, wife of King Carol II (?)): Stationary records the organization was founded May 16, 1928 (Romanian)
  6. Photograph: Woman, captioned, "Mrs. Ana Rosca (as well as man of the ladies during that period) enjoyed wearing the latest fashions": 1920s
  7. Photograph: Unidentified group of 4 men in top hats: Undated

Material relating to the play, Mad Forest, A Play from Romania.

  1. Script: Mad Forest, A Play from Romania by Caryl Churchill: Copyright 1990, 1991 and 1992
  2. Newspaper clipping: "Quick pace and touching story makes Mad Forest a hit," The Observer: October 18, 2002
  3. Playbills (2): Mad Forest, A Play from Romania, Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater Arts: October 11-20, 2002
  4. Poster: Mad Forest, Case Western Reserve University Department of Theater Arts: October 11-20, 2002